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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication/Journalism

Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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


Primary responsibilities will include leading, developing, and teaching courses in journalism and serving as the program’s chair, which includes managing full- and part-time faculty members, curriculum development, student engagement and recruitment, and participation with the director’s leadership team. Additional responsibilities may include maintaining labs/materials, writing grants, and creating collaborations with media organizations and graduate programs locally, regionally, and nationally that foster pipelines to jobs and continued academic achievement

Examples of Duties

  • Serve as program chair;
  • Teach 3x3 load; 
  • Develop and manage the journalism program’s course carousel;
  • Schedule and lead area faculty meetings;
  • Serve on the School of Communication and Design leadership team;
  • Help build and maintain a recognized program of research, scholarship, and journalistic practice;
  • Assist with student and faculty recruitment and retention;
  • Work collaboratively to advance interdisciplinary work and publications;
  • Advance the school’s commitment to engagement journalism and solutions journalism;
  • Pursue extramural funding in alignment with school and campus priorities;
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate journalism and mass communication courses; 
  • Supervise undergraduate capstones and graduate thesis projects;
  • Advance the school’s commitment to the principles of DEI, including mentoring and supporting our diverse student body; 
  • Provide meaningful service contributions both within and beyond the university.

 Typical Qualifications

While a Ph.D. is preferred, a master’s degree is required in journalism, mass communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field. We are open to a range of research agendas and methodological approaches. Given the school’s desire to expand our curricula offerings, candidates with strengths in sports journalism, law/politics, health sciences, or investigative journalism are preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess a highly acclaimed body of professional work and/or a promising trajectory of peer-reviewed research appropriate for the tenure-track assistant professor position. They will also demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, justice, and forms of service, mentorship, and leadership appropriate for a journalism program emphasizing professional development, experiential learning, and community engagement.
The ideal candidate will strengthen our school's reach and reputation in one or more of the following areas of emphasis: news and storytelling for Latino/a/x groups and other underrepresented populations.
We seek a candidate skilled in digital storytelling using contemporary journalism approaches which can help our students develop expertise in multi-dimensional storytelling. The successful candidate will be committed to student advocacy, collegiality, an expansive professional network, and engagement, helping to create and teach new coursework in our degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Supplemental Information

The initial application review will begin December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application; a current vita; a teaching philosophy statement; transcripts (official or unofficial); and names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. A portfolio of professional design work and scholarly endeavors is required. Digital portfolios are the preferred presentation format. Electronic applications will only be accepted. 
 The successful candidate will start on August 1, 2024.

Other Requirements

The School of Communication & Design has more than 400 students and is one of the largest and most diverse Schools on the Loyola University of New Orleans campus. The School’s most recent accolades include winning Best College Newspaper of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalism and earning its eighth Pacemaker this year.
Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to justice, compassion, service, and academic excellence. Consistent with our mission, we welcome candidates who firmly commit to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment. Loyola University New Orleans is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans on Historic St. Charles Avenue across from Audubon Park.

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