Assistant Professor in Sports Media

Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma

Deadline March 01, 2014
Date Posted February 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Oklahoma State University

Assistant Professor in Sports Media
9-month Tenure-Track Position

Start date: Fall 2014


The School of Media & Strategic Communications invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in its Sports Media program.

The successful candidate will have an established research agenda in the field of sports media and should be able to teach in at least one, and preferably two, of the following areas within the Sports Media major: (1) Multimedia Journalism, (2) Sports Production, (3) Sports Information/Public Relations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach at the graduate level. Online teaching experience will be an asset. The candidate will be expected to supervise masters theses and serve on some departmental, college or university committees.


Application requirements
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or a doctoral degree in an appropriate field. ABDs will be considered so long as their terminal degree is successfully completed by the time of the appointment. Candidates who have an interest in diversity issues and have a strong multicultural background or international experience are encouraged to apply. An active agenda of scholarly research is required.  Candidates should have professional experience in an appropriate area, e.g. sports journalism, sports media production, sports PR, sports information, sports marketing, or sports social media. Knowledge of and experience with the new media environment also is required.


About the School of Media & Strategic Communications

The School of Media & Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University is nationally recognized for producing outstanding practitioners in all mass communication areas and has been continuously accredited by the ACEJMC since 1948. It is one of the largest programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the largest college at OSU. This appointment is part of a process to strengthen the sports media program and the research and scholarly abilities of the school, which will ultimately lead to a new a doctoral program. Faculty members represent a wide variety of research interests and provide a nurturing environment for new faculty.


 About the Sports Media program

The Oklahoma State University undergraduate Sports Media program is the largest of its kind in the United States with more than 165 stand-alone majors in its three specializations and growing rapidly. The Oklahoma State University chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) won the national organization's first ever Student Chapter of the Year award in 2013, while the Sports Media Club has more than 120 members. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to fill an advising role for these clubs. Each of the program's current faculty members possesses extensive practitioner experience in sports media and a research focus in the field. Students have the opportunity to garner professional and student media experience covering or working for major sports organizations, such as Oklahoma State athletics, the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN, Fox Sports, the state's major television networks, and newspapers and online news media. Most of the state's major sports media outlets have hired Oklahoma State students full-time or as interns in recent years.


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. It has more than 22,000 students on three campuses and more than 1,500 faculty members.  


Application procedure

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by this date; however, applications will be accepted until the search is complete. To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: 


Chair, Assistant Professor of Sports Media Search Committee

School of Media and Strategic Communications

206 Paul Miller Building

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 74078-4053


Applications also may be submitted as email attachments to If you wish to learn more information about this position, please email the chair of the search committee at


Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

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