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Part-time faculty, News and Sports Communication

Apply now Job no: 495827
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: Communication and Organizational Leadership
Position School: School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Overview:
Part-Time Faculty to teach courses offered by the Communication and Organizational Leadership Department, specifically in the News and Sports Communication (NSSC) major.
Responsibilities:
Teach courses pertaining to news and sports, and journalism, especially relating to communication flow between leaders and followers in organizations and how to plan, develop, and deliver purposeful messages through media practices in writing, reporting, interviewing, editing and media technologies. Offer curriculum ideas to the Department Head to ensure courses maintain academic rigor and align with industry needs. Perform outcomes assessment activities for each course as agreed between faculty and the Department. Maintain accurate attendance records. Daytime courses normally meet on a three-day per week (MON-WED-FRI) or on a two-day per week (TUE-THU or MON-WED) schedule. Evening courses normally meet one day per week at 6:00 p.m.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Leadership, and Communications. Prior successful teaching experience is preferred. Required: 1. Fundamental understanding of writing for print, broadcast and online media 2. Experience as a news or sports anchor, producer or reporter 3. Familiarity with using social media as a tool to communicate news or sports events to the public 4. Demonstrated understanding of the various titles/roles in a contemporary newsroom 5. Ability to compare/contrast U.S./Western media norms to non-democratic norms 6. Demonstrate competences and commitment to achieve the program-level outcomes below for students enrolled in the NSSC program: a. Anchor, report, write, produce or edit news or sports content for local, national or online news agencies b. Demonstrate competence with social and digital media technologies used by professional organizations and communicators c. Apply theories of leadership, cultural competence, and diversity to challenges organizational leaders and followers face in a globalized world d. Promote diversity and multiculturalism in all aspects of their work e. Advocate for the First Amendment and professional codes of ethics Preferred: 1. Documented commitment to diversity and inclusion, especially in a media role 2. Amenable to serving as a mentor to aspiring news or sports media professionals
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email humanresources@rmu.edu or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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