Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism

Job description

The Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University anticipates an opening in Fall 2019 for a tenure-track appointment for a full-time assistant or associate professor to teach undergraduate courses in online and broadcast journalism.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

The ideal candidate should be able to teach basic or advanced television news production classes.  The position requires a demonstrated ability to teach digital journalism, emerging media, television news programs, basic field acquisition and editing, investigative reporting, television or news studies courses, or a specified course in the candidate’s area of expertise, at the college level.  Experience in shooting and editing television news packages and long-form mini-docs is also a plus as the candidate will likely take the lead in overseeing a weekly, student-produced, 15-minute news program. Candidates should have at least a master’s degree in Journalism, Documentary Production, Media Studies and Production, Communications, or a related field. Candidates should have evidence of a beginning or active research, creative, or professional agenda. The committee may request links to the most recent visual work by candidates. 

Compensation and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with excellent benefits. The position is subject to financial availability.

Application Process: To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vita or resume to:

Department Personnel Committee

Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations

111 Hofstra University

322 The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Hempstead, N.Y. 11549

Email: [email protected]

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative, staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Job No: 897930
Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
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