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Sports Media Assistant Profess

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: School of Communication
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a full-time assistant professor of practice (non-tenure-track). The new faculty member will be expected to teach multimedia journalism and sports media skills courses, and should have familiarity with Adobe products such as Adobe Premiere, Audition and Photoshop. Possible courses include Media Writing, Visual Media, Introduction to Sports Media, Sports Journalism and Play-by-Play Reporting, as well as courses relevant to the instructor’s area of expertise. The faculty member will teach three classes per semester. 

Preference will be given to applicants with: Master’s degree in journalism or related field or bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, sports management or related field with substantial experience in sports media. Demonstration of extensive professional media-industry expertise. 

Other desired qualifications include: Doctorate in mass communication or related field, communication sports management or related field. Full-time experience in sports journalism On-air reporting or play-by-play experience. Knowledge of Digital news/sports production College-level teaching experience. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.

Screening of applications will begin June 15. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing the applicant’s fit with the job description and school, a curriculum vitae, three samples of journalistic work, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts). Applications must be submitted electronically at  Please direct questions about the position to Mike Horning, School of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7166,

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