Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Journalism

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Commensurate with experience
Jun 01, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Auburn University
School of Communication and Journalism
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Journalism

Position: The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning fall semester, Aug. 16, 2018.

Responsibilities: The candidate’s primary teaching assignments will involve teaching multimedia, design and data visualization. Candidates should be proficient in teaching the Adobe Creative Suite.

Applicants may offer other areas of teaching and/or research specialization in journalism, such as international, sport, political, business, photojournalism or media law. The successful candidate will have taught or have an interest in developing online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities.

The School of Communication and Journalism partnered with Raycom Media in 2013 to create a broadcast newsroom to train student journalists. Faculty and Raycom news professionals work with students in the newsroom to reinforce classroom lessons with live reporting experiences. Our desired candidate will contribute to this initiative.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or appropriate creative work. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the school, college and the professional journalism community; teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.

Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication and more than three years of professional news experience. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for an ABD candidate requires the earned doctorate by the Aug. 16, 2018 start date. If the candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2019. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching collegiate-level journalism courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/

Review of applications will begin Sept. 8, 2017, and continue until a candidate is selected.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. The university’s enrollment of 25,134 students includes 20,175 undergraduates and 4,959 graduate students. The School of Communication and Journalism has almost 1,000 students in its four undergraduate majors and master’s program (www.cla.auburn.edu/cmjn).

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.