Assistant Professor of English (Journalism) at West Chester University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English (Journalism)

Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.  West Chester University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in journalism beginning August 2018.

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, English Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, or a closely-related field by August, 2018 (candidates with a master's degree and significant professional experience in journalism also considered); a significant record of teaching, scholarship, or professional experience in traditional and digital journalism. Experience in visual journalism, multimedia storytelling, and/or investigative reporting strongly encouraged. The journalism program is especially interested in candidates whose record of teaching, scholarship, and professional practice embraces the use of journalism and public media to advocate for issues of social, racial, and economic justice.  Successful candidates for this position will join an interdisciplinary journalism program as members of a large and diverse English department, with opportunities to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs at the intersection of public media and social justice work over time. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the journalism core and other general education writing and program-based courses. They also will have the opportunity to develop new courses in the candidate's area of specialization.

Finalists must successfully complete an interview process and teaching demonstration and must demonstrate substantial evidence of an active and developing scholarly agenda.

Special Instructions

Candidates should submit cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and list of references with contact information to Review of applicants will begin on December 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
West Chester University offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits at a vibrant mid-sized regional comprehensive state university serving over 17,000 students. Located 25 miles from downtown Philadelphia, West Chester is close to libraries, museums, hospitals, and within 100 miles of New York City and Washington DC.  
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence.  West Chester University is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

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