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Professor of the Practice in Communication: Alternative Journalism Practice

Tulane University
New Orleans

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Professor of the Practice in Communication: Alternative Journalism Practice

New Orleans
Open Date:
Sep 20, 2022

Professors of the Practice in Communication; Alternative Journalistic Practice  


The Department of Communication at Tulane University invites applications for two professors of the practice in journalism with an emphasis on either sports/entertainment reviews and analysis, or civic and community-engaged journalism.

The ideal candidates will encourage alternative forms of journalistic practice that allow students to develop digital portfolios of their work for print, magazines, blogs, or multimedia formats. Our new faculty will teach “Alternative Journalism,” which focuses on the histories and practices of journalism outside of a traditional newsroom in the traditions of social movement journalism, feminist and alternative press, community-based media, and muckraking. In addition, they will develop courses that strive to help students develop their ability to tell stories that exemplify excellent writing, interviewing, and investigative skills. We are especially interested in applicants whose creative/professional practice enables students to engage local communities in sharing their experiences and cultural traditions.

The Communication Department centers on critical and global approaches to the study of cultures and identities; film and media texts; and cultural industries and institutions. Our faculty value our interdisciplinarity connections and our dedication to an engaged classroom. See description of our curriculum here:

Professors of Practice are hired on a three-year contract, and are renewable upon academic review. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. New Orleans has a vibrant community of alternative media producers reporting on the most compelling social issues of our times. Tulane University has opportunities for students to work with digital media, podcasting, film, as well as participate in partnerships with ESPN and local nonprofits.



Qualified candidates for this position will demonstrate significant journalistic experience as a practicing professional; or will hold a terminal degree in Communication or a related field by June 30, 2023.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit via Interfolio a letter or application, a curriculum vitae/resume, a list of three professional references with contact information, and one or two samples of your work (written and/or media). Other materials may be requested later. Questions can be directed to Dr. Vicki Mayer (, Chair of the Search Committee. We are committed to creating an intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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