Assistant/Associate Professor in Journalism Studies

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Emerson College

Assistant/Associate Professor in Journalism Studies

Emerson College's Department of Journalism seeks a Journalism Studies scholar focusing on media and society with a particular emphasis on marginalized populations. He or she would use the lens of journalism history, law, practice or policy to enhance research and practice involving the interplay of journalism and underrepresented communities. This position is full-time in an open rank (assistant or associate professor), tenure-track/early tenure. The appointment begins September 1, 2019 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2019.

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. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The journalism curriculum is designed to educate future leaders in journalism and media who are self-reflective, analytical and academically courageous enough to identify trends, seek additional training and adapt stories to the way citizens want to engage with information. Journalists operate in an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse world with local and global connections. Someone who studies journalism with a critical perspective and an emphasis on this world’s diversity and interconnectivity can add to the education or those who will be communicating news and information in rigorous and dynamic ways.

As such, a Journalism Studies scholar is key to the department’s interest in developing lifelong learners. This individual could adopt existing courses such as Discovering Journalism, Critical Perspectives, and Law and Public Policy for Journalists. She or he might develop new courses that would blend journalism history, law, or policy research into news reporting and producing practice. This faculty member would be expected to help the department raise the rigor of its program and cultivate high-caliber research skills in students by developing courses in required conceptual course levels in students’ sophomore and junior years. He or she also would help develop more courses that meet its Advanced Journalism Diversity Course Requirement, which calls for greater focus on diversity and underserved communities as part of overall learning goals.

The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D., and journalism teaching experience. A portfolio of professional work and experience teaching online would be a plus.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus 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 also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three references (not to be contacted without applicant’s written approval).

This position is open until filled and the review of applications will begin immediately.

Annual Clery Report:
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Open Date: 09/01/2019

Requisition Number: FY17/180159FAC

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Posted: 7/20/2018
Application Due: 2/14/2019
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