Virginia Tech seeks Instructor in Multimedia Journalism/Broadcasting

Virginia Tech
Instructor in Multimedia Journalism/Broadcasting

The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an instructor position in multimedia/broadcasting.  Teaching would primarily focus on journalism in a multimedia and lab environment as well as able to incorporate online and convergence elements in instruction.  Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses among studio production, field production, and multimedia journalism.  Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing cross-discipline integration of new media technologies and multi-platform journalism.  Teaching expectations are three to four courses per semester or equivalent within a lab environment.

Applicants should have a Masters Degree in communication or related field.  Industry and professional work experience preferred.  Degree must be completed by August 10, 2012.

Screening of applications will begin October 21, 2011.  Complete applications include the online application form, supplemental materials listed on the website, and production portfolio of existing production samples (include description of role or responsibilities in production).  Applications must be submitted electronically at  Posting number 0110964.  Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Robert E. Denton, Jr., Head, Department of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.  Phone: (540) 231-7166, email:

The Department of Communication has 24 full-time faculty and 11 graduate teaching assistants.  Our department serves more than 800 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students.  With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, Virginia Tech is a Carnegie-doctoral Research Extensive (Research 1) university.  For more information on the Department and Virginia Tech, go to

Blacksburg, the home of Virginia Tech, is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.  A university community of approximately 30,000 full time students, Blacksburg is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Jefferson National Forest and the New River.  To learn more about the community and surrounding regions, see

Virginia Tech is deeply committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  We strongly value diversity in the college community and seek to assure equality in education and employment.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Robert E. Denton, Jr., email, (phone 540 231-7166; fax 540 231-9817; TTY 1-800-828-1120) before the application deadline.


Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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