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Assistant / Associate Professor, Journalism and Media
Saint Louis University
Internal Number: 2022-05565
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, is seeking applicants for a journalism position in the Department of Communication. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in contemporary issues facing journalism, which could include mis(dis)information, hostility toward the news media, news deserts, changing notions of objectivity, reporting on social justice movements, solutions journalism, community journalism and/or unpublishing the news. The appointment will be at the assistant tenure-track level or at the associate level with tenure, to begin in Fall 2023.
Duties include teaching journalism and media-related courses such as Media and Society, News Writing, Multiplatform Journalism, Feature Writing, and Editing, with the potential to develop additional courses within the candidates area of expertise. Candidates must be able to teach writing for print, online and broadcast platforms as well as basic video and audio production. Candidates are expected to participate in service and maintain an active program of published research. Research-active faculty in our department teach two courses each semester.
Requirements: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2023, documented teaching experience and excellence and record or promise of published scholarly research. A successful candidate will demonstrate meaningful commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion in their teaching, research and service. A record of professional experience in journalism is preferred.
Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with about 150 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 masters students and 15 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication within three different concentrations: journalism and media studies; communication studies; and integrated strategic communication. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence, ethical reflection and a commitment to social justice. Our masters program includes courses in the areas of communication studies, media studies and strategic communication. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite and multiple computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.
Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. Our campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The universitys benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses and dependent children.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.