Job Description Summary
The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured position as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor of Journalism beginning fall semester, Aug. 16, 2022. Appointment rank will be contingent upon qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an appropriate level of research productivity for their rank and help to build on already existing instructional capabilities of the journalism program. The Journalism program focuses on the following instructional areas: broadcast, sports, community, digital, business, investigative, graphic design, photojournalism and media law.
The successful candidate will have taught or have an interest in developing courses or have a research specialization related to one or more of the following areas: social media, misinformation and disinformation, race and ethnicity, international journalism or sports journalism. The successful candidate also will have taught or have an interest in developing distance or online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the School, College and the professional journalism community; teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in journalism, mass communication or related field, and more than three years of professional journalism experience. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching college-level courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for an ABD candidate requires the earned doctorate by the Aug. 16, 2022 start date. If the candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2023. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching collegiate-level journalism courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research potential.