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Lecturer in Journalism and Creative Media

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Indianapolis
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Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media
College of Communication, Butler University
Lecturer in Journalism and Creative Media

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for a nine-month renewable Lecturer in Journalism and Creative Media with an expected start date of August 2024. Lecturers typically teach four courses per semester. The successful candidate will primarily teach classes in the university core curriculum that contribute to requirements in the First-Year Seminar and in Global and Historical Studies. There will also be an opportunity to teach 1-3 courses per year in one or more of the following programs in the SJCM: Journalism, Sports Media, Esports Communication, Music Industry Studies, and/or Creative Media and Entertainment.

About the First-Year Seminar at Butler University:

Butler’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to the interactive classroom by providing a venue for self-discovery within a supportive community. Faculty members with expertise from disciplines across the university offer seminars on more than 40 different topics, and teach the class in a way that emphasizes developing college-level writing. The Lecturer will have the opportunity to develop a seminar based on their area of interest. See for more information about FYS.

About the Global Historical Studies Requirement at Butler University:

All Butler students are required to take two semesters of GHS during their time at Butler. Among other things, GHS seeks to help students recognize the role of human interactions in shaping diverse identities and inequalities; to develop knowledge about historical moments, peoples, and places; and to appreciate the relationship between the past and the present. The Lecturer will be expected to teach in one or more of 12 existing courses. See for descriptions of these courses.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Creative Media, Media Studies, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching first-year students
  • Excellent written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Ph.D. in Journalism, Creative Media, Media Studies, or a related field
  • Successful experience in one or more of the following:
    • working collaboratively with others (e.g., committee service, being part of a production team, co-teaching)
    • working independently (e.g., solo-authored published work, course development)
    • teaching and working with individuals of socially/culturally diverse communities
  • Expressed desire to teach one or more of the topics listed above
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching advanced undergraduate courses
  • Coursework or publications in global and historical issues
  • Experience building courses
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills

To apply, candidates must submit: 

  1. A letter of application outlining courses the candidate is interested in teaching, qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and experience with/commitment to teaching a diverse student body
  2. Curriculum vitae 
  3. Current teaching evaluations (if available) 
  4. Contact information for three references

For questions, please contact search chair Dr. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh at Review of applications will begin October 9, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.  


About the University and the College of Communication: Founded by abolitionist Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university consisting of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Lacy School of Business, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Jordan College of the Arts, and College of Communication. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries. Ranked #1 in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report and recognized for ”best undergraduate teaching” and ”most innovative schools,” Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center of the state ( 

The College of Communication enrolls approximately 550 students across its 8 majors and online graduate program in Strategic Communication. Butler offers generous financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at


Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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