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Journalism Assistant Professor - Bloomsburg University

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Keystone, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    My question on this one: How many of us really have a doctorate in journalism and professional experience?

    From journalismjobs.com:

    Openings in Academia

    September 30, 2013

    Company: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    Journalism Assistant Professor (2 positions)
    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    November 1, 2013
    Job ID: 1531882


    MASS COMMUNICATIONS: Journalism Assistant Professor(2 positions)

    The Department of Mass Communications at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants in journalism for two full-time, permanent tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2014 (AA# 27-3-41 and AA# 27-3-42). In addition to teaching journalism courses such as newswriting, feature writing, and online journalism, applicants are expected to be able to teach in the department core. Voluntary summer contracts may be available. Ongoing scholarship and service is expected. Professional experience in print and online media is preferred. Earned doctorate in journalism or relevant field is required. ABD considered with anticipation of degree completion by August 18, 2014.

    Finalists for these positions must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Candidates must be able to demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations. Informational and technological literacy is required. Recommendation for hiring will be based on a majority vote of the regular, full-time faculty. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

    Interested candidates should provide a resume, letter of application, copies of unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Apply to:

    Dr. David Magolis, Search Committee Chair

    Journalism Positions AA# 27-3-41 and AA# 27-3-42

    Department of Mass Communications

    1210B MCHS Building

    Bloomsburg University of PA

    400 East Second Street

    Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until positions are filled. Online applications are welcome. Email to masscommsearch@bloomu.edu. Completing the searches are contingent upon available funding. The University encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO employer.

    Application Information
    Postal Address:

    Dr. David Magolis, Search Committee Chair,
    Department of Mass Communications
    1210B MCHS Building

    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    400 East Second St.
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815

    My question is the
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Bloomsburg also isn't the spot to draw a lot of folks with PhDs. Sound like it's written to hire someone specific.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I'll take someone who's worked in the business for 25 years over someone who written a few features and has a doctorate.

    Every. Day. Of. The. Year.
  4. You have little understanding of what is needed to earn a doctorate. I doubt anyone who has a doctorate or is ABD will apply based listing the ad here. In the unlikely event someone will apply, beware several PASSHE universities are in layoff mode.

    Bloomsburg also does not have a journalism program. It is a mass communications program.
  5. RonClements

    RonClements Well-Known Member

    Yep. Worst professor I had in college was a 28-year-old doctorate who had like one year of actual work experience. The class was video field production.
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