March 05, 2010

Auburn Job Opening

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Journalism
Position Number: 116210

Position: The Department of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning Fall Semester, August 16, 2010.

The candidate’s primary teaching assignments will include print and broadcast news reporting and writing. The successful candidate also should be able to contribute to one or more of the following teaching areas: advanced reporting, editing, newspaper design, media law, audio-visual production, photojournalism and advanced feature writing. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach the application of digital technology in reporting in print, broadcast and online media.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or appropriate creative work. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the department, college and the professional journalism community; advising students; teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., and at least three years of full-time professional newsroom experience as a journalist or a master’s degree and at least eight years of full-time professional newsroom experience as a journalist. Applicants should have successful college teaching experience and a solid record of scholarly productivity or substantive evidence of research potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications, and contingent on funding.

Application: Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work (copies are not acceptable), statement of research and teaching interests, proof of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation as well as the recommenders’ daytime telephone numbers to:

Dr. Jennifer Wood Adams, Chair
Journalism Search Committee
Department of Communication and Journalism
232 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849

No e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Review of applications will begin March 19, 2010, and continue until a candidate is selected.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Auburn University is a comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students. The Department of Communication and Journalism has four undergraduate majors and a Master’s program.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Auburn University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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