Tenure-track - DIGITAL JOURNALISM

URSINUS COLLEGE invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Journalism beginning Fall 2014. The Media & Communication Studies Department seeks candidates with expertise in on-line journalism and digital technologies as well as experience in print and/or broadcast news and writing for the media.  This new faculty member will also be responsible for advising the Grizzly, our weekly student run newspaper, which currently appears in both a print-and an on-line edition. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the date of initial appointment. 

Applicants should have competencies in one or more areas of specialization, which may include public affairs journalism, environmental journalism, science journalism, civic journalism, communication law and ethics, global news.  The new hire will be expected to teach at least one of the department’s core courses for majors such as Media and Society as well as the College’s interdisciplinary seminar for first year students, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE).  

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, to mentor students in undergraduate research projects, and to continue an on-going program of scholarly or professional development.  Our journalism courses are taught in our Department’s 20-station Mac Lab. Applicants should have a broad vision of the role of journalism in support of the college’s liberal arts mission and will contribute to the continuing development of the journalism sequence within the Media & Communication Studies Department. 

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of 1625 students located 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia.  Ursinus College is an AA/OE Employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment. In keeping with the College’s historic commitment to equality, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published writing, and request three confidential letters of recommendation including email addresses of referees electronically to: journalismsearch@ursinus.edu.  Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site: http://www.ursinus.edu.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications October 15th and will continue until the position is filled.