Assistant Professor of Journalism

Posted On: October 17, 2012

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Knox College

Company Description

Knox College is a nationally ranked, independent, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The College recruits high ability students nationally and internationally who actively participate in shaping their residential experiences and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community.

Job Description

Knox College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in journalism, beginning September 2013. Master’s in journalism (or comparable terminal degree) required. Candidates holding in addition a relevant Ph.D. are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate substantial journalistic accomplishment and be able to teach reporting and communicating on multiple media platforms. They should be able to assume leadership of a vibrant program of in-depth community reporting, as well as teach courses addressing the political, economic, institutional and cultural dimensions of journalism and media. The Journalism Program offers a journalism minor within the context of a highly selective liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social justice and commitment to interdisciplinary learning.

To Apply

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of journalistic work and information about teaching experience and interests. Three letters of reference should be submitted separately. Electronic submission is encouraged. Send materials to: David Amor, Chair, Journalism Search Committee, Campus Box K-109, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401 or: Review of applications will begin after January 1 and continue until the position is filled. In keeping with its 176-year commitment to equal rights, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.