Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of English invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning August 2021.
Successful candidate for this position will join an interdisciplinary journalism program as members of a large and diverse English department, with opportunities to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the journalism core, courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other general education writing and program-based courses. Typical teaching load is four courses per semester.
A PhD or master’s degree in journalism or a closely related area (Journalism, Communications, Composition and Rhetoric) by August 2021;
A record of teaching and experience in journalism and/or digital media;
A history of work in independent media and/or community-based journalism.
Candidates with experience in documentary film-making, investigative journalism, and/or digital journalism. The journalism program is especially interested in candidates whose record of teaching, scholarship, and/or professional practice demonstrates a commitment to working with and among diverse communities.
Review of applications will continue until December 20, 2020. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist. The interview process will include a teaching demonstration and must demonstrate substantial evidence of an active and developing scholarly agenda.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The University is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The University is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 21-09
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions.