Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Open Rank Faculty Position Journalism and Media Design
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The Department of Journalism in the School of Communication at Emerson College is hiring a full-time, tenure track assistant or tenured associate professor in Journalism and Media Design to join the department in the Boston campus. The appointment will begin on August 18, 2022.
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.
The candidate's teaching and research will focus on how emerging media technologies, platforms and communication ecosystems impact the design, delivery, and reception of news in a global environment. This position has a specific interest in the relationship between how news ecosystems can support equity and justice for marginalized populations. Research and creative practice areas could include: engagement journalism, community journalism, civic media, digital design, and UI/UX design. These areas of inquiry align with the Emerson journalism department's mission of advancing equity and inclusion through journalism study and practice.
The faculty member in this position is expected to support or enhance existing courses from basics such as the Digital Journalist and Beat Reporting to more focused journalism skills offerings in interactive news, news editing and design, data journalism, mobile design and graphics, visual storytelling, and long-form multimedia storytelling. This faculty member will be expected to experiment with and explore new storytelling forms and would be encouraged to develop courses that could extend the department's Advanced Journalism Diversity offerings. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
At a minimum, candidates must have either a Master's or PhD degree in Journalism, Communication, Civic Media, Design, or in a related discipline, or extensive professional experience in these areas. Candidates should demonstrate a record (or promise) of successful teaching at the college level, especially in the context of a diverse student community. Candidates should also demonstrate an emerging trajectory of research and/or creative practice in their field.
The Journalism Department is actively focusing on approaches to journalism that adopt dynamic multimedia approaches to stories and highlight user engagement and interaction.
The Journalism undergraduate program is integrating design into its foundations classes and developing more advanced courses in information and digital design throughout the curriculum. Students in our graduate programs (Journalism and Media Design) would greatly benefit from the term faculty's expertise and full-time availability to guide and mentor them on the design and completion of their capstone projects.
To apply, please submit the following:
Cover letter indicating teaching philosophy and professional orientation, with a focus on teaching diverse students/interacting with diverse communities
Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)
Contact information for three references (not to be contacted without applicant's written approval)
Please note, in the job application where there is the "CV/Cover Letter/ Additional Documents" drop box, you must include all of the required materials listed above. You can upload each document separate or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be complete without these documents.
Review of applications will begin October. 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 5,100 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 58 countries and all 50 states.
About Us Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
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