The Division of Journalism in the School of Communication at
American University invites applications for a full-time, open rank
position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) beginning August
1, 2023, and the concurrent role as Executive Editor of the
Investigative Reporting Workshop, a professional, nonprofit,
editorially independent newsroom based at the School of
Communication. Preference will be given to those applicants with an
advanced degree in the field of journalism, media studies, history,
or related fields. Preferred applicants will have at least five
years of experience in reporting or editing and in nonprofit
Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly
committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome
applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in
areas including but not limited to media studies, journalism,
investigative journalism, history, political science, or related
fields. Teaching specialization in journalism is preferred, though
all areas will be considered. In addition to scholarship and
teaching, responsibilities will include participation in
department, school, and university activities.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled,
subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications
via Interfolio. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when
possible), and copies or links to recent published work, whether in
the mainstream media, start-up journalistic sites or academic
papers. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position
may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring, pending
successful tenure review and approval by the Board of Trustees.
Please contact Liz Kan, Faculty Affairs Coordinator at (202)
885-2751 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
American University is a private institution within easy reach of
the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts
located within the nation’s capital. For more information about
American University, visit www.american.edu.
Established in 1993, the School of Communication offers both
undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and journalism division
was recently reaccredited by ACEJMC. Learn more about the School of
Communication at www.american.edu/soc/and about the Journalism
Division at www.american.edu/soc/journalism.