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Associate / Full Professor in Journalism and Electronic Media

Job Description:

The Department of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a senior scholar in journalism and/or electronic media. We seek a colleague who will strengthen the department’s scholarly reputation by maintaining an active research agenda and mentoring junior faculty members and doctoral students. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D., qualify for the rank of Associate or Professor, and be eligible for tenure. They also will be expected to conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in at least one of the following areas: visual communication, journalism, interactive storytelling, mobile and/or social media.  Preferred qualifications include professional experience in at least one of the following areas: media writing, reporting, media production, media management, social media or experience in other media industries. We value well-rounded candidates committed to effective teaching, scholarly research, and academic and professional service.  Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated research program capable of attracting external funding and publishing in refereed journals.  The successful candidate will need to be approved for expedited tenure and promotion at Texas Tech University.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  A complete description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/employment/. Apply on-line at http://careers.texastech.edu/.  You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application describing your research agenda and teaching experience.  The Requisition Number for the position is 1739BR.

The search committee is headed by Robert Peaslee Ph.D., Interim Chair, Department of Journalism & Electronic Media. Questions may be addressed to him at robert.peaslee@ttu.edu or 806-834-2562. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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