Assistant Professor in Journalism

Position ID: 43494
University of Georgia
College of Journalism & Mass Communication
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
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Assistant Professor
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0387P
Working Title Assistant Professor in Journalism
Department Open Journalism Dept
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Grady College celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. The college is home to the Peabody Awards, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism awards. In addition to its undergraduate programs, the Grady College also houses graduate programs offering M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The college hosts student chapters of the Association for Women in Sports Media, the National Association of Black Journalists, NPPA, the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Learn more about the Department of Journalism and the Grady College at

Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2020
Job Posting Date 06/17/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by Oct. 1, 2019 will be assured of full consideration. To apply, go to Questions may be addressed to Professor Welch Suggs, search committee chair, at

Grady College, its departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Journalism to begin August 2020. We are hiring at the rank of assistant professor.

The department seeks a scholar to instruct our students in, and educate the public about, the use of data in telling stories as well as providing public accountability using data. The successful candidate will show potential for excellence in teaching and research on topics such as scraping data from the web, coding both for data gathering and for presentation, data visualization, and using analytics to evaluate story engagement. The person selected for the position will teach two courses per semester and conduct research in journalism and media-related areas. Courses may include data journalism, investigative journalism, and others in the core curriculum.

Additional Requirements

A Ph.D. in journalism/mass communication or a Ph.D. in another field or discipline that includes a stream of media-focused research is required. A.B.D. candidates who will complete their degrees by April 1, 2021, will be considered.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preference will be given to candidates who 1) demonstrate familiarity with journalism practice and issues and 2) have at least one year of professional experience in journalism, policy, and/or analytics. Preference also will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

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