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Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication (9-Mo-TT)

Samford University
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Media and Communication Studies

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a faculty position in Journalism and Mass Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2023. This full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment carries a 3-3 teaching load.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in mass communication, communication, or a closely related field from an institutionally accredited college or university (or equivalent) by August 16, 2023. Candidates with relevant professional experience and the ability to teach a variety of courses including media law, media ethics, social media strategy, digital analytics, media planning and strategy, diversity in journalism and mass communication are preferred. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a record of peer-reviewed scholarship and excellence in teaching.

The Department of Communication and Media has 13 full-time faculty positions, a director of debate, a media and professional development adviser, and a staff member who helps with alumni relations, and special projects. The department features award-winning student media, a lecture series in cooperation with The Washington Post and a nationally recognized debate program.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 430 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 18 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Application deadline will be November 30, 2022, and review of applications will begin on that date. Please submit the following documents: 1) an application letter that includes statement of teaching philosophy and experience and a description of research interests and activities, 2) a curriculum vitae including contact information of three references, 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 4) an application for faculty position, and 5) the faculty applicant Christian mission statement. (The application and the Christian mission statement are available at the links below.) Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visa for this position. Samford University and Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials as PDF format to: Questions may be addressed to the Chair, Communication and Media

Subject: Comm-Media – Asst. Professor Dr. Ignatius Fosu at

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

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