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Instructor or Instructional Assistant Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Journalism Instruction (10000880)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructor to teach primarily writing courses in Integrated Marketing Communications and Journalism, and other courses in their expertise as needed. This is a nine-month (renewable), non-tenure-track position with a teaching load of four course sections per semester and service responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in journalism, integrated marketing communications or a related field from an accredited college or university
Demonstrated ability to teach at the collegiate level
Professional experience in journalism or integrated marketing communications preferred


Application Instructions


To apply, all applicants must submit:
● A letter of interest summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and suitability for the
● A curriculum vitae
● A statement of teaching philosophy
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching reviews and syllabi
● Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references


The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. All materials must be submitted electronically. Printed materials will not be accepted.


About the School of Journalism and New Media
The School of Journalism and New Media offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications. The undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
Learn more about the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi at  The School of Journalism and New Media is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. In recent years, the school has experienced both exponential growth and some disruption. Our Vision at the School of Journalism and New Media is of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative learning community for all people. The ideal candidate will be a critical part of realizing this vision and will help cultivate an environment for the school that promotes a commitment to
diversity, inclusion and service to the greater community and to the profession. Learn more about The University of Mississippi’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi