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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Journalism - Digital Reporting

University of Oklahoma
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Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Journalism - Digital Reporting

Location: Norman

Department: Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Position Type: Faculty


A Ph.D. and recent professional experience in journalism and digital reporting are required. All applicants are expected to have a demonstrated ability to establish and carry out an agenda of high-quality research or creative/professional activities. Research and work within fields such as new digital practices in journalism in terms of data visualizations, coding for digital platforms and products, social media analytics, or social network analysis would be a plus.

Application Instructions:

Applications for the search will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide 1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and their vision and plans for this position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a one-page research or creative activity statement, 4) for those with a creative activity emphasis, access to a digital portfolio that demonstrates a range of work, 5) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email of at least three references, and 6) samples of student work if applicable. For specific questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Dr. Chang Sup Park at Applications should be submitted online via


The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Digital Reporting faculty position at Assistant Professor rank to join our team that leads a growing and increasingly innovative journalism program. The appointment would begin in August 2025.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in Digital Journalism and be involved with ongoing course development as we implement a new journalism curriculum. The individual is also expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications and/or creative activities in journalism. Teaching may include cross-disciplinary courses within the college. The candidate will either teach two courses per semester with 40 percent devoted to research or three courses per semester with 20 percent devoted to research or creative activity. Depending on background, the candidate would also have opportunities to teach graduate courses and mentor students through master's theses or projects and Ph.D. dissertations.

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