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Assistant Professor, Journalism

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
$65,030 - $69,366: commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2023

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The Integrated Media Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach journalism (3/3 load) beginning Fall 2024. Primary responsibilities of this position include teaching journalistic writing, editing, and reporting. Additionally, ability to teach courses focused on radio/podcasting, new/emerging media platforms, design and layout, photo/visual journalism, media law, media history, and/or non-fiction storytelling are highly desirable, as is a teacher-scholar who will address questions of diversity, equity, social justice, and the common good across the curriculum in alignment with Gonzaga’s mission.

We wish to welcome teacher-scholars who possess strong pedagogical abilities, with particular sensitivity to inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices and who have demonstrated experience or interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including those historically marginalized in the academy.

Consistent with the mission values of the University, the department strives to serve its community and the world through education, scholarship, artistic expression, inclusive media practices and professional and community engagement. The department welcomes candidates eager to contribute to the College’s goal of inclusive excellence in teaching and to pursue scholarly interests in an environment that values and practices care and respect for all community members. Applicants should be comfortable working in a liberal arts setting that fosters faculty collaboration and student engagement both inside and outside the classroom.

For information on our mission, please visit:

Required Qualifications:
• PhD, MFA, MA or MS in Journalism or related field.
• Ability to teach courses in journalistic writing, editing, and reporting.
• Two years of professional and/or teaching experience in journalism.
• Demonstrated ability to implement inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices.

Desired Qualifications:
• Ability to teach courses focused on one or more of the following topics:
o radio/podcast production
o design and layout
o photo/visual journalism
o scriptwriting and non-fiction storytelling
o new/emerging media platforms
o media law and/or media history
• Demonstrable commitment to issues applicable to diverse populations.

Job Duties:
• Teach 18 credit hours per year (typically three courses per semester) with topics covering journalism and reporting. Teaching journalistic writing, editing, and reporting.
• Support the department and university through advising, service and other forms of academic citizenship.
• Maintain an active record of research and professional development.
Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of graduate school transcripts, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy which addresses how the candidate will contribute to an inclusive learning environment, (5) links to an online portfolio or examples of recent work, and (6) names and contact information for three professional references. For information about the institution, visit For more information about inclusive excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences, visit us at Questions about the position can be directed to search committee chair Matt McCormick at

Application review begins September 25, 2023 U.S. Pacific Standard Time and will be open until the position is filled. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

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