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Assistant Professor (Lecturer)- Journalism

Communication Department
South Korea (KR)
Minimum salary: $55,000/year
Posted Date
May 3, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in Journalism at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in Songdo, South Korea.
The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for a career-line Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in Journalism effective August 28, 2023. Minimum salary: $55,000/year.

Journalism is one of the most popular sequences in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Undergraduates in Journalism learn concepts and hone skills to help them elevate and amplify their voices, stories, and media experiences. These include engagement in areas of digital and online media as well as traditional media.

The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher dedicated to cultivating informed and ethical students who are ready to enter the workforce as well-prepared professionals. The standard annual teaching load for lecturers at the UAC is 3-3-1 (three courses in the fall, three courses in the spring, and one course in the interim period or summer). The successful candidate must be able to teach courses such as: Introduction to News Writing, Media Writing, Digital Journalism, Specialty Reporting, Magazine Writing, Visual Editing, Writing for Strategic Communication, and others. It would also be beneficial for the candidate to be able to teach Mass Communication History, Media and Society, Principles of Visual Communication, Mass Communication Law, and/or Media Ethics. All courses taught at the UAC are in English.

Successful candidates for the position should have (at minimum) a master’s degree and evidence of teaching excellence.
Pluses include:

  • (1) journalism experience (e.g., newspaper, radio, television, digital)


  • (2) a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline.

About UAC

Established in 2014, the UAC has a growing presence in South Korea, Asia, and globally. UAC has its own, modern, high tech building on the Incheon Global Campus. Built on reclaimed land the campus is 30 minutes from the Incheon International Airport, a major transportation hub for the larger Asian region. Seoul is an easy (less than an hour) bus ride, subway ride, or taxi ride away from UAC. Faculty who are not Korean nationals may be eligible free housing. Full-time faculty are eligible for retirement, education, and health benefits. Faculty are provided with subsidized international travel benefits. The UAC campus is very close to a vibrant commercial district known as “Triple Street.” There are significant cost of living and tax benefits with this position. The UAC communication program is known for its excellent teaching, collegiality, good reputation, and hard work. Health and retirement benefits are provided. More information about UAC may be found at:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, a diversity statement, and the names and contact information of three references at Questions regarding the position are welcome and can be directed to Dr. Kent A. Ono, Search Committee Chair, Review of applications will begin May 26, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.



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