T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship

The University of Montana School of Journalism
  • Location
    Missoula, Montana
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 30

Position description

The School of Journalism at the University of Montana is taking applications through January 31st for the fall 2022 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship.

Applicants for the professorship should have a national reputation in journalism and a keen interest in mentoring aspiring journalists. The successful candidate will teach a course with reporting and writing as its primary focus and work closely with the staff of the student newspaper and website, the Montana Kaimin. The Pollner professor also delivers a public lecture during the semester. 

Recent Pollner professors have included Jan Winburn of CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Baltimore Sun; New York Times opinion writer and labor reporter Tammy Kim; “Bundyville” podcast producer and freelance reporter Leah Sottile and former National Geographic Executive Editor Chris Johns. Other Pollner professors include Hank Stuever of the Washington Post; Chris Jones, a two-time National Magazine Award recipient, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Eli Saslow, Sally Stapleton, Tamara Jones, John Woestendiek and Maurice Possley. 

The stipend is $42,000 for the semester-long appointment. It is preferred the course and student newspaper mentorship be offered in-person, but accommodation will be made based on the current state of the pandemic. However, the successful candidate will be required to be in residence in Missoula.

Application instructions

PLEASE APPLY ELECTRONICALLY. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.

Send a letter of interest that includes a detailed proposal for a course for junior- and senior-level undergraduates in journalism, a resume, names and contact information of three references and links to professional work to:

            [email protected]

Applications for the spring 2023 Pollner professorship, which focuses on visual journalism or the business of journalism, will be accepted in late spring of 2022.