Adjunct Faculty, Newswriting & Reporting at University of Denver

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Job Description:

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS) in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver offers students a robust understanding of the role of the media in contemporary society. With its emphasis on developing strong communication skills across various platforms and its grounding in the critical evaluation of media practices, the department's offerings prepare students for the pursuit of excellence in the constantly evolving media, film and journalism professions. The Department offers undergraduates degrees in film studies and production, journalism studies, media studies, and strategic communication (public relations). At the graduate level, the Department offers a master of arts in media and public communication (strategic communication or media and globalization emphasis) and a master of arts in international and intercultural communication.

Position Summary

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies invites applications for an adjunct faculty to teach MFJS 2140 Newswriting and Reporting to undergraduate majors in our department. This course teaches the fundamentals of newswriting and reporting for print and broadcast journalism students. This course will be offered in Winter 2022 Quarter and Spring 2022 Quarter.

Essential Functions

The University operates on a quarter system (10 weeks of classes and the final week). This is a 4 credit hour course which will be taught on campus/face-to-face in the Winter 2022 quarter and the Spring 2022 quarter at the University of Denver. This course is scheduled to be taught two times a week for 1 hour and 50 minutes each day in the MFJS building (2490 S. Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208). Job requirements include teaching twice a week, holding office hours, assigning papers and exams as appropriate, and being available to assist students with assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Background and expertise in newswriting and reporting.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Journalism Studies or related field.
  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Ability to teach in person/face-to-face undergraduate class on campus in the Mass Communications Building.
  • Ability to teach newswriting & reporting.

Course Rate

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,233 per course.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


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Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Letter of Interest; describing teaching interests and other qualifications
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample Syllabi

  • The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: August 03, 2021
    Applications close:
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