Assistant Professor, Communication (Multimedia Journalism)

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Assistant Professor, Communication (Multimedia Journalism)

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Assistant Professor, Communication (Multimedia Journalism)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts Faculty

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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The Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication in Multimedia Journalism. The appointment will begin in fall 2019.

The successful candidate will teach courses in journalism and serve as program coordinator for the Digital Journalism minor, including curriculum planning and assessment. We seek a person who will take an active role in shepherding the minor. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity relevant to multimedia journalism and work with the Faculty Advisor for Island Waves, our student newspaper, in order to support it from a pedagogical standpoint.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Journalism or a related field. ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
  • Experience in teaching courses in Newswriting, Media Writing, Editing & Layout.
  • Expertise in the shifting strategies for news production and distribution in contemporary journalism, including social media.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • Experience working in a newsroom or online publication company.
  • Recognition for excellence in journalism by a professional organization.
  • Scholarly activity in academic organizations such as AEJMC.
  • Ability to teach photojournalism.
  • Ability to teach news production/editing.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Creative Cloud more generally, and other software associated with news production.


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted.

A completed application will include:
1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vita
3. A list of three references with contact information

Candidates advancing to the next stage in the search process may be asked to submit evidence of teaching excellence, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation at a later date.

The deadline for applications is February 8, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For more information on the Department of Communication & Media, please visit For more on the Digital Journalism minor, please visit

Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Ethan Thompson, Search Committee Chair and Professor of Media Arts by email at [email protected].

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 12/26/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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