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Villanova University Department of Communication
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Continuing Non-Tenure Track Position in Journalism

Post Date:Jul 12, 2019Type:Full time
Start Date:August 22, 2019Salary:competitive
Location: United States - Pennsylvania - Villanova Job Reference:
Job Description:


The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a continuing, non-tenure track position in Journalism, at the rank of Instructor (M.A.) or Assistant Teaching Professor (Ph.D.), to begin Fall 2020. This position is renewable and is eligible for Villanova’s Continuing Non-Tenure Track Promotion Policy.

With one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Communication Department offers coursework leading to the B.A. in Communication with opportunities to specialize in eight different areas of the discipline, including Journalism. In addition, the Department supports a thriving M.A. program in Communication, including a Journalism and New Media track. Our faculty prides itself on excellence in teaching and research and seeks to cultivate a supportive, collegial work environment. Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of our Department as well as an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.

Basic requirements:

  • M.A. in Journalism preferred, M.A. in Communication with a journalism emphasis strongly considered; earned doctorate in related area is a favorable supplemental consideration.

All application materials will be collected online, at Review of applications will begin as soon as the job is posted at The deadline for application review is November 1, 2019.  

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who can contribute to the University’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice. We seek candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

For a more detailed description of the Department, please consult Please direct all questions regarding the position to Dr. Heidi Rose, Department Chairperson, at



Candidates must have successful, content area relevant, college-level teaching experience and demonstrated expertise in journalism.

The position will require teaching undergraduate, and possibly graduate, courses on a 4-4 teaching load. Our new colleague will teach courses within our Journalism specialization, including but not limited to Introduction to Journalism and Multimedia Journalism. Additionally, the successful candidate may teach courses in our Journalism and New Media Graduate Certificate Program. Opportunities will be available to teach and develop other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Service responsibilities will include student advising and mentoring, as well as curriculum development and assessment. Our new colleague will also be encouraged to serve as faculty advisor to our student-run media (The Villanovan, VTV, and/or WXVU).

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Contact Information
Villanova University Department of Communication
Heidi Rose
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
United States
Ph: 610-519-4750

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