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Company: Washington and Lee University
Position:
Seeking Ethics Professor
Location:
Virginia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 13, 2013
Job ID: 1492254

Description:

Journalism and Media Ethics – Washington and Lee University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking a senior colleague to hold the John S. and James L. Knight Chair in journalism and media ethics, beginning in Fall 2014. Teaching applied ethics has been a fundamental component of the department’s curriculum for four decades. We seek a colleague who is eager to ensure that our curriculum addressesthe challenges of digital media. In addition to teaching courses in applied ethics, the new chair holder will also promote and advance scholarship in the academy and the journalism and mass communications professions. Our new Knight Professor will also work closely with the university’s newly established interdisciplinary Roger Mudd Center for Ethics.  An extensive academic or professional background in ethics, an advanced degree and leadership in the journalism or mass communications professionsare required. The Ph.D. is desirable but not required. Washington and Lee University is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2013.The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is the nation’s only accredited journalism program in a highly competitive liberal arts university. Detailed information about the University is available at www.wlu.edu and about the department at www.wlu.edu/x52070.xml. For further information or to submit an application contact Dr. Brian E. Richardson, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303; 540-458-8430; richardsonb@wlu.edu.

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