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Full Professor or Associate Professor in Journalism

The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., seeks to fill a position at the level of tenured Professor or Associate Professor in Journalism beginning August 2013. We seek a candidate with deep journalistic accomplishments and national professional stature, someone who is excited about the future of journalism and not nostalgic about the past. The successful candidate will have a proven record of leadership in cutting-edge practice, media innovation and collaboration. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level is highly preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt and succeed in a fast-paced scholarly environment as we reshape the future of journalism and the future of related industries. We seek a candidate who can act as a catalyst for journalistic and academic innovation and who can work collegially to make it happen. The best candidates will have a record of fostering cooperative working environments and a career that demonstrates achievement in the world of emerging media technologies.

The School of Communication’s talented and engaged faculty draws from both scholarly and professional backgrounds. The Journalism faculty has a national reputation for work in the areas of investigative, online, entrepreneurial, and international journalism.

The candidate should have a PhD and/or national standing in the field accompanied by an upper level degree. The candidate’s course load will be commensurate with other duties; most tenured faculty members teach a 2-2 course load. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate professional and/or theory-based courses in journalism or in related communication fields. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Submit application letter, vitae, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

Rick Rockwell and Amy Eisman
Co-Chairs, Journalism Search Committee
School of Communication
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
MGC #300
Washington, D.C.

Email inquiries to: Review of applications begins September 21 until position is filled.

For more about the School of Communication, please visit American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Applications from women and minorities are particularly invited.