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Professor of Journalism

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting. The Department of Journalism seeks applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track professor of journalism to begin Fall 2014.

Job Summary
Our new colleague will teach core courses as well as specialty classes, and will be expected to innovate in teaching methods, curriculum and projects. He or she will enhance collaborations between the Journalism Department and others in the college as we increasingly become interdisciplinary in the academy and the profession.

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 want someone with enthusiasm for dynamic pedagogy, a drive to stay current with emerging journalism practices, excitement about entrepreneurship, and a commitment to the bedrock of our field: accurate reporting and compelling storytelling.

Preferred Qualifications
Primary qualifications include a successful track record of teaching at the college level and demonstrated multimedia experience in a professional news organization. The strongest candidates will be collegial and versatile, adept with technology in the service of good journalism, passionate about preparing the next generation of journalists for successful careers, astute and insightful about the future of journalism.

A master's degree or higher is essential.

How to Apply
To view the complete job description and apply, please visit: employment.colum.edu (Job ID 100649). Consideration of applicants will begin Oct. 1, 2013

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

  • A letter of introduction
  • CV
  • Teaching philosophy, expressed in no more than 500 words
  • Links to two examples of 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.

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

For more information, please visit us at: www.COLUM.edu