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Journalism Professional in Residence

The School of Journalism in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU seeks a visionary journalist for a professional-in-residence position. The ideal candidate will be a journalism leader and innovator who can help bridge the academy and the profession.

Specifically, we seek a candidate who can bring an expertise in journalism ethics, entrepreneurship and engagement, and who embraces and understands the modern media landscape.

Candidates must be committed to a one-to-one teaching and coaching philosophy inherent in our professional program.

The candidate will teach skills and conceptual courses in our program and can develop new courses in his/her area of expertise.

We week a candidate who can be a public face for our program and help with outreach and fundraising. The person may also be able to do significant outside consulting and should remain engaged in professional journalism.

The position is flexible and can have a contract of up to two years. For exceptional candidates, there is the ability to telecommute on a limited basis. The salary is competitive.

Named for CBS Washington correspondent Bob Scheiffer (Class of ’59), the Bob Schieffer College of Communication houses the School of Journalism, a program accredited through the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2009, the university spent more than $5 million to expand and renovate the school’s facilities and to build an HD television studio.

TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the 3,500 universities and colleges in the nation. In recent years, TCU has invested $200 million in top-of-the-line facilities. It annually exceeds enrollment goals, and the endowment is among the top 60 among colleges and universities in the United States. With a 14:1 student/faculty ratio and a teacher-scholar model, the university also offers many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges. Consequently, a TCU education is not just the sum of semester hours, but an entire experience that grows from its mission: “to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” Because TCU is located in the fifth-largest media market in the nation, students and faculty benefit from a strong collaboration with local industry professionals.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Recent, significant professional digital journalism experience
  • Knowledge and integration of multi-media in reporting and story telling
  • Ability to evaluate and incorporate emerging tools in student work and teaching
  • Thorough understanding of the essential elements of journalism, incorporating ethics and critical thinking

Preferred qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience
  • Teaching experience

TCU only accepts online applications. Applications not submitted online will not be considered. 

To apply, sign in to and complete the Expression of Interest. Then fin the job posting and click on Apply for this Position. After submitting that, you will be able to upload the required letter of application, CV, and one-page teaching philosophy. Personal contact information is required; applicant survey information is voluntary.

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Jacqulyn Curry in Human Resources at or 817-257-5255.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TCU is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex or veteran status.