Texas Christian University — Assistant Professor in Journalism

Texas Christian University
The Bob Schieffer College of Communication

Assistant Professor
Department of Journalism

We invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in journalism beginning in August 2017. In particular, the journalism program seeks candidates with teaching and/or scholarly experience in areas such as design, diversity and the media, health communication, media literacy, social/new media studies, Spanish-language journalism, sports journalism, and visual communication or writing.

We seek applicants who will have completed the Ph.D. in journalism/mass communication by the appointment date. Successful candidates will have an active and productive research agenda and evidence of teaching excellence, with demonstrated ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses. The standard teaching load is 3/2, along with commitments to academic advising and departmental and college service.

The Bob Schieffer College of Communication:
The college, which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for approximately 1,000 undergraduate students majoring in four departments (Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication), for 32 graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Strategic Communication, and for about 50 full-time and 25 part-time faculty. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video and digital news media, a forensics and debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.

Texas Christian University:
Founded in 1873 and currently enrolling approximately 10,000 students, TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the nation’s 3,500 universities and colleges. The university ranks in the top 100 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and named by Forbes as one of its “Rising Stars” 10 Top College to Watch.” TCU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for five consecutive years, and its endowment is among the top 60 college and university endowments nationwide. In recent years, the university at large has invested more than $200 million in top-of-the-line facilities, including a new intellectual commons and library expansion that opened in Fall 2015. More than 71 countries and 60 religious faith traditions are represented by TCU’s students. With a 13:1 student/faculty ratio and a teacher-scholar model that results in close, mentoring relationships, TCU offers many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges.

Fort Worth, Texas:
Fort Worth is the nation’s 16th largest city. The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area is the fourth largest in the nation and is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies. The metro area has been named no. 2 in the country for job growth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and named fifth best city in the country to buy a home. Fort Worth boasts “the best downtown in America,” according to Liveability .com, and is home to a three world-class art museums, a premier performance facility, green spaces and public art.

TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourages all to apply.

Applications must include a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp. From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.”

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins October 31 and continues until the position is filled.

As an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.