Adjunct Assistant Professor, Media Criticism & Journalism, UC Blue Ash College

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About UC Blue Ash

The Media Communications & Technology Department at UC Blue Ash invites applicants for our Media Criticism & Journalism Adjunct Faculty general pool of candidates from which part-time faculty will be selected for the upcoming term (as needed).


The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and one of the most diverse colleges at the University of Cincinnati.  The college is in Blue Ash, Ohio fifteen miles north of the uptown campus, on 135 acres in a park-like setting. We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs, as well as general education courses and technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 5,100 students.  We value excellent teaching and personalized student support to help students achieve their goals, whether the goal is to enter a career or to continue education.  The college is a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier 2021 Best Places to Work award.

Job Overview

On a part-time limited basis, the Adjunct Faculty member’s primary academic functions include teaching, discovering, creating, and reporting knowledge to a diverse set of students. Part-time faculty must be able to teach a variety of Media Criticism & Journalism courses, depending on candidates’ expertise, within a fully online academic program. Therefore, we are actively seeking Adjunct Faculty with experience and/or interest in teaching fully online courses.

Courses to be staffed are in three major groupings:
Group 1 – Media Studies Courses: Media Criticism; Media Aesthetics & Criticism; Media Scriptwriting; and Media Assets & Law.
Group 2 – Media Journalism Courses: Survey of Media Journalism; and Introduction to Photojournalism
Group 3 – Media History Courses: American Cinema; World Cinema; History of Photography; and History of Animation.


Adjunct faculty members will be expected to (1) use our course management system (Canvas) and any textbook-specific systems; (2) hold regular office hours to meet with students; and (3) participate in at least one professional development workshop per year. 

Essential Functions

  • On a part-time basis, teach assigned undergraduate courses.
  • May serve as an academic advisor for students and evaluate student coursework.
  • Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.
  • All courses in this program will be online offerings.

Required Education

  • Group 1 Courses: Require a Master’s Degree in media technology, media/film studies, or a related field; Media Assets and Law requires a JD degree with focus on intellectual property and/or media business practices.
  • Group 2 Courses: Require at Bachelor’s Degree with course work in journalism, photojournalism and/or documented professional experience in the field.
  • Group 3 Courses: Require a Master’s Degree media technology, media/film studies, or a related field with at least 18 graduate credits in art history, photo/media history, and/or film history/studies, as these courses serve as general education requirements in historical perspective and fine arts.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in professional media design and production.
  • At least one year of teaching experience in a college setting.

Additional Qualifications Considered

A Master’s degree in the specific media discipline or a related field.

Application Process

Applicants must complete the online application and supply:

  • Cover letter specifying the media discipline in which specialized along with any secondary discipline strengths.
  • CV/resume

Please use the Additional Documents option if needed for these documents.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 93455 


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Media Criticism & Journalism, UC Blue Ash College

Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Blue Ash Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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