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Company: Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 27, 2013
Job ID: 1471338


The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor with multimedia journalism skills, teaching experience and the ability to help lead curricular change as our school evolves to meet the media needs of the 21st Century.

 The Qualifications

Candidates should have at least a master’s degree and significant experience in digital journalism. They must have strong industry credentials and a body of work demonstrating written, visual and editing skills on multiple platforms, including video, audio, print and online.

Special preference will be given to those who have strong storytelling skills and expertise in advanced reporting techniques with an emphasis on mobile and data journalism. 

The successful candidate should be willing to expand upon his or her professional or scholarly work and take a leadership position in our undergraduate journalism program while teaching two or three professional courses per semester. 

Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Opportunity

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communicationoffers 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 1,000 undergraduate and 250 master’s students to become critical thinkers and professional communicators. The School is ACEJMC-accredited and offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, visual journalism, advertising, public relations and electronic media. 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 theCollege of Communication and Information, an innovative collaboration withthe 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 998065) to submit an application letter, vitae and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. Applications received on or before March 15, 2013, 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 Co-Chair

Kent State University

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

P.O. Box 5190, 201D Franklin Hall

Kent, OH  44242-0001

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