Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in journalism. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in reporting and writing for digital environments and across content platforms. The position is at the assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2021.
Candidates must be able to teach foundational-level writing for print, online and broadcast platforms as well as basic video and audio production. Duties include teaching courses such as news writing and multiplatform journalism as well as other courses in the Journalism and Media Studies concentration, along with courses in the department's core curricula and in our graduate program. Candidates are expected to participate in service and maintain an active program of published research. Tenure-track faculty in our department teach two courses each semester.
Requirements: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2021, documented teaching experience and excellence and record or promise of published scholarly research. Candidates with professional experience are preferred. A successful candidate will demonstrate meaningful commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion in their teaching, research and service.
Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with about 160 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 master’s students and 12 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication within three different concentrations: journalism and media studies; communication studies; and integrated strategic communication. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence, ethical reflection and a commitment to social justice. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of communication studies, media studies and strategic communication. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite and multiple computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.
Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. Our campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The university’s benefits package includes a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses and dependent children.
All applications must be made online at: https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/SLU-Saint-Louis-MO/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor--Journalism_2020-01318
Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references. For additional information, contact Dr. Dan Kozlowski, the search chair, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin October 19, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.
Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities and members of other historically underrepresented groups.