American University, School of Communication — Tenure Track Position: Journalism, Accountability and Democracy

The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020. Applicants should have a PhD in communication, journalism, media studies, or a related field. We’re looking for a dynamic scholar-teacher who studies the intersection of contemporary journalism and democracy, and who explores where the industry is headed. The ideal candidate will have a record of scholarly publications in areas such as, but not limited to, the future of journalism, including corporatization, digital challenges to journalism, threats to local journalism, non-profit journalism, journalism and accountability, climate change journalism, and journalism in underserved and marginalized communities. The successful candidate should be prepared to develop a new course showcasing their scholarly expertise. This position is located within the Journalism Division in SOC. Our ideal candidate will have experience teaching conceptual as well as professional journalism courses comparable to those in our journalism division curriculum such as Reporting, Digital Skills, and Multimedia Reporting.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations if applicable, a statement of current and future research, and a statement of past and/or future contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or service. Please contact Aisha Green, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, 202-885-2133 or if you have any questions.

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