Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


Southeast Missouri State University

Assistant Professor - Digital and Multimedia Journalism

Post Date:Sep 07, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - Missouri - Cape Girardeau Job Reference:
Job Description:

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Digital and Multimedia Journalism
Department of Mass Media
Holland College of Arts and Media
Primary Responsibilities:
The Department of Mass Media invites applications for a full-time term Assistant Professor of Digital and Multimedia Journalism to begin in August 2024. This is a tenure track position. Successful candidates will have experience in the best practices for multi-platform journalistic storytelling and must be able to teach and develop students in the areas of journalistic writing, editing, design, audio and visual production.

The candidate will teach a load equivalent to 9-credit hours per semester to teach students and collaborate with faculty and staff. The candidate also will receive a 3-credit hour release each semester to supervise student leaders of the Arrow, our student-run news organization that additionally serves as the experiential learning component for Multimedia Journalism majors.  Additional responsibilities include student mentoring and participation in recruitment and retention activities. 

The Department of Mass Media is a part of the Holland College of Arts and Media and one of only two Missouri programs accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. 


Required Qualifications:

  • JD, PhD or ABD with degree completion by August 2024 in media, communications, journalism or a closely related field or Master’s degree in media, communications or journalism with a minimum of 10 years of journalism experience also will be considered. (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government-certified University.)
  • Demonstrated experience working in or with student media
  • Demonstrated ability to teach skills in the Multimedia Journalism curriculum, with emphasis on reporting across platforms
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly or creative work, i.e. research and/or professional publications
  • Experience using and teaching the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within and outside the University community

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline:  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by October 2, 2023.  The position is available August 2024 and will remain open until filled.
To Apply: Submit the following items online at 

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references

Additional Information
About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO):  Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond.  SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society. 
SEMO Fact Book:  Institutional Research Factbook | SEMO  
SEMO Strategic Action Plan:  Strategic Action Plan (
Department Information: Information regarding the Department of Mass Media can be found at:

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Contact Information
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
United States

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