Assistant or Associate Professor - Media and Democracy

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School of Journalism - Moody College of Communication - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Nov 1, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism seeks a leading scholar to be appointed at either the rank of tenured associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2018. The School, which offers a B.J., M.A., and Ph.D., is housed in the Belo Center for New Media. It is part of the top-ranked Moody College of Communication, which includes the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Departments of Radio-Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders.

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Candidates' research and teaching should engage with the intersection of journalism and democracy, and the related subject of media literacy. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or J.D., with a promising program of research and publication, a commitment to teaching, and interest in mentoring graduate students. We will consider a range of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological expertise, with special interest in media law, ethics, theories of the press, and First Amendment issues.

Desirable but not required qualifications include interdisciplinary collaboration, attracting and overseeing funded projects; creative use of technology; developing and teaching online-only, flipped, and/or hybrid courses; and journalism/media professional experience.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, up to three copies of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Screening of applicants will begin Jan. 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Stephen Reese, at [email protected].

The School of Journalism and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.





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Posted: 3/4/2018
Application Due: 5/3/2018
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