Job Opening: Associate Professor of Media & Public Affairs, Data Journalism

October 12, 2022

The School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University seeks a data journalist to advance the school’s commitment to rigorous education and preparing students for the profession. This is a full-time, non-tenure – accruing, renewable faculty position offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment begins as early as Fall, 2023.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Teaching data reporting, data visualization, and other advanced data journalism courses at the undergraduate level
  • Continuing creative activity, reporting, and/or research
  • Advising students
  • Performing department and university service.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree by date of appointment; must have at least five years of experience as a working professional journalist, a minimum of three years working in data journalism, must have a potential for teaching excellence, and must have the ability to collaborate and work in teams.

How to Apply: 

To be considered please submit an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, resume, a statement with detailed description of current and future practice and teaching experience; and samples of professional work. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Matt Hindman, Chair, Journalism Search Committee, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.