Assistant Professor of Journalism: Race, News and Community, University of Utah, UT, USA. Deadline: Open until filled (posted 22 September 2022).
The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Journalism: Race, News and Community effective July 1, 2023. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in journalism, communication, media communication, or a closely related discipline or interdisciplinary program (ABD will be considered). The Department of Communication seeks applicants whose research, teaching, service and praxis focus on journalism and race in the U.S. The successful candidate will engage with—and facilitate academic and professional conversations about—critical topics such as newsroom diversity, inclusive and fair reporting, sourcing, community engagement, community journalism and racial justice, structural racism in the news media industry, vernacular news media and cultural power, anti-racist news practices, and solutions journalism. Also important is teaching journalism students skills to report responsibly on race. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach several journalism courses ranging from hyperlocal reporting of diverse communities to cross-disciplinary communication and race courses, including graduate-level courses.