JMC Seeks Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with strong television journalism skills, a record of effective teaching, and a promising agenda for research or creative activity.

The Qualifications

Candidates should have at least a master’s degree, though a PhD is preferred. They should have relevant industry skills in television news, evidence of great teaching, and a scholarly or creative agenda likely to lead to the achievement of tenure and promotion. Candidates should also show a willingness to advise student media and mentor students seeking careers in television news. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with experience in data visualization and reporting on digital platforms, including mobile.

Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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 ACEJMCaccredited 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 997977) to submit an application letter, vitae and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. Applications received on or before March 23, 2015, will be guaranteed full review; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to

Jacqueline Marino, Associate Professor

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, February 27, 2015 10:29 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
Jacqueline Marino