Professional in Residence at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Number F0348P
Position Professional in Residence
Primary Responsibility

Teach as an adjunct for all journalism-related classes.

Work with students individually and in small groups to offer real-world perspective and feedback on their writing and video projects.

Prepare seniors for today's journalism job market.

Partner with Chair and Communication faculty to create day-long Communication and Journalism conferences, one in October and one in March, pending pandemic protocols.

Bring to campus, virtually or otherwise, notable guests for students.

Work with the university in an at-large capacity to enhance its profile in appropriate areas.


Masters in Communication preferred (or similar degree).


Experience in professional field required.


Working knowledge in journalism field.

Job Related Skills
Desired Start Date 08/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 04/22/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Comments & Information
About Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy

Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.

The institution includes both Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy. The University enrolls more than 4,600 students, has a 10-year growth rate from 2007-2017 of almost 70 percent and offers students an intellectually challenging academic program of study that includes eight bachelor's degrees with over 100 majors spanning the liberal arts to programs of study in pre-professional and professional disciplines, 24 master's degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.

Lipscomb Academy is a leader in PreK-12th schools in the Nashville area and enrolls over 1,200 students in academic programs from 2-year-olds to 12th grade where students are equipped to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve. Lipscomb Academy's mission as a Christ-centered PreK-12th grade institution has been greater than shaping the minds of children; we guide children to discover their God-given gifts and passions, to develop as a whole person and to become a positive influence in their local and the greater global community. Throughout its existence, the Academy has benefitted from its unique association with Lipscomb University through access to its college-level professors, equipment and resources while delivering rigorous academic opportunities and offering compelling and competitive athletic programs all wrapped in an environment grounded in spiritual formation.

In addition to Lipscomb's residential campuses in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are two satellite locations and numerous online programs. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 860 full-time faculty and staff at the University and 160 full-time faculty and staff at the Academy who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.

Hiring Statement Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ.
Hiring Statement For graduate, adjunct, and visiting faculty positions, preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ, and consideration will be given to applicants who are committed to the Christian faith.
Faculty Adjunct Faculty

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Letter of Recommendation 1

  3. Letter of Recommendation 2

  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

Optional Documents