Assistant Instructor in Journalism

Michigan State University College of Communication Arts Sciences

United States

Assistant Instructor-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Journalism 10010494
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Fixed Term Academic Staff, 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Union

Position Summary

The School of Journalism at Michigan State University is seeking dynamic and engaging candidates for a part-time faculty position to teach a special topics course in sports play-by-play for television and radio. This is a part-time position occurring spring semester each year.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated professional expertise, as well as teaching experience. 

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Position is planned to recur every Spring Semester

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Journalism, Mass Communication, or relat

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, or related field
  • Demonstrable skills in area related to course content

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience is valued
  • At least five years of industry experience in sports play-by-play
  • Recognized or award-winning achievements in related areas of practice

Required Application Materials


Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Jeremy Steele, at

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Department Statement

The School of Journalism at Michigan State University is more than a century old but has crafted a reputation for innovation and creativity. Our ACEJMC-accredited program has two undergraduate majors (Journalism and Digital Storytelling, each with multiple concentrations and minors), a masters program, and a shared doctoral program. More than 30 award-winning faculty serve nearly 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The J-School houses a state-of-the-art newsroom, the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and the new Center for Journalism Studies.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Nov 9, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 9, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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