Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Journalism

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Knox College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Journalism to begin in September, 2021. This is a one-year visiting appointment (non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal. Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan.

Knox seeks an innovative teacher with significant professional experience in journalism. Candidates should have experience working with diverse populations of students and possess a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment. Knox College welcomes a diverse student body, with over 35% identifying as American students of color and more than 15% from international countries. 

Disciplinary specialization is open, but candidates should be able to teach beginning and advanced writing and reporting courses and have demonstrated potential to teach undergraduate students in at least one or more of the following specialty areas: news writing and reporting, editorial design (print and digital), photojournalism, podcasting, broadcast journalism, feature writing and reporting, multimedia storytelling, social media, database journalism. Candidates should have expertise in digital journalism and have demonstrated research and/or teaching ability in journalism history and/or diversity in the media.  The standard teaching load at Knox College is six courses per year (two courses per ten-week trimester). 

Visiting faculty members at Knox are included in the professional and intellectual life of the College and have College support for research and conference travel. 

Required Qualifications:  

    Prior teaching at the college level or similar experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

    Master’s degree or higher in mass communication or relevant discipline  An experienced professional with a bachelor’s degree for a consecutive-term appointment, on condition of completion of a master’s degree within three years may be considered.

To apply, candidates should submit: 

  1. A letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above, outlines the applicant’s undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy, and explains the applicant’s current and future teaching and research agenda
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three confidential references

Submission via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. James Dyer at

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The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

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337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751


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