University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Richard Cole Eminent Professor, Hussman School of Journalism and Media

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a leading scholar to be the Richard Cole Eminent Professor, an endowed position at the rank of full professor. 

We seek a scholar with an active and significant stream of research, demonstrated success at securing external resources, publications in top journals or academic presses, and an international reputation. An established record of public-facing scholarship is a plus. Our School is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from those who promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of populations and ideas in their research and teaching. This is a tenured position and, as an endowed position, includes funds for scholarly support. The selected candidate will be reviewed for tenure and for the rank of full professor prior to the appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in shaping the future of the School. Applicants will be asked to provide a vision for their role in the School’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs that explains how their credentials warrant appointment to an endowed professor position.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per year (two courses per semester) and will be expected to mentor and advise students at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as to chair doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. Service to the School, the University, and the academy is also expected.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree and have a proven record of research and teaching. Applicants are asked to provide evidence of research excellence in one or more of our School’s current graduate program areas: media processes and production; legal and regulatory issues in communication; media uses and effects; health communication; or political, social, and strategic communication. Other areas of interest and specialization that contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be considered. We further welcome applicants with demonstrated depth and expertise in emerging fields that complement and advance the School’s mission.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.