The Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina invites applications for a full-time, professional tenure-track, faculty position in journalism with an emphasis on accountability reporting, data literacy, and writing. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience in a fast-paced, nationally recognized news organization. Experience with teaching and/or mentorship is required.

The successful candidate will be someone who is driving the news of today and thinking constructively about how we will report the news tomorrow. We want someone who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media; who is both deeply skilled in watch-dog journalism and attuned to the needs of the modern newsroom.

Responsibilities will include teaching five courses a year (three in one semester, two in the other) and continued contribution to the field of journalism. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to teach current news reporting courses and develop new courses that reflect the demands of a rapidly changing field. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in online instruction.

A master’s degree in journalism, communication, or a related discipline is preferred. Applicants should be proficient in investigative reporting techniques, such as data gathering and analysis, records requests, and the uses of new technologies.

About the School: The mission of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is to prepare students to ignite the public conversation in our state, the nation and the world, and to understand the role of communication in fostering democracy. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and administers a variety of professional development and online-learning programs. Enrollment includes about 800 undergraduates and 125 graduate students in addition to professional development and online-learning students. Our faculty members are international thought-leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected in the public realm.

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Expected start date for the appointment: July 1, 2020

Applications must be submitted online at:

To apply, please submit:

  • A letter of application;
  • Resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Examples of professional and creative work;
  • The names and contact information for three references;
  • Finalists will be required to submit four letters of recommendation.

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is the country’s first public university and an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.