Auburn University - School of Communication & Journalsim
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Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Professor in Journalism

Post Date:Dec 11, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:08-16-2019Salary:
Location: United States - Alabama - Auburn Job Reference:
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Auburn University

School of Communication and Journalism

Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Professor in Journalism

Position:  The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured position as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor of Journalism beginning fall semester, Aug. 16, 2019. Appointment rank will be contingent upon qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an appropriate level of research productivity for their rank and help to build on already existing instructional capabilities of the journalism program.

The Journalism program focuses on the following instructional areas: broadcast, sports, community, digital, business, investigative, graphic design, photojournalism and media law.

The successful candidate will have taught or have an interest in developing courses or have a research specialization related to race, class, culture, ethnicity, international journalism or sports journalism.

The successful candidate also will have taught or have an interest in developing distance or online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities. 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.

Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication and more than three years of professional journalism 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, 2019 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 The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2020.

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 potential.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position:

Review of applications will begin Feb. 25, 2019, and continue until a candidate is selected.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 25,734 undergraduates and 4,706 graduate and professional students. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus. The School of Communication and Journalism has more than 1,000 students in its four undergraduate majors and master’s program (

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

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Auburn University - School of Communication & Journalsim
Jennifer Adams
232 Tichenor Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

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