Assistant Professor - Journalism and Professional Writing

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Journalism and Professional Writing  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33200 - Languages and Literature

Advertised Salary: $67,000 to $70,000 - Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Tenure-track assistant professor position in journalism and professional writing to teach face-to-face and online courses in journalism and professional/technical writing, as well as additional writing courses appropriate to qualifications.

Candidates with additional expertise in college media advising and/or multi-media and social media content creation are especially encouraged to apply.

The start date of this position is August 2023.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Ph.D. in journalism, English, rhetoric and composition, communication, digital content creation, or a related field required by August 1, 2023.  
Required Work Experience: Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching college-level writing.

Potential for undergraduate teaching excellence, effective communication skills, and the interpersonal skills to work with a diverse array of students and colleagues.
Required Licenses and Certifications: None

Physical Demands:
  • Office environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Expertise in student media advising, multimedia content creation, web authoring, or digital publishing.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach face-to-face and online journalism and other upper- and lower-level writing courses, including technical/professional writing and/or business writing, as appropriate to applicant’s qualifications.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Ph.D. degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Unofficial Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have attained a Master's degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
November 1st, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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