Open Faculty/Staff Positions

Lecturer

Department of Journalism
College of Media

The Department of Journalism seeks applicants for a specialized (non-tenure track) position at the rank of Lecturer to lead our core courses in reporting and news writing, and to teach elective courses in one or more of the following specialties: sports, community, long-form or science and technology reporting. 

In addition to classroom teaching, specialized faculty members also work with master’s students in Journalism’s M.S. program, mentor undergraduate students, and participate in department, college and campus service activities and shared governance. Specialized faculty members also are encouraged to continue to produce their own professional work. 

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs more than 4,000 faculty members who serve almost 35,000 undergraduates and more than 20,000 graduate and professional students. As a member of the Big Ten conference athletic conference, the University is a vibrant sports community with many venues for publishing original content. The University also supports the growing field of Esports through both tournaments and academics. The College of Media is home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois; UI-7, the university’s cable channel; and CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom with a heavy emphasis on data journalism. The Department of Journalism will start offering an innovative flexible hybrid/ online M.S. program with a focus on science and technology beginning Fall 2023. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in journalism or a related field. Bachelor’s degrees will be considered if accompanied by significantly greater professional experience.
  • Three years of professional reporting experience on any medium or platform. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least five years of professional experience in journalism. 
  • Experience teaching and developing courses at the university level.
  • Ability to teach electives in sports, community, long-form or science and technology reporting.
  • Familiarity and ability to teach data journalism, or integrate it into other courses, is considered a plus.

           
Appointment Information
This is a full-time, renewable non-tenure track faculty position appointed on a 9-month service basis (fall and spring semesters). The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. Opportunities for summer salary also may be available. Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on February 28, 2023. Apply for this position at http://jobs.illinois.edu. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. To ensure full consideration, please include: cover letter addressing your interest in teaching reporting and writing, a current CV or resume, contact information for three professional references who can speak to your teaching and professional experience and expertise, a statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and service. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

About the Campus and Community
The university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (situated in Champaign County which has a total population 207,000 (est.) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://with.illinois.edu/advancement/living-in-c-u/ or https://www.champaigncounty.org/

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1015235
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


Academic Advisor 

College of Media
Student Services Center 

The College of Media is looking for an Academic Advisor who will be responsible for the advising of undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Media. The advisor will holistically support the personal, educational, and career development of Media students. The advisor will work with students from all four majors within the College of Media: Advertising, Computer Science + Advertising, Journalism, and Media & Cinema Studies. Undergraduate student advising is housed in the College of Media’s Student Services Center. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Academic Advising (80%) 

  • Serve as primary academic advisor for an advising caseload of 300+ students, including students from all departments within the College of Media. Meet with students to communicate degree requirements as well as College of Media and University policies. Practice a holistic, developmental advising approving and communicate support resources to students as well as provide information about study abroad, Registered Student Organizations, internships, community involvement, honors programming, and more. 

  • Monitor student progress toward degree and will be responsible for thorough record-keeping of all student contacts. 
  • Intentionally work with students placed on academic probation or having issues that are affecting academic progress. 
  • Coordinate information with Student Services Center (SSC) personnel and academic departments within the College of Media. 

Programming and Recruitment (15%) 

  • Oversee SSC initiatives for two areas including but not limited to programming around diversity, international students, transfer students (including Parkland Pathways), probation programming, James Scholar events, Meet Media welcome event, and other related initiatives –  
  • Assist with recruiting by meeting in-person with prospective and/or admitted students and families, working campus fairs such as Majors and Minors Fair, Orange and Blue Days, Illini Days, attending Mediapalooza, and similar events. 
  • Facilitate a section of MDIA 100, the College’s credit-bearing orientation course. 
  • May have opportunities to serve as student group advisor and to participate in domestic and international study trips. 
  • Assist with the facilitation of Media summer programming, such as summer camp, when necessary. 

Administrative Tasks (5%) 

  • Assist with responding to emails sent to the general SSC email account, as needed. 
  • Serve as the SSC liaison for one of the College’s academic departments and the associated major(s).  
  • Facilitate the administrative oversight and communications for some of the College’s minors and/or certificate programs. 
  • Collaborate with other SSC units such as Media Career Services and the James Scholar Program.  
  • Assist with the development and review of the variety of materials used by SSC. 
  • Serve as a committee member for student petitions. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Education
Required: Bachelor’s degree in media, communication, counseling, student personnel, education, or related field

Preferred: Master’s degree, preferably in higher education, media, liberal arts, or related field.

