Faculty Job in Academic & University Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor and Journalism MA Programs Director


St. Bonaventure University’s picturesque campus is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains known as the Enchanted Mountain region. The University is committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders in an environment shaped by Franciscan values. Visit us at http://www.sbu.edu

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor and Journalism MA Programs Director

The Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor who could develop, direct and teach in new online graduate programs in digital journalism and sports journalism, beginning in the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will serve as director of both programs and teach in one or both.

In addition, s/he will advise students; contribute to curriculum and program development; participate in school-wide assessment, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and accreditation efforts; and provide service and outreach for the Jandoli School, the University and community. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach during the summer for additional compensation.

An applicant for the position should possess the following qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in journalism, communication or a related field. We will also consider candidates who are A.B.D. with an anticipated defense within 6 months.
  • Significant professional experience in digital and/or sports journalism that will inform teaching.
  • Experience in managing and administrating an academic program preferred.
  • An active research and/or writing agenda emphasizing professional activity that shows promise of publication.
  • Teaching experience, particularly online classes.
  • A track record of creativity and innovation.
  • A demonstrated awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented students and faculty and a vision for how his/her work will contribute to St. Bonaventure’s values of compassion, wisdom and integrity, including the respect, dignity, and individual worth of others.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an appreciation of and respect for the University’s Catholic and Franciscan mission. As a member of the St. Bonaventure community, the candidate will promote the Franciscan values of discovery, community and individual worth. Women and members of underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda to hr@sbu.edu

About the University

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to the constant pursuit of distinction in our undergraduate