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  • 1 Waterfront Pl FL3, Morgantown, WV

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The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks an experienced and innovative content creator in adventure sports or outdoor recreation to teach courses in the college’s unique Sports and Adventure Media major starting in August 2022.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in adventure media content creation and should have a history of and commitment to mentoring people from diverse backgrounds. In addition, this person will help identify professional opportunities for experiential student learning and collaborate with other university units to help promote the state’s world-class outdoor recreation to internal and external audiences.

West Virginia University is an inclusive campus and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of West Virginia; to maintain the excellence of the University; and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University has programs to assist with partner employmentschooling, and other family concerns.


A master’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies, Communications or a related field and professional experience in adventure sports media is desired; however, candidates with a bachelor’s degree and significant adventure media experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, upload an application, resume, cover letter, and list of three references. Applications should also include a link to an online media portfolio and/or a link to an online teaching portfolio. URL to: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=18200&tz=GMT-05:00&tzname=America/New_York

Review of applications will begin Jan. 10, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

The Reed College of Media at West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, WV, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, and a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C. Outdoor adventure recreation abounds in the area, including some of the East’s best rock climbing and whitewater rafting, just minutes from town.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Search Committee Chair Emily Corio at [email protected].

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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