Assistant/Associate/Professor of Journalism Studies

Department of Journalism and Media Management

School of Communication

University of Miami

The Department of Journalism and Media Management in the School of Communication at the University of Miami invites applications for a cluster hire in Journalism Studies with an emphasis on social justice. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism Studies, Media Studies, or a related field. The positions are tenure track or tenure eligible.

Successful candidates employ critical empirical approaches and would be able to help catalyze research and pedagogy in social justice as they intersect with at least one of the following areas: gender, race and social justice journalism; science and environmental journalism; sustainable and entrepreneurial journalism; local, community, and solutions journalism; global journalism; bilingual journalism; sports journalism. These candidates have a track record or the potential for impactful scholarship, dynamic and inclusive teaching and innovative collaboration with practice-based faculty. New faculty will teach and mentor students at the undergraduate, MA, and Ph.D. levels, and they will contribute to curriculum development in their areas of expertise. Research expectations and teaching load reflect an R1 university with significant research activity.

The Department is dedicated to theory-driven and experiential learning on the undergraduate and MA levels, valuing innovative synthesis through praxis and collaboration. Research faculty contribute to the school-level Ph.D. in Communication and mentor students with interests in journalism studies, media studies, and global social change. Department educator faculty mentor award-winning student media organizations including UMTV, The Miami Hurricane, The Community Wire, and a growing podcast initiative. The Department offers an MA in Journalism and MS in Media Management, and shares an MFA in Documentary Film with the Department of Cinematic Arts. Department faculty also contribute to the MFA in Interactive Media and a new, school-level MA in Communication for Global Social Change.

UM is a top-tier institution of higher education in the United States. The University’s research strengths include climate and resiliency, global health, migration, social justice law, data science and multiple approaches to understanding communication and media industries. The School of Communication’s intellectually and culturally diverse faculty is dedicated to creating new and critical understandings about how communication can contribute to a more just society and sustainable world. Successful candidates will join a faculty seeking to leverage the University’s intellectual and geo-cultural endowments to find solutions to the world’s most-pressing problems. We value theoretically grounded and socially engaged approaches to research and pedagogy.

The SoC is set on a vibrant cosmopolitan campus with abundant opportunities for innovative, impactful research. As a global city on the rim of Latin America and the Caribbean, Miami is a cultural crossroads that houses important media and communications industry headquarters, a lively arts scene, and immigrants from the Americas and the world. Miami offers journalism and media scholars a unique lens and supportive environment to engage vital issues across multiple scales.

Applications should include:

1. A cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Titles and contact information for five references

4. Three statements, each no longer than two pages. These include a research statement with accomplishments and interests; a teaching statement on pedagogical philosophy and approaches; and a diversity statement describing strategies to promote inclusion and equity in teaching, service, and research.

Review of files will start November 6th. For questions about the position, please contact Sallie Hughes Apply at: