University Of Houston Invites Applicants To Teach In Journalism Sequence

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston, invites applications for a full-time instructor, non-tenure track, to teach courses in the journalism sequence beginning in fall 2015. The instructor will teach courses in reporting and writing with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling and digital journalism. The instructor will prepare student journalists to publish stories in the student newspaper and work closely with the Houston Chronicle and the student internship program. Significant professional journalism experience is greatly valued. Previous teaching experience is highly desired. A successful candidate must have a master’s degree in a related field.

Approximately 360 of the 1,800 majors specialize in print or broadcast journalism, another 370 specialize in media production, and 15 graduate students are pursuing a concentration in mass communications.

The Valenti School prides itself for its role in working with a diverse student population. Our student majors are 23 percent African-American, 21 percent Latino, 9 percent Asian-American and 3 percent international. The University of Houston strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues. Therefore, we welcome candidates who may contribute to the diversity in the Valenti School and the University of Houston.

The University of Houston is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls 50,000 students in a vibrant city, which has a world-class Medical Center, a robust arts community, professional sports and destination commercial shopping centers. Houston is known as a world capital for petroleum exploration, the headquarters location for multi-national corporations, and an international hub for shipping, railroad and aerospace activity. The university and the city encourage an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies – especially biotechnology – and are receptive to creative communication solutions in an urban environment. The Chronicle of Higher Education named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work in 2011, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as the No. 2 most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation. UH has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Tier One public research university.

Review of applications will begin 12/15/14. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to:

Beth Olson, Ph.D.
Director, Valenti School of Communication
101 Communication Building
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3002

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.