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Graduate Assistant, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Position: Graduate Assistant - Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (quarterly, international scholarly journal

Department: School of Communication

Term of appointment: One-year assignment, renewable for a fourth semester, beginning with the Spring 2010 semester. Assignment is 12 months, January-December 2010. Spring semester starts Monday, January 11, 2010.

Salary: At least $9,600 ($3,200 per semester) annual stipend plus fully paid tuition and fees.

Requirements: Undergraduate degree in journalism, mass communication, media studies, or similar degree with professional and/or student experience in print media. Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills. (Preferred: Aptitude for, and strong interest in, teaching and/or research in journalism/mass communication.) Applicants for this assistantship must already have been admitted into the M.A. program and must commit to enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester.

Primary duties: To serve as the Editorial Assistant to the Editor of an international, quarterly scholarly journal published by the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) and currently headquartered at Point Park University. Assist the journal's Editor in all aspects of the journal's operations, including potentially communicating with Editorial Advisory Board members and/or article and essay authors. This Graduate Assistant might also teach undergraduate courses for additional compensation. Assistant will work 20 hours per week except during vacations and holidays.

Qualified applicants should submit, by Monday, November 2, 2009, a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for several references to

Dr. Dane S. Claussen, Graduate Programs Director
School of Communication
Point Park University
Wood Street & Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA   15222-1984

Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but the successful applicant should be notified by November 25, 2009.

Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.