Tenure Track Faculty, Journalism Program

Posted Date 7 months ago(9/9/2019 2:08 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St Paul
Emerging Media - CAS
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas, Department of Emerging Media, seeks applicants for a full-time, benefit-eligible, Journalism Tenure Track faculty member beginning in September 2020.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.


The position would teach six courses or their equivalent per year in the practice and theory of journalism at the undergraduate level, advise students in media internships, and interact with the professional journalism community in the Twin Cities and the upper Midwest. The teaching load will include joining the six-member advising team for the award-winning student media production TommieMedia.com. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative faculty that includes Digital Media Arts and Strategic Communication in the department, with the opportunity and encouragement for the development of interdisciplinary courses. Applicants with professional experience, teaching or research interests in media ethics, visual communication, and/or environmental journalism will be given careful consideration. The ideal candidate will show evidence in his/her scholarly work, teaching or professional experience of an interest in and ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the practice of journalism.


Ph.D. (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in journalism, mass communication or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor) and professional experience, particularly in lieu of the doctorate, is highly valued. Demonstrated college- or university-level teaching experience is required.


Applicants should apply online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs and copy/paste a cover letter. Additionally, applicants will be asked to upload additional documents, listed below.


Please submit:

  1. curriculum vitae with names of references
  2. evidence of teaching effectiveness
  3. teaching philosophy
  4. professional and/or scholarly writing samples
  5. description of research agenda
  6. graduate transcripts
  7. sample course syllabus
  8. additional professional work such as articles, videos, web pages, audio stories, and still photography as available

Candidates must complete the reference section of the application and arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent to search committee chair Michael O’Donnell at mjodonnell@stthomas.edu. Do not upload recommendation letters as part of your application at the St. Thomas site. References will not be contacted without your permission. If files are too large to upload, please send material or download link (preferred) to Professor Michael O’Donnell, Mail #5013, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.


Invited candidates will be expected to give a classroom lecture or demonstration and a presentation to the faculty. The position remains open until filled. Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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