Job description


  • Entry level
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  • Boca Raton


Florida Atlantic University's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism. We are accepting applicants from a broad spectrum of journalism candidates with a solid history of teaching and social science-oriented research, as well as practical experience, in journalism. The ideal candidate will contribute in one of the new initiatives or existing emphasis areas of the school including science journalism (e.g., environmental, health), bilingual journalism, data science, technology and artificial intelligence, or civic engagement. The new faculty member may be asked to teach courses such as Introduction to Multimedia, Multimedia Journalism, US Journalism, News Media Ethics, or Public and Community Relations, or to develop courses in his or her specialty area.

Taught by a highly experienced faculty of media scholars and journalists from media outlets covering Southeast Florida along the Miami to Palm Beach corridor, FAU's undergraduate multimedia journalism program integrates cutting-edge skills transfer with deeply researched analyses of the challenges facing journalism in the modern media environment. FAU is home to world-class research institutes, such as the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Center, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the Florida Center for Environmental Studies and we are also approximately one-hour from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Our faculty are active in initiatives in the College, University and in engagement efforts with the community. Several of our faculty serve as associates for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, on the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights university-level initiative, and on the Executive Committee of the University Leadership Minor.

US News and World Report measures FAU’s “diversity index” to be among the highest in the nation. It is also designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education, and a “Military Friendly” School by Victory Media.

The primary assignment for the position is on FAU's main campus in Boca Raton located two miles from the Atlantic Ocean, within short drives of Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and 45 miles from Miami. We are located in the heart of the 100-mile long South Florida metro region, home to a vibrant, multicultural media industry [that includes the headquarters of Telemundo, numerous daily newspapers and TV affiliates, and dozens of local media outlets." The main campus is home to approximately 25,000 of the university's 30,000 students. We particularly encourage applicants with backgrounds and perspectives that are underrepresented in higher education, who can demonstrate excellence and leadership in research and teaching, towards an equitable culture and diverse scholarly environment.

Further information about our School and its programs can be found on our website ( Review of applicant materials will begin on January 10, 2020 This tenure-track position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Aaron Veenstra, at

This position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Ph.D. from an accredited intuition in Journalism, Strategic Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field by time of appointment required.
- Additional practical, professional experience preferred.
- Must be familiar with the online integration of multimedia platforms across the newsroom and the accelerating migration of news feeds to social media, online news magazines, etc.
- Two or more years of full-time professional media experience, teaching experience at the university level, and/or success in receiving external research grants are preferred.


Commensurate with Experience

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College of Arts and Letters


Boca Raton

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae (with contact information for three academic references), scholarly writing sample of less than 25 pages (publications preferred) and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts. Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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