Summer Faculty: Journalism

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Summerfuel at UMass-Amherst Faculty - Journalism and Social Media
July 14 - July 25, 2014
Faculty Position
Summerfuel is seeking graduate students, faculty, secondary school teachers and professionals to teach small classes of motivated high school students. Ideal candidates should have extensive teaching experience, a zest for opening young minds to new fields of study, and a talent for teaching in an interactive classroom with a give-and-take pedagogical style.
The Summerfuel program at UMass-Amherst attracts students from all over the world. All Summerfuel students participate in two enrichment courses - one offered in the morning (9:15 am - 11:45 am) and a second in the afternoon (4:00 - 5:30 pm). Teaching a Summerfuel course is an excellent opportunity for professors, high school teachers, graduate students or professionals who enjoy working with young, curious students.
Class Description
This course is designed to teach students the principles of Social Media in order to give them a more clear understanding of how it is shaping the field of journalism. Together we will look at companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to understand how they have spurred a rise in citizen journalism and forever changed the media landscape. Students will use social media tools to create a personal brand and focused content. They will be expected to post regularly and tweet to establish themselves as journalists in their chosen specialty area.
Course Schedule
Session 2 (July 14th - July 25th):Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Please Note: There will be a mandatory faculty meeting before the program starts. Time: TBD
$50 - $60 per hour, dependent on experience
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume on our job site at:
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Please do not call or email about the status of your application. Once we have reviewed your application, we will notify you whether or not we would like to move forward with your candidacy.
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