University of Kansas

10017BR Asst/Assoc Prof Position Ad
Final version approved by HRM 9/22/2017

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position in news/multimedia journalism at the assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2018. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or another appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment start date.  Applicants without a PhD or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the assistant professor with 15 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. Applicants without the PhD or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the associate level with 25 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. An active research program, teaching experience, and professional experience in at least one of the following areas will distinguish applicants: broadcast and multimedia production, newsroom analytics, media writing, media management, and entrepreneurial journalism. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Research and grant acquisition in issues related to health communication, sports media, scholastic journalism, or social media are preferred.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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 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 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,, 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.

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