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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (United States)

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Professor of Practice


Job ID: 55193
Job Views: 134
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Postal Code: 18015
Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 07.10.2018

Job Description

Lehigh University: The Department of Journalism & Communication and the Africana Studies Program invite applications for a joint appointment as professor of practice dedicated to teaching and advising in these two thriving programs. 

The professor will teach three courses each semester in areas of interest to students in Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies. Coursework might include subjects such as race, representation and media; news, politics and race; media and multicultural discourse and others.

An ability to teach professional classes in reporting, editing or visual communication is required. The candidate should have relevant professional experience. The Professor of Practice will also serve as student adviser to majors in Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies. 

A relevant Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required by appointment start date. This non-tenure-track position has an initial appointment of three years and is renewable upon completion. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. 

The Department of Journalism & Communication has offered an undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927. Alumni are in the top ranks of American journalism. It has eight full-time faculty. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, the department enrolls about 100 majors and minors. More information can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/journalism.

Coursework in Africana Studies has been offered since the 1970s and the dedicated program was inaugurated in 1990. The growing program offers a major, minor and graduate certificate. Interdisciplinary in orientation, Africana’s participating faculty are drawn from throughout the college and offer more than 30 classes each year to hundreds of Lehigh students from every discipline. More information can be found at: https://aas.cas2.lehigh.edu/

Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. The university is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley.  About 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities. 

Please apply at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11307/

Required materials are cover letter, vita, statement on teaching and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Kathy Olson, Journalism & Communication, kko2@lehigh.edu and/or Professor Kwame Essien, Africana Studies, kwe212@lehigh.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please see Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html 

Job Requirements

The professor will teach three courses each semester in areas of interest to students in Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies. Coursework might include subjects such as race, representation and media; news, politics and race; media and multicultural discourse and others. 

An ability to teach professional classes in reporting, editing or visual communication is required. The candidate should have relevant professional experience. The Professor of Practice will also serve as student adviser to majors in Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies. 

A relevant Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required by appointment start date. This non-tenure-track position has an initial appointment of three years and is renewable upon completion. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. 


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