Assistant Lecturer of Journalism

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7104606 (Ref.No. BSU31931)
Posted: July 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication has a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track Assistant Lecturer position available August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching journalism writing, reporting, and editing, as well as student project management, and partnership development. The position supports Inform Muncie, a proof-of-concept newsletter and news website, launched in Spring 2021, which targets the under-recognized and untold stories of Muncie.

The ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Communication at Ball State University (BSU) offers undergraduate majors in strategic communication: advertising; strategic communication: public relations; media design and development; journalism education; and journalism with concentrations in photographic storytelling, magazine media, mass communication, and news writing & reporting, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The Holden Strategic Communication Center is the state-of-the-art home to the School’s student agency, McKinley Ave. The agency works in cooperation with BSU student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), and Byte (online entertainment magazine), which are housed in the Unified Media Lab. The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development is the School’s interdisciplinary storytelling lab that combines human-computer interaction, usability and user experience, design thinking, and transmedia storytelling to develop innovative strategic communication projects. Faculty research interdisciplinary topics in usability and user experience, virtual and augmented reality, mass communication, and storytelling both individually and cooperatively utilizing wide-ranging methods including eye-tracking and psychophysiology in the School’s Unified Research Lab.

Job Function:

The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication has a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track Assistant Lecturer position available August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching journalism writing, reporting, and editing, as well as student project management, and partnership development. The position supports Inform Muncie, a proof-of-concept newsletter and news website, launched in Spring 2021, which targets the under-recognized and untold stories of Muncie.

Minimum Experience:

Master’s degree in journalism or related field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Experience:

Ph.D. in journalism or related field from an accredited institution with a certification in project management and at least one year of part-time or full-time professional experience in journalism.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.