Professor/ Leonard H. Goldenson Endowed Chair in Radio & Television Journalism

Job ID 21663
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Missouri School of Journalism invites applications for the Leonard H. Goldenson Endowed Chair in Radio and Television Journalism. The School has a long-standing reputation for cutting-edge research, teaching, and outreach. With an increasing need to improve the quality of American journalism while the media industry maneuvers through the fast-changing environment of broadcasting, satellite/cable, wireless, broadband and mobile, the Goldenson chair will collaborate with scholars and professionals to chart a path for the future of the profession. The Goldenson Chair has been endowed by gifts from local broadcasters, the ABC Affiliates Board and the ABC Television Network to improve journalism in the transition into the digital age.

The Endowed Chair, open effective August 2017 or January 2018 at the rank of tenured Professor will serve journalism as follows:

• Teach classes and lead student/faculty discussions of changes in the television and radio professions as new technologies become established in the industry.
• Demonstrate research excellence with a primary focus on broadcast journalism.
• Collaborate with scholars and professionals at the School of Journalism and elsewhere.
• Represent the Journalism School and the University of Missouri as a national expert on broadcast journalism and communicate the workings of journalism to audiences narrow and broad.


A Ph.D. in journalism, communication or related fields is required. The successful candidate must have an established research program including high impact publications befitting the rank of a tenured Professor at a Research One university. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with professionals, mentor graduate students, and help maintain a climate attractive to students of diverse backgrounds. Professional experience in journalism is desired.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the world's oldest and leading journalism program and has been widely recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate education and scholarship. In its 2014 annual ranking of top journalism schools, NewsPro-Radio Television Digital News Association again ranked the Missouri School of Journalism "far and away" the No. 1 journalism school in the country. The National Research Council ranks the School's doctoral program among the top journalism/communication programs in the nation. In addition, the School's Reynolds Journalism Institute provides state-of-the-art resources for researchers and professionals to test new ideas, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness, and delivers solutions that citizens and journalists can put to use in their communities.

Currently, the School offers academic education and practical training to more than 2,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The School has a close and productive relationship with other academic units on campus, the media industry and the local community. It operates award-winning, community-based, multiplatform news outlets and produces comprehensive research-based advertising and public relations campaigns for real clients. The School also houses headquarters of prominent professional organizations, including American Society of News Editors, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Picture of the Year International, among others.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload
(a) a letter of application that describes your research, teaching, and outreach/professional experiences,
(b) the names and contact information for three references,
(c) a curriculum vitae.