Assistant Professor, Journalism - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0808935)

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Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate students, conducting a scholarly research program, and providing service to the department and college. The Department of Journalism is interested in candidates whose scholarly work addresses prominent areas of research in our College, such as health communication, media effects, and sports studies, but candidates may focus on other research areas as well.


The Department of Journalism, University of Alabama, announces its search for an Assistant Professor.

The Department of Journalism seeks to hire an assistant professor for a tenure-track position beginning August 2015. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. by the starting date. Other preferred qualifications include college teaching experience, a record of scholarship that indicates the potential to develop a highly productive research agenda in a mass communication-related area, and the potential to develop a plan for funded research. We are interested in candidates whose scholarly work addresses prominent areas of research in our College, such as health communication, media effects, and sports studies, but candidates may focus on other research areas as well. Candidates should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including professional courses in reporting, writing, editing or visual journalism. Experience with or knowledge of digital, multi-platform journalism is a plus. Professional journalism experience is preferred.

The Department of Journalism has existed since 1928 and today is among the nation’s best. It is part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and its graduates include leaders in all fields of mass communication. The department integrates its journalism courses with the daily operation of the College’s new Digital Media Center, which houses a commercial television station and public radio and TV operations, as well as clinical space for the department’s journalism classes. The department offers its own master’s programs and takes part in a college-wide doctoral program.

The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 35,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, which has a metropolitan population of more than 115,000 and offers excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. Tuscaloosa is a morning’s drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta.

Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Review of applications will begin in August 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Matthew D. Bunker at mbunker@ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Review of applications will begin in August 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Matthew D. Bunker at mbunker@ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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