The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks exceptional candidates for two tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2020. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: multimedia production, entrepreneurial media, diversity, sports media, audience analysis, media history, media management, or media law and ethics. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Two or more years of full-time professional media experience, teaching experience at the university level, and/or success in receiving external research grants are preferred.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on culturally responsive approaches that are conscious of diversity and equity perspectives. Candidates from under-represented groups in higher education are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of nearly 100,000 residents, hosts a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and unique ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is named one of the nation’s top college towns. The Kansas City metropolitan area, with its own thriving arts, dining and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence on Interstate 70.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to Please submit a cover letter describing your research and teaching, a CV, a list of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications begins Dec. 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

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