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Southern Methodist University

3300 Dyer Street #280 - Division of Journalism,
Dallas Texas United States 75205


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Professor of Practice in Journalism

Job ID: 68191
Job Views: 1078
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Postal Code: 75205
Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.30.2022

Job Description

Fall 2022/Spring 2023
Professor of Practice in Journalism
Position Number 052473
The Division of Journalism invites applications for a Professor of Practice who will teach beginning writing and reporting courses, as well as other Journalism and/or Fashion Media courses depending on area of expertise. The anticipated teaching workload is four courses per semester, including at least one introductory writing course that satisfies the university’s critical reasoning requirement. The position begins August 2023.
The successful candidate will join a growing, innovative community that seeks to provide students with the skills and conceptual knowledge needed to succeed in the fast-changing media landscape. Ideal applicants share the Meadows School’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in journalism and higher education and can articulate how their past experiences have equipped them with the ability to contribute to the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and the student experience.
A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field is required. University-level teaching experience and a master’s degree are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess at least three years of professional media experience in a major market. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
Application instructions
To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by
January 30, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications should include 1) A cover letter describing relevant experience and reason for interest in the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page diversity, equity, and inclusivity statement that addresses how the candidate has addressed these issues in the workplace and how they would support them in the classroom or community; and 4) the names and contact information for three references.
Applications must be submitted online via For questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Jake Batsell at
Journalism at SMU
The Division of Journalism emphasizes teaching students the skills and conceptual knowledge needed to succeed in their careers. We offer a major and minor in Journalism, a major in Fashion Media, and concentrations in Sports Journalism and Business Journalism. Our student media outlets provide opportunities to create professional-level work and develop leadership abilities. Small class sizes allow faculty to know their students by name and interests and foster personalized instruction and mentorship. Our graduates work in media markets throughout the country.
We take advantage of our location in the nation’s fifth largest media market. Our relationship with the Dallas Morning News allows students to work in a nationally recognized newsroom while they learn fundamental skills and concepts in their courses. Students also intern and land jobs at major-network television affiliates, local and national consumer magazines, and the Dallas-Fort Worth NPR affiliate, KERA.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, 

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