Journalism: Assistant Professor of Journalism - 000222
The Department of Journalism in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin in the fall semester 2019. The University seeks an applicant who can contribute to a growing community of faculty with expertise in Asia.
The tenure-track position involves teaching basic and advanced journalism skills for print, broadcast and digital news. The applicant will be expected to take part in curriculum development as the department expands its offering to include broadcasting and more intensive preparation for the digital world. One of the core values of the department that this assistant professor must embrace is the love of language, and its precise use.
In addition to teaching, the assistant professor must continue to produce a robust body of Asia-focused journalism and/or scholarly research as part of the tenure process, and to join an interdisciplinary community of scholars, including several with interests in Asia. The job also includes serving on academic committees and other forms of service to both the University and the professional journalism community.
While graduate degrees are preferred, they are not required if the applicant can demonstrate a substantial record of professional journalism experience and accomplishment. Prior university-level teaching is preferred. That experience should include classroom teaching, grading, advising, experience in designing courses and syllabi. For more information on the department see http://journalism.richmond.edu.
Applicants will be asked to submit electronically a cover letter containing teaching and research statements, current curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and goals as well as involvement and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Academic transcripts (required) as well as any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be addressed to Robert Hodierne, Chair, Journalism Department, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018.
The School of Arts and Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving and inclusive community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative and pedagogical activities of the faculty. For information about the foundations, goals and initiatives of the School of Arts and Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan at https://as.richmond.edu/concept30/index.html.
The University of Richmond is a private, highly selective, predominantly liberal arts institution. The University is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to supporting an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.