Assistant Professor

Location
Denton, TX
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:
6001615

Posting Origination:
UNT

Department:
School of Journalism (138000)

College/School:
School of Journalism http://journalism.unt.edu

Rank/Title:
Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Journalism to begin Fall 2018.

The ideal candidate will teach primarily news courses (but may include public relations and/or digital media courses) at the undergraduate and graduate level. Conducting academic research in journalism, public relations, digital communication, and/or mass communication is also expected.

Experience teaching online courses is a plus. The faculty member will participate in department activities and serve on committees. Excellence in teaching and mentoring students and alumni are of primary importance.


The Mayborn School of Journalism: We are an ACEJMC-accredited school with Texas's only accredited journalism master's program. We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in the fifth largest media market in the country. We enroll approximately 1,200 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. Graduates have won many national and international awards including Cannes Lions and Pulitzer Prizes. The school offers students multi-platform professional opportunities and is home to an award-winning student newspaper, the North Texas Daily, a community-access television station, an online radio station, and student-run photography and ad/PR agencies. The school also hosts the nationally acclaimed annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. We offer study abroad programs in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Mexico.

University of North Texas: With about 37,000 students, UNT is the nation's 25th largest public university. As the largest, most comprehensive university near Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor's degrees, 88 master's degrees and 40 doctoral degree programs. Many of our programs are nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT system.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: ABD in journalism or a relevant field such as public relations, communication, or mass communication.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. (at time of appointment) in journalism or a relevant field such as public Relations, communication, or mass communication.

A minimum of three years of professional experience in journalism (news, public relations, or digital media),experience teaching college-level courses, and a defined research agenda.

Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential.

Position Type:
Faculty

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:
Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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