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About the College of Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team. 

About UK

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

UK was recently ranked ranked one of America's Best Large Employers (#6) and ranked second nationally in the education category by Forbes Magazine. 

About Lexington

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events and a thriving dining scene. 

Open Positions

School of Journalism and Media
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Professional in Residence, a non-tenure track lecturer position, to serve a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, to teach three (3) courses per semester in video game design and development and esports. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.
Qualification and Responsibilities:
The School of Journalism and Media is seeking candidates for the position of esports/video game professional in residence to join a nationally ranked media and journalism program. This is a non-tenure-track, lecturer title series one year appointment with possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2024. Main responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in video game design and development and esports. The specialist will mentor and oversee esports groups and participate in event planning and the administration of esports tournaments and other programs at the UK campus. The hire is expected to collaborate with faculty and staff to identify, create and facilitate learning opportunities for students relating to video games and esports.
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of related and verifiable work experience in video game design and development and is required to hold a bachelor’s or master’s (preferred) degree from an accredited college or university.

School of Journalism and Media

Job Summary
The award-winning School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky seeks to hire an outstanding faculty member in the Media Arts and Studies (MAS) sequence. An active research program in a media studies-related area is required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses including but not limited to media policy and regulation and media research methods, as well as theoretical and practical courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The faculty member is also expected to contribute to the teaching of graduate courses at the master’s and doctoral levels.

In addition to a record of teaching excellence and scholarly work, professional experience is desired. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in communication, media, or a related field.Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability and desire to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and first generation students. This position is designed as an Open Rank, Regular Title Series, Tenure-track, 9-month assignment. Rank is commensurate with experience and scholarly record. Faculty in the Regular Title Series with an active scholarly program typically teach two courses per semester. The anticipated start is August 16, 2024.

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