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Assistant Professor of Journalism

Wartburg College
Job Location:
Waverly, 50677


POSITION: Assistant Professor of Journalism

DEPARTMENT: Journalism and Communication

STARTING DATE: August 2024

TIMELINE: Screening of applications begins November 10th and continues until the position is filled.



Master’s degree in journalism, sports media, or a related field; College-level teaching experience or five years professional experience in any of the following: journalism, sports broadcasting, sports writing and editing, sports information, or a closely related field; Demonstrated ability to develop anddeliver introductory and upper-level courses in journalism and sports media; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


Ph.D. in journalism, sports media, or a related field; Prior experience teaching courses in journalism and sports media; Prior experience teaching courses in multi-media journalism, strategic sports communication and media, social media strategies, strategic media relations, sports writing and announcing; Prior experience working inmulti-media journalism, sports broadcasting, sports writing and editing, or a closely related field; Demonstratedevidence of teaching effectiveness.


Wartburg College and the Department of Journalism & Communication welcomes applications for a full-time Assistant Professor to teach courses in our multi-media journalism and sports media emphases to join thedepartment Fall 2024. Candidates with experience in sports broadcast and writing are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach other courses in the Journalism & Communication department, including its core curriculum-areexpected. The Sports Media emphasis covers areas such as sports marketing, sports broadcast, sports information,announcing, and writing.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses each semester, and teaching one course in the May term. The successful candidate will also engage in academic advising, service to the department (including assisting Knight Vision Sports with sports broadcasts), and other related student work in sports reporting and production/student media. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level courses inmulti-media journalism and sports media.

SALARY: Competitive

CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenure track.


Nominations or application package (Letter of application that addresses the required and preferredqualifications, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three current references) should be sent electronically to: For specific questions contact Pamela Ohrt, Chair of Search Committee at Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists. Further information about the College and the city of Waverly may befound at

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