Instructional Assistant Professor - Multimedia Journalism - (FAC002521)

UH CLASS Jack J. Valenti School of Communication

Houston, Texas

Date Posted September 21, 2022
Industry Academia
Specialty Education
Required Education Doctorate
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://www.uh.edu/class/

Description:

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication (https://www.uh.edu/class/communication/) at the University of Houston is seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Instructional Assistant Professor for the Journalism program beginning in the Fall of 2023. Candidates should have a terminal degree in the field and considerable professional experience.

We are seeking talented candidates who have professional and/or teaching experience in areas such as multimedia journalism, digital story-telling, data reporting and visualization, and emerging story forms like VR/AR and mobile platforms. Strong preference will be given to candidates with substantial expertise in multimedia news reporting that integrates digital and social media storytelling with data visualization.

Candidates must have a terminal degree in journalism or a related field, at least five years of professional journalism experience, and an online portfolio of professional work that highlights expertise in digital storytelling techniques. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished career as a journalist, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the college level, and the ability to collaborate with student-led college media.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate journalism classes and theory/criticism courses in a fully developed program in multimedia journalism centering on writing, editing, convergent news production, data visualization, and investigative/civic journalism.

We are actively searching for diverse voices that represent our culturally diverse and dedicated student body. The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education.  As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, production, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to our goals of diversity, equity, and excellence. We are committed to bringing in a diverse pool of candidates that reflects groups previously underrepresented in academia and journalism and/or candidates who are committed to teaching these issues as well.

As the fourth largest city in the U.S., a top ten media market, and the most ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant, affordable city to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, a strong culinary scene, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies, and is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as on of most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation.

Applications must include a letter of interest with stated qualifications for the position, summaries of teaching evaluations, teaching interests and teaching philosophy and curriculum vitae. For full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2022. For more information or questions, please contact the co-chairs of the search committee, Lindita Camaj (lcamaj@uh.edu) and Summer Harlow (sharlow@central.uh.edu).

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. BIPOC individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a terminal degree in journalism or a related field, at least five years of professional journalism experience, and an online portfolio of professional work that highlights expertise in digital storytelling techniques. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished career as a journalist, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the college level, and the ability to collaborate with student-led college media.