Assistant Professor Digital and Multimedia Journalism School of Journalism and Strategic Media J.W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor of digital and multimedia journalism, beginning August 14, 2018. This position will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and is expected to develop new journalism courses in digital and multimedia journalism. The successful candidate will carry a 2/2 teaching load, and also supervise Master’s and Honors students developing theses using digital journalism tools. The position is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous track record of nationally competitive research and/or creative publications in an area related to digital media and emerging journalistic practices.
Completed applications received by December 29, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/23917.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application and a curriculum vita, including a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number).
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Requirements •Master’s degree in journalism, advertising, public relations, mass communications, or a related field conferred by the start of employment, with significant professional and/or academic experience. •Recent professional experience relevant to digital and multimedia journalism, and/or strategic media. •University or college teaching experience. •Proven record of original research or creative work that demonstrates potential for a nationally competitive program of traditional or creative scholarship in a relevant area. Preferences •PhD or MFA in journalism, advertising, public relations, mass communications, or a related field. •Experience in digital and multimedia journalism as applied to investigative reporting, online interactive storytelling, as well as web publishing, social media, and social media analytics. •Experience in creating professional quality still images, video, and sound, and converging those elements to create multimedia interactive news stories. •Experience in creating and teaching the visual display of information in digital and interactive media, including the encoding of data by means of statistical charts, maps, and diagrams. •Experience in creating and teaching the fundamental computer programming skills required to create compelling online multimedia stories.
The School of Journalism and Strategic Media is home to 23 professors and instructors, in addition to adjunct instructors who teach some specialty courses.
All journalism instructors teach from their substantial experience in the profession. One news/editorial faculty member spent years on major national newspapers and was a White House correspondent. Another worked as a correspondent for the ...Associated Press, covering the U.S. Supreme Court.
Three broadcast faculty members have won Emmys for their documentary films.
Another broadcast faculty member manages the National Public Radio station for Northwest Arkansas.
An advertising/public relations faculty member conducts research on international advertising issues in Ghana, and another investigates how advertisers market fast food to children. The media law instructor is a lawyer who organizes annual media law workshops.