Assistant / Associate Professor of the Practice of Journalism

Chapman University

General Information

The English Department within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University seeks a non-tenure track Assistant / Associate Professor of the Practice of Journalism, beginning August 2019.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at

The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at


• M.A.or M.S.J. preferred but will accept a B.A. with significant professional experience. 
• 5-10 years professional journalism experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of packaging content for print, web, and social media. We are specifically looking for experience with WordPress publishing, social media strategies, writing photo captions and hashtags, producing Instagram stories, copyright and image attribution, basic photography (still and video), basic editing, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Finalcut Pro or Adobe Premier or equivalent, and Google analytics.
• College/University teaching experience and/or experience supervising and editing reporters in the newsroom. 


Teaching upper-division and introductory level workshop courses in practical aspects of reporting, writing, and editing. Courses include: Beginning and Advanced Digital Design for Journalists, Digital Reporting Workshop for Journalists, Digital Editing Workshop for Journalists, and Digital Magazine Workshop for Journalists. 

The successful applicant will also supervise student internships.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a faculty application, letter of interest, curriculum vitae and if applicable teaching evaluations to:

Susan Paterno, Journalism Program Director and Search Chair
C/O Kristen Laakso at 

Please use “Journalism Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Applications submitted by March 24, 2019 will receive first consideration. 

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

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Orange , United States


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