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Assistant Professor: Media and Journalism - req# 6482

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 1/15/2019
Job Reference #: 6482
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Assistant Professor: Media and Journalism

Posting Numberreq6482
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentCommunication Journalism (839A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Media and Journalism for the 2019-2020 academic year, starting August 2019.

The Department offers undergraduate majors in Communication and in Journalism and Mass Communication, a general communication M.A. degree, and a doctoral degree with emphasis on media, intercultural, and health communication. The department seeks candidates whose scholarly/creative activity will contribute to our graduate emphases. We look for a colleague whose teaching or professional experience can provide students with the theoretical understanding, multimedia production experience, writing, and editing skills necessary to engage with the ways that current technologies have transformed communication-related fields across multiple platforms.

Faculty members in this position typically teach two courses per semester at the graduate, advanced undergraduate, and introductory undergraduate levels, with the possibility to teach in their areas of specialization. They will also be expected to advise graduate students (M.A./Ph.D.); maintain an active research or creative agenda related to Media and/or Journalism, and perform departmental, university, and disciplinary service.


Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Media Studies, Journalism or closely related field, completed by August 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of publications and research agenda in Media and/or Journalism.

  • Demonstrated excellence in university level teaching record.

  • Ability to teach writing or production courses.

  • Experience in multimedia production.

  • Record of active involvement in Media and/or Journalism associations.

  • Demonstrated departmental, institutional, and disciplinary service.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsA complete application consists of: (1) letter of interest identifying areas of expertise, research interests, and teaching experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a sample of a recent, representative publication or conference paper; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of recent student course evaluations and teaching observations, or in the absence of teaching experience, a statement of teaching interest and philosophy; (5) statement on diversity and inclusive excellence; and (6) names and contact information of three references. Reference(s) may be contacted as the search progresses.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/14/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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