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Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

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, 2023.

We seek candidates who are resourceful, responsive, teacher-practitioners, including non-traditional candidates, who are knowledgeable about best practices and current tools for multiplatform storytelling, and who possess professional journalism experience in a contemporary newsroom or in a digital media environment.

Preferred candidates will have a strong background in broadcast journalism and emerging technologies as well as on-air or production experience. Experience in, or knowledge of, sports journalism, data journalism, community journalism, and/or investigative journalism is a plus. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body.  We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.


Candidates should have a demonstrated understanding of the value of journalism in presenting the narratives of underserved and marginalized populations. The successful candidate will have prior teaching experience or be prepared to demonstrate teaching ability, and have a body of academic work and/or professional credentials and an earned Master’s degree. Candidates should also have an understanding of the ethical, economic, and technological challenges facing the changing media landscape and demonstrate innovative approaches to addressing them in an undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Candidates must be committed to reflecting diversity and inclusion in 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/or industry-related professional output as well as participate in service and committee work for the Department, the School, and the University. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.


Please upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the address and phone numbers of three references along with this application at

For additional questions, please contact email [email protected]     

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.


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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