Instructor or Lecturer, Mass Media

Instructor or Lecturer, Mass Media


The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in Mass Media anticipated to begin August 2022.


The successful candidate will contribute to the missions in the Journalism and/or Media Production and Management programs through teaching at the undergraduate level and, depending on the highest degree attained, may teach at the graduate level, and support the Film MFA degree by providing critiques, mentoring, and serving on graduate thesis committees. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester and participate in school and university service, including committee work.


A master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in Journalism, Media Production, Film, Radio Television, or a related Mass Communication field from an accredited institution is required by the time of hire. In addition, the successful candidate will provide evidence of professional accomplishment in journalism and/or media production. Candidates must also have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative educational environment with faculty, students, and administrators.


The ideal candidate will have at least one year of college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: news reporting and writing, magazine/feature writing, news editing, news, sports or entertainment programming, media management, videography, studio production, lighting, editing, production management, audience analysis, media legalities, media ethics, or media history/cultural studies. Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.


NSCM is a student-centered school with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. The NSCM Journalism and Media Production and Management programs offer bachelor’s degrees with tracks in Digital News, Electronic News, Media Production and Media Management. NSCM also has a robust partnership with WUCF Public Media, the public television, radio, and web outlet for Central Florida, and the Orlando Sentinel, the major metropolitan newspaper serving Central Florida. For more information about the school and its programs, visit


The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit


UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200-degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit


UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

  • A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position
  • A curriculum vita (CV)
  • Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address)
  • A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach using different modes of delivery, including online or large classes
  • Links to preview work samples


NOTE: When applying, please have all your documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.


Applicants will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. You are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Please contact Ms. Debbie Doyle, search committee manager, with any questions about these positions at


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

UCF President's Statement Regarding Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (2022)


As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.