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Lecturer, Broadcast News and Sports
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Apr. 27, 2023
Title Lecturer, Broadcast News and Sports
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8M100: School Of Journalism and Media
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Journalism
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Broadcast News and Sports. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2023.

Qualification and Responsibilities:
The School of Journalism and Media seeks applicants for Lecturer in Broadcast News and Sports. The successful candidate will teach courses in broadcast journalism, including the live student newscast. They will lead, teach, and mentor a team of students to produce award-winning work in a highly energized daily TV studio environment. Potential courses include television news and sports broadcasting, news field reporting and videography, and audio news and reporting. Lecturers are primarily devoted to instruction and are expected to teach up to eight courses per academic year, depending on the needs of the School. Lecturers who teach fewer than eight courses would also engage in service activities.

The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree or higher in journalism, communication or a related field, and have professional experience in broadcast journalism. In the case of an applicant with significant professional experience, we may be able to petition for appointment without an advanced degree. Preferred qualifications include university level teaching experience or experience supervising interns or new graduates in a professional setting.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
Experiencing a record high enrollment growth in students classified as first-generation and underrepresented minorities, the University of Kentucky is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners. It strives to be a model for the Commonwealth of Kentucky of a truly diverse society that celebrates human differences, promotes fairness and equity in policies and practices, and upholds basic principles of social justice. It is within this framework that the School of Journalism and Media is dedicated to making diversity central to its curriculum, activities, and staffing. It is also committed to educating its students about the value of diversity to them, the university, and greater society; and through this plan, the School works toward these goals.
As such, we are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals, including ongoing investment and responsive support to ensure that our employees are able to grow and succeed in their careers. Our commitment applies to all candidates inclusive of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the School:
The School of Journalism and Media is recognized for its accomplishments in academic scholarship and professional areas. The School offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in two areas of study: journalism (print/multimedia, broadcast/multimedia, sports/multimedia) and media arts and studies. The Journalism program and Media Arts and Studies program are fully ACEJMC accredited. The School also participates in the graduate program of the College that includes the M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication.
Students learn first-hand working at the award-winning Kentucky Kernel newspaper, KRNL Lifestyle and Fashion magazine, and the Kentucky Kernel Year in Photos. Also, there are great opportunities at WRFL, WUKY, and Wildcat News, our student newscast. School alumni include Pulitzer, Emmy, Murrow, and Oscar winners and current media makers with ESPN, CBS, NBC, NPR, CNN, EA, and The Washington Post.

The School also promotes the free flow of information through its Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. Since 1981, the School has been the home of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues also operates within the School.

About the College:
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Information Science and School of Journalism and Media), two departments (Department of Communication and Department of Integrated Strategic Communication), and interdisciplinary master’s and PhD programs. More than 80 full-time faculty lead nearly 2,000 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students while also teaching in the university’s core curriculum and serving students pursuing minors and certificates in the college. The college also houses University of Kentucky’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the championship winning Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University:
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 campus is home to more than 31,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty members, and nearly 14,000 staff members. 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, the University of Kentucky is an incubator for interdisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

According to Forbes magazine’s 2022 America’s Best-in-State Employers list, the University of Kentucky is the top ranked education employer in the state. In addition, for a fifth straight year, the University of Kentucky has appeared on ModernThink’s list of Great Colleges to Work For. As a leader among employers, the University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For
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About Lexington:
Featured on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best places to live in 2022, the City of Lexington is a great place to not only live, but also work and study. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city and the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

Application materials should include: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evident of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin May 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair: Deborah Chung via email at

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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