Instructor or Lecturer, Mass Media

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Sciences

Classification Title:

Instructor or Lecturer, Mass Media

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in Mass Media, anticipated to begin August 2022.


The selected candidate will contribute to the missions in the Journalism and/or Media Production and Management programs through teaching at the undergraduate level and, depending on the highest degree attained, may teach at the graduate level and support the Film MFA degree by providing critiques, mentoring, and serving on graduate thesis committees.  The selected candidate will teach four courses per semester and participate in school and university service, including committee work.


NSCM is a student-centered school with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff.  NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community.  Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus.  The NSCM Journalism and Media Production and Management programs offer bachelor’s degrees with tracks in Digital News, Electronic News, Media Production and Media Management.  NSCM also has a robust partnership with WUCF Public Media, the public television, radio, and web outlet for Central Florida, and the Orlando Sentinel, the major metropolitan newspaper serving Central Florida.  For more information about the school and its programs, visit 


The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers.  The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success.  For more information, visit


UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation.  With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country.  The university offers more than 200-degree programs.  UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019.  For more information, visit


AA-College of Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication and Media

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Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in Journalism, Media Production, Film, Radio, Television, or a related Mass Communication field from an accredited institution is required by the time of hire.  In addition, the selected candidate will provide evidence of professional accomplishment in journalism and/or media production.  Candidates must also have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative educational environment with faculty, students, and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have at least one year of college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:  news reporting and writing, magazine/feature writing, news editing, news, sports or entertainment programming, media management, videography, studio production, lighting, editing, production management, audience analysis, media legalities, media ethics, or media history/cultural studies.  Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

(1)     A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.

(2)     A current curriculum vita (CV).

(3)     A list of three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).

(4)     A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach using different modes of delivery, including for online or large classes.

(5)     Links to preview work samples.


NOTE: When applying, please have all documents ready to upload at the same time.  Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.


Applicants will not be considered until all of the above materials are received and are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Please contact Ms. Debbie Doyle, search committee manager, with any questions about these positions at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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