Assistant Professor - Journalism

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Posting Details

Position TitleAssistant Professor - JournalismExternal Link to Posting - 32211Vacancy Number16F-279Position Number1099Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Journalism, beginning August 2020.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses in journalism, including Introduction to Journalism, Journalism Workshop, Editing, and Professional Magazine Writing, as well as developing courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. These courses, housed within the English Department, are integral to our professional writing program and to an interdisciplinary minor in Journalism.

Candidates should expect to engage in research as well as contribute to departmental and university service. The individual in this position may also contribute to our post-baccalaureate certificate in Science and Medical Writing.

Minimum Requirements

A PhD in journalism or related field, significant professional journalism experience, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications

We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate research and teaching commitment in environmental and social justice writing.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of English is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department provides quality programs leading to B.A. degree in English, M. A. degree in English, or a Professional Writing Certificate. A strong commitment also exists to provide service learning opportunities for student participation in the scholarly activity of its faculty. The Department supports the College’s mission by providing courses develop students abilities to reason and think critically. For more information on the department, check out our website:

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

Please submit the following materials in the applicant document section:
1. Cover Letter (addressed to: Dr. Anirban Ray, Search Committee Chair)
2. Curriculum Vita
3. List of 3 Professional References

Optional Documents include:

Demo Reel
Work Sample – News Story
Portfolio/Work Sample

All materials should be attached to the online application—not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 8, 2019.

Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date10/09/2019Priority Consideration Date11/08/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents toDr. Anirban RayApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Demo Reel
  2. Work Sample - News Story
  3. Portfolio/Work Sample
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington?
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    • Direct Contact from UNCW HR Representative / Recruiter
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Posted: 10/11/2019
Application Due: 12/5/2019
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