Visiting Professor & Welch Bridgewater Endowed Chair in Sports Media

Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 26, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

INVITATION TO APPLY

THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, STILLWATER, INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A NINE-MONTH POSITION OF DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSOR AND WELCH-BRIDGEWATER ENDOWED CHAIR IN SPORTS MEDIA.

The position:

The School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater seeks qualified applicants for the position of distinguished visiting professor and Welch-Bridgewater Endowed Chair in Sports Media for the 2012-2013 academic year. Oklahoma State University is a Division I university leading the way in offering an undergraduate degree in sports media. The distinguished chair will have some teaching responsibilities but also will conduct workshops and give guest lectures during the nine-month appointment period. The position is well remunerated and carries a budget for travel and research. This is an ideal position for an established international scholar who wishes to teach in the United States for two semesters; however, scholars in the U.S. who wish to devote the year to a special focus on sports media research also are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application requirements:

Applicants must hold a terminal degree and preferably have professional experience in sports journalism. The successful candidate will have the ability to conduct research in sports media and teach courses in sports journalism and make an important contribution to developing the undergraduate sports degree and sports research at the school during the nine-month visiting period. 

About the School of Media and Strategic Communications:

The School is nationally recognized for producing outstanding practitioners in all mass communication areas and has been continuously accredited by the ACEJMC since the 1940s. Our students are actively involved in producing sports media content and assisting in live sports productions with all the major networks. The School of Media and Strategic Communications is the largest program in the College of Arts & Sciences, the largest college at OSU. This is the second endowed chair the School has established recently, joining the Peggy Welch Chair in Strategic Communication.

About Oklahoma State University:

OSU is a research-oriented, land grant institution dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge central to a liberal education for all students. Additionally, the 22,000-plus students and more than 1,500 faculty are known for their loyalty to and enthusiasm for all OSU sports teams, creating an environment that is conducive to research and teaching in sport and the media. OSU competes in the Big 12 Conference and also offers many opportunities for professional liaison.

Application procedure:

Applications received by May 15, 2012, will be fully considered, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, a statement of vision for the professorship, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

 

Chair

Visiting Professor and Welch-Bridgewater Chair Search Committee

School of Media and Strategic Communications

206 Paul Miller Building

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 74078-4053

 

Applications also may be submitted to melissa.powers@okstate.edu.

 

If you wish to have more information about this position, please email the director of the school at derina.holtzhausen@okstate.edu.

 

Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.