Digital/Multimedia Journalism Professor (Open Rank)

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor, or a tenured associate or full professor in Digital/Multimedia Journalism, beginning August 2017.

The department has developed a new curriculum, including a new multi-platform, production-based capstone course; offers on-site graduate programs; an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program; and is developing online graduate programs. We're looking for an extraordinary new colleague who demonstrates a record of excellence and expertise in the area of digital journalism. We seek someone with a combination of research and applied skills in areas such as coding, emerging storytelling platforms and techniques, web design, data skills, or other innovative journalistic skills.

The CMCI opened in the fall of 2015. It is the first new college at CU in more than 50 years, and is designed for collaborations among faculty and students across the College and in related fields. The Journalism program, nationally accredited since 1948, offers bachelor's and master's degrees, and participates in a multidisciplinary Ph.D. program with a track in Journalism Studies. It is the home of NewsTeam Boulder (a semiweekly local, student news broadcast), the web-based CU Science Update, the CU News Corps (where faculty guide students in long-form investigative work), the internationally acclaimed Center for Environmental Journalism, CU Sports Mag (a weekly sports broadcast), and numerous other journalism projects. The department offers certificate programs in International Media and Sports Journalism, and is interested in developing more in areas such as political communication and visual communication. The College also houses the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture. For more information, visit


A Ph.D. in Journalism, Media Studies, Communication or a related field is preferred; ABD or a master's degree with significant professional experience is acceptable. Candidates at an assistant professor level must have the potential to be tenurable, and candidates at the associate or full professor level must have a record that would warrant tenure in the CMCI; the college grants tenure based upon a successful record of scholarly research, creative work, or a combination thereof. We are seeking individuals whose work not only encompasses journalism, but should ideally also align with other CMCI departments including Media Studies; Communication; Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; Information Science; Critical Media Practices; and/or Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individual with disabilities by contracting the ADA Coordinator at

Special Instructions to Applicants:Anticipated start date for this position is August 14, 2017. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled. Salary is negotiable and nationally competitive. Applications must be submitted electronically through the CU Careers website for consideration. If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting: 1) cover letter 2) current CV 3)1-2 samples of research and/or links to professional work 4) names and contact information for three references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11049 - Journalism

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 14, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kathleen M. Ryan, search chair

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00720839


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