Assistant Professor of Journalism & Media, Fall 2022
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Internal Number: 96217
The ideal candidate should have a proven record of creative works or scholarly productivity, with an agenda focused on the area of media communication through the lens of media and democracy, media history, media production, industry culture, ethics, diversity, and/or social justice. The ideal candidate must be able to teach courses in television news production, multimedia journalism, video production, and/or other courses related to emerging media. It is desirable for candidates to have professional experience in broadcast journalism, television production and/or multimedia journalism. The successful candidate will join a program with specialties in news, creative media production, sports communication, and science communication.
Duties associated with the position include a 2-2 teaching load, mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, service to the school, college, and university, and a personal/collaborative research agenda.
The School: The ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Electronic Media's (http://jem.cci.utk.edu/) 17 faculty members are highly engaged scholars in a diverse array of research and creative areas. The School has approximately 400 undergraduate, MS and Ph.D. students and houses a variety of student media: Scoop magazine, WUTK-90.3 FM, TVC-The Volunteer Channel, Land Grant Films, and the online news site Tennessee Journalist. Faculty are supported by the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, focus group facilities, user experience laboratories, and professional staff within the college to assist with sponsored research.
UT is located within easy driving distance to Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, and the Great Smoky Mountains. The city of Knoxville, with a population of 200,000 and growing, is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, shopping, and restaurants. It is home to the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Opera, as well as annual festivals like the international Big Ears Music Festival, Jazz on the Square, Rhythm 'n Blooms, and Shakespeare on the Square. Knoxville is the fourth leading creator of video products in the U.S., an indicator of its rich entrepreneurial ecosystem. Trip Advisor recently named Knoxville a Top Ten Destination on the Rise.
A Ph.D. in Journalism and Electronic Media or equivalent and the ability to teach television news production and multimedia journalism, video production, and or other courses related to emerging media.
Individuals interested in applying for the position should submit the following (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of at least three references. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2021.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.