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Assistant/Associate Professor in Multimedia Journalism - 000454

University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Multimedia Journalism - 000454

The Department of Journalism in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond is seeking a tenure track assistant or associate professor in Multimedia Journalism. The faculty member in this position will be expected to teach courses in video and/or audio and digital journalism while producing quality scholarship related to the field or journalistic works in these mediums. The appointment will begin in August, 2023.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or a terminal Master's degree in a relevant field and at least five years of full-time experience in professional journalism. Experience teaching at the college level is highly valued. The faculty member in this position is expected to teach existing course offerings in audio/video reporting, develop new courses, and enhance the department's use of video and audio across the curriculum.

The University of Richmond is one of the few top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the country with a department dedicated entirely to the study and practice of journalism. The Department of Journalism is deeply embedded within the social sciences and humanities and is a close-knit, thriving group of scholars, practitioners and students. Professors in the department are known for their dedication to student advising, university service and collaboration across disciplines with other departments. For more information on the department, see

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

Applicants should apply online at and submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes statements about scholarly and/or creative or journalistic productions, research plans, teaching interests, and strategies for teaching effectiveness. Candidates should provide the names and contact information for three references who may be asked, at a later date, to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on October 17, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions about the position to the search committee chair, Shahan Mufti ([email protected]).


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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