Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts - Assistant Professor in Residence/Instructor in Residence, Sports Communication

  • Bradley University
  • Peoria, IL
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Communications/Journalism/Film/TV

Job Description


The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic candidate to teach in the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication. This position will begin in August 2021.

We seek a dynamic and creative instructor to join a highly productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues to contribute to an innovative program in sports communication. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a global understanding of sports and be able to articulate ways to best prepare students for rapidly changing sports media industries.

Responsibilities include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses in sports communication, such as global perspectives in sports communication, ethical issues in sports communication, sports promotion and publicity, and other communication courses as qualified.

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence, an appropriate terminal degree and college-level teaching experience are required at the time of hire.

For appointment at the rank of Instructor in Residence, an appropriate Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with substantial professional experience are required. College-level teaching experience is also preferred.

Salary is competitive with experience and qualifications. The starting date for this position is August 19, 2021. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Qualified applicants should send a .pdf file that includes a letter of application describing qualifications for and specific interest in this position and Bradley University, a current curriculum vita, and the contact information for three references to Jamie Glenzinski at

Review of applications will begin May 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication, dedicated in 2015 to Bradley alumnus and Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Charley Steiner, is the first named school of sports communication in the nation. The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is one of the largest departments in the university with nearly 400 students. The Department offers majors in Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, Organizational Communication, Television Arts and Sports Communication. The department is also home to the Bradley Speech Team. The department is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center-a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art facility with digital audio and video editing facilities, a high-definition television studio, and several high-end multimedia equipped classrooms. 

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.

For additional information about the University and the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts visit Bradley University online at or

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

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