[Air-L] Senior Scholar Position at University of Texas

Johnson, Thomas J tom.johnson at austin.utexas.edu
Tue Dec 14 15:02:53 PST 2010

School of Journalism Senior Scholar

The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism seeks a senior scholar to be appointed at the rank of tenured full professor (with possible endowment support), beginning Fall 2011.  Candidates’ research interests should address the vital issues of the day concerning journalism, the media, and democratic society, including (1) political communication and public opinion, (2) the changing media political economy, professional roles, and institutional structure, and (3) the impact of the emerging new media on citizenship and the public sphere—both nationally and globally.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation (www.annettestrauss.org<http://www.annettestrauss.org/> <http://www.annettestrauss.org<http://www.annettestrauss.org/>> ).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field, a well-established program of nationally recognized research and publication, a commitment to classroom teaching, and record of mentoring graduate students.  Also desirable is the ability to attract and oversee funded projects, to work collaboratively within the School and College of Communication--and with scholars in other disciplines both here and abroad.  The School offers the B.J., M.A., and Ph.D. and is housed within a top-ranked College, which includes the nationally regarded Departments of Advertising/Public Relations, Radio-Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders. Soon the School will move to its new state-of-the-art home, now under construction by the College: The Belo Center for New Media.

Applicant Instructions:  Screening of applicants will begin January 24, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.  Send Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of interest in the position to:  Prof. Stephen D. Reese, Search Chair, School of Journalism;  University of Texas at Austin;  1 University Station A1000;  Austin, TX  78712-0013.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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