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The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State seeks an outstanding faculty member, who brings a distinguished record of professional experience, to join our journalism faculty in teaching the next generation of student-journalists. The professorship will hold a non-tenure-line, multi-year position as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Journalism. The appointment will begin in August 2022.

The successful applicant will teach the next generation of journalists how to innovate in a fast-changing media environment. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise as pioneers and leaders in newsgathering and multimedia reporting, a commitment to social justice and the ability to inspire a diverse student body.

As a full-time member of our faculty, the successful candidate will help students appreciate the vital role of journalism in providing the public information needed to fully function in a democracy by holding those in power accountable. A focus on building and strengthening partnerships with professional associations, faculty, students and community stakeholders is also desired, as is the ability to develop and support collaborations. The Department seeks someone to teach basic and advanced journalism courses, located within the “teaching hospital” environment of the new, state-of-the-art Bellisario Media Center.

The successful candidate should possess at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Journalism or a related field ; must have demonstrated ability as a teacher and adviser; and must have shown evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and/or mastery of subject matter.

Relevant professional industry experience is required. Those with a background in public radio or podcasting are encouraged to apply. Experience in watchdog journalism and/or multiplatform editing is also a plus.

This is a limited-term position funded for 3 years, with excellent chances of renewal.

Please reach out to Juliet Pinto, [email protected] , with inquiries.

To apply, candidates must complete an online application and upload a cover letter describing qualifications, a current CV, and list of at least three references. Review of applications begins immediately.

The Bellisario College is among the largest nationally accredited undergraduate programs in the country. In addition to our Journalism Department, the College is home to departments in: Advertising/Public Relations; Film Production and Media Studies; and Telecommunications and Media Industries.

Our college has just moved into the brand new Bellisario College Media Center. The center opened for classes at the start of this semester. The $48 million project features state-of-the-art studios and classrooms and an open design built around encouraging student collaboration and creativity. Our new faculty will be an integral part of using the facility to drive student success.

The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational and cultural activities, a low crime rate and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit and .

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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