The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of media law. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach courses that focus on the First Amendment and/or other media-focused law. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mass communication and/or a J.D. before the start date of Aug. 16, 2020. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for successful undergraduate and graduate teaching in media law courses, and for developing a program of scholarship suitable for tenure consideration in an accredited program. The ability to teach in another area, such as ethics or investigative journalism classes, is desirable. Salary is competitive.

Screening of applications begins September 1, but applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media is home to 900-plus undergraduate and master’s students. It is part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, whose 3,000-plus students include more than 50 doctoral students. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University is available at

Address questions to search committee chair Dr. Chris Roberts at To apply, visit Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and contact information for at least three references.