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Artistic Assistant/Associate Professor of Broadcast Journalism, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023

Chapman University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022

General Information

Chapman University's nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in broadcast journalism beginning August 2023. The broadcast journalism program is part of the B.F.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary, in which students learn the art of reporting and shaping non-fiction stories for broadcast.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Dodge College is ranked #4 in the nation among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about the university and Dodge College is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, and ongoing engagement with diversity and inclusion in people. We create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty and are committed to strengthening our culture represented by the multi-ethnic opportunities drawn from the marketplace. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


A master’s degree is required. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Candidates should have significant experience working in national and/or local television newsrooms, as well as on digital and social media platforms. The successful candidate will have produced significant work that has achieved national and industry recognition.

We seek candidates with multimedia journalism experience who can teach students the storytelling skills needed today: videography, editing, social media, cross platform writing. Candidates should have a strong background in journalism ethics and diversity/inclusion/representation issues.

Ideally, the successful candidate will also have a solid understanding of investigative journalism as well as the production demands of field reporting and live newscast production.

The rank of Assistant Professor is an entry-level position for a non-tenure track faculty member who has completed his or her terminal degree in the field in which he or she proposes to teach from a regionally accredited institution (or its international equivalent).

For appointment to a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will have at least four years of full-time teaching experience at another college or university, or extensive professional experience judged to be equivalent to teaching. In addition, a person appointed to the rank of Associate Professor must have demonstrated record of accomplishment in scholarly, creative or professional activities.


The successful candidate will teach 24 credit hours annually. There is no research/scholarly/creative requirement for non-tenure track faculty.

Courses the successful candidate might teach include an introductory class for freshmen, and a capstone class of juniors and seniors that produces a weekly newscast seen live on local cable, as well as other classes.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants are required to submit an application to Academic Jobs Online, link below. Required materials include:
• A Chapman University faculty application; Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of professional recommendation online at:

Academic Jobs Online at:

Enquiries should be directed to Use "Broadcast Journalism” as the email subject. Review of applications will begin in November 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. The salary range for this Assistant or Associate Professor position is $95,000 - $105,000.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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