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Faculty - Literature, Journalism, Writing and Language
Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CA
Location: San Diego, California
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition
PLNU is a Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition, offering quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. We provide higher education in a vibrant Christian environment where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service is an expression of faith. PLNU is an institution that is committed to reflecting the rich diversity of God's kingdom. We therefore encourage applications from culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled and/or demonstrating great potential in the practice of teaching and scholarship.
Point Loma Nazarene University's Multimedia Journalism Program invites applicants for a tenure-track position in journalism, with an expected start in Fall 2024. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate courses in the multimedia journalism major and minor. The journalism program is part of a larger Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, Languages and Environmental Studies. The focus in the multimedia journalism program is on storytelling at all levels -- from social media to long-form.
Job Status: Full time
Job Description: Benefits: We are pleased to offer attractive benefits and resources. This includes benefits such as health, dental, tuition benefits for employees and dependents, and competitive retirement matching. There also may be opportunities for university assistance with the cost of housing in Southern California. In addition, we have many opportunities to engage with our community including faculty chapel, weekly faculty lunches and a robust wellness program.
Salary: PLNU pays its faculty using a payscale based on experience and academic rank. Faculty salaries using this scale for a 2-semester appointment range from $69,630 to $113,916. The actual salary will be based on the experience, rank, and appointment term of the candidate selected to fill this position.
We are seeking innovative teachers/practitioners who have expertise in areas such as data, broadcast, and multimedia journalism. We seek candidates who have experience in practicing journalism in the field and teaching journalism. Experience in environmental journalism is a bonus. In addition to teaching and research, the appointee must contribute to the life of the university through service, advising and mentoring students, and helping advance strategic efforts at the department, school and university levels. In addition to journalism courses, the appointee may (according to background and interests) also teach courses in our school's Communication Studies department related to its digital and broadcast media program, courses in the Environmental Studies program, as well as courses in first-year composition.
Professional Qualifications: • Education: An MA degree is the minimum requirement with experience in journalism, Ph.D. preferred. The position requires both a teaching and research/publishing commitment. • Experience: The position requires a commitment to developing and maintaining teaching excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from members of under-represented groups and all who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the university's teaching and research mission. • Philosophical: Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education and a desire to work in a Christian university. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination. Personal: Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement. In addition, faculty agree to live in agreement with PLNU's Community Life Covenant.
A typical load includes 24 units of teaching per year.
Responsibilities: • Teach 24 units annually. • Conduct scholarly research, and/or pursue one's own journalistic practice, with the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students. • Advise students. • Participate in departmental activities and governance. • Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties. • Off-campus community engagement. Engage with local community.
When beginning your application, be prepared to answer these questions and upload the following documents: • Curriculum Vitae • Cover Letter • Statement of Personal Faith • Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education • Provide names and contacts for 3 references, at least one professional contact who can speak to your teaching potential (references will only be contacted if you are advanced as a finalist candidate) • Unofficial Transcripts for highest degree completed • Those with experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
At PLNU, we believe in pursuing calling together. Deep and meaningful relationships between students, faculty, and staff is vital in nurturing our shared community and expressing God's love. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join us in empowering our students to reach their greatest personal, spiritual and professional potential. Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures
About Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.