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(28/10/2022) Job Market – University of Colorado Boulder: Open Rank Professor of Race and Journalism

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. The position is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service and involves teaching two classes per semester. A PhD in journalism or allied fields is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position is part of a cluster hire within CMCI focused on Race, Technology and Media.

Who We Are: In 2022, the Department of Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder celebrates its 100thanniversary 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. The Department offers BA and MA degrees in journalism. The Department also offers a PhD degree in journalism studies.

Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information 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 create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity, access and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment 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.

The position will begin in August of 2023. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a copy of one published article or other representative research, and evidence of teaching success including a statement that details your commitment and experience with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and with mentoring. In addition, candidates should provide the names and contact information (affiliations and e-mail addresses) for three people who can provide recommendations if asked. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1 and continue through Oct. 28. If you have any questions, please contact Interim Department Chair Pat Ferrucci at Apply here: Open Rank Professor of Race and Journalism (

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