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The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching. The Hubbard School is also strongly committed to community engagement and advancing an understanding of cultural and individual diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status).

Click on the job title below to see the job description and application instructions. 

Events Director

The Events Director (Event Manager Pro 2) is a key staff member in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Hubbard School) 
 
The person in this position assists the director and chief of staff of the Hubbard School in administering and executing the outreach, research and continuing education activities by developing programming content, planning all event logistics and coordinating and assisting with marketing and public relations efforts. The incumbent will have extensive contact with outside constituencies, including the professional media community. The incumbent also administers and executes the activities of the Hubbard School involving outside constituencies, as well as University, College and unit events, and plays an important role in the promotion of the unit. This is a 100-percent time, continuing appointment.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Programmatic/Events and Communication - 65%
+ Initiate, design and execute Hubbard School events and co-sponsored events for the professional media community, educators, and University partners.
+ Develop marketing and public relations materials for the Hubbard School sponsored events, including the writing and production of all printed and electronic materials for programs, conferences and workshops in coordination with the Communications Manager. Such materials include programs, brochures, flyers, posters, press releases, websites, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
+ Communicate with outside vendors on various projects, including sales reps, photographers, caterers, venue representatives, etc.
+ Consult with CLA External Relations and Public Relations staff on media and public relations efforts as appropriate.
+ Manage execution of food and beverage permits, event food and safety protocols, purchasing and vendor agreements in compliance with university financial policies
+ Manage detailed budgets for all events. Reconcile all purchases and reimbursements related to events in coordination with the School’s financial preparer and accounting team.
+ Serve as photographer for some events.
+ Manage standing events including:
 - Minnesota Journalism Center speaker and event series
 - Mithun Advertising Program Thought Leadership Forum
 - Hubbard School Spring Showcase for graduating seniors, donors, alumni and friends of the School,
 - Professional Networking Day
 - Hubbard School Alumni Society Board Mentor Program
 - Strategic Communication MA Forums
 - Co-sponsored events with various local affiliated organizations, including the National Scholastic Press Association, Minnesota Newspaper Association, Society of Professional Journalists, International Association of Business Communicators, and others  
 
Administration - 25%
+ Maintain School-wide event calendar and advise director of workload related to events and maintain consistent, updated record of the status of event details.
+ Help coordinate and manage new and ongoing projects involving faculty, student, alumni and professional engagement programming
+ Supervise student employees hired to assist with events and facilities upkeep activities.
+ Assist faculty and program directors with event budget, including developing the fiscal year budget request for the Minnesota Journalism Center submitted to the Hubbard School Director.
+ Oversee contracts and arrangements with speakers and event venue owners, serving as on site point of contact for all in-person and virtual events 
+ Manage mailing lists, databases of participants and other electronic and printed records of activities and assist Communications Manager in such activities for the Hubbard mailing lists.
+ Make travel and expense accounting arrangements associated with events.
+ Provide staff event support to Hubbard School committees and boards as requested.

Conference Center/Focus Group Facilities - 10%
+ Manage all aspects of the Conference Center, Heggen Room and Research Laboratory facility including scheduling, maintenance, technology updates, and catering facilities.
+ Maintain and post the weekly schedule for the Heggen Room, Conference Center, and Focus Group facility.
+ Arrange video recording  support for events as needed.
+ Arrange for remote/online modalities and technical support (in coordination with the School’s instructional technology team and college research and technology services team), as needed,for all events and facilities 
+ Provide consistent maintenance of each facility ensuring the spaces are clean, the equipment is in working order, and the supply needs are seen to.
 
Qualifications:
 
Required: Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant event planning and implementation, public relations, or promotional experience. Previous writing skills to include editing and proofing. Experience working with the web and electronic communications. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Able to work occasional early mornings, evenings or weekends. Some light lifting and moving of equipment used for events is required. Prior work coordinating event activities.
 
Desired: Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, handle multiple assignments, and work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. Excellent verbal and written communication ability to include customer service, professionalism, and problem solving. Event planning experience at the University of Minnesota or other higher education institution or for similar large-scale nonprofits or corporations. Experience working with or within media organizations. Advanced skill at using MS Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). Experience with Adobe Suite. Experience with web publishing software, especially Dreamweaver. Supervisory experience.  Basic accounting/budget management experience. Experience supporting administrators and coordinators in a similar work environment.

