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Job Title: Half-Time Assistant/Associate Professor - Media Storytelling/Journalism (F507)
Location: Azusa, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/15/2020
Expire Date: 09/15/2020
Job Categories: Other, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Half-Time Assistant/Associate Professor - Media Storytelling/Journalism (F507)
Position Tracking Number: F507
School/College: College of the Arts
Department: Communication Studies
Location: Azusa Campus

About APU:
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is honored to have earned the status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for another year. This is a federal designation, granted to universities based on the percentage of Latino students enrolled and the quality of services provided. APU is 1 of only 7 Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities institutions and 291 schools nationwide to earn this designation. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APUís high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Description: The Azusa Pacific University Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a media storytelling/journalism faculty member who will teach a mix of introductory and advanced media and journalism classes. Additional responsibilities will include student advising.

The department houses four programs Ė convergent media/journalism, public relations, design and communication studies - 10 full-time faculty, nearly 20 part-time/adjunct faculty, and approximately 400 major and minor undergraduates. The Media Storytelling/Journalism major offers two emphases for a Bachelor of Arts degree: News and Storytelling, and Sports Journalism. As part of the media program, the department supports a convergent/integrated media environment, known on campus as ZU Media. ZU Media includes a digital and traditional student newspaper (ZU News), digital and traditional magazine (ZU Magazine), a television/online studio (ZU TV), and an online radio station (ZU Radio). ZU Media is housed in a state of the art Convergent Media Center opened in 2018 that includes a fully equipped newsroom, TV studio, audio/podcast studio, and dedicated and integrated computer creative stations/ workspaces. Additionally, the department engages a nationally competitive forensics team, and is a member of two national honor societies (Kappa Tau Alpha and Lambda Pi Eta). The department also offers an M.A. in Strategic Communication.

Specialization: Writing, Reporting, and Storytelling across multimedia platforms.

Responsibilities:
This half-time faculty member will teach a mix of introductory and upper-division courses in journalism. The candidate will anchor the development of studentsí digital and print media abilities, as well as their understanding of the nature and process of journalism. This faculty member may also provide guidance and mentoring to adjunct faculty teaching journalism courses. Depending on experience and expertise, s/he may also assist in advising the departmentís student publications and teach additional courses across the departmentís curriculum, including in public relations and communication. Other duties include advising students, participating on committee assignments at the department and university levels, and participating in all faculty meetings.

Level: Assistant/Associate (depending on qualifications)

Qualifications: Professional experience in Media and/or Journalism and a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.

Experience: Professional experience in Media and/or Journalism strongly preferred.

Workload: Half-time

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific Universityís Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:
To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
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Website:http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/
Company Description:
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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