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Distiguished Professor of Sports Journalism, University of Georgia

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by novelist_wannabe, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    There has to be someone here who is qualified ....


    The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announces its search for a sports journalist of outstanding reputation and ability to fill its newly created John Huland Carmical Distinguished Professorship of Sports Journalism. The Professorship will become the Carmical Chair of Sports Journalism.

    The Carmical Distinguished Professor will be the core position in a sports journalism initiative that the Grady College intends will be preeminent in the Southeastern Conference and prominent nationally.

    The Carmical Distinguished Professor will lead development of an interdisciplinary, teaching and research Center for Sports Journalism and Society.

    The successful applicant must have a nationally recognized profile in sports journalism and the ability to direct and expand an educational, research and outreach program encompassing print, digital and video journalism plus sports communication for students desiring careers as sports journalists or in sports management.

    Advanced degrees and demonstrated ability to function effectively in a university environment will be welcome.

    Responsibilities of the distinguished professor will include classroom instruction, significant fund raising activity and administration of an inter-departmental program involving the Grady College’s programs in newspapers and magazines, broadcasting, online, advertising and public relations.

    The distinguished professor will be responsible for developing synergistic relationships with other colleges and departments, such as business and law on the university campus.

    We seek a man or woman with a vision for ethical, socially responsible journalism that probes deeply into wider societal issues of sports, such as the business and economics of sports, their impact on the health of atheletes, as well as the need to improve reporting and writing of on-field and on-court events.

    The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles east of Atlanta. UGA, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, offers excellent academic programs, is home of the Peabody Awards and fields nationally recognized athletic teams. Athens is a city of 100,000 known for its rich history, recreational opportunities and vibrant cultural life, including music and theater.

    Please send a letter of intent, a statement of vision for the sports journalism professorship, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to:

    Professor Kent Middleton

    Chair, Department of Journalism

    Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

    University of Georgia

    Athens, Georgia 30602


    Review of applications will commence August 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    It's a very cool job on the surface, with a lot of responsibility, and the person who gets it is going to have to have experience over a broad range of skills. But could be a lot of fun, too.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    How much of the responsibilities are academic and how much is fundraising? I would think most of those who could make a difference on the academic side would loathe the fundraising portion.

    Since the position is an endowed professorship, I wonder if that explains the fundraising component.

    This isn't a position where you only spend 20 minutes on your CV.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Cool gig, no question. But, yeah, what happens if every student loves you and the faculty respects you, but you don't raise two nickels?

    I'd also dread my office hours when students come in looking for job advice.
  5. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    You have to teach your students not to drink with faculty members

  6. dybo7

    dybo7 New Member

    Make sure you are more "distiguished" than the next guy and in tune with the "atheletes" that people will cover.
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