The College of Journalism and Communications and the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, ranked number five nationally among public universities, invites applications from established teacher-scholars with demonstrated and sustained excellence in media law, communications law, and/or First Amendment law, broadly defined. This is a nine-month, tenured professor position with the title of Eminent Scholar, open to candidates who already have or will have earned a terminal degree before August 2023.
About UF’s College of Journalism and Communications
Accredited by ACEJMC, the college has earned its reputation for excellence over the last half century on the strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni; the stories they tell; and the difference they make around the world. Our 75 full-time faculty members and 120 part-time instructors serve in four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Media Production, Management and Technology. We enroll about 2,300 undergraduates both in-person and on-line. More than 1,000 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees. Visit the Department of Journalism website for more information about the department.
The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale.
About UF’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law
As a top 25 law school, the UF's Levin College of Law fosters a dynamic, diverse, and professional learning environment led by internationally recognized full-time faculty and bolstered by robust academic programs.
Since its establishment in 1909, the College has been educating leaders in law, business, education and government. The College is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Enrollment is approximately 1000, including about 100 students in the Graduate Tax and Comparative Law programs.
The Levin College of Law is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked UF Law 21st among all law schools and 6th among public law schools. The Levin College of Law's tax law program continues to be among the top 3 programs in the nation, and its trial advocacy programs now rank 5th among public law schools. UF Law also ranks 17th among all law schools for employment outcomes and 18th in the nation for student selectivity.
About the University of Florida
UF is the state’s sole member of the Association of American Universities. It is in the midst of a multi-year pre-eminence initiative that has created more than 600 new faculty positions and generated a $70 million partnership with NVIDIA to create the nation’s top research lab in artificial intelligence. In 2021, the university topped $1 billion in research spending.
The University of Florida offers a competitive salary commensurate with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. To view the university’s Total Reward benefit package, please click here: https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Journalism and Communications and Fredric G. Levin College of Law are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC and LAW diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, please click on the following links: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-about/
The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student community.
About Gainesville, Florida
As home to Florida's largest and oldest university, Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville and the surrounding area are home to about 250,000 people, a robust arts community, several museums, a world-class health care system anchored at UF, a downtown core known for its restaurants and brew pubs, excellent public and private schools, and abundant nature exemplified by clear, natural springs. Additionally, within two hours are attractions such as Disney World, University Studios, Busch Gardens, and historic St. Augustine. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
Candidates must have a J.D. and a record of demonstrated and sustained excellence producing original research. Applicants must have already established a national or international reputation in media law, communications law, and/or First Amendment law, broadly defined. Demonstrated and sustained excellence in teaching at either the law school or undergraduate level is required, and demonstrated and sustained excellence at both levels is preferred. Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University is particularly interested in recruiting diverse candidates to meet the needs of its diverse student population as well as the surrounding community. Preferred candidates will also hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field and have been previously granted tenure.
This tenured, jointly appointed Eminent Scholar will be expected to teach a 1/1 course load, which typically includes teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Journalism and Communications as well as law students at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law each academic year. In addition, this candidate will maintain a national or international reputation by publishing media law, communications law, and/or First Amendment law research, broadly defined. The individual will direct the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, supervise student work toward the completion of theses and dissertations, collaborate on research and/or extramural funding with peers within the colleges and across campus, participate in service and governance while supporting the university’s core values of excellence, discovery and innovation, inclusion, freedom and civility, community, and stewardship.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:
- A statement of inclusive excellence related to teaching and mentoring;
- A letter of interest outlining research agenda, teaching approach, relevant academic and professional experience, and examples of recently published works;
- Complete curriculum vitae;
- Names, titles, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references;
- The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
For additional questions or more information, please contact search committee chair Harrison Hove at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications begins October 25, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http//www.naces.org/. The application packet will be submitted as one PDF file through the UF Jobs website at https://jobs.ufl.edu/. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.
Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application, nomination and reference, be available for public inspection
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.