The Journalism Department of Rowan University is seeking a full-time Lecturer to help educate and prepare students for careers in interactive news. We are seeking a journalist with professional and teaching experience in visual design and interactive news production. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of visual storytelling through the use of text, photo, video, graphics and animation. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software, HTML/CSS, SEO, and content management systems required; experience with mobile news apps, podcasting, and/or coding preferred. Master’s degree in journalism or related discipline and demonstrated record of successful teaching are required.
The successful candidate will teach 12 credits per semester (24 credits in an academic year) with the potential to teach overloads. Specific class assignments will be determined by departmental need and applicant’s experience and expertise. Lecturer will also assist in the development of new undergraduate courses. The position is non-tenure track, with renewable contracts and benefits, and provides the opportunity for advancement to senior and master level. The Lecturer will be required to pursue service responsibilities as sought or assigned. The successful candidate must be available to be on campus five days per week.
The Department of Journalism is one of six departments within the College of Communication and Creative Arts. The department prepares students to be successful news and media professionals.
The Journalism curriculum is grounded in the fundamentals of journalism history, law, and ethics, and combines these fundamentals with training in innovative news technologies. Students learn the basics of reporting, writing and editing while covering campus events and local news in South Jersey. Our courses also provide the preparation and skills needed to compete in an fast-changing media landscape.
The class sizes are small and instructors provide students with hands-on instruction and mentoring.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,500 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
A Master’s degree in journalism or related discipline, and demonstrated record of successful teaching are required.
Applications should submit: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae showing journalism and teaching experience, (3) contact information for at least three references (name, phone number, and email address), (4) teaching evaluations, and (5) unofficial transcripts for the initial application process.
Contact Kathryn Quigley (QuigleyK@rowan.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Journalism, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey.
Internal Number: 493308
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.