Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700139
Working Title Adjunct Assistant Professor
Advertised Employing Department Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Appointment Type Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date Fall 2017
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 05/15/2020, with the possibility of renewal
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University seeks a candidate passionate about the First Amendment. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in industry and in higher education.

The Greenlee School has been a leader on First Amendment issues for the past 15 years and has sponsored several national First Amendment workshops, including programs at national conventions of the College Media Association and the Associated Collegiate Press and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

The successful candidate will chair the First Amendment Committee and coordinate the annual First Amendment celebrations, including outreach to external audiences, workshops on how to teach the First Amendment, and host their own First Amendment celebrations. In addition, this individual will also coordinate periodic First Amendment seminars/workshops throughout the academic year and complete a formal evaluation of the school’s First Amendment programming. This position also includes teaching based on the needs of the school and the candidate’s expertise.

Adherence to programmatic goals and curriculum objectives is required, as the school is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Required Education and Experience

- Master’s degree in related field
- A minimum of five years of combined professional and/or teaching experience that demonstrates a focus on First Amendment topics

Preferred Education and Experience

- Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field
- Teaching experience in higher education
- Professional experience in a related field
- Experience with event and/or workshop development
- Experience in committee leadership, advising, or mentoring

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication has a dynamic ACEJMC-accredited undergraduate program and a strong master’s program. The school has undergraduate majors in journalism and mass communication, advertising, and public relations. Additional information about the school is available at

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Michael Dahlstrom
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Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Statement about your Vision for First Amendment Education. Please attach as “Other Document(s) 1”.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or toll-free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 09/07/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Adjunct Assistant Professor - 1710
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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    • ISU Employee
    • Website
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  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other Document(s) 1
Optional Documents