Experience
Required: Two years of experience in programs of assistance to students in higher education.

Preferred: University of Illinois advising experience; knowledge of College of Media and its majors; experience using Banner and u.Achieve degree audits (or similar) student record systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated ability to respond to concerns, motivations, and learning patterns of undergraduate students. 
  • Ability to work with computer database applications. 
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with culturally diverse groups. 
  • Exceptional communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. 
  • Possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Appointment Information 

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after January 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Application Procedures & Deadline Information 

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on January 13, 2023. Apply for this position at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler, dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability or veteran status and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu. 

 


Project Coordinator

College of Media
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois College of Media seeks a Project Coordinator to support professional development and outreach programs in the College of Media. This position will provide support for College programs and events, with the primary responsibility of preparing for and hosting the annual Ebertfest film festival.

In the College of Media, diversity is considered a valued resource. Therefore, we welcome applications from a diverse pool of candidates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Communication and Marketing

  • Provides direction in the development and implementation of programs, marketing materials, policies and objectives related to College of Media programs.
  • Monitor, organize and help ensure the timely execution of program/project deliverables; facilitates robust communication among internal and external partners, including sponsors, participants, University departments, and other stakeholders; manage ongoing planning efforts; manage budgets and expenditures; and coordinate and prepare program reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Develop and create promotional/marketing campaigns and materials for programs. Manage media communication, write all press releases and service all press requests for Ebertfest. Create advertisements, write emails, and design promotional materials associated with Ebertfest.
  • Initiate and maintain program communications and documentation. This includes regular contact and correspondence with all key stakeholders and guests participating in programs, coordinating meetings and larger program events; managing web-based communication tools such as mailing lists; managing all content on the Ebertfest website, tracking discussions and decisions, and providing follow-up; documenting program/project workflows and procedures; designing and creating posts for social media platforms; and being interviewed by news and media outlets.
  • Develop assessment survey instruments and develop surveys to monitor program effectiveness and areas for improvement.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for program participants.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of speakers and sponsors for programs—both current and future.

Sponsorship, Grants, and Advancement

  • Develop all grant, sponsorship, or other funding proposals for programs
  • Design and create material to communicate the benefits of association with the Ebert film festival (such as brochures, flyers etc.), maintain regular communication with established sponsors, and search for new sponsors.
  • Ensure delivery of promised benefits to sponsors of programs, particularly sponsors of Ebertfest.
  • Research potential grant opportunities for the Ebert film festival, write and submit grant proposals, track grant expenditure, and make all required reports to grant programs.

Project Management, Logistics, Supervision of Student Projects

  • Provide logistical and programmatic support to other College of Media initiatives related to Roger Ebert's legacy, including the Annual Ebert Symposium and the Ebert fellows program.
  • Oversee any on-site video production for Ebertfest events and programs (with vendors, etc.), and create and edit videos, including for on-air and social-media advertising campaigns, and on-screen items for Ebertfest, such as trailers, sponsor slides, interviews, and bumper reels.
  • Assist in proposal development and project planning for future activities.
  • Recruit and supervise student interns for Ebertfest and other programs, including tasking assignments, provide deadlines and prioritization, and checking progress and completion of tasks.
  • Oversee program delivery. In the case of offsite (Chicago, other locations) programs, travel will likely be required.
  • Manage all Ebertfest festival events, including (but not limited to): films, accommodation, travel, panel discussions, free student screenings, filmmaker Q&As, Golden Thumb Awards, keynote speakers, classroom visits, theatre seating, VIP and sponsor reserved parking, City of Champaign street-and-event reservation. Managing events includes working with partners, vendors, catering, security and others.
  • Recognize and address potential problems in program delivery.
  • Maintain information for annual reports for each program.
  • Manage and execute all budgets and all logistics for program delivery including identifying and reserving appropriate space, venues, equipment, supplies, etc., negotiating contracts with vendors, and coordinating resources needed to implement the programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in advertising, communication, public relations or a related field.

Specialty Factors

Bachelor's degree. Five (5) years of experience in facilitating university (or comparable) programs. Demonstrated knowledge of and professional experience within the media and entertainment industry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects on time and on budget.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting.
  • Thorough understanding of media industry practices, processes, standards, etc.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after January 1, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS website at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

The application deadline has been extended—applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. (CST) on January 5, 2023. Apply for this position at https://jobs.illinois.edu. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1013796
Job Category: Administrative
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


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