Assistant Director and Lecturer - Journalism Program

Washington D.C.
Mar 06, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director and Lecturer - Journalism Program

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Journalism Program at Georgetown College invites applications for a full-time non-tenure faculty position: Assistant Director and Lecturer. This position combines teaching and advising with ongoing management of the program, including program planning, course design, administrative and budget duties, and personnel operations.

By virtue of its mission and DC location, Georgetown aspires to build one of the best liberal arts-based journalism programs in the nation, with particular attention to public affairs, international issues and social justice.

The successful applicant will serve on University committees relevant to journalism, media and scholarship and will collaborate with University partners on current program initiatives and new joint initiatives. This active engagement with our academic community and diverse alumni will include an opportunity to help create an advisory board that will bring visionary and energetic commitment to the growth of the Journalism Program.

The teaching load for this position is two undergraduate courses per semester, as assigned by the Director. The Assistant Director reports to and collaborates closely with the Director. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist in creating new courses to expand the program's offerings, address the evolving media environment and enhance the curriculum's critical thinking content
  • Recruit, coordinate, train, assist and manage a team of adjunct lecturers each semester
  • Work with the registrar's office to meet all deadlines for course scheduling, room assignments, course descriptions, and classroom changes
  • Advise and mentor students interested in careers in journalism, and assist them in career planning and placement
  • Manage and innovate activities and programs that engage students, alumni, and the broader community, including academic and career development sessions, student internship program, public lectures and speaker programs, community events to profile or promote the program, and donor events
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with media organizations and community groups for possible collaboration opportunities and student internship opportunities
  • Administrative and fiscal management duties, including maintaining the program budget, hiring and supervising of student assistants, and creating formal reports to meet University reporting requirements
  • General communication, marketing, and promotion duties, as assigned by the Director and including management of the program's website content

  • Bachelor's degree; preferably some graduate-level study
  • Minimum two years experience in managing a journalism program in director or assistant director capacity
  • Minimum two years experience in teaching core journalism courses at the university level
  • Minimum two years experience in student advising and mentoring
  • Experience in program management, marketing and course content creation
  • Minimum five years professional experience in journalism, including experience on more than one content platform
  • Passion for working to advance journalism with diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Outstanding writing and interpersonal communication skills

For your application to be considered complete, the following must be complete by March 31, 2019:
Click Apply below and submit the required materials below. Applicants are encouraged to combine the materials into a single PDF. The application system will only accept up to 5 files (up to 5 MB each).
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • At least three works of journalism produced by the applicant (any format; links acceptable).
  • Names and contact information of at least three references (Letters of recommendation should not be submitted with the initial application; we will contact references as needed)

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Submission Guidelines:
Thank you for your interest in a faculty position at Georgetown University. Please submit your CV and a cover letter. Refer to the job posting to determine if you also are required to provide professional references as part of your application. You may receive a later request for additional information. If you have questions or any difficulty submitting any portion of your application, please contact the unit administrator mentioned in the job posting above for assistance.

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EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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