Lecturer [ Levels 1-3]

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Instructional Services, Media and Arts

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

More About the Department of Integrated Media and Strategic Communications: The Department of Integrated Media and Strategic Communications is a newly-formed department that educates students in the current state of integrated media including broadcast, digital media production, journalism, and television; and strategic communications including public relations. The department has a pre-professional focus with a strong expectation of academic integrity, rigor, and quality. We integrate theory with practice through application and experiential learning in our degree curricula. Through these integrated curricula, students build their knowledge and professional skills while developing critical thinking and problem solving abilities. 

 

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Integrated Media and Strategic Communications at Boise State University invites applicants for a Lecturer Faculty position to support the journalism and media production dimensions of the program. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track position with an expected teaching load of approximately four courses per semester. Course load will be devoted to teaching skills courses (with attention to theory and aesthetics) related to broadcast, digital media production, journalism, and television.  Service may include committee work, outreach to the community, and active engagement in developing the program.

Lecturers are non-tenure-track faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching non-clinical courses in degree and/or certificate programs for an academic year.

Level Scope:

Non-tenure, may undertake teaching and administrative duties within a specialist subject area.

Essential Functions:
  • Teach courses
  • Provide course coordination
  • Design, develop, and deliver material using a range of methods and platforms.
  • Create course material, lesson plans, and curricula
  • Engage with students, 
  • Work with other department faculty to create a department which delivers courses that serve students and meet department learning outcomes
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of online learning best practices.
  • Reliable, dedicated, productive, and adaptable.
  • Ability to actively listen and appropriately respond to students, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Exemplify professionalism and integrity.
  • Thrive, engage, and work effectively in a dynamic, highly collaborative, results-driven, and interactive environment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree (or other graduate degree) in journalism, media production, or a related field in hand by August 1, 2021

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching 
  • Evidence of potential for successfully teaching skills courses in journalism and media production
  • Evidence of expertise and ability to teach advanced classes in one of the two areas above
Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Also in this letter, please provide a narrative explaining your level of expertise for courses in both journalism, and in media production. That is, are you comfortable teaching, introductory, intermediate, advanced courses in either or both of these areas? Attach a resume/CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment).

 

 

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