Assistant Professor/Three Year Term

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan

Date Posted January 10, 2022
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a three-year term position in print journalism with an emphasis on story-telling across multi-media platforms. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load in journalism, which includes an on-load advisership/practicum with the student newspaper.

The successful candidate will teach in the English Department’s minor program in print journalism and NMU’s interdisciplinary multimedia journalism major, and advise the student newspaper—The North Wind. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate classes in newswriting and reporting, feature and magazine writing, print layout and design, and journalism practicum.

Successful candidates should have a professional background in journalism and strong research skills.  Additional desirable qualifications include ability to teach environmental writing.

Required qualifications: MA in communication, journalism, or a related field (Ph.D. preferred) and a record of publication in the journalism field. Preferred qualifications: 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.

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received by February 14, 2022. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check.

All applicants must include a cover letter, most recent curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing, and the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate of three (3) references. To apply for this position please visit:

Northern Michigan University, with 7,600 students and 170+ 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 NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.