Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism

Job description

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations to teach in the journalism track starting September 1, 2021.

Preferred candidates will have earned a Master’s degree in journalism or related communication degree. We seek candidates who are knowledgeable about best practices and modern tools for multiplatform digital storytelling that includes visual, mobile, data, and social media, and possess professional journalism experience in current newsroom practices. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of the value of journalism and media storytelling in presenting the narratives of underserved and marginalized populations. The candidate must have prior teaching experience with a substantial body of academic and professional work and should be able to teach a variety of journalism courses. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of the ethical, economic, and technological challenges facing the changing media landscape and should demonstrate innovative approaches and leadership to address them within an undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The ideal candidate embraces the highest ethical standards and is committed to reflecting diversity and inclusion within their syllabi and working with a diverse student population, faculty, and staff.

Candidates for tenure-track appointments are expected to establish a successful record of academic scholarship and industry-related professional output as well as participate in service and committee work for the Department, the School, and the University.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of recent work, and three letters of reference to Jeffrey Morosoff, Chair, Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at the email address [email protected].

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education of Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations provides students with real-world experience in professional settings combined with education in the theory, art, and practice of journalism and public relations. Our students graduate prepared for careers in online, broadcast and print journalism, information graphics, media analysis, scholarly research, and public relations. With a solid foundation in the liberal arts and courses on news reporting, media ethics, history, law and public relations, students learn to question, research and analyze the social, legal, political, historical and economic factors that influence the media and its impact on society. 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. 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: 897682
Posted: 3/11/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time