Communication - Assistant Professor/Instructor of Journalism

The Department of Communication seeks a dynamic candidate to teach in a newly restructured journalism concentration that reflects the changing realities of the media industry. This position in journalism will begin in August 2013.

Preference will be given to candidates well versed in new media who can teach students to thrive in today’s newsroom. The successful candidate will be able to teach multiplatform backpack journalism; visual storytelling; social media; and print, online and broadcast writing.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of lower and upper division undergraduate courses in journalism with an emphasis on reporting, writing and digital journalism, as well as other departmental core courses as appropriate. The successful candidate also will advise program majors, engage in scholarship and help develop innovative approaches to communication education in a global environment.

This position may be either a tenure-track or temporary appointment.

For a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, evidence of teaching effectiveness; a record of successful scholarship (research and/or creative production) in journalism or related fields; and an expressed interest and commitment to principles of cultural diversity are required.  Appropriate terminal degree is required and substantial relevant professional experience is preferred. ABD applicants will be considered but are only eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the terminal degree. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For a temporary (non tenure-track) appointment an appropriate Master’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience are required.  Appointment is for one year with the possibility of annual renewal. College-level teaching experience is preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the position qualifications including evidence of teaching effectiveness and current curriculum vitae electronically and three current letters of recommendation via U.S. mail to:

                                                Dr. Sara Netzley, Journalism Search Chair

                                                Department of Communication

                                                Bradley University

                                                Peoria, IL  61625


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6,000 students, 5,000 in undergraduate programs.  Founded in 1897, it is among the finest universities in the Midwest. Bradley combines the advantages of larger research universities with those of smaller liberal arts colleges. 

The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university with approximately 500 students.  Concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, organizational communication, television arts and sports communication are offered.  The department is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.  The facility houses multimedia computer labs, videoconference facilities, Internet-2 connectivity, digital audio and video editing facilities, and high-end multimedia equipped classrooms.  Peoria is a metropolitan area of 350,000 people located midway between Chicago and St. Louis.  A locally active arts community includes ballet, symphony, and theater.  The region supports a daily newspaper, several weeklies, six television stations, and more than two-dozen radio stations.  Peoria is home to several companies with international operations and major medical facilities.

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Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.