Fort Valley State University  

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mass Communications

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Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Mass Communications
Office of Academic Affairs

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Mass Communications at Fort Valley State University invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track position.


The Assistant/Associate Professor of Mass Communications will teach core courses in journalism, history and ethics in the media, survey of mass communication and public relations theory and practice. Evening and off-campus classes will be part of the teaching responsibilities. The Assistant/Associate Professor will be required to participate in service activities at the departmental, college, and university levels, and to the external community. The Assistant/Associate Professor will also serve as advisor to the campus student newspaper.
The department is especially interested in applicants who have a strong background in research, grant writing, and other professional development activities.


A Doctorate degree in journalism or related area with a minimum 18 graduate hours in the mass communication discipline is required. Training in assessment and in the use of both creative and critical thinking techniques in teaching and learning is also an asset. Candidates must be excellent writers and must be able to foster student writing-across-the-curriculum. Additionally, the candidate must be familiar with newspaper layout and production.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Interested persons should submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) - Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain all required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort: 

Physical Effort:
• Must be able to move audio and video equipment (Taping and Recording)
• Must able to travel to events (on and off campus)
• Must be able to work on evenings and weekends (on occasion)
• Must be able to walk campus areas and climb stairs (as necessary)

Working Conditions:
• Must be able to work outside (Taping and Recording – Athletic Events, University Programs, etc.)
• Must able to stand for extended periods of time in teaching and lab environments
• Must be able to work occasionally in extreme sound or lighting conditions

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