Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities/Ferris Professor of Journalism/McGraw Professor of Writing

Princeton University Program in Journalism
  • Location
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 07

Position description

The Program in Journalism and the Humanities Council welcome proposals from journalists who wish to teach seminars in journalism as visiting Ferris Professors of Journalism, or seminars in other kinds of non-fiction related to journalism as visiting McGraw Professors of Writing. Full-time and part-time positions are available for one-semester terms only: fall 2020 or spring 2021.


Full-time visiting professors take a formal leave from daily journalism to devote themselves to teaching. They must be present on campus four full days each week, on average; attend all faculty gatherings; and participate in University life. They give public talks, participate in panel discussions, advise certificate students, and join in events.


Part-time visiting professors must spend two full days, on average, on campus each week for the 12-week term, as well as during the week of Reading Period. Part-time professors are expected to attend faculty gatherings whenever possible.


Seminars meet once per week for three hours, with enrollment limited to 16 students. Students are expected to devote four to six hours a week to class preparation. Every week or two, students submit assignments, which are critiqued by the professor during mandatory one-on-one writing conferences. Professors often invite guest speakers and arrange a class visit to a newspaper or magazine.


Part-time appointments offer a salary of $37,500. Full-time appointments offer a salary of $75,000. Former Ferris and McGraw Professors are eligible to propose seminars that include leading a class trip over fall or spring break, during which students conduct reporting off-campus (domestic or international). These professors receive a salary of $90,000 and are expected to be "in residence," relocating to Princeton for the semester.

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