Faculty Member

Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)

Posted 7 months ago

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication seeks to hire a full-time faculty member (open rank) with expertise in health, environment, science and technology communication. The search is open to academics and journalists.

The successful candidate will join a community of practitioners and scholars at Medill and Northwestern who value diverse perspectives and learning with the techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s digital world. We seek someone with demonstrated expertise in science, health and technology reporting who emphasizes narrative storytelling and is able to convey that through one or more media, including print, broadcast, data visualization, audio, documentary, and online platforms.

Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in health and science reporting and writing, as well as classes that could include narrative storytelling, magazine writing and editing, digital, broadcast, podcast, data visualization and other related classes. Candidates are also expected to continue producing first-rate journalism or research, and to perform professional service within the schools, university, and community.

We see diversity as fundamental to excellent journalism and a critical component of Medill’s contributions to society at large. We encourage our students to see cultural competence and social responsibility as core skills, just as important as reporting, writing, editing, designing, producing and truth-telling. To that end, we value and seek – and we teach our students to value and seek – a diverse array of perspectives, with a particular eye for voices and stories that too often go unnoticed.

A master’s or higher level degree in journalism or related field is preferred. Candidates should have five years of experience in journalism with teaching experience or a demonstrated interest in teaching. Those eligible for appointment on clinical, tenure-track, or tenured basis will be considered.

Appointment ideally will begin Sept. 1, 2020 or earlier. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a full CV, and three pieces of professional work/academic research.

These materials should be submitted online no later than Dec. 31, 2019. Please direct any questions to Jenna Braunstein at: jenna-braunstein@northwestern.edu.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
  • Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
  • Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Apply here.