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Adjunct Instructor, Media Criticism and Journalism, UC Blue Ash College

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You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".

About UC Blue Ash

UC Blue Ash is the largest regional college in Ohio and one of the largest colleges at the University of Cincinnati. We are an open access college and offer primarily associate degrees with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students.

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.


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 – includes media studies courses: Media Criticism, Media Aesthetics & Criticism, Media Scriptwriting, and Media Assets & Law.
  • Group 2 – includes media journalism courses that require instructors with at least bachelor’s level coursework in journalism/photojournalism and/or documented professional experience in the field: Survey of Media Journalism and Introduction to Photojournalism.
  • Group 3 - includes media historycourses that serve as general education requirements in historical perspective and fine arts, and require instructors with graduate credits in art history, media/photo history, or film history/studies: American Cinema, World Cinema, History of Photography and History of Animation.

Essential Functions

  • On a part-time basis, conduct and teach assigned undergraduate courses.
  • May serve as an academic adviser 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.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Education

  • Group 1: A master’s degree in media technology, media or film studies, or a related field is required. Media Assets and Law will require a JD degree with focus in intellectual property and/or media business
  • Group 2: courses require at least bachelor’s level coursework in journalism and/or documented professional experience in the field
  • Group 3: courses require the above with at least 18 graduate credits in art history, photo or media history, and/or film history/studies

Required Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in professional media design and production or photojournalism and writing with one to two years of successful college teaching experience (preferably with experience in teaching online)

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.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


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).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Adjunct Instructor, Media Criticism and Journalism, UC Blue Ash College

Date:  May 3, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Blue Ash Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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