Assistant Professional Practice Professor/Radio News Director

Missouri School of Journalism in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 23, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Professional Practice Professor/Radio News Director


The Missouri School of Journalism (University of Missouri-Columbia) seeks applications for an assistant professional practice professor specializing in radio news.  This faculty member will serve as news director of KBIA-an Edward R. Murrow national awardwinning radio station and a working laboratory for students of The Missouri School of Journalism. 


Responsibilities include classroom teaching, faculty committee assignments and service to the profession of radio journalism.  In addition, the faculty news director will direct planning, supervising and producing news programming for radio broadcast, including in-depth and long form reports, as well as public affairs programming. This faculty news director position has significant responsibility for the multimedia news website.   Duties include developing and maintaining contacts with community leaders in the development, coordination, and implementation of news and public affairs programming, planning and producing promotional announcements for upcoming news and public affairs reports and training Missouri School of Journalism students, including lectures/classes.  A Bachelors degree is necessary.  Two to three years of experience in public radio news broadcasting, interviewing and production is necessary.  The position carries an academic rank of Assistant Professional Practice (non-tenure track).


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


To apply, please visit to access the online application system.  Required application materials include a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a resume, and a link to audio examples, including feature reporting. The job opening ID is 13888.  E-mail questions to Kent S. Collins, Chair of the Radio-Television Journalism faculty at


The University of Missouri-Columbia is committed to cultural diversity and expects candidates to share in this commitment. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.