University of Kansas

Haynes Professorship Ad
Final version approved by HRM, 9/21/2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced news professional for the Lacy C. Haynes Professorship, starting in Spring or Fall 2018.  If you love writing and want to help students learn to write better, we want to talk to you. The successful applicant will be an accomplished professional with a strong interest in effective writing. The person needs to know how to teach, coach and polish writing and must enjoy working with students. The successful candidate will bring energy, innovation, knowledge of the best current professional practices, connections with industry professionals, and a drive for excellence. The successful candidate also should be able to demonstrate skills in teamwork, management and emerging/digital media. She or he will be responsible for coordinating media writing courses: developing, streamlining and unifying the writing curriculum. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach a capstone class each semester based in Kansas City or Topeka. The person will bring distinction to the School in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a full-time professor of the practice in the School.

The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of under representative groups. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Journalism including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see  http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10019BR. Please submit a cover letter, a CV with three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

About Kysh Brown