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Lecturer/Instructor in Journalism

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
Working Title:

Lecturer/Instructor in Journalism

Appointment Type:

Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Journalism, effective August 2024. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4 with a course release each semester to advise the school’s paper.

The individual will transform our newly formed minor into a highly prized, cross-disciplinary minor designed to help students succeed within and beyond the university. The ideal candidate will help grow the minor by teaching core courses in journalism and journalistic ethics, working with students across the disciplines, and supervising the editorial staff of the school newspaper, The Captain’s Log.

We seek a candidate with a terminal MA, MFA, or Doctoral degree in journalism or a related field, and/or significant professional experience as a journalist. Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching journalism to undergraduates. Ability to teach first- and second-year writing seminars is desirable. Training in digital media or in the digital humanities is a must. Journalists from a range of backgrounds and media are also encouraged to apply.

Departmental Information:

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University is composed of 23 faculty and 124 majors. Housed in McMurran Hall and offering concentrations in literature and writing. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2023 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.77 and 1200, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at

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Application Instructions :

To apply, please visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Review of applications will begin at 11:59 PM ET on November 17, 2023.
Applications received after 11:59 PM ET on November 17, 2023 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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