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The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor position in journalism

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, located within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, seeks applicants for an assistant professor in a tenure-track position in journalism. Candidates should have teaching or professional experience in areas such as video storytelling, visual communication, broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, photojournalism, infographics, and/or data visualization. Strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in Spanish-language media.

The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of research, or the potential thereof, with preference for research that looks at journalism from a global perspective. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate journalism courses and graduate courses in mass communication in a developed program that focuses on writing, editing, convergent news production, and investigative/civic journalism. The ideal candidate could also teach in our new Spanish language journalism minor.

Approximately half of the 2,000 undergraduate majors specialize in journalism and/or media production. The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution and is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls over 60,000 students. As the fourth largest city in the U.S., a top ten media market, and the most ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant city to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies and, of course, is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as the No. 2 most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation. The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, please apply by September 1, 2017. For more information or questions, please contact Lindita Camaj, chair of the search committee, at lcamaj@Central.UH.EDU .

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