Faculty position in science, environmental, and/or health journalism

School of Communication – American University, Washington DC

Tenure Track Position in Health/Science/Environmental Journalism

The nationally accredited Journalism program of The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced journalist with a strong record/expertise in health, science, and/or environmental journalism for a tenure-track position beginning in August 2010. The successful applicant could have additional business, government, and/or public policy expertise. There is a four-course teaching load in the first year. Teaching will include a specialty course in science/environmental/health reporting, and other news writing/reporting and/or media studies courses. Strong skills in computer-assisted reporting, multimedia experience with knowledge of Web-based writing and software, and an interest in working on externally funded projects are highly desirable. A path-breaking research agenda is required. Teaching will include both undergraduate and graduate courses and may also include the School’s weekend graduate programs.

*Qualifications*: Candidates should have substantial professional experience, a master’s degree or Ph.D., and demonstrated potential for nationally prominent scholarly, professional, or creative work. Prior teaching experience at the university level is preferred, as is a record of top-notch research. Responsibilities also include service on departmental and university committees, and leadership in professional and academic groups.

Submit application letter, resume or vitae, transcripts and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. W. Joseph Campbell, Chair, Science/Environmental/Health Journalism Search Committee, School of Communication, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, MGC #300,

Washington, D.C. 20016-8017.

Inquiries to: socsearch@american.edu.

*Review of applications will begin Sept. 1, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.*

*Rank and Salary*: The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with established teaching and research track records may be considered at a higher rank. Salary is competitive and negotiable, and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

For more information about the School of Communication, please visit: http://www.american.edu/soc.

The American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Applications from women and minorities are particularly invited.

M. C. Nisbet, Ph.D.
assistant professor | school of communication | american university
4400 massachusetts avenue, nw | d.c. 20016 |

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