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Instructor (Journalism & Mass Communication)

Apply now Department: 3670020150 Journalism & Mass Communicaton
Job no: 503403
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing

About This Role:

Kansas State University’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism & Mass Communication seeks an Instructor or Professor of Practice to teach two courses each semester and one course during the summer term. Areas of teaching may include but are not restricted to strategic communications (advertising or public relations), media design, media law, or production.

In addition, this role serves as the faculty adviser and chief operator of KSDB-FM, a student-run radio station. The faculty adviser and chief operator:

  1. Manages and monitors daily operations of all broadcast and digital streams;
  2. Ensures compliance with all applicable FCC rules and regulations;
  3. Is responsible for the design, installation and implementation of new technical systems;
  4. Maintains all equipment associated with over-the-air broadcasts and streams;
  5. Communicates with the student staff concerning changes in programming, problems with programming or equipment and resolves technical problems;
  6. Develops and documents procedures for training in software/hardware use, studio operations and other procedures necessary to all broadcast and streaming functions;
  7. In conjunction with the KSDB-FM student management develops budgets and oversees compliance with all University accounting procedures;
  8. Assists KSDB-FM student management in securing funding through the University Student Government and files all required reports;
  9. Maintains inventory records; and
  10. Is the instructor of record for academic courses; Radio Participation and Radio Practicum

NOTE: The position is a 12-month non-tenure track on a renewable annual contract. The beginning date is December 1, 2018.

Why Join Us:

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is a fully accredited school which offers sequences of study in strategic communication and journalism and digital media for our students. There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the communications industry and we are passionate in educating and training our students, helping them launch a career they can enjoy for a lifetime. 

Visit our website: www.jmc.k-state.edu

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree with significant professional broadcasting experience in management and technical operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SBE certification
  • FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Three letters of reference.

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by May 1, 2018.

Salary Range:

$68,000 to $75,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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