Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media

University of Hartford in Connecticut

Deadline January 15, 2014
Date Posted November 8, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Hartford's School of Communication seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in journalism and media for a one-year full-time position to begin August 2014.  Based on funding and future curricular development, this position may be renewed for an additional year or converted into a tenure-track position.  Preferred candidates will have collegiate-level teaching experience and be able to teach courses in journalism, including writing, reporting, editing and producing journalism, photography and video on all platforms, including online, broadcast, print and mobile. The position requires in-depth knowledge of digital journalism and an understanding of how new media and economic forces have transformed journalism.  Professional journalism experience is a plus, as is evidence of innovative approaches to sustaining journalism as an enterprise. This person may also teach other courses in the media area and in our graduate program.   The faculty member would have the opportunity to work with students involved in the campus newspaper (The Informer) and/or the student television network (STN2).   Applicants that aspire to enhance the diversity of those working in the profession of journalism and the journalistic representation of diverse communities are valued.   Candidates with a Ph.D. or ABD in communication or journalism are preferred.  Candidates with a Masters degree or MFA in these fields and professional experience are encouraged to apply.   


The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms.  In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region.  Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at

More information about the School of Communication is available at


Send a letter of application, vita, sample syllabi, three letters of recommendation with current contact information, and a representative sample of journalistic work to Dr. Jack Banks, Search Committee Chair, at  Please put Journalism and Media position in the subject line.  Screening begins January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

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