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AST PROF

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Type
Full Time
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Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Opportunity

The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, ranked No. 5 nationally among public universities, invites applications for a teacher-scholar whose excellence in journalism research can amplify our reputation. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position, open to candidates who already have or will have earned a doctorate in journalism or communication before starting work in August 2022.

About UF’s College of Journalism and Communications

Accredited by ACEJMC, the college has earned its reputation for excellence over the last half century on the strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni; the stories they tell; and the difference they make around the world. Our 70 full-time faculty members and 175 part-time instructors serve in four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Media Production, Management and Technology. We enroll about 2,500 undergraduates both in-person and on-line. More than 800 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees. Visit the Department of Journalism online to learn more about our department.

The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale.

About the University of Florida

UF is the state’s sole member of the Association of American Universities. It is in the midst of a multi-year pre-eminence initiative that has created more than 500 new faculty positions and generated a $70 million partnership with NVIDIA to create the nation’s top research lab in artificial intelligence. In 2020, UF faculty generated more than $900 million in research grants.

The University of Florida offers a competitive salary commensurate with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. To view the university’s Total Reward benefit package, please click here: https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/ .

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Journalism and Communication is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC IDE efforts, please click on the link: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-about/ .

The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student community

About Gainesville, Florida

As home to Florida's largest and oldest university, Gainesville ( http://cityofgainesville.org ) is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville and the surrounding area is home to about 250,000 people, a robust arts community, several museums, a world-class health care system anchored at UF, a downtown core known for its restaurants and brew pubs, excellent public and private schools, and abundant nature exemplified by clear, natural springs. Additionally, within 2 hours are attractions such as Disney World, University Studios, Busch Gardens, and historic St. Augustine. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or related field and a record of original research

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or related field and a record of original research The University is particularly interested in recruiting diverse candidates to meet the needs of its diverse student population as well as the surrounding community. Applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarship in journalism and related areas and have a proven ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in these areas. Research topics could include subjects such as the coverage of underrepresented groups or the impact of evolving journalism-adjacent technologies on peoples and societies. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong publication record, present evidence of excellence in teaching, supervising student work toward the completion of theses and dissertations, and possess a willingness to collaborate on research and/or extramural funding with peers within the College and across campus.

In their letter, applicants should detail:
  • how the candidate’s research (a) has potential to establish a national or international reputation and (b) furthers the college’s mission to advance the greater good through scholarship that explores the implications of journalism in an increasingly diverse and complex society;
  • the candidate’s past and current experiences as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and research;
  • the undergraduate and/or graduate courses that would most closely fit the candidate’s skills and evidence of how the candidate has designed or taught compelling classes to engage students with a diverse and complex society;
  • evidence of ability to work with and mentor advanced students, including those pursuing a doctorate.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position was originally posted under requisition 84108. All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:
  • A statement on commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and mentoring;
  • A letter of interest outlining teaching approach and relevant professional experience and examples of published work;
  • One example of published or publication-ready research;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references;
  • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

For additional questions or more information, please contact search committee chair Norman Lewis at nplewis@ufl.edu.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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