The Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina invites applications for a full-time, professional tenure-track, faculty position in journalism with an emphasis on accountability reporting, data literacy, and writing. Responsibilities will include teaching five courses a year (three in one semester, two in the other) and continued contribution to the field of journalism. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to teach current news reporting courses and develop new courses that reflect the demands of a rapidly changing field. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in online instruction.
The successful candidate will be someone who is driving the news of today and thinking constructively about how we will report the news tomorrow. We want someone who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media; who is both deeply skilled in watch-dog journalism and attuned to the needs of the modern newsroom. Applicants should be proficient in investigative reporting techniques, such as data gathering and analysis, records requests, and the uses of new technologies. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience in a fast-paced, nationally recognized news organization. Experience with teaching and/or mentorship is required.
Internal Number: FAC0002935
About Hussman School of Jouralism and Media UNC-Chapel Hill
The mission of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is to prepare students to ignite the public conversation in our state, the nation and the world, and to understand the role of communication in fostering democracy.
The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, and administers a variety of professional development and distance-learning programs. Enrollment includes about 1,000 undergraduates and 125 graduate students in addition to professional development and distance education students. Our faculty members are international thought leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected in the public realm.
Through a revamped curriculum, students learn the skills they need to succeed in the new media environment, whether they pursue careers in journalism, advertising, public relations or other communications fields.
The school offers undergraduate areas of study in advertising & public relations and journalism.
Special programs in business journalism, environment and science communication, health communication, Latino journalism and media, sports communication, science and medical journalism and a joint M.A./J.D. degree are ...also offered.
The school is located in Carroll Hall on the historic Polk Place quad of the nation’s first public university — just a short walk from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s iconic Old Well. Carroll Hall has been equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and media production facilities. It is also home to the extensive Park Library; the Charles Kuralt Learning Center; the NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame; and the Freedom Forum Conference Center.