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Faculty Associate - Phoenix

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication


Downtown Phoenix

Open Date

Sep 14, 2023


The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for the part-time position of Faculty Associate. The Cronkite School seeks to establish a qualified pool of applicants to teach a variety of courses (immersion and online) in our undergraduate journalism and sports journalism programs.

Faculty Associates are one semester, non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure implications, not to exceed an average of .40 FTE (two courses) per semester. The number of courses is contingent upon unit needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.

Faculty Associates may support a variety of courses in the various programs' face-to-face, hybrid, or fully-online environments. Faculty associate applicants will be qualified to fill specialized teaching positions in topical areas of:

  • News writing and reporting
  • Sports reporting
  • Multimedia reporting
  • Television reporting
  • Bilingual reporting
  • Business reporting
  • Investigative reporting
  • Journalism ethics
  • Videography
  • Photojournalism
  • Podcasting
  • Graphic design
  • Long-form and magazine writing
  • Newscast production
  • Media literacy
  • Digital strategy
  • Social media (organic)
  • Social media (paid campaigns)
  • SEO
  • Paid search (keyword research and search campaign strategy)
  • Audience analytics (site, app, social, search and email data)
  • Digital campaigns
  • Media analysis
  • Communication law
  • Content creation and editing with Adobe Creative Suite tools
  • Media entrepreneurship and business models
  • Media research methods
  • Social network research and analysis
  • Crisis communication
  • Branding
  • Strategic sports communication (e.g. team/league communications)

Essential Duties:

  • Teach courses to undergraduate students in person or online
  • Prepare syllabus, lectures, and class materials
  • Prepare, administer and grade assignments
  • Administer written mid-term and/or final exams
  • Hold regular office hours


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in related fields, or equivalent industry experience
  • 6 years of industry experience OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and/or formal professional training experience
  • Expertise in the following content areas: digital media, broadcast news, investigative reporting, sports reporting, or Spanish-language news

Application Instructions

The initial application deadline is October 6, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received as teaching opportunities become available. Applicants must apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/132300

Complete application materials must contain the following items:

  • A statement no more than three pages, which includes the following:
    • Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications.
    • Your preferred teaching availability days and times.
  • Current curriculum vitae/professional resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, organization, position title, email and phone number)

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. The school, which was named in Cronkite’s honor in 1984, prepares the next generation of journalists in both the time-honored fundamentals embraced by Cronkite and the multimedia skills necessary to thrive as journalists in the digital age. Housed in a $71 million state-of-the-art media complex in downtown Phoenix, the school has been featured in The New York Times and The Times of London as a leader in 21st century journalism education. It is the home of Arizona PBS, the Carnegie-Knight News 21 initiative and the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The Cronkite School offers 10 professional programs, including a nightly television news broadcast, digital news bureaus in Washington and Phoenix, sports bureaus in Los Angeles and Phoenix, a strategic public relations agency, an entrepreneurial digital innovation lab, a digital production bureau, a business bureau and a newsgathering and civic journalism bureau.