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C&J is searching for an Assistant Professor of Media and Journalism

posted: Fri Nov 09 2018 14:21:45

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. 

A 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.

For complete details, and to apply, please visit this website: and reference posting number 6482
For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. For more information, contact Dr. Marco Briziarelli, Media & Journalism Search Committee Chair, at
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