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Case Western Reserve University

The Shirley Wormser Professorship in Journalism and Media

Post Date:Nov 06, 2022Type:Full time
Start Date:August 2023Salary:
Location: United States - Ohio - Cleveland Job Reference:
Job Description:

The English Department at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for the Shirley Wormser Professorship in Journalism and Media Writing to begin in fall 2023. The department seeks a distinguished teacher-scholar, with a national reputation, for an appointment at the level of associate or full professor. Rank will be commensurate with experience. A master's or doctoral degree is required, along with a substantial record of publication in appropriate media.

The department is especially interested in writers with experience in audio and visual journalism. Areas of expertise may include racial justice, environmental writing, science writing, travel writing, disability studies, investigative journalism, journalistic ethics, sports journalism, political and economic journalism, and global and international journalism.

A successful candidate will have experience generating transformative initiatives that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; a commitment to innovative pedagogies; and an ability to lead students through a broad range of curricular offerings. Candidates should have an interest in developing and enhancing community partnerships in the Cleveland area.

MA or PhD in English, Journalism, Media Studies, Communication, or a related field.

CWRU is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. We enroll over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate/professional students in both liberal arts and professional/technical disciplines. The English department includes undergraduate and graduate offerings in literature, creative writing, and rhetoric that complement our undergraduate offerings in film, linguistics, and journalism. It also includes the Writing Program, which oversees the university's first-year academic writing curriculum and includes a substantial Writing Resource Center that serves all CWRU writers, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The department is also home to Writers House, a gathering place for writers that supports community programming, craft workshops, and the New Gutenberg Annex, which is a moveable type print lab and book arts workshop.

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Contact Information
Case Western Reserve University
Walt Hunter
2865 Southington Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
United States
Ph: 6102209142

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