Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, is the second-largest Catholic university in New England. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its "Best 378 Colleges: 2014" and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best regional universities in the north in its "America's Best Colleges" publication, making it one of the top New England liberal arts colleges. Over 6,400 students are enrolled in its five colleges: College of Arts & Sciences; College of Health Professions; the NCATE accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education, the AACSB-accredited John F. Welch College of Business, and University College.
The College of Arts and Sciences Communication and Media Studies Department (CMS) has initiated a search for a full time Instructor of Sports Media and Communication to teach in the Sports Communication and Media (SCM) graduate program and serve as the SCM professional development coordinator.
The Sports Communication and Media graduate program is specifically designed from a humanities tradition to showcase multimedia production and capitalize on Sacred Heart University’s ideal geographic location in the heart of the US sports media industry. Students will receive intensive training in the art and craft of digital storytelling across multiple media platforms from traditional television to contemporary social media as they move through a program designed to produce responsible and participatory citizens with well-developed critical thinking skills. Thus, students who move through the Sports Communication and Media graduate program will acquire the knowledge and technical skills to pursue careers in the digital world of athletic communications and sports broadcasting, as they develop a theoretical, aesthetic, and historical understanding of the professional communication field of sports media.
The position requires the teaching of sports communication and journalism courses as well as the supervision of the SCM internship program and the development and management of the SCM professional development program. To fulfill these responsibilities, the instructor will receive one course-release per year to fulfill the duties of the SCM professional development coordinator. The successful candidate will have taught previously at the college/university level, have experience working with students and media companies developing internship programs and locating internships, and have extensive experience in professional sports media production.
Applicants should submit C.V. and cover letter via email to Dr. Andrew Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions. We are looking for individuals who value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students. Sacred Heart University is an equal opportunity employer.