Instructor (Regular Non-Tenure Track)

Southeast Missouri State University
Job Description
Instructor (Regular Non-Tenure Track)
Multimedia Journalism
Department of Mass Media
Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate courses in multimedia journalism and the department’s mass communication core
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree (Degree completed by August 2019) in Mass Communications or closely related discipline (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach assigned courses in the multimedia journalism option including Media Elements, Sound for Media, Visuals for Media, and Design for Media
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology and teaching with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to teach assigned courses in the department’s mass communication core such as Mass Media & Society, Mass Communication Theory and Research, Diversity in Media, and/or History and Philosophy of American Mass Media
  • Experience teaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to help with recruitment and retention of students
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to teach both in face-to-face and online modes
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teacher/scholar model
  • Experience in the practicing profession of multimedia journalism
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. 
Application Deadline:  The position is available August 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 16, 2018.
To Apply: Submit the following items online at
  • Letter of interest addressing position required qualifications  
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses of three current professional references
Department Information: Information regarding the Department of Mass Media can be found at  The Department has 9 full-time faculty and nearly 300 undergraduate majors.  It is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and has earned Certification in Education in Public Relations (CEPR) within the public relations option.
University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Its intercollegiate athletics program is classified NCAA Division I and the University is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference.  The University currently sponsors 15 sports; 6 for men and 9 for women. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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