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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Applicants sought for visiting faculty position

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks applications from accomplished first-rate news professionals who would like to join us at Kansas State University as our R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair. It is a nine-month, academic-year appointment renewable annually for up to five years.

R.M. Seaton, the late editor and publisher of the Coffeyville (Kansas) Journal, established the chair in 1981 to attract top news professionals with substantive careers “who will help link the newsroom and the classroom to effectively educate future journalists.”

Responsibilities:
1. Teach about three courses per semester
2. Engage in school, university and community-service activities as well as a program of service and outreach involving media professionals and media organizations
3. Engage in professional and creative work
4. Maintain a strong public voice on journalism issues of the day

Required qualifications:
1. A bachelor’s degree
2. Relevant journalistic experience
3. Experience in multimedia journalism, visual or documentary storytelling, or photojournalism
4. Evidence of engagement in current journalism industry issues
5. Evidence of engagement in networking and community outreach activities

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A graduate degree
2. At least 10 years of journalistic experience
3. Prior experience teaching college-level classes
4. Evidence of a strong commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Salary range begins at mid-$60,000 for a nine-month appointment. Applications are due by Jan. 16, 2015. Interviews will begin in February. The appointment begins in August 2015.

Send resume; a statement outlining teaching philosophy and professional goals; names and contact information for three references; and any additional materials, including online links, that are related to teaching and professional productivity.

Applications and other materials can be submitted to jmcjobs@k-state.edu (PDF files preferred) or mailed to:

Bonnie Bressers
Chairperson, Seaton Chair Search Committee
A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Kansas State University
105 Kedzie Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1501

bressers@ksu.edu
785-532-3950

The Miller School: The program, which began in 1910, is one of the oldest programs of its type in the nation. The school has 625 students in three sequences — Journalism and Digital Media, Public Relations and Advertising — and 35 students in a master’s degree program. Award-winning student-operated media outlets on campus include The Collegian, the ninth-largest daily newspaper in the state, KSDB-FM, the state’s longest-running FM radio station, and KKSU-LP TV, a low-power television station serving the Manhattan community. The School’s students also produce an annual magazine for alumni and friends of the School and operate the PR agency, Take Flight. The School is accredited by The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
See the Miller School’s website at jmc.ksu.edu for more information.

Kansas State University: The university was founded in 1863 as one of the first land-grant universities. K-State is located in Manhattan, Kansas, about 120 miles west of Kansas City. The student population totals nearly 25,000. K-State is the first in the nation among state-supported schools in Rhodes, Truman, Marshall and Goldwater scholarships. The university’s athletic teams compete in the Big 12 Conference.

See the Kansas State University website at www.ksu.edu for more information.

Manhattan: The city has a permanent population of more than 56,000. Manhattan is the county seat for Riley County and the retail center for a three-county region. Manhattan will be the site of the new federal National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, a state-of-the-art biocontainment facility for the study of foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health. Manhattan is in the middle of the scenic Flint Hills of north central Kansas. The city boosts a remarkably high quality of life, including a variety of arts programs, an abundance of parks, many sports and recreation facilities, shopping opportunities and the KSU-focused Aggieville business district. The public school system is considered one of the best in a state that puts a premium on public education. The cost of living is considered very reasonable.

See websites at www.manhattan.org and at www.themercury.com/Community for more information.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required.