Lecturer, Photojournalism/Documengtary Studies
Northern Arizona University School of Communication - Arizona

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Position: Communication, Lecturer, Photojournalism/Documentary Studies Vacancy Number: 559187 Department: Northern Arizona University School of Communication Status: Full-Time, Regular Location: Flagstaff
Special Information
This is a full-time Lecturer position beginning August 2012.
Application Procedure
Please send a detailed letter of application explaining your interest in the position, how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications and providing details regarding your professional experience, educational background, teaching experience, creative activity, and your commitment to working in a diverse university community. In addition, please submit a current vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of five references with mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. A portfolio of approximately 30 entries including a complete photographic essay on a CD, DVD and or a website. Images must be formatted as jpegs and be no larger than 1200 pixels in any one dimension at 72 dpi. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you wish to have your disc returned to you. The review committee may also request samples of course syllabi and official graduate transcripts at a later date. Please send all materials to: Dr. Brant Short/Photojournalism Search Committee Chair, School of Communication, P.O. Box 5619, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5619.
Job Description
The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with training and experience in the practices and techniques of photojournalism and documentary studies. This is a special opportunity for someone who is imaginative, creative, possesses professional still photographic experience, and has an active commitment to teaching and scholarship/creative activity. The new faculty member will contribute to our existing undergraduate curriculum in photography, and will develop and teach new courses directed toward the practices of storytelling through multimedia and print photography. We seek a faculty member who has professional experience and has a background in current techniques and applications of photojournalism/documentary work in multimedia. In addition, we desire individuals with an active interest in preparation for accomplishing creative work. School of Communication lecturers typically teach four courses per semester; have responsibilities in advising and mentoring; engage in creative activity; and contribute service to the School, University, and the discipline. This position begins August 2012.
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree completed by August 15, 2012. Professional experience in photojournalism and/or documentary work. Candidates must have a commitment to working with a diverse university community.
Preferred Qualifications
MA in Journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism or MFA in photography or closely related field to photojournalism and documentary studies. College or university level teaching experience. Two or more years of professional experience in photojournalism and/or documentary work. National or international reputation in photojournalism and/or documentary. Exhibition and/or publication record in photojournalism and/or documentary. Demonstrable proficiency in Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite software including Adobe Lightroom software and other visual/audio editing softwares. DSLR Video and audio journalism/multimedia a plus. The ability to contribute broadly to the delivery and development of an undergraduate photography and photojournalism/documentary studies curriculum.
General Information
The School of Communication is located in a state-of-the-art facility that includes four computer photo imaging labs, a student media center, editing bays, television broadcast studios and computerized classrooms and seminar rooms. The School of Communication labs are a Macintosh OS environment. Please visit our website at http://www.nau.edu/sbs/communication .
Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 25,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at more than 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 65,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
Note: There may be summer teaching opportunities available in the School of Communication.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline
This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin June 27, 2012.
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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