Saint Louis University: Assistant Professor of Journalism

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Digital News Writing and Journalism. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in news writing and writing for digital environments and applications. The position is at the assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2019.

Duties include teaching introductory news writing and other undergraduate courses in the Journalism and Media Studies concentration, along with courses in the department’s core curricula and in our graduate program. Candidates are expected to participate in service and maintain an active program of published research. Tenure-track faculty with active research programs in our department teach two courses each semester.

Requirements: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2019, documented teaching experience and excellence, and record or promise of published scholarly research. Candidates with professional experience are preferred.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. For additional information, contact Dr. Amber Hinsley, the search chair, at amber.hinsley@slu.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

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