Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, Illinois)

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The Department of Journalism seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in science, technology, data or digital journalism. Academic scholars and journalism practitioners are encouraged to apply. This tenure-track, nine-month position will begin August 2023.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research or creative works program in one of these areas:  science and technology journalism; data journalism; immersive storytelling; artificial intelligence and other innovative approaches to gathering and distributing news and information; audience engagement analytics and applications; network, locative and mobile media mapping.

Teaching duties will include science and technology journalism courses and development of courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to uses and effects of emerging technologies in journalism. In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, our faculty work with master’s students in Journalism’s M.S. program and, together with the departments of Advertising and Media and Cinema Studies, train doctoral students in the College of Media.

The College of Media’s faculty consists of internationally renowned social scientists, media professionals, and humanities scholars and serves 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students (http://media.illinois.edu/). The College is also home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Communications Research.

Minimum Qualifications:
Scholars must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in journalism, communications, media or a related field. Journalism practitioners must hold a master’s degree or equivalent and have amassed an outstanding record of achievement in the profession, demonstrated through national or international awards and/or leadership roles.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience in the news media.
University-level teaching experience.
Publication record and productive research program.
Potential to secure grant funding.

To ensure full consideration, please upload the following:
A cover letter addressing your interests in research, creative works and teaching
A current CV or resume
Contact information for three references who can speak to your research, professional experience and expertise, and teaching
A statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and service.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2022. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the position has been filled.

About the Campus and Community:
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs about 3,000 faculty members who serve nearly 34,000 undergraduates and 16,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (situated in Champaign County which has a total population 207,000 (est.) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://with.illinois.edu/advancement/living-in-c-u/ or https://www.champaigncounty.org/

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu  Applications must be received by September 30, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler, dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

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