The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin in August 2016, focused on visual storytelling. Primary teaching responsibilities will include audiovisual newsgathering, video editing, and/or documentary videography. Additional areas of expertise could include design or multimedia journalism. The successful candidate must provide evidence of strong teaching experience and a clear research agenda. A terminal degree is required.
The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.
The Department of Journalism is more than 80 years old with 15 full-time faculty members who teach approximately 600 students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism. Departmental faculty members who hold the Ph.D. also have the opportunity to participate in the School of Media and Communication’s doctoral program in Media and Communication.
Temple University’s School of Media and Communication is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. SMC is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments include Advertising, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments, and more than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A., M.J., and M.S. degrees. The university community at large includes nearly 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (high research activity). For more information about the department, school and university, please visit https://smc.temple.edu. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) a statement of research/creative work philosophy; and (5) names/contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015.
Visual Storytelling Search Committee
Department of Journalism, Temple University
316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080
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