Posting Number: F00294
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston seeks applicants for an assistant professor in a tenure-track position in journalism. Candidates should have teaching and research experience in visual communication, such as video storytelling, broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, photojournalism, infographics, and/or data visualization. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Spanish-language media.
The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of research, or the potential thereof. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate journalism courses and graduate courses in mass communication in a developed program that focuses on writing, editing, convergent news production, and investigative/civic journalism.
The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Approximately half of the 2,000 undergraduate majors specialize in journalism and/or media production.
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution and is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls over 60,000 students. As the fourth largest city in the U.S., a top ten media market, and the most ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant city to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies and, of course, is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as the No. 2 most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation.
To apply successful candidates need to submit cover letter, CV (curriculum vitae), research statement, and unofficial transcripts.
For more information or questions, please contact Lindita Camaj, chair of the search committee, at lcamaj@Central.UH.EDU.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A Ph.D. in a related field by the time employment begins.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate.
All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.
Desired Employee Start Date: 09/01/2017