The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the University of Minnesota announces the opening of a non-tenure track, multi-year contract faculty position, with a three-year renewable appointment, at the rank of Associate Professor in Fall 2020 (August 31, 2020). The School seeks a new faculty hire who will be a thought-leader for the school in the areas of investigative reporting and media ethics.

Applicants must have a professional degree in journalism or related field, a minimum of seven years of professional experience in the professional journalism field, and evidence of a body of creative activity evidencing state, regional and/or national recognition (e.g., awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors; Pulitzer Prize; Inland Press Association/America’s Newspapers, RTDNA, ONA, and SPJ) appropriate for the appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

About the Job

A successful candidate will be responsible for teaching classes for the journalism school (including in-depth reporting and media ethics), conducting research and/or creative activities including reporting projects and professional trainings in their area of expertise, partnering with local media organizations to train students in long-form, in-depth and ethical investigative reporting, working closely with the Minnesota Journalism Center to develop and participate in outreach activities, mentoring student journalists who work for student publications such as the Minnesota Daily, and serving as an ambassador for the School and the professional community.

The candidate will also be expected to lead the school’s initiatives in investigative reporting, including data-driven projects, produce creative activities to advance the field of training students and professionals in investigative reporting techniques, and participate in the School’s undergraduate programs through teaching and advising as well as serving on School and collegiate level committees. Resources available for investigative reporting including the Charnley Professorship that provides datasets and funds available for the “Charnley projects class,” supporting open records requests, software and research technology, and partnerships with local data journalists, media outlets, and social science colleagues in the School.

We are committed to attracting candidates from historically under-represented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a base for innovation.

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Search Committee Chairs, Jane Kirtley [email protected]  or Gayle Golden [email protected].

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system to search for Job ID 335974 or search by title: Associate Professor.

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