To Apply:
Applications must be submitted online. Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system to search for: Job Posting: #353520. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attached a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please email [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

About the Hubbard School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Executive Office Assistant

The University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is searching for an experienced Executive Office & Admin Specialist (1885) as part of the administrative team. The person in this position ensures smooth operations in the areas of administration, front office support, including the first point-of-contact for the administrative office, and managing annual processes. This person will assist the Director and Associate Director, and communicate and problem-solve with faculty, staff, and the fiscal services team. This is a full-time (100%), continuing, in person appointment and reports to the Chief of Staff. Hours are M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Director and Director’s Office Administrative Support (40%)
+ Serve as gatekeeper to the Director, exercising judgment and discretion in managing the Director’s commitments and relationships.
+ Manage and execute a wide variety of special projects and requests for the Director to successful completion, often with deadline pressures and organizational impact.
+ Manage a complex schedule for the Director, including the ability to prioritize and resolve scheduling conflicts.
+ Prepare presentation materials and packages for executive meetings and conferences, ensuring that all required materials and resources are prepared and distributed.
+ Set up faculty meetings and set agendas in coordination with the director; prepare, gather, archive materials.
+ Prepare and gather accreditation materials throughout the year, and as requested in preparation for the self-study conducted every six years.
+ Research, prioritize, and resolve incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director, including those of a sensitive and confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral or response.
+ Handle confidential feedback and ongoing correspondence with potential faculty candidates from director’s office to faculty.
+ Review/edit communication including memos, spreadsheets and other correspondence on behalf of the Director
+ Coordinate travel and that of visitors with the administrator, office manager, financial preparer.
+ Coordinate and draft weekly communication with faculty from the Director’s office, addressing inquiries/issues with School leaders and faculty to ensure administrative needs are met.
+ Other tasks at the request of the Director & Administrator
+ Assist the Director in managing the tenure and promotion process, in coordination with the Associate Director.
+ Assist the director in managing annual review processes for staff, faculty, and instructors, in coordination with the Associate Director and Administrator.

Associate Director and Faculty and Academic Affairs Support (35%)
+ Manage the Associate Director’s calendar, make sure the Associate Director has appropriate materials for meetings, and help with meeting arrangements. Support the work of the Associate Director in areas that include promotion and tenure, annual reviews, searches, and other initiatives and projects as necessary.
+ Manage school committee lists; track and schedule attendees for the School committee meetings; take meeting minutes on behalf of the Director’s office, as needed.
+ Draft and edit required general communication from the Associate Director for internal review processes
+ Coordinate administrative processes (e.g., peer review of teaching) with the office manager.
+ Interpret and communicate Hubbard School policies on mentoring and promotion policies, school hiring, diversity, equity and inclusion plans, to internal and external others.
+ Provide guidance on Hubbard School and University 7.12 and tenure process, timeline, guidelines and requirements on behalf of the director. Draft annual review and coaching letters on behalf of the Associate Director/Director.
+ Manage the process and facilitate meetings with the faculty member, director, associate director, and college personnel as appropriate to prepare the promotion and tenure dossier content as needed for submission; manage external reviewer process and internal processes relevant to the dossier completion and submission.
+ Support annual review processes related to academic personnel: probationary faculty appraisal process, the four-year reviews for associate professors and for newly tenured associate professors. Gather and file faculty activity reports and related materials for annual review of faculty performance, and support the annual review committee during their annual evaluations and summary report of submitted materials. Manage and gather P&A and affiliate/adjunct faculty materials for the merit review committees for their respective employee evaluations. Track and record results of teaching evaluations for the review process. Support and track the annual peer review/observations of teaching for faculty to ensure timely action.
+ Provide guidance and consultation to faculty search committee and Associate Director based on knowledge of University and CLA hiring policies and procedures.
+ Prepare Associate Director for faculty searches, respond to search inquiries and communications with applicants/search committee on behalf of the director and associate director to determine next steps in recruitment/interview process in coordination with the College.
+ Provide assistance to committee chairs and assistant/associate directors responsible for faculty and instructional hiring. Place ads, coordinate and manage search meetings, keep accurate records, track recruitment efforts, make arrangements for candidate visits, set agendas, and host candidates. Support recruitment interview scheduling for faculty and instructional recruits.
+ Oversee faculty CV entry and maintenance in Works system

Front Desk Administrative & Office Support (25%)
+ First point-of-contact for main office, answer main line, respond to phone and email inquiries, greet visitors, donor acknowledgement communications, and manage storage space for Murphy Hall. Primary contact for external relations activities responding to director-specific phone and email inquiries, greet visitors meeting with the director, attend donor meetings
+ Communicate and coordinate timelines and processes for School and external events in coordination with the event manager and School Administrator
+ Assess events for quality and maintenance of School standards.
+ Act as a liaison to external others to provide support for scheduling meeting rooms and facilities, and providing resources on behalf of the Directors’ office to external groups, serve as a liaison to professional organizations and societies of which the director is a member (maintaining currency of membership, meeting schedules, and providing communication support)
+ Coordinate external relationships, coordinate, direct and prepare staff (e.g., IT team, event manager, external relations director) for meetings with external constituents and the director’s office on behalf of the director
+ Assist the Administrative Manager (Chief of Staff): pull files and research history; draft and proofread correspondence; research policies and procedures. Upload content to HSJMC website when needed and maintain current staff and faculty information. Back-up for processing of travel and expense reimbursements, document preparation for the HSJMC, process requisitions, purchase orders, contracts for professional services, equipment orders, check requests, etc.

