EXPECTATIONS AND SALARY:
Lecturers will be based at our Lubbock campus and may teach online, terrestrial, or hybrid courses as part of load of 8 organized courses per academic year (a typical 4-4 load). Lecturers in the College of Media & Communication are compensated at a rate of $55,000 per academic year, plus benefits.
Although summer teaching is not guaranteed, it can be requested, and, when available, would warrant additional compensation. This is an annually renewable position subject to the discretion of the successful candidate’s direct supervisor. Lecturers may apply and be reviewed for continuing appointment and promotion to Senior Lecturer after six consecutive years of continuous full-time employment.
COLLEGE OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION:
The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at Texas Tech University serves approximately 2,300 undergraduate majors in five departments, 300 MA students in three programs, and 35 Ph.D. students. Its enrollment and credit hours offered have grown consistently for the last seven years. CoMC is the #1 Rated Research Unit the TTU system per the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking). Its private and state grants initiatives have skyrocketed in recent years, achieving its 2025 grants goals in Fall 2020. It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media research center expands. CoMC metrics for retention of students and efficiency of graduation lead Texas Tech in many categories. The college is proud that Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine recently ranked it 19th nationally for graduating Hispanic/Latinx students and individuals and teams in the college have won awards for their dedication to diversity and inclusion (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/diversity/). Junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect this ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, science/health, gaming/AI, leadership, interpersonal/organizational, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods. The College’s Center for Communication Research offers state-of-the-art facilities for studying audience responses to media messages (www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/). The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication studies and offers programs in Hispanic and international/intercultural communication (comc.ttu.edu/research/hihic).
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY:
Texas Tech University is a public research university with an enrollment of over 35,000. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas and is the state’s only campus with an adjoining research university, law school, and medical school. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries. Texas Tech University was recently designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and Texas Tech’s current Quality Enhancement Plan is "Bear Our Banners Far and Wide: Communication in a Global Society" (www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications). Texas Tech University is recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University and is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference. The university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a vibrant city of over 250,000.
Candidates must have completed a master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in Journalism, Creative Media Industries, or a closely related field of study by the date of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of or potential for teaching excellence and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Successful candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
The successful applicant will demonstrate professional experience with writing, editing, and/or producing news, sports, and/or creative content for legacy, digital, or transmedia platforms, as well as the capacity to contribute to the successful delivery of the College of Media & Communication’s lower division core curriculum courses.
The ideal candidate will bring experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students, as well as a desire to effectively advise and mentor students outside the classroom.
The Lecturer would ideally hold a Ph.D. in a related field and have professional or teaching experiences that can speak to both the breadth of Media & Communication fields generally, while also being able to effectively specialize in teaching Journalism & Creative Media Industries courses.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online at www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the Requisition Number 24371BR. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement including the candidate’s philosophy toward pedagogy and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness, names of and contact information for at least three professional references, and official transcripts. Any questions can be directed to the search chair, Dr. Robert Peaslee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.
Please visit the college’s website for more information regarding the college at www.depts.ttu.edu/comc
SUMMARY:The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University, Department of Journalism & Creative Media Industries is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer to assist with the teaching missions of the College and Department.The Lecturer will join a growing department overseeing undergraduate degree programs in Journalism and Creative Media Industries, preparing students to enter fields such as multimedia journalism, film/television, interactive media, photography, and radio/broadcasting, among many others.