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Assistant Professor of Journalism

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Communication and Media
Posting Job Title: Assistant Professor of Journalism
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Communication or Journalism
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018
Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Journalism and Emerging Media in the School of Communication and Media. The selected candidate will teach journalism courses, including News Writing and Reporting, Advanced Media Writing, Multi-media Visions of Community (capstone) and other journalism courses as needed. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Investigative Reporting and have a teaching or research interest in data journalism techniques. Teaching graduate courses is also an option.

The Journalism and Emerging Media Program, is one of three undergraduate majors in the School of Communication and Media. The program enrolls approximately 200 students per year and offers a Certificate in Multiplatform News Reporting.

Responsibilities include: teaching required and elective journalism courses, an active research agenda and performing service duties. Collegiality and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary School of Communication and Media are essential. Professional experience in journalism (print and/or broadcast) is highly desired. Faculty teach courses in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, hybrid and online.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Qualifications include a doctorate or ABD in Journalism, or related discipline, or its foreign equivalent with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and research. An ABD must have degree conferred by August 2018, prior to starting at KSU.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 12/04/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Josh Azriel
Professor of Journalism
School of Communication & Media
Kennesaw State University

Additional Information for Applicants

For full consideration please submit your application packet before December 4, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants must complete the online application, which includes the following required materials: letter of application, current curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts are due upon hire), lists of names and contact information for three references, statements of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and sample student evaluations before the application is complete and ready for consideration.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000604
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37702
Departmental/College Overview:

For additional information about the School of Communication & Media, please visit our website at

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  7. Sample Syllabi
Optional Documents