|The Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a visionary chair as it moves to a new state-of-the-art building opening in Fall 2014. The new chair will provide strong, collaborative leadership as Journalism hires new faculty and continues its strong commitment to teaching and to developing its multiplatform curriculum to prepare undergraduate students as writers, reporters and critical thinkers. We strongly prefer candidates with the academic and/or professional experience to be appointed at the tenured Full Professor level, though we will consider appointment as an advanced tenured Associate Professor as well. The department is especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in a multicultural educational environment.
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender, we would factor favorably an individualâ€™s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
Applicants must have a Masterâ€™s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in journalism or a closely related field and professional experience. The position begins Sept. 1, 2014, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Online applications are preferred. Please submit a letter of application addressed to Prof. Karen List, Search Committee Chair, and resume to academicjobsonline.org [ https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2902]. Alternately, paper applications will be accepted, though please do not submit online and on paper. Send paper applications to:
Donna Vanasse, Administrator, Journalism Department, 108 Bartlett Hall,
UMass, Amherst, 01003. Review of applications will begin Oct. 1.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.|