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Lecturer in English (Journalism)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Lecturer in English (Journalism)


Appointment Type

Full Time


Purpose of Position

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Journalism, effective August 2023. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4.

The individual will transform our newly formed minor into a highly prized, cross-disciplinary minor designed to help students succeed within and beyond the university. We seek a person who will parlay scholarly and field experience in print and digital storytelling formats, advise students in English and the journalism minor, teach upper and lower-level writing courses, be committed to teaching and research with undergraduates, and make service-learning connections with the local and state communities. As the faculty advisor for The Captain’s Log, the university’s undergraduate newspaper, the candidate will bring enthusiasm and knowledge to the student editorial board and staff writers. Additionally, the candidate will oversee a funded lecture series with a journalism emphasis that has previously hosted Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and major authors in the field, and a $50,000 scholarship.

We seek a candidate with a terminal MA, MFA, or Doctoral degree in journalism or a related field, and/or significant professional experience as a journalist. Preferences will be given to candidates with specialties in teaching reporting, digital journalism, multimedia, media law and ethics, and subfields like data, science, travel, entertainment, and sports journalism. Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the terminal degree by the time of appointment and/or possess a master’s degree in a related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.


Departmental Information

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University is composed of 25 faculty and124 majors. Housed in McMurran Hall and offering concentrations in literature and writing, the department is adding a minor in journalism, effective Fall 2022. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit


Faculty Information

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2022 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.76 and 1180, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at



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Application Instructions

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume or current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM EST on April 16, 2023.
Applications received after 11:59PM EST on April 16, 2023 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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