The Journalism and Media Studies Department at Marquette University invites applications for the Lucius W. Nieman Chair of Journalism beginning in Fall 2019. The department seeks a senior faculty member in journalism studies whose teaching and research speaks to the political, social, and cultural significance of journalism as an institution, profession, and democratic practice. The Nieman professorship is a tenure track position and comes with a competitive salary, a graduate research assistant, and significant travel and research support.
The Nieman Chair is expected to be a scholar-teacher who helps energize department, college, and university discussions about the importance of journalism in a democratic society. Possible specialties could include urban journalism with an emphasis on minority coverage/minority news media, journalism history, the sociology of news, politics and media, media ethics, or science and technology. The Nieman Chair also envisions and organizes lectures and symposia in journalism theory and practice.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Nieman Chair is expected to maintain a robust program of research. Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of expertise and department need, which could include urban journalism, minority news media/coverage, politics and media, media ethics, media and society, digital media writing, reporting, or design is also expected. The Nieman Chair position carries a 2-2 course load and the expectation is that the faculty member will contribute to university, college and departmental committees as needed and advise a cohort of students.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Earned doctorate or a terminal degree. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ph.D. in a relevant field and a strong record of scholarship and teaching that merits appointment at the senior level required.
Special Instructions to Applicants :
APPLICATIONPROCEDURE: (on-line applications only)
Note: Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Before electronically submitting your materials be advised to review the application process at Marquette University's Career Website http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/9849
Applications must include: 1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate's vision for the position, 2. A resume, 3. Evidence of teaching experience, 4. Evidence of successful professional expertise and 5. Names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers of at least three references.
Internal Number: 9849
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.