logo

Job Opportunities

Department of Journalism
Instructor, nonrenewable

Details: The Department of Journalism and Public Relations in the School of Media and Communications at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a full-time, academic year, nonrenewable instructor position to begin August 2015. The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience producing journalistic content for multiple platforms and the ability to teach students the technologies necessary to succeed in a converged media environment. He or she must have the ability to teach core journalism skills classes. The preferred candidate will have the expertise to teach multimedia reporting classes and/or web design and data visualization and possess one or more of the following:

·      familiarity with strategies needed to produce online news content, including a working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization and the use of web and social media analytics;

·      expertise in multimedia storytelling on mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms and the ability to teach students multimedia content development using tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Audacity;

·      the ability to teach strategies for collecting and visualizing data including the development of interactive graphics;

·      knowledge of and proficiency in web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript;

·      a working knowledge of online content management systems such as WordPress.

Additionally, experience teaching law, diversity, feature writing, or still photography classes would be a plus.

Qualifications: Successful applicants must have master’s degree in journalism or a related field. The preferred applicant will have university teaching experience, professional journalism experience, and an interest in professional community involvement.  

Application: The application cover letter and CV (including references names and contact information) must be received by March 11, 2015, and may be sent on paper or electronically as a Word document or pdf to crosend@bgsu.edu.  Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Carman Kinney, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233. Inquiries can be made of Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Chair of the Search Committee, at kabrads@bgsu.edu.


English Department
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer

Details: Fiction Writing.  Distinguished Visiting Writer.  The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2016; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses.  Salary: competitive. See our website for a fuller description of the position.   

Qualifications: MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment;  at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation and evidence of outstanding teaching.

Application: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions of each, and 1-2 sample undergraduate and graduate syllabi to Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date of employment for this position is January 2016. Application deadline: Postmarked by March 16, 2015.


Department of Journalism and Public Relations
School of Media and Communications
Assistant Professor

Details: The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2016.  We continue developing and implementing coursework to respond to industry demands and the state’s desire for graduates who are skilled in converged media technology and new media journalistic content production. We seek a visionary colleague who can contribute to these efforts and bring imaginative approaches to teaching and research. He or she should approach teaching and research with a focus on the vital issues of the day concerning the evolution of journalism. We desire to attract candidates who are studying emerging media and its relationship to journalism, citizenship, and public affairs.

The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience producing journalistic content for multiple platforms and the ability to teach students the technologies necessary to succeed in a converged media environment. He or she must have the ability and enthusiasm to teach core journalism skills classes. He or she will have the expertise to teach multimedia reporting classes and/or web design and data visualization. The candidate will be familiar with strategies needed to produce online news content use of web and the use of media analytics for mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. Familiarity with the full range of Adobe products is desirable.

Additionally, experience teaching law, diversity, feature writing, or still photography classes would be a plus.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for the position must have Ph.D. in journalism or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The preferred candidate will have university teaching experience, professional journalism experience, and an interest in professional community involvement.

Application: A completed application must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation. The application cover letter and CV (including references names and contact information) must be received by September 15, 2015, and may be sent on paper or electronically as a Word document or pdf to crosend@bgsu.edu.  Recommendation letters must be on paper and received September 15, 2015. Finalists must provide transcript evidence of highest degree. Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Carman Kinney, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233. Inquiries can be made of Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Chair of the Search Committee, at kabrads@bgsu.edu.  


BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.