Assistant/Associate Professor in Visual Journalism

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Emerson College

Assistant/Associate Professor in Visual Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the School of Communication at Emerson College seeks someone with experience in video, photography and multimedia storytelling as full-time faculty in visual journalism in an open rank (assistant or associate professor), tenure-track/early tenure position. The appointment begins August 23, 2018.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. The department is looking for an experienced academic and professional. Photography, video and multimedia are driving new and more varied ways of journalistic storytelling. Video is becoming more complex in not only the traditional platform of broadcast news but also in new multimedia formats. The Department of Journalism is seeking a faculty member who will lead its efforts to extend visual journalism in all facets of its forward-thinking, learner-centered, multimedia curriculum. This individual will enhance existing course offerings such as the Digital Journalist, Beat Reporting Across Media, Advanced Audio-Video Journalism, Photojournalism, Advanced Multimedia Reporting, and Long-form Multimedia Storytelling, as well as develop new courses such as Photo and Video Documentary Journalism, The Visual Language, or The Pulitzers and DuPonts Worth Seeing. Candidates also should be interested in working with co-curricular student journalism organizations. Click here for more on the Emerson journalism curriculum. Candidates must have a Master’s degree (Ph.D. or terminal degree highly preferred) and an online portfolio of professional work that demonstrates expertise in a variety of visual media. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience, at least five years of professional experience in visual storytelling, especially photos and video, and a portfolio of work that explores traditional as well as experimental forms of visual storytelling. We expect candidates to have a vibrant professional practice and/or research agenda that they will continue to pursue in creative ways that can potentially include students. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, links to professional work, and names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled.

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Open Date: 08/23/2018

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Posted: 8/14/2017
Application Due: 4/3/2018
Work Type: Full Time