Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education/Instructional
Department:23040000 - CJC-JOURNALISM

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Departments of Journalism and Telecommunication at the University of Florida invite applications for one tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 2018. The ideal candidate should be a scholar/teacher with expertise in sports media and communications. Professional experience is desired but not required. The successful candidate will become a member of either the Department of Journalism or the Department of Telecommunications, depending on his or her background.

The College of Journalism and Communications has a strong infrastructure in programs for sports media and communications, including a sports and media specialization in the Department of Journalism, various courses in the department of telecommunication, immersive experiences for students in television, radio, and multimedia in both traditional media format, as well as with the partnership with the University Athletic Association and the SEC Network. The ideal candidate will conduct research in sports communication and be able to contribute teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sports Reporting
  • Sports Communication
  • On-Air Talent
  • Data in Sports Media
  • Live and Recorded Sports Production
  • Multimedia Sports Journalism
  • Narrative Sports: Writing, Podcast, Documentaries

The College: The College of Journalism and Communications, now approaching its 50th anniversary, is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding 15 new lecturer and faculty positions across advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top 10 public universities in the United States.

The college has 57 full-time faculty members, 80 full-time staff and 3,083 students, including 69 doctoral students. The College offers master's and doctoral degrees and ACEJMC-accredited bachelor's degrees through four academic departments: advertising, journalism, public relations, and telecommunication. Additionally, the College offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. The College provides students hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, undergraduate research, and other extracurricular groups and activities.

The University: The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission's list of leading research universities. UF's students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Government in the Sunshine laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to communication, telecommunication, mass communication or the social sciences with a media and communication focus, and a strong commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population of undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will provide evidence of an active research agenda that can lead to significant publications and external grants. He/she will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in areas related to sports communication.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate's teaching philosophy and research interests,
  2. A current curriculum vitae,
  3. Teaching evaluation data, where available, or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  4. Copies of two to three representative publications, particularly pieces the candidate has sole-authored or where she/he is listed as first-author,
  5. Names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of at least three references, along with a description of the candidate's relationship to the references.

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Wayne Wanta at The mailing address is College of Journalism and Communications, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400. The University of Florida is a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer)

Review of applications will begin Jan. 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: No


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