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Full-Time Journalism Professor

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting. 

The Department of Journalism is seeking applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track professor of Journalism who has taught at the college level and has professional experience in multimedia and/or broadcast journalism. Successful candidates will be collegial and versatile, grounded in reporting and storytelling but adept with emerging technology, and passionate about preparing the next generation of journalists for successful careers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Our new colleague will teach core courses as well as specialty classes in his or her area of expertise, and will be expected to innovate in both teaching and curriculum. The teaching load is nine credit hours per semester. Tenured and tenure-track faculty advise and mentor students, supervise courses, develop curriculum, serve on department and college committees, and remain active in the field through creative and scholarly endeavors. The contract runs from August 16 to May 31 each academic year.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education & Experience 

A master's degree is required. For the rare, exceptional candidate, a distinguished professional body of work and a strong teaching record will be considered in lieu of the advanced degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will need to be both a leader and a collaborator, someone who can help our curriculum evolve while emphasizing the principles and practices of ethical, engaging journalism. We are seeking someone with enthusiasm for dynamic pedagogy, a drive to stay current with emerging journalism practices, an excitement about entrepreneurship, and a commitment to the bedrock of our field: accurate reporting and compelling storytelling.

How to Apply

To view the complete application and apply, please visit: (Job ID 100480).

IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines the following:

  • A letter of introduction

  • Your CV

  • Your teaching philosophy, expressed in no more than 500 words

  • Links to two examples of your published work
  • Contact information for three professional references

DO NOT upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.docx, or PDF. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by DEADLINE: January 30, 2013. Start date is Fall 2013 (pending funding). 

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Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.

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