University of Memphis Department of Journalism Opening for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Broadcast News

The University of Memphis Department of Journalism seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenuretrack position in broadcast news. Requirements include a doctorate in mass communication or a related field (ABD considered with Ph.D. completion within a year of starting date), full-time professional experience in television news, and college or university teaching experience. Multimedia/social media skills are a plus. The successful candidate will advise students and teach broadcast news courses and core journalism classes in ACEJMC-accredited baccalaureate and master’s programs serving some 400 undergraduates and 60 graduate students, the latter enrolled in on-campus and synchronous online programs. Superior teaching and communication skills are required for a program emphasizing balance in teaching, research and service. Screening will begin Sept. 15, 2012, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2013. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at workforum.memphis.edu. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Joe Hayden, 901-678-2401 or jhayden@memphis.edu. University of Memphis Department of Journalism: We are a dynamic, ACEJMC-accredited department of journalism that works hard to offer our students cutting-edge knowledge and skills for the changing media landscape, while retaining a strong focus on the core values of quality journalism. Undergraduate concentrations include News (with newspaper/magazine, broadcasting and web emphases), Public Relations, and Advertising. Home to award-winning campus newspaper The Daily Helmsman, the nationally acclaimed city-wide high school newspaper The Teen Appeal, the peer-reviewed Newspaper Research Journal, three international exchange programs, and the nation’s first online journalism master’s degree, the department celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008. Journalism is one of six departments in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. Memphis, Tennessee: Memphis is at the center of America’s heartland, a commercial and transportation hub made famous by the Mississippi River, by railroads, and by FedEx. It is also a crossroads at the cusp of the Delta, a mixture of urban and rural, black and white, country and soul, gospel and secular. Not surprising, it is the birthplace of rock n’ roll and the home of the Blues. Memphis boasts a diverse population of nearly 700,000, in a metro area of over one million, thriving arts and music scenes, nationally recognized parks and libraries, and—oh, yes—world-famous barbecue. The University of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.