The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa seeks to hire a faculty member with professional experience in journalism.
Candidates can be hired at the rank of Lecturer, Associate Professor of Instruction/Practice or Professor of Instruction/Practice depending on teaching or professional qualifications as described in 10.11 Instructional Faculty Policy, part d. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching within the School’s undergraduate reporting and writing curriculum with the potential to develop intermediate and advanced courses within the candidate’s area of expertise or specialization.
We are seeking applicants with substantial professional experience. Potential areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: in-depth or investigative reporting; public affairs and government reporting; data journalism; rural and community journalism; and health, environment or science reporting.
Our School’s social justice mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their profession, teaching, or service demonstrate experience, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of marginalized communities and students holding a range of worldviews.
Preferred applicants will also have teaching or mentoring experience. The appointment will begin August 21, 2024.
Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition #74898). Attachments to the application should include a 2- to 4-page cover letter that addresses the candidate’s professional experience, teaching and/or mentoring experience, and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional or academic environment; a resume or curriculum vitae; three work samples as links or attachments; and contact information for three references. Questions should be directed to Professor Travis Vogan, Search Chair (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Located in Iowa City (population 70,000), the University of Iowa is the state’s flagship educational institution with more than 31,000 students and 1,700 faculty. The University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with roughly 400 undergraduate majors and 100 masters and doctoral students, is housed in the Philip D. Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building and features the Moeller Media Research Lab. The School is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest of the university’s 11 colleges. Visit the School’s website at journalism.uiowa.edu for more information.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education. As demonstrated by the University’s DEI Action Plan, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to realize their full potential. Faculty members in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI, uphold social justice, and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to describe their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, mentoring, research and broader impacts, or professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship in the United States.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.
Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.
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BA in journalism/mass communication or related discipline
Professional experience in journalism commensurate with rank
Teaching or mentoring experience. Experience with multimedia journalism/storytelling.
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest