Assistant Professor, Journalism & Creative Media - 518617
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 518617
Department/Organization 207451 - Journalism and Creative Media
Rank Assistant Professor
Position Summary The Department of Journalism & Creative Media at The University of Alabama invites applications for two nine-month tenure track faculty appointments at the rank of assistant professor beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Detailed Position Information Successful candidates will have a developing research or creative agenda in areas such as digital media, data journalism, media analytics, media management, media effects or other mass communication topic with the potential for external funding and collaborative work with colleagues in the department, the other three departments in the college, and/or the college’s Digital Media Center. Experience with and ability to teach foundational journalism courses (e.g., news writing, reporting) and/or upper-level professional courses (e.g., media management, media analytics, data journalism) is also desirable.
Minimum Qualifications 1. Doctorate in journalism, mass communication, or related field prior to the start date (August 15, 2023) 2. Clear research agenda with potential for external funding. 3. Record of teaching effectiveness, with experience in teaching journalism/mass communication courses.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications will be considered after all minimum qualifications are met: 1. Record of refereed conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications in journalism and mass communication journals. 2. Professional journalism/media experience, especially in the areas of media management and data journalism.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application To apply, visit https://careers.ua.edu/home. Attach application letter, vita/resume and names and contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted until position closes on March 3, 2023, however, review of applications will begin in late February. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the chair, Scott Parrott at email@example.com.
About the Division/College/School The College of Communication and Information Sciences is home to state-of-the-art media and research facilities like the Digital Media Center and the Institute for Communication and Information Research. The College's students and programs have won several regional and national awards in multiple areas ranging from forensics and debate to being named PRWeek's Most Outstanding Education Program. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in advertising, communication studies, creative media, news media and public relations; master’s degrees in advertising and public relations, book arts, communication studies, journalism and media studies, and library and information studies; and a multidisciplinary doctoral degree in communication and information sciences. With an award-winning faculty and staff and commitment to innovative scholarship and teaching, the College of Communication and Information Sciences is dedicated to realizing the potential of communication and information to make everyone’s world a better place.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
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With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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