Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Job Opening: University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas has posted an opening for a position in sports media. The ad is below, but can also be accessed through the AEJMC website.


The University of Arkansas

Assistant Professor, Sports New Media
The Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism

The Lemke Journalism Department seeks an assistant professor (tenure-track) in sports journalism, with an emphasis in new media and video production. Candidates must have professional background in multi-media sports reporting and/or promotion, with college or professional teams. A Masters degree is required. The successful candidate will build and direct a new sports journalism curriculum that will involve a partnership with the Department of Athletics. Responsibilities to the Lemke Journalism Department will include coordinating a sports media internship program and teaching classroom and practicum courses in sports reporting, social media and video production for broadcast and web streaming, Responsibilities to the Athletic Department include directing student production teams for “RazorVision,” including live in-venue video production, coaches’ shows, press conferences, live broadcasts and video highlights.

The Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism offers bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs in journalism, with concentrations in advertising/public relations, broadcasting and news/editorial. The undergraduate journalism program has more than 530 majors and the graduate journalism program has more than 20 majors. Accredited by the ACEJMC, the Lemke Journalism Department is one of the oldest at the University of Arkansas and has alumni working across the country and internationally. The journalism department is a part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences. The post will begin as early as the January 2010 academic semester.

The University of Arkansas, with an enrollment of approximately 19,300 students is in Fayetteville, which is in the northwest corner of the state, approximately 35 miles south of Missouri and 35 miles east of Oklahoma. Fayetteville, with its population of more than 70,000, is part of a northwest Arkansas region that has a population of more than 380,000 and boasts three Fortune 500 companies in a two-county region. Fayetteville is the flagship campus in the University of Arkansas System. The UofA is the state Land Grant research institution and a member of the Southeast Conference.

Applications from qualified candidates who are committed to enhancing education in a diverse learning and work environment should send a letter of interest, resume, three references and samples of or internet links to production work to:Professor Larry Foley, Chairman, faculty search committee, Lemke Department of Journalism, 116 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.


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