Open Rank Lecturer Positions, Sports Communication & Media
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Internal Number: 499297
Open Rank Lecturer Positions in Sports Communication & Media
Rowan University’s Sports Communication & Media Program (Sports CaM) welcomes applications for multiple full-time, non-tenure-track lecturers to start on September 1, 2024. Lecturers are 10-months full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty. Successful candidates will teach a total of 24 credits over two semesters, with an option to teach overload and summer classes for additional compensation. Lecturer positions are renewable, with expectations for continuing renewal of two, three, four, and then five years per contract.
Housed in the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts (Edelman CCCA), Sports CaM is one of the largest degree programs of its kind in the United States. We seek innovative, interdisciplinary colleagues to help us continue growing while also providing our students with practical training and thoughtful pedagogy. Ideal candidates will understand sports as an intersection of popular culture and mass media that can be a fulfilling profession and an educational opportunity to address critical issues in contemporary society. They will have expertise across a range of topics related to the teaching, study, and practice of sports communication and media. These might include but are not limited to professional experience in journalism, social media, broadcast, studio production, branding, or data analytics. If you are a creative teacher committed to shaping future sports media professionals as positive agents of change, we encourage you to apply.
Candidates are expected to have:
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity through teaching and/or professional experience, as well as a strong interest in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A master’s, doctorate, or other advanced degree in a related field with a conferral date no later than July 1, 2024
A successful record of teaching at the college level.
A passion for sports and for teaching the next generation of sports media and communication professionals, scholars, and thought leaders.
Candidates should be capable of exceptional teaching and curriculum development in two or more of the following topic areas of sport: advertising/branding campaigns, anchoring, betting, broadcasting (live/in-studio), data analytics, documentary video, event planning, fan relations, front office/management, identity and representation (i.e.: gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA+, ability, religion).journalism, marketing, media law, media literacy, organizational communication, philanthropy, photojournalism, podcasting, rhetoric, station management, social media, student media, TV/radio production.
Sports CaM is an interdisciplinary B.A. program with faculty from four of the six departments in Edelman CCCA: Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, and Radio, Television & Film. Home departments of successful candidates will be determined based on areas of expertise and fit. The positions require participation in committee and student service activities, including development of curriculum and strategic development of the Sports CaM major.
Edelman CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly 1900 majors through eleven B.A.s, two B.F.A.s, and three M.A.s. Additionally, we house first-year writing, public speaking, and the writing center, which serve all Rowan students. We are also home to the Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan Radio WGLS 89.7-FM, the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, the Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact and the George Family Center for Healing Arts.
Starting Date: September 1, 2024
Application Process: Interested candidates must send all application materials through our online application system. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by February 9, 2024, given priority consideration.
Submissions must include a single pdf file containing the following:
Letter of application specifying potential impact on and fit with the Sports CaM program
Statement of teaching philosophy that includes candidate’s commitment to inclusive teaching and mentoring practices
Names and contact information for three references the committee can reach out to at appropriate times during the search process
For more information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Emil Steiner, at email@example.com.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
NOTE: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.