Position Announcement: Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism

January 02, 2019

The School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) at George Washington University invites applications to a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, fixed-term, renewable faculty position offered at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin as early as August 2019.

Responsibilities include teaching in relevant areas (e.g. broadcast news writing, field production, and studio production) at the undergraduate level; continuing creative activity or research; advising students; and performing department and university service.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have: a bachelor’s degree; at least five years of experience as a working news studio professional by date of appointment; potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation or faculty presentation; ability to teach studio-related courses and media production.  The applicant should have a strong professional experience, working and managing a state-of-the-art digital studio in the media industry and/or universities with expertise in television, web, and social media, and potential for teaching excellence.

How to Apply

Upload a cover letter; resume; samples of professional work; a statement of current and future practice or research interests; and a statement of teaching philosophy, interest and experience, and have three (3) professional references email letter of references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications will be considered.

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About the School

An internationally recognized center for research and teaching in political and international communication and journalism, The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program based in the heart of Washington, D.C., where media, public affairs and politics intersect.

We offer two undergraduate majors (journalism/mass communication and political communication) as well as an MA degree in media and public affairs focused on strategic political communication. We also offer an M.A. degree in global communication jointly with the Elliott School of International Affairs.


The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty. We strongly encourage underrepresented groups including women and persons of color to apply.