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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Posting Number 2017_00400F
Posting Type
Working Title Academic Professional
Title Code 77815
Retirement Plan
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Journalism in the Grady College at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position, to begin January 2018.

Academic Professional salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The person hired for this position will teach two courses per semester and serve as managing editor of a multimedia website that showcases Grady students’ best work. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of courses, which may include multi-platform journalism, photo/video skills, graphics or other topics of interest. The successful candidate will oversee the production of digital content from the Department of Journalism’s advanced and capstone courses. This includes facilitating student and faculty workflow and distribution of editorial content for the online news site. The person hired for this position also will plan and execute the Grady College’s annual summer Management Seminar for College News Editors.

Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position go to Questions may be address to: Professor Welch Suggs, Journalism Search Committee Chair, at

The Grady College celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is home to the Peabody Awards and the National Press Photographers Association. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Grady College also confers doctoral and master’s degrees. Learn more about the Department of Journalism and the Grady College at Athens, the home of UGA, is consistently rated as one the nation’s best college towns. The University of Georgia is a land grant/sea institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. More information about UGA is available at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in journalism or a related field is required. Candidates with a master’s degree must document exceptional accomplishments in journalism or related media and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire. A minimum of five years of full-time industry experience required, as well as excellent writing, reporting and content-editing skills. A minimum of two years of teaching experience or significant mentoring experience required, in addition to familiarity and ease with a variety of digital news tools, including social media and basic website design. A strong candidate for this position also will have the ability to plan and coordinate student and professional training programs, and to work collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues in a complex, fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

An MFA degree or a PhD in journalism or related field preferred.

Degree Level
Posting Date 07/28/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents