U Minnesota Job Ad: Postdoc in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, Inclusivity (USA)

Job adsPostdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, and Inclusivity, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Review of applications will begin April 22, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC), within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, extends this invitation for applications for a nine-month, renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar Position beginning fall semester 2018. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2018 (08/27/2017). This position is annually renewable for up to a total of three years, subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses related to media, popular culture, diversity, and inclusivity. The position requires expertise in journalism or mass communication and evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education settings. Continue reading “U Minnesota Job Ad: Postdoc in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, Inclusivity (USA)”

Giovanna Dell’Orto Researcher Profile

Giovanna Dell'OrtoGiovanna Dell’Orto is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on international mass communication, particularly the role of the media and mediated discourses in international affairs, historically and currently. Her latest book, “AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present” (Cambridge University Press, 2015), reveals for the first time the story behind the stories that have brought the world home to America, focusing on changing journalistic practices. In 2013, she published two books: “American Journalism and International Relations” (Cambridge University Press), a monograph on the interplay between US foreign correspondence and foreign policy over 160 years, and “Reporting at the Southern Borders” (Routledge), an edited volume on journalism and immigration at the southern frontiers of the US and the EU.

Dr. Dell’Orto received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota in 2004. She has also worked as reporter and editor for The Associated Press, most recently in the capacity of immigration reporter. She is the author of two monographs (“Giving Meanings to the World”, 2002, and “The Hidden Power of the American Dream”, 2008), which dealt with international journalism and its ability to construct images across national borders. Together with Professor Emerita Hazel Dicken-Garcia, she has also authored a book about journalists’ understanding of First Amendment rights, “Hated Ideas and the American Civil War Press” (2007).

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