The Journalism Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a permanent, non-tenure-track, teaching professional position to teach the introductory course in news reporting and storytelling as well as specialized journalism courses. We offer undergraduate students an interdisciplinary minor that grounds them in the principles and practice of verified, independent, and accountable journalism through required introductory courses and electives that teach the skills and the subjects they will need to practice journalism in an ever-changing news environment.
The ideal candidate would be a journalist with 10 or more years of experience in multimedia storytelling, podcasting, data reporting, or other fields in digital reporting and storytelling. Applicants should have a Master’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field, or other equivalent qualifications. Teaching experience is highly preferred. The faculty member will teach six courses per academic year (on a 9-month basis), with renewable, two-year contracts and opportunities for promotion and longer contracts. Teaching professionals are eligible for benefits available to all regular, full-time faculty, including professional development funds and access to competitive grants administered by the university, which may be used to support projects in journalism.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers an intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html. For quick facts on Winston-Salem, go to http://www.cityofws.org/Home/DiscoverWinston-Salem/Articles/CityInformation.
Applicants should apply to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com and include a cover letter directed to Phoebe Zerwick, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Journalism Program. Also submit your vita and work samples that reflect your expertise reporting and telling stories in today’s rapidly changing digital environment. Three references must each send a confidential letter of recommendation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than Oct. 31 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
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