Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Media Production and Broadcast

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Harrisburg
School of Humanities


The School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg is accepting applications for a non-tenure line Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Media Production and Broadcast to start August 2020. The program seeks candidates with teaching and research expertise in media production studies, media in popular culture, broadcast, and sports journalism. Teaching assignments will include general education courses for first-year students (including mass media and society, cinema art, and/or graphic design) in addition to Communication`s program media production courses such as new media production, multimedia journalism production, sports broadcasting, radio reporting, etc. In addition the candidate will supervise student media production practicums: podcasting, streaming media and/or live-to-tape studio production. The minimum educational credential required for the applicant is a M.A. in Communication, or a related field, with an emphasis on media production and broadcast. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or Communication with a focus on media production or broadcasting are preferred. Degree must be completed by the time of application. This is a fixed-term, non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of reappointment. Full-time faculty normally teach four courses per semester. The successful candidate will have college teaching experience, media­ industry production experience, and a commitment to university service and public outreach. Previous experience in advising and mentoring students is preferred. A familiarity with a wide range of media production practices and tools is required. For additional information about the Communications programs, see https://harrisburg.psu.edu/humanities/communications Penn State Harrisburg celebrates diversity in all its forms: racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, gender identity, ableness, etc., and enjoys a highly diverse student population. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds to continue to enrich our multicultural, global community. Penn State Harrisburg is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of The Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Harrisburg`s expanding and multicultural campus is located in Middletown, PA and is a student-centered campus of approximately 5,000 students and is located in Pennsylvania`s state capital region near the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. It is within a two to three­ hour drive to metropolitan areas such as Baltimore (MD), Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia (PA). Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.harrisburg.psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates must electronically submit a cover letter that includes a brief teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references with names and contact information (phone, email), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088