Required Qualifications:
+ High school diploma/GED and four years of relevant office experience
+ Customer service experience
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
+ Strong organizational and time management skills
+ Demonstrated attention to detail
+ The ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, confidentiality, diplomacy, and build positive relationships with a variety of constituents
+ Computer experience including databases, spreadsheets, and word processing. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Suite

Preferred qualifications:
+ Bachelor’s degree or five years of relevant office and executive assistant experience preferred
+ Demonstrated ability to communicate complex policies and procedures to diverse audiences
+ Prior experience working in faculty affairs and knowledge of the promotion and tenure process
+ Experience with PeopleSoft financials such as purchasing card transactions and purchase orders preferred
+ General accounts transaction experience using computerized accounting systems for expense reimbursement submissions
+ Office operational and administrative experience in a post-secondary institution preferred
+ Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a high-volume and interruption-rich environment

To Apply:
Applications must be submitted online. Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system to search for: Job Posting: #351817. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attached a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please email [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

About the Hubbard School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Journalism, Media, and Democracy

As part of a continuing commitment to build a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education (including, but not limited to, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (“BIPOC”), and others), the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its participation in the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, made possible by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
 
As part of the University of California Partnership for Faculty Diversity, the goal of the University of Minnesota program is to offer a rewarding postdoctoral experience that includes the possibility of a transition to a tenure-track faculty position after one or two years. The university seeks applicants whose research, practice, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and at the University of Minnesota. 
 
At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research and/or advance their artistic praxis and are supported by a network of mentors who will welcome fellows to our schools/departments, partner with them on advancing their research agenda/body of work, expose them to new research techniques and/or practices, work towards their full integration into the program, and connect them to resources beyond their home departments. This one-year fellowship is renewable for a second year. Renewing for a second year has been the norm with previous President’s Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Minnesota.  

About the Position
The goal of this Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced research and training opportunities for journalism studies focused scholars studying contemporary problems in media and democracy, race and news media, non-profit journalism and/or journalism and social media platforms.

This is a 100% research position that is renewable as part of the President’s Postdoctoral Program. The successful candidate will be considered by the Hubbard School for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position for the 2024-2025 academic year.
 
When applying for the University-wide position, please specify your field and interest when applying to the position in the Hubbard School, with an understanding that the school of journalism and mass communication is particularly interested in fellows who can leverage their specific expertise in concert with other members of the Minnesota Journalism Center, Center for the Study of Political Psychology, or other similar interdisciplinary centers within the College of Liberal Arts.

Applicants will not be expected to teach but may do so by overload assignment after the first term of the fellowship year. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the potential to teach media and democracy-related courses in the School, including but not limited to the topics of diversity and media, media and politics, global communication, or mass media and U.S. society.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The School is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of-the-art facility built for cutting-edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms; a 144-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; Minnesota Journalism Center; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting three undergraduate B.A. programs; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

Mentorship/Selection for Hubbard School
Please a) specify the Hubbard School and b) please explore our website and share the names of possible faculty mentors in your Research Proposal. Applicants are encouraged to identify one or more faculty mentor(s) in their submitted materials to form a postdoctoral mentoring committee, but the Hubbard School has designated Associate Director and Professor María Elizabeth Len-Ríos ([email protected]) as the acting “Faculty Mentor” all applicants should list when they upload their materials to the UC Portal System. In the preliminary application process, the acting “Faculty Mentor” will generate automated mentor letters of support for all applicants. After reviewing all applications, the search committee will contact the list of applicants who have been selected for the second phase of the search. Email your questions regarding the specific Hubbard School program opportunity to Associate Director and Professor María Elizabeth Len-Ríos at [email protected]  

Eligibility and Evaluation of all PPFP Applicants to the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota:
+ Preferred applicants will have completed their doctoral degree in their field within the past ten (10) academic years and no later than August 27, 2023.
+ The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship and creative work competitive for a potential tenure track appointment in the postdoctoral fellow’s department/school.
+ An important secondary criterion is the support of the proposed department/School and mentor(s) to host the fellow, and the extent to which the candidate’s research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and at the University of Minnesota.
 
Award Details for 2023-25 PPFP:
+ Salary: $65,000, plus health benefits
+ $4,000 research funds, $500 for travel to system campuses, $1000 for travel for the fellow and mentor for PPFP events (per year)
+ Office space and computer
+ School mentoring and workshops
+ Expectation of a tenure-track position at the end of the fellowship, subject to satisfactory performance, departmental review and vote, and College approval.
 
Required Application Materials:
For full consideration, please be sure to include the following materials in your application:
+ Thesis abstract  – one page
+ Research Proposal – 700-1,000 words (not including references and citations) - this can be the project you would like to work on over the term of your postdoctoral fellowship period. In your research proposal, please list faculty mentors who you would be interested in working with. Note that each participating unit has designated an acting “Faculty Mentor” to endorse your application when it is submitted via the UC Portal System. Through the selection process, participating units will work closely with applicants to identify an appropriate mentor or mentoring committee to work with during their postdoctoral appointment.
+ Education and Background Statement – 500-700 words describing your personal background; contributions to diversity and equal opportunity through your academic career; relevant professional/non-traditional academic experience; and rationale for your postdoc commitment.
+ Curriculum vitae
+ Sample of work – sample publication or unpublished paper for PhDs, please limit to 35 pages (not including references and citations) 
+ Name, Institutional Affiliation, and Email contacts of Two References 

How do I apply & what are the deadlines? (Please note UMN’s PPFP deadline is November 30, 2022)
●    Application instructions can be found on the University of California website
●    Apply online via the PPFP website
●    Questions? Contact [email protected]
 
Closing Date: November 30, 2022, 11:59pm. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials as unit’s engage in their selection processes.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

About the University of Minnesota  
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the United States, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, communication agencies, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Teaching Professor of Visual and Multimedia Journalism at the Assistant or Associate level

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities seeks an outstanding faculty member, with a distinguished record of professional experience, to join our faculty in teaching the next generation of visual, multimedia journalists. The professorship will hold a non-tenure-line, renewable position in the Hubbard School. It is a two- to three-year term, depending on experience and consistent with HSJMC contract guidelines. The appointment will begin on August 28, 2023.

The successful applicant will teach the next generation of visual journalists how to innovate in a fast-changing media environment. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise as leaders and pioneers in visual news gathering and multimedia reporting, and the ability to inspire a diverse student body.

As a full-time non-tenure track faculty member, the successful candidate will help students appreciate the vital role of visual journalism and multimedia storytelling in providing the public with critical information resources in a democracy. The School seeks someone to 1) teach basic to advanced journalism courses in the School’s recently renovated digital media labs, and 2) focus on building and strengthening partnerships between faculty and students with Twin Cities
professional community and professional associations. Contract teaching professors are also expected to be actively engaged in regional, national or international professional communities, develop an understanding and participate in curriculum development and assessment relevant to their professional expertise, and participate in mentoring students for professional careers. Depending on the candidate’s skills, the candidate may also develop new curricula or special projects courses in the area of visual journalism, mobile multimedia storytelling, or multiplatform editing.

The 9-month non-tenure track faculty position is benefit-eligible, renewable and carries the title of Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Associate Professor depending on qualifications, including years of teaching and professional experience. The teaching load for contract teaching faculty positions is 3 courses per term during the academic year. Additional summer employment may be available. Appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor (non-tenure track) may be considered for a candidate with advanced teaching and professional experience. The anticipated start date for the position is August 28, 2023.

Minimum required qualifications: A B.A. in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or closely related field with 5 or more years of professional experience; or a professional M.A. or PhD in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field with 2 or more years of professional experience, will be considered.

Meaningful professional experience is required, and candidates are encouraged to document their teaching and professional experience and/or industry engagement relevant to the position in their application letter. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred candidates will be passionate about training students to be visual journalists who can think critically, write clearly, report stories visually and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world. Preferred candidates will be deeply skilled in reporting, visual editing, multimedia storytelling, and/or data visualization, accustomed to training professionals in the areas of multimedia storytelling or reporting, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Preferred candidates will also demonstrate ethical judgment and skill to teach students how to make tough calls and work with diverse audiences. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating:
+ Five years of major-market regional or national experience planning and producing visual journalism, or equivalent experience
+ Exceptional storytelling skills that integrate multimedia elements such as text, video, audio, photo, graphics and/or data
+ Experience writing and/or editing digital content and utilization of AP style
+ Familiarity with new and emerging tools and technologies for multimedia reporting
+ Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in both professional practices and as contributors to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of three professional references, and a brief teaching statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy.

References will not be contacted before candidates are notified during the finalist stage.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website. Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs 2. Search for Jobs Posted Within: Anytime 3. Search for: Job Posting Title: Teaching Professor of Visual and Multimedia Journalism at the Assistant or Associate level - Hubbard School.

Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system.

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your professional experience and its relevance to the position description, and your teaching experience and interests in courses in the HSJMC curricula, and (2) your curriculum vitae or resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The School is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of-the-art facility built for cutting-edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms; a 144-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; Minnesota Journalism Center; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting three undergraduate B.A. programs; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

About the University of Minnesota  
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the United States, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, communication agencies, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.