Assistant/Associate IN, Audio Journalism

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department:23120100 - CJC-WUFT-TV

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Job Description:

The Opportunity

The College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) at the University of Florida seeks to hire an Assistant-In/Associate-In faculty position within the Innovation News Center (INC) (12-month, non-tenure track) to begin in the Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 term. We are particularly interested in candidates who understand audio journalism and have experience with audio news and/or public media. We invite applicants who have prior teaching experience (preferred), in addition to candidates who understand the public radio ecosystem. Candidates should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in journalism, media, communication or a related field. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and we would especially welcome applicants with the ability to teach multiple courses in the program, including the ability to develop new courses. The selected candidate will teach the equivalent of two three-credit-hour courses per semester, mentor and advise undergraduate students as assigned, manage student content creation with the INC, participate in scholarly and professional organizations, anchor and produce audio newscasts created within the INC, multiplatform collaboration with fellow managers within the INC, participate in shared governance and perform other duties as assigned. This is an in-person position based in Gainesville, Fla., and will be designated as an essential employee.

About UF’s College of Journalism and Communications

Accredited by ACEJMC, the college has earned its reputation for excellence over the last half century on the strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni; the stories they tell; and the difference they make around the world. Our 70 full-time faculty members and 175 part-time instructors serve in four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Media Production, Management and Technology. We enroll about 2,500 undergraduates both in-person and on-line. More than 800 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees.

The Innovation News Center is the home of the College’s news, weather and sports operations. The two-story, 14,000-square-foot space provides nearly 100 seats for reporters, producers and editors working together to report the news in English and Spanish for the College’s many distribution channels, including WUFT-TV, WUFT-FM 89.1, ESPN 98.1/850 WRUF-AM, WRUF-TV 6, and other affiliated platforms. For more information about the INC, please visit the CJC’s website.

The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. CJC is also home to several cross-disciplinary initiatives such as the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, the STEM Translational Communication Center, the Center for Public Interest Communication, the Atlas Social Media Listening Lab, the Brechner Freedom of Information Project, and the Media Effects and Technology Lab, among others.

About the University of Florida 

UF is the state’s sole member of the Association of American Universities. It is in the midst of a multi-year pre-eminence initiative that has created more than 500 new faculty positions and generated a $70 million partnership with NVIDIA to create the nation’s top research lab in artificial intelligence. In 2020, UF faculty generated more than $900 million in research grants.

The University of Florida offers a competitive salary commensurate with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. To view the university’s Total Reward benefit package, please click here:

About Gainesville, Florida

As home to Florida's largest and oldest university, Gainesville ( is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville and the surrounding area is home to about 250,000 people, a robust arts community, several museums, a world-class health care system anchored at UF, a downtown core known for its restaurants and brew pubs, excellent public and private schools, and abundant nature exemplified by clear, natural springs. Additionally, within 2 hours are attractions such as Disney World, University Studios, Busch Gardens, and historic St. Augustine. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience and education

Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media, Communication(s), or related fields
  • Five years’ experience in audio journalism and/or public media
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Media, Communication(s), or related fields.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Ability to anchor and produce radio newscasts within the INC for the College of Journalism
  • Capacity to teach courses in audio journalism or multimedia journalism.
  • Commitment to institution-building and collaborative initiatives at the college and university level.
  • Ability to manage and improve student content creation
  • Capability to engage and mentor students in audio journalism best practices and techniques
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit your applications online via Careers at UF. Applications must include: 

  • A cover letter detailing previous professional, leadership and/or teaching experience.
  • A current CV or résumé.
  • Teaching Portfolio, if applicable (including teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, student evaluations, etc.).
  • Contact details for three references.
  • Any other supporting documentation that you deem relevant to the position.

Note: The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 

For additional questions or more information, please contact search committee chair Ryan Hunt at

Review of applications begins Jan. 17 and continues until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by Jan. 16 to receive priority consideration.

Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http// The application packet will be submitted as one PDF file through the UF Jobs website at All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.

Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application, nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.

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