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The George Washington University-School of Media & Public Affairs

Washington, DC (United States)


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Assistant or Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Job ID: 57684
Job Views: 364
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20052
Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 100000 per year
Posted: 10.28.2019

Job Description

The School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University seeks a journalist to advance the school’s commitment to rigorous education, journalistic excellence, and preparing students for the profession.  This is a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, renewable faculty position offered at the rank of assistant or associate professor.  Appointment begins as early as Fall, 2020. 

Responsibilities include teaching enterprise reporting and other advanced journalism courses at the undergraduate level; continuing creative activity, reporting, or research; advising students; and performing department and university service.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have: a bachelor’s degree; at least seven years of experience as a working professional journalist including at least two years of on-the-ground enterprise reporting; potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation or faculty presentation; ability to teach  highly original enterprise and advanced reporting;  and experience with data driven reporting. 

Application Procedure: Complete an online faculty application at and upload a cover letter; resume; samples of professional work; a statement of current and future practice or research interests; and a statement of teaching philosophy, interest and experience. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by referees to Prof Imani Cheers, Chair, Journalism Search Committee, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052.  Review of applications will begin on  November 29, 2019  and will continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty.  We strongly encourage underrepresented groups including women and persons of color to apply.

An internationally recognized center for research and teaching in political and international communication and journalism, The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program based in the heart of Washington, D.C., where media, public affairs and politics intersect. We offer two undergraduate majors (journalism/mass communication and political communication) as well as an MA degree in media and public affairs focused on strategic political communication. We also offer an MA degree in global communication jointly with the Elliot School of International Affairs.  More information on the School can be found at 

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