Washington and Lee University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to start July 2015. We seek a versatile faculty member to teach introductory to advanced journalism as well as general communication survey and seminar courses. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., experience in professional journalism and university teaching, and digital media savvy. An appropriate advanced degree is required. The ability to contribute to our new strategic communication major is a plus.
Our new colleague will become a member of a close-knit eight-person faculty, supported by a full-time manager of technical operations. We are dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts university the practice of sound journalism and its crucial function in a democratic society. Our students follow one of two majors — journalism or strategic communication. All learn to use multi-media, digital information-gathering and storytelling tools to create public awareness of events and issues.
Located in Lexington, Virginia, Washington and Lee is the nation’s only highly competitive liberal arts college with an accredited journalism program. For more information about the department see: http://www2.wlu.edu/x52070.xml.
Washington and Lee University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, vitae and list of three references online: https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2020.
Formal review of applications will begin in September.
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Assistant or Associate Professor – Multimedia Journalism
The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in multimedia journalism at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. This is an exciting time to be at VCU and a great opportunity to join our collegial team of faculty and staff. VCU is a major public research university in Richmond (classified Carnegie “high research activity”) enrolling more than 31,000 students; the School has about 1,300 total students.
The talented and energetic individual hired for this position will join an undergraduate and graduate journalism faculty and program that emphasizes multi, mobile and social media journalism and prepares students to work across platforms and in these environments. Two scholarship tracks are available, academic and professional. Primary teaching assignments will include skills classes such as journalism writing and reporting, online journalism, multiplatform reporting and/or data journalism/visualization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty member should reflect the School’s commitment to diversity as a fundamental component of high-quality journalism. Interest is desired in contributing to the School’s growing international presence and demonstrated commitment to community engagement.
Find out more about the School at http://robertson.vcu.edu/.
The ideal candidate will have strong college/university-level teaching experience, extensive professional experience in multimedia journalism and a national reputation as a journalist and/or journalism educator. For positions at the Assistant Professor level, the faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda, clear potential for external funding as appropriate and potential for traditional research or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the School. For positions at the Associate Professor level, the faculty member will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the School. In addition, a significant record of, or the potential for, academic or professional scholarship is required. Multimedia production skills are required. The position requires a master’s degree in mass communications or a related field; a Ph.D. is preferred. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member is required.
Please provide the following application materials: A letter of application (to Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz, Chair, Multimedia Journalism Search Committee); current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three references); and the following as one PDF file: (3) separate statements on scholarship and multimedia teaching; (4) non-returnable samples/examples of scholarship teaching materials or professional work; and (5) if possible, student multimedia work.
Apply online at https://www.vcujobs.com/.
For full consideration, application must be completed by September 15, 2014; position remains open until filled.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.