NAJA Job Board

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University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication
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The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant, associate, or full professor with professional experience in science communication to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity. This position reflects the important need to increase the public’s understanding of science and to improve how communicators, citizens, and scientists communicate with one another. A research agenda focusing on effects of science communication on issues such as climate change and energy development is particularly valued. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. and will have a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, demonstrated teaching ability at the college level, and experience in obtaining grants and external funding for innovative research involving science communication. The selected candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty and scientists at both the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and the planned science communication institute at the SOJC, and evidence of excellent collaboration is expected. If the selected candidate is a senior faculty member, he/she will be considered to direct the institute.
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Candidates may come from academic disciplines such as advertising, public relations, or journalism; experience in teaching science communication is required. Teaching opportunities are available across the curriculum as well as in our academic and professional master’s programs in both Eugene and Portland and in our Eugene-based doctoral program. We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity. The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations, four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.
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Application Process:
We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to For inquiries about the application process, please contact [email protected] or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Professor Kim Sheehan, [email protected] The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.