Digital Journalism and Media Faculty

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Barton has a faculty position, beginning August 2019, to teach in the journalism curriculum and supervise the print and electronic publication of The Collegiate, Barton College’s student newspaper. Other responsibilities include teaching departmental and general education courses (such as public speaking); advising students; maintaining a program of scholarly activities; and participating in departmental, college, and professional service.


  • Conduct college or university courses for undergraduate students.
  • Teach one or more subjects within prescribed curriculum.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to students.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Stimulate class discussions.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Conduct research in particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals.
  • Perform related duties, such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula and acting as advisor to student organizations.
  • Serve on faculty committees. May be designated according to faculty rank in traditional hierarchy as determined by institution’s estimate of scholarly maturity as Associate Professor, Professor, or according to rank distinguished by duties assigned or amount of time devoted to academic work. In collaboration with the Dean, develop curriculum for new programs, oversee curricular revisions, and faculty development.
  • Other duties as needed and/or as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in journalism or a relevant field.
  • Ability to supervise the print and electronic publication of The Collegiate, Barton College’s student newspaper.
  • Ability to teach departmental courses within the area of Digital Journalism and Media.
  • Ability to teach general education courses (such as public speaking).
  • Ability to advise students.
  • Maintain a program of scholarly activities.
  • Proficient in database, word processing, spreadsheet software, and electronic communication.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, with ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work independently of direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to be detail-oriented.
  • The specific work schedule may vary from week to week. Schedule will require working some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Record of research.
  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • A master’s degree in journalism or a relevant field is required, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the tenure-track appointment requires completion of all doctoral requirements

Application Process

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Responsibilities will begin with the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications must include letter of interest, current vita, statement on teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as references with at least one of the references able to address teaching ability and potential. Applications should be directed electronically to Susan Fecho, Dean of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, at

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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