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Location:Auburn, AL
Company:Auburn University
First posted:April 07, 2017

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor (Journalism)

Posting Number P0884F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Position: The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning fall semester, Aug. 16, 2018.

The candidate's primary teaching assignments will include broadcast and
digital media. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the ability to teach reporting, editing, shooting and producing news for broadcast and digital platforms. The candidate should be able to teach the impact of social media on journalism and how to use social media as a reporting tool.

Applicants may offer other areas of teaching and/or research specialization in journalism, such as international, sport, political, business, photojournalism or media law. The successful candidate will have taught or have an interest in developing online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities.

The School of Communication and Journalism partnered with Raycom Media in 2013 to create a state-of-the-art multimedia newsroom to train student journalists. Faculty and Raycom news professionals work with students in the newsroom to reinforce classroom lessons with live reporting experiences. Our desired candidate will be able to contribute to this initiative.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or appropriate creative work. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the school, college and the professional journalism community; teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication and more than three years of professional television news experience. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing ( ABD ) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for an ABD candidate requires the earned doctorate by the Aug. 16, 2018 start date. If the
candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an
instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2019. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching collegiate-level journalism courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin September 8, 2017 and continue until a candidate is selected.

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