Assistant Professor in Journalism Studies


The Missouri School of Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Journalism Studies beginning in August 2012. We seek an outstanding scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and a desire to contribute to the dynamic and collaborative culture at the world’s first School of Journalism.

Successful candidates will be scholars who employ qualitative research methods in their own work and who can provide clear evidence of the ability to teach qualitative methodologies effectively in the School’s graduate program (M.A. and Ph.D.) as well as to lead large lectures in the core curriculum of the undergraduate program. Successful candidates also will exhibit the potential for a productive program of scholarly research in journalism. Teaching or research interest in cross-cultural or international journalism and professional experience in journalism also are highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in journalism, communication, or a related discipline by the date of appointment.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one sample of peer-reviewed scholarly work, and the names and contact information for three references. Please visit to access the online application system. Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that successful candidate will share this commitment. MU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.