Wolfson Chair in Communication

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-02-20
Req: R100038892
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With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

University of Miami

School of Communication

Department of Journalism and Media Management

Wolfson Chair in Communication

The Department of Journalism and Media Management in the School of Communication at the University of Miami is seeking a new colleague to serve as the Frances Louise Wolfson Chair in Communication, starting in August 2020. This full-time faculty position is a non-tenure earning Professional Practice line with a focus on journalism. A graduate degree is required, as is an exceptional record of producing significant journalistic work (as evidenced by an award-winning portfolio).

The department seeks an accomplished storyteller and broadcast journalist to enhance our efforts in educating students in the art and science of engaging audiences across a variety of media platforms. We seek a high-level professional who brings demonstrated skills and experience both nationally and internationally. The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in digital media and streaming platforms as well as a strong broadcasting experience, management experience, and a passion for encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. The department is interested in capitalizing on topical areas of particular relevance to South Florida. Experience with both long-format work as well as to day-to-day reporting and producing is desirable.

The University of Miami is a vibrant, multicultural campus located in an international city with abundant opportunities to engage students in the dynamics of journalism in a global information society. The successful candidate will join a faculty that enthusiastically seeks to be central to that conversation.

Review of applications will begin in April 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested and qualified candidates should apply online and include a cover letter, resume, links to professional work, and at least three references.

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Associate Prof. Sam Terilli

Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Management


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more.

At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our shared purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work.

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Posted: 2/21/2020
Application Due: 1/17/2021
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