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Adjunct Faculty - Communication, Journalism and Media

Company:
Rider University
Job Location:
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Category:
Journalism

Requisition Number: 21O332236

Location: Lawrenceville

Position Overview:
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The Department of Communication, Journalism and Media at Rider University seeks adjunct instructors for the Fall beginning September 2021.

Specific classes with current need include:

COM 210 - News Reporting and Writing

This position is to teach COM 210 - News Reporting and Writing, an intermediate-level course required for journalism majors and minors.

The course develops skills in hard-news reporting. Employs reporting assignments to refine information-gathering techniques such as interviewing, observation, and use of government documents and other contextual materials. Includes reporting and writing about police news, state and local government, the criminal justice system, science, business, and sports.

The course meets on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

COM 270 - Sports Multimedia Reporting

This position is to teach COM 270 - Sports Multimedia Reporting, an intermediate-level course required for Sports Media majors and minors.

The course develops skills in hard-news sports reporting, game coverage, and the production of introductory multimedia and social media sports content. Employs out-of-the-classroom reporting assignments to refine information gathering techniques such as interviewing, observation, and use of documents and other contextual materials. Includes reporting and writing on sports games, teams, players, coaches, athletic issues/controversies, and the business of sports.

The course meets on Thursdays from 1:10 to 4:10 p.m.

Position Requirements:

COM 210 - News Reporting and Writing Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism
  • Experience teaching university journalism courses
  • Extensive professional experience in newspaper reporting and writing and/or reporting and writing for digital media
COM 270 - Sports Multimedia Reporting Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication, Journalism or related subject matter
  • Extensive professional experience in the sports media - reporting, writing, announcing and/or reporting and writing for digital media

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

COM 210 - News Reporting and Writing Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with beat reporting and investigative journalism
COM 270 - Sports Multimedia Reporting Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive professional experience with sports reporting and multimedia familiarity

About Rider University:

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities - North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its "Best 386 Colleges" in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Documents to be included with online application:
  • * Cover letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (300-500 words)
  • Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.
Applications received by July 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.

Affirmative Action Statement:
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

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