J-School Openings

Assistant or Associate Professor - News / Multimedia Journalism

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track/tenured position in news/multimedia journalism at the assistant or associate professor level, expected to begin August 18, 2018. Candidates should have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, diverse and collaborative environment. An active research program, teaching experience and professional experience will distinguish applicants. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: broadcast and multimedia production, newsroom analytics, digital media, media law, media management and entrepreneurial journalism. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Research in issues related to health communication, sports media, scholastic journalism or social media is preferred. Success in receiving external research grants is preferred but not required. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or another appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment start date. Applicants without a Ph.D. or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the assistant professor with 15 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. Applicants without the Ph.D. or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the associate level with 25 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. 

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Lacy C. Haynes Professorship

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced news professional for the Lacy C. Haynes Professorship, starting in Spring or Fall 2018. The successful applicant will be an accomplished professional with a strong interest in effective writing. The person needs to know how to teach, coach and polish writing and must enjoy working with students. The successful candidate will bring energy, innovation, knowledge of the best current professional practices, connections with industry professionals, and a drive for excellence. The successful candidate also should be able to demonstrate skills in teamwork, management and emerging/digital media. She or he will be responsible for coordinating media writing courses: developing, streamlining and unifying the writing curriculum. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach a capstone class each semester based in Kansas City or Topeka. The person will bring distinction to the school in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a full-time professor of the practice in the school. The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of the Practice-Strategic Communication

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced and accomplished professional to teach courses that guide students in how to best develop relevant strategic communication plans for audiences. The successful candidate will know how to start, build and sustain a strategic campaign. She or he will bring energy and knowledge of the best current professional practices to the classroom. The successful candidate also should demonstrate abilities related to consumer and business insights; project and client development and management; social media and other digital strategies, including programmatic advertising; and group organization. We seek a candidate who can develop and maintain connections with industry professionals in local and national markets. The professor of the practice also will demonstrate knowledge of and experience in working with diverse audiences. An ideal candidate will have university-level teaching experience or demonstrated ability as a mentor, connector, coach or advisor in a professional setting; the ability to develop and teach online courses; and experience working with media metrics and data analysis. The chosen candidate will bring distinction to the school in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a professor of the practice. Rank will be assigned at the time of hire based upon the recommendation of the Dean and approval of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development. The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

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