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Assistant Professor of Journalism

04.07.2019 20:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving University College based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Department of Communication Graphic Design and Web Development at the Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education (SHAE) at Roger Williams University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Journalism. The primary responsibilities of this faculty member will be to teach undergraduate courses in news writing and reporting, as well as foundation courses in the digital-first Journalism major. The ideal candidate will be a teacher/scholar who is able to work collaboratively with faculty across disciplines in SHAE and at other RWU schools on teaching, program development, and community- engaged experiential learning.

Responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate Journalism majors, service to the department, and service to the university community. The ability to support, promote and develop initiatives around student diversity and inclusion, in both pedagogy and curricular development, is also a responsibility associated with this position.

The Department of Communication Graphic Design and Web Development includes the following majors: Journalism, Communication and Media Studies, Graphic Design Communication, Public Relations, and Web Development, and a minor in Film Studies.


The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Journalism, Communication, or a related discipline at the time of appointment, have at least two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and a solid record of scholarly or professional activity. The search committee will consider extraordinarily qualified Ph.D. candidates (ABD) with the condition that they will have completed their dissertation defense by the time of appointment. Professional experience and/or ability to use technology to teach data analysis, visualization, or mobile and multi-platform environments is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

As an institution committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning as well as building the university that the world needs now, Roger Williams University values inclusion, seeks to reflect the diversity of the region and create access to higher education and career success.

The University seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit:

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit materials electronically, including:

1) In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals ;

2) a current vita;

3) representative sample syllabi;

4) evidence of teaching experience including student evaluations (if available); and

5) name and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information please contact the chair of the search committee Paola Prado, Ph.D.,



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