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Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research
University of Missouri - Columbia


Date Posted Dec. 9, 2019
Title Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research
University University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Missouri School of Journalism
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Journalism
 
 

Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research
Missouri School of Journalism

The Missouri School of Journalism invites applications for the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research, with a start date of Fall 2020. The Gregory Chair is a tenured position at the associate or full professor rank. The School seeks a senior faculty member with an established research program in one or more of the following areas designated as research strengths: Strategic communication (including science/health/crisis communication); media history, media law/ethics; media sociology.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in journalism, communication or related fields is required. Candidates must hold the rank of associate of full professor.

The successful candidate must have an established research program including high-impact, well-cited publications befitting the rank of a senior faculty member at a Research I university. There must also be a demonstrated record of achievement in securing extramural funding and engaging the public, as is expected with the mission of a land grant university. Candidates must possess an ability to mentor junior faculty and graduate students and help create a climate that attracts students of diverse backgrounds. We’re seeking a colleague with enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to collaborate with other academic units and institutions and to build connections with the professional community.  

About Missouri School of Journalism
Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the world’s oldest and leading journalism program and has been widely recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate education and scholarship. The National Research Council ranks the School’s doctoral program among the top journalism/communication programs in the nation. In addition, the School’s Reynolds Journalism Institute provides state-of-the-art resources for researchers and professionals to test new ideas, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness, and delivers solutions that citizens and journalists can put to use in their communities. 

Currently, the School offers academic education and practical training to more than 2,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The School has a close and productive relationship with other academic units on campus, the media industry and the local community. It operates award-winning, community-based, multiplatform news outlets and produces comprehensive research-based advertising and public relations campaigns for real clients.  The School also houses headquarters of prominent professional organizations, including the News Leaders Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Pictures of the Year, among others.

 About Columbia, Missouri
The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of 30,000 students and is Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions.

With a population of 100,000, Columbia is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men’s Journal, and MSN.com have named Columbia one of the best places in the United States to live because of its high quality of life. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools, including two top-ranked high schools. The city provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts and has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with many parks and trails.

To Apply
Apply online here (Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research
Missouri School of Journalism

The Missouri School of Journalism invites applications for the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research, with a start date of Fall 2020. The Gregory Chair is a tenured position at the associate or full professor rank. The School seeks a senior faculty member with an established research program in one or more of the following areas designated as research strengths: Strategic communication (including science/health/crisis communication); media history, media law/ethics; media sociology.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in journalism, communication or related fields is required. Candidates must hold the rank of associate of full professor.

The successful candidate must have an established research program including high-impact, well-cited publications befitting the rank of a senior faculty member at a Research I university. There must also be a demonstrated record of achievement in securing extramural funding and engaging the public, as is expected with the mission of a land grant university. Candidates must possess an ability to mentor junior faculty and graduate students and help create a climate that attracts students of diverse backgrounds. We’re seeking a colleague with enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to collaborate with other academic units and institutions and to build connections with the professional community.  

About Missouri School of Journalism
Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the world’s oldest and leading journalism program and has been widely recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate education and scholarship. The National Research Council ranks the School’s doctoral program among the top journalism/communication programs in the nation. In addition, the School’s Reynolds Journalism Institute provides state-of-the-art resources for researchers and professionals to test new ideas, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness, and delivers solutions that citizens and journalists can put to use in their communities. 

Currently, the School offers academic education and practical training to more than 2,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The School has a close and productive relationship with other academic units on campus, the media industry and the local community. It operates award-winning, community-based, multiplatform news outlets and produces comprehensive research-based advertising and public relations campaigns for real clients.  The School also houses headquarters of prominent professional organizations, including the News Leaders Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Pictures of the Year, among others.

 About Columbia, Missouri
The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of 30,000 students and is Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions.

With a population of 100,000, Columbia is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men’s Journal, and MSN.com have named Columbia one of the best places in the United States to live because of its high quality of life. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools, including two top-ranked high schools. The city provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts and has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with many parks and trails.

To Apply
Apply online here (http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php) by uploading (a) a letter of application that describes your research, teaching, and outreach/professional experiences; (b) a curriculum vitae, © evidence of teaching excellence, d) the names and contact information for three references, and e) a one page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Please reference job number 31972. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
 
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.) by uploading (a) a letter of application that describes your research, teaching, and outreach/professional experiences; (b) a curriculum vitae, © evidence of teaching excellence, d) the names and contact information for three references, and e) a one page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Please reference job number 31972. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
 
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


 
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