The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the
University of Iowa seeks to hire a tenure-track or clinical faculty
member at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of multimedia
storytelling with a preferred focus on and commitment to working
with historically marginalized communities (examples include, but
are not limited to, communities defined by race, class, ethnicity,
national origin, sexuality, and geography). Applicants may come
from the world of journalism, strategic communication, or creative
media. Professional experience producing multimedia stories is
required, as demonstrated by a strong record of creative
This position is ideal for a working professional wishing to
transition into college teaching while maintaining professional
output or a former/current professional who has obtained a Master’s
or PhD interested in research or professional creative activities.
Our School’s social justice mission leads us to invest in
recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, professional
activity, teaching, and service demonstrate experience, knowledge
of, and sensitivity to the needs of marginalized communities and
students holding a range of worldviews.
The expectations of tenure-track faculty are 40% teaching (2
courses per semester), 40% research or professional creative
activity, and 20% university and professional service. The
expectations of clinical faculty are 60% teaching (3 courses per
semester), 30% professional creative activity, and 10% university
and professional service. The appointment will begin August 17,
Tenure-track: Doctoral degree in Mass Communication or
related discipline in hand by August 17, 2022.
Clinical-track: Master’s or doctoral degree in mass
communication or related discipline.
Demonstrated professional experience in multimedia
Experience telling stories about marginalized communities;
University-level teaching experience.
Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition
#74238). Attachments to the application should include a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy,
diversity statement, and contact information for three references.
Applicants should submit examples of their relevant work in
multimedia practice. Questions should be directed to Associate
Professor Brian Ekdale, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021, and will be
ongoing until the position is filled.
Located in Iowa City (population 70,000), The University of Iowa is
the state’s flagship educational institution with more than 31,000
students and 1,700 faculty. The University of Iowa’s School of
Journalism and Mass Communication, with roughly 400 undergraduate
majors and 100 masters and doctoral students, is housed in the
Philip D. Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building and
features the Moeller Media Research Lab. The School is a unit of
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest of the
university’s 11 colleges. Visit the School’s website at http://clas.uiowa.edu/sjmc/ for
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity,
equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education. As
demonstrated by the University’s 2019-2021 DEI Action Plan, we
embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive
campus culture so that all community members are able to realize
their full potential. Faculty members in the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication contribute to this mission by designing
curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that
advance understanding of DEI, uphold social justice, and emphasize
the value of global citizenship. As part of the application,
candidates are required to describe their past, current and planned
future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with
the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of
teaching, mentoring, research and broader impacts, or professional
service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply
and will receive consideration for employment free from
discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion,
national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic
information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S.
military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational
preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person
of consideration as an individual.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and
diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities
for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City
area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in
achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner
benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for
dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock
extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more
information about local work/life resources, including dual-career
support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.