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Assistant Professor in School of Journalism and Media: Broadcast Journalism
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in School of Journalism and Media: Broadcast Journalism
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8M100: School Of Journalism and Media
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
    Assistant Professor
  • Journalism

The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media is seeking a tenure-track assistant in broadcast journalism beginning August 16, 2020. This position will actively contribute to undergraduate programming in newscast producing, reporting, digital videography and non-linear editing. The School seeks candidates with strong news judgment, the ability to tell creative stories, and instructional experience, including supervision of a student-produced newscast. Candidates with web design, media convergence skills, experience seeking external funding and experience with preparing Hearst and AP award entries are also preferred.

Qualified candidates must possess an advanced degree (doctorate preferred) in a related discipline and have substantial professional experience. Candidates holding a doctorate will be expected to develop a vigorous research agenda leading to publication in refereed journals and the potential to attract grants.

This position, will join our ACEJMC-accredited unit of the College of Communication and Information. The school offers majors in journalism and media arts and studies, an excellent computing environment, and other facilities for research and instruction. Students learn first-hand working at the Kentucky Kernel, the Kentuckian yearbook, radio stations WRFL and WUKY, and JAT News, our award winning student newscast. The school also promotes the free flow of information through its First Amendment Center. Since 1981, the School has also been the home of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College . The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.
The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit

Application materials should include a a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin February 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Al Cross at:

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