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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Journalism 10010494
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

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Position Summary

The School of Journalism at Michigan State University is seeking dynamic and engaging candidates for part-time faculty positions to teach advanced reporting courses in journalism, beginning in Fall 2023. Candidates will have demonstrated professional expertise in one or more areas listed, as well as teaching experience. 

Teaching responsibilities may include one or more courses in any of these areas among the School’s concentrations and minors: 

  • Broadcast Journalism 
  • Writing, Reporting, and Editing 
Appointments are initially for one semester or one year, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Journalism and Mass Communication or related field.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Journalism or a related field.
  • The selected individual will be hired at the title that aligns with their degree and experience qualifications. Equivalency will be based on the below criteria:
    • Bachelor’s degree is required for Assistant Instructor.
    • Master’s degree is required for Instructor.
  • Demonstrable skills in areas related to course content.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in journalism, media production or a related field. 
  • Recognized or award-winning achievements in related areas of practice. 

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit electronically:

  • Cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position.
  • CV.
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Jeremy Steele, at

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



Department Statement

The School of Journalism at Michigan State University is more than a century old but has crafted a reputation for innovation and creativity. Our ACEJMC-accredited program has two undergraduate majors (Journalism and Digital Storytelling, each with multiple concentrations and minors), a master's program, and a shared doctoral program. More than 30 award-winning faculty serve nearly 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The J-School houses a state-of-the-art newsroom, the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and the new Center for Journalism Studies.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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