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Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism


Department of Journalism, CU Boulder

Open Rank Professor of Race and Journalism

Post Date:Sep 08, 2022Type:Full time
Start Date:August 2023Salary:$80 to $100K
Location: United States - Colorado - Boulder Job Reference:42643
Job Description:

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank professor of race and journalism. The successful candidate will identify within the broad field of journalism studies, but specialize in, potentially, one of the following areas: journalism and racial justice; the politics of race in journalism; race and representation within either journalistic content or newsrooms; race, technology and journalism; or race, sports and journalism. Intersectional approaches to any or all of these areas are welcomed.


The successful candidate must be well-grounded in journalism studies and open to creative interchange with colleagues practicing a variety of qualitative, quantitative and practice-based methodologies while researching and teaching journalism and media through both a social science and humanistic approach. They should also have demonstrated commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students. The position is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service and involves teaching two classes per semester. A PhD in journalism or allied fields is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.


This position is part of a cluster hire within CMCI focused on Race, Technology and Media. 


The position will begin in August of 2023. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a copy of one published article or other representative research, and evidence of teaching success including a statement that details your commitment and experience with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and with mentoring. In addition, candidates should provide the names and contact information (affiliations and e-mail addresses) for three people who can provide recommendations if asked. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1 and continue through Oct. 28. If you have any questions, please contact Interim Department Chair Pat Ferrucci at

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Contact Information
Department of Journalism, CU Boulder
Alice Guinther
1511 University Ave. 478 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States
Ph: 303-735-0231

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