Morgantown, West Virginia
Oct 13, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
Full Time

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks a dynamic and innovative Visiting Assistant Professor for its newly developed Sports and Adventure Media Major. This position has a start date of August 2018 with the opportunity to start earlier in 2018.  

The ideal candidate for this position will have national or major market industry experience in sports journalism, with an emphasis in video production and digital and social media. Candidates must have a master’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies, Communications or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree combined with significant, specialized and relevant industry experience. Collegiate-level teaching experience is a plus.

This position will teach undergraduate courses in sports media, and specifically in sports video reporting and producing. This position will assist in curriculum development for the new major and help students secure valuable internship experiences.

To apply for this position: Upload an application, resume, cover letter, list of three references and, if applicable, teaching philosophy and/or an online teaching portfolio URL to:  

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until Dec. 15, 2017.

The WVU Reed College of Media is an ACEJMC-accredited program with more than 1,200 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university has approximately 30,000 students and is located in Morgantown, WV, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, and a three-hour drive to Washington, DC. WVU is a member of the NCAA Division 1 and has been in the Big 12 Conference since 2012. WVU sports play a vibrant role in Morgantown and outdoor adventure sports recreation abounds in West Virginia, including some of the East’s best rock climbing and whitewater rafting, just minutes from Morgantown.

For additional information about the Reed College of Media, please see

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Search Committee Chair Emily Corio at

WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The university is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.