Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Journalism

  • Job Description:
    The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks a talented and curious multi-disciplinary design evangelist, a proven professional with a burning desire to teach. Someone who'll open the eyes of our students across the curriculum to the possibilities and responsibilities of great design. Both in theory and hands-on experiences. Someone who teaches from the heart, inspires a culture of aesthetics, who can nurture critical thinkers adept in the application of essential design skills and principles. Professional experience should include a design background in a variety of media, including online. We also will look for demonstrated ability to teach, either through recognition for mentoring or formal teaching. The position is for a one or (optionally) two-year appointment. A search is anticipated the following year (F-2013) for a tenure-track position to begin F-2014, and the candidate selected to fill the initial position will be invited to apply. The Reynolds School of Journalism is located in northern Nevada on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, within sight of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our campus is a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. To learn more about us, why we think northern Nevada is a beautiful place to live and why the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism is an intellectually exciting place to work, visit journalism.unr.edu and www.unr.edu.
  • Position: Other
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • City: Other
  • Region: West Coast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: The Reynolds School is highly regarded within the university, within the community, within the professional media community of Nevada and around the country. Members of the faculty serve in important roles on university committees, interact with media professionals throughout the state, and are active in national organizations such as the AEJMC, PRSA, RTNDA and SPJ. The school serves as the venue for a variety of professional training programs. The Reynolds School of Journalism program has a tradition of strong professional orientation with an emphasis on hands-on skills training. Many professors have worked in journalistic fields, from broadcast to public relations. Many continue to be active in these pursuits. Instruction emphasizes professional skills and students are required to complete internships in their chosen journalistic fields. This department founded the first chapter of Sigma Delta Chi (Society for Professional Journalists) in Nevada, as well as the Nevada State Press Association, the Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (and PRSSA), and the nation’s ninth chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national journalism honor society. The Reynolds School of Journalism boasts six Pulitzer Prize winning graduates. Our students continue to win national competitions in the areas of advertising, photo and print journalism, among others. Enrollment at the school has grown steadily, with approximately 500 undergraduate majors and minors, and eight master degree students.
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Company: Reynolds School of Journalism
  • Contact Address: 1664 N. Virginia St. Mail Stop 0310 Reno, NV 89557
  • Contact Email:jandrew@unr.edu
  • Contact Name: Drew Johnson
  • How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/10562
  • Job Requirements: For a professional position, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and five years of professional experience with evidence of increasing levels of responsibility. Professional experience should include design experience in a variety of media, including online. We also will look for demonstrated ability to teach, either through recognition for mentoring or formal teaching. For future consideration on an academic tenure track, a master’s degree in a relevant field and five years of professional experience is required.
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