Journalism Teaching Assistant Professor

Lehigh University
  • Location
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

The Lehigh University Department of Journalism & Communication invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Journalism to begin August 2022. This non-tenure-track position has an initial appointment of three years and is renewable. We are seeking a former or current journalism professional, with at least five years of experience, who will teach beginning and advanced media writing, editing and an introductory course in data journalism, and who may have the opportunity to teach a course in visual communication, depending on individual interests and departmental needs. The professor will teach three classes per semester. A Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or related area is required by appointment start date. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

The Department of Journalism & Communication has offered a small undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927. Alumni are in the top ranks of American journalism. It has nine full-time faculty. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, the department enrolls about 125 majors and minors. More information can be found at:

Lehigh University is a research university and ranks in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings. It is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley, 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities. 

Applicants should apply here at Academic Jobs Online. 

The site has instructions for the easy upload of all materials by candidates and references. Required materials are cover letter, vita, statement on teaching, and three letters of reference. The cover letter should include a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the College of Arts & Sciences. Review of applications will begin 9/30/2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Jack Lule, Co-Chair, Search Committee, Journalism & Communication: [email protected]

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. The university has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

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