JMC Seeks Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor who is well versed in teaching Journalism for various digital platforms. This is a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level, starting Fall 2016.

The Qualifications

Candidates from the profession must possess a Master’s degree; candidates from the academy must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to higher education. A minimum of three years of professional experience required. Must have an exceptional record of creative, professional and/or scholarly activities. Must possess a thorough understanding of current professional practices. Strong competency in writing and reporting (particularly from a broadcast prospective). 

Preferred: Candidates with an understanding of audiences and analytics. Emphasis in data collection and visualization considered a plus. For success in the tenure-track, candidates will demonstrate a clear agenda of creative or scholarly work that will result in a portfolio worthy of tenure and promotion. The school will only consider candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

The Opportunity

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers an opportunity to engage with a strong and forward-thinking school, strategically positioned within an innovative college and a dynamic university. The School teaches a diverse population of more than 900 undergraduate and 150 master’s students to become critical thinkers and professional communicators. The School is ACEJMC accredited and offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, advertising, public relations, and digital media production. Graduate degrees are offered in media management, public relations and reporting and editing, including a specialization in scholastic journalism education. The School is home to the John S. and James L. Knight-supported Center for Scholastic Journalism, a national clearinghouse of information for and about student journalists and their advisers, a research center on issues affecting scholastic media, an educator of journalism teachers and an advocate for student press freedom and the First Amendment.

The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, an innovative collaboration with the School of Communication Studies, the School of Visual Communication Design and the School of Library and Information Science. The College offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

Kent State University’s eight-campus system in northeast Ohio is among the largest regional systems in the country with more than 42,000 students. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities, demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

To Apply

Visit our website at (Position number 998084) to submit an application letter, vitae and work samples and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

Questions may be directed to:

Jan Leach, Associate Professor, News Director, Media Law Center for Ethics & Access Search Committee Chair

Kent State University

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

P.O. Box 5190, 201D Franklin Hall

Kent, OH 44242-0001

POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:58am
UPDATED: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:58am