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Open Rank, Investigative Journalism and Executive Editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023

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 leadership.

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 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

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 about the Journalism Division at

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