Assistant or Associate Professor of New Media

The University of Texas at Austin in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 15, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

School of Journalism Assistant or Associate Professor of New Media

The University of Texas at Austins School of Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor with tenure, beginning Fall 2014, to join our faculty of distinguished scholars and professionals in our converged curriculum in our new facilities in the Belo Center for New Media.

Primary teaching responsibilities may include data-driven reporting, multimedia production, web design, mobile journalism, and social media journalism, among others. Candidates should be proficient in teaching Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of data management software, such as Access, GIS and MapGeo, is also a plus, as is experience in digital media journalism.

Candidates research interests should be relevant to the vital issues of the day concerning the evolution of journalism and/or the impact of the emerging new media on journalism, citizenship and the public sphere nationally and globally. 

Applications are encouraged from those with interests in qualitative or quantitative methods, visual media, or cross-platform journalism; candidates with diverse training and methodological approaches; and candidates with relevant professional experience.

Applicants should have earned their PhD in Journalism or a related field by August of 2014.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a vigorous program of original research and publication with potential for external funding; show promise of excellence in graduate-level teaching and mentoring (both M.A. and Ph.D.); and demonstrate the capacity and commitment to teach undergraduate journalism context courses and/or professionally-oriented journalism skills courses. 

Other desirable qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively within the School and College, and with scholars in other disciplines on campus and internationally. The School offers the B.J., M.A., and Ph.D. and is housed within the top-ranked Moody College of Communication, which includes the nationally regarded Departments of Advertising, Radio-Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders.

Applicant Instructions: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a statement of interest in the position to: Renita Coleman, Search Chair; School of Journalism; University of Texas at Austin; 1 University Station A1000; Austin, TX 78712-0113; email applications accepted at:


 The School is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer