Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Journalism

Northern Michigan University in Michigan

Deadline March 06, 2014
Date Posted February 10, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in print journalism with an emphasis in story telling across multi-media platforms. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load in journalism and other departmental offerings as needed.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the English Departments minor program in print journalism as well as the new interdisciplinary Multimedia Journalism major. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate classes in newswriting and reporting, advanced news writing, feature and magazine writing, print layout and design, and new courses to be developed within the multimedia major.

Successful candidates should have a professional background in journalism and strong research skills.  Excellence in teaching and mentoring students is expected. This position provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Required qualifications: MA in communication, journalism, or a related field (Ph.D. preferred) and a record of publication in the journalism field. College or university teaching experience, demonstrated commitment to professional/scholarly/creative engagement and service, ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and good interpersonal skills.

Additional desirable qualifications include ability to teach journalism practicum and advise the student newspaper as it moves toward more web-based, multi-platform story-telling models. Knowledge of the principles and methods of course development and instruction, the ability to assess outcomes, and the ability to meet the demands of the position in an effective and efficient manner.

Northern Michigan University, with 8,900 students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at

To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile; cover letter; curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to The position will be posted until March 6, 2014.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.