NAJA Job Board

Emp Type:
University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication
Main Duties:
The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in media and intersectionality to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to social progress and diversity. Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Primary research should focus on topics related to the intersections of diversity and inclusion—how media and communication influence, and are influenced by, the intersections of factors such as ethnicity, class, gender, and identity. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.
Required Knowledge:
A variety of scholarly approaches (e.g. critical/cultural, historical, and social scientific) are welcome to apply. We are seeking candidates who will be able to teach courses in our media studies major while contributing directly—through research, teaching, and service—to the School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Beginning in fall 2018, a revised undergraduate curriculum will include required courses squarely focused on gender, diversity, and ethics. Accordingly, preferred candidates for this position will be able to contribute to those courses. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our Media Studies master’s and doctoral programs, a new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility launching in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication and Multimedia Journalism professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s emerging focus and leadership in experiential learning, as well as its new Media and Social Action Academic Residential Community, which will be housed in a new residential facility beginning this fall. 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.
Required Experience:
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 (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), 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 October 2, 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 co-chairs, Assistant Professor Dean Mundy, [email protected], or Associate Professor Gretchen Soderlund, [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.