Seattle University

Tenure-Track Position in Journalism

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Journalism beginning in the fall of 2018.  Journalism at SU provides a multimedia focus that prepares students with the fundamentals of writing and reporting alongside fluency with multiple other formats of reporting and advocacy.

Responsibilities will include teaching, maintaining an active high-quality program of disciplinary scholarship or creative journalistic work, and performing university and college service.    Courses could include multimedia reporting for journalism, multimedia investigative journalism, multimedia journalism for social change, and at least one special topics course in an area of interest for the candidates.

The ideal candidate will have professional experience in journalism and the ability to teach courses that complement our existing offerings.  An ability to teach the department’s common courses or other courses that complement and expand current departmental offerings is particularly desirable.

The Communication Department is composed of a single major in Communication and Media with specializations in Communication Studies, Journalism, and Strategic Communication to give students depth of knowledge in those three areas.  Faculty are expected to support all programs and teach classes to all of our students.

Qualifications: PhD in Communication or related field along with professional experience or an MA and significant professional experience is required.  Successful experience teaching at the college level is desirable, evidence of teaching effectiveness is required.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at, including a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, any evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references. Application deadline September 30, 2017.

About Kysh Brown