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Open Rank Professor of Race and Journalism

Requisition Number:

42643

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

28-Oct-2022

Date Posted:

08-Sep-2022

Job Summary

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank professor of race and journalism. The successful candidate will identify within the broad field of journalism studies, but specialize in, potentially, one of the following areas: journalism and racial justice; the politics of race in journalism; race and representation within either journalistic content or newsrooms; race, technology and journalism; or race, sports and journalism. Intersectional approaches to any or all of these areas are welcomed. 

The successful candidate must be well-grounded in journalism studies and open to creative interchange with colleagues practicing a variety of qualitative, quantitative, and practice-based methodologies while researching and teaching journalism and media through both a social science and humanistic approach. They should also have demonstrated commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students. This position is part of a cluster hire within CMCI focused on Race, Technology and Media. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

In 2022, the Department of Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder celebrates its 100th anniversary as a degree-granting organization within CU Boulder. Faculty members are prominent in both the academic and professional organizations. The Department of Journalism is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars and practitioners who share a commitment to the highest ethical and innovative ways to teach and research about journalism. They offer BA and MA degrees in journalism and a PhD in journalism studies.

Established in 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems, and build culture that goes beyond convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This position is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service, and involves teaching two classes per semester. 

What You Should Know

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $80,000 - $110,000. 

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be inclusive. Be pioneering. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A PhD in journalism or allied fields is required by the time of appointment (Fall 2023). 

What You Will Need

  • A demonstrated openness to creative interchange with colleagues practicing a variety of qualitative, quantitative and practice-based methodologies while researching and teaching journalism and media through both a social science and humanistic approach.  
  • A demonstrated commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies. 
  • Extensive experience mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students.

What We Would Like You To Have

Specialization in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Journalism and racial justice; 
  • The politics of race in journalism; 
  • Race and representation within either journalistic content or newsrooms; 
  • Race, technology and journalism; 
  • Race, sports and journalism.
  • Intersectional approaches to any/all of the above. 

Special Instructions

Please apply by October 28, 2022, for consideration.

To apply, please submit the following materials online:
  1. Current curriculum vitae.
  2. Letter of application.
  3. During the application process you will need to provide the names and contact information (affiliations and email addresses) for three (3) people who can provide recommendations if asked. We may request letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 
  4. One (1) published article or other representative research, uploaded in PDF format.
  5. Evidence of Teaching Success, uploaded in PDF format. (Examples of evidence of teaching success might include teaching awards, unique teaching initiatives, peer reviews of teaching or teaching evaluations.)
  6. Evidence of Engagement with Issues of Diversity Statement outlining your commitment and experience with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and with mentoring, uploaded in PDF format. 
The committee with begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2022, and continue through October 28, 2022. 

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Department Chair Pat Ferrucci at patrick.ferrucci@colorado.edu.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Patrick Ferrucci

Posting Contact Email: patrick.ferrucci@colorado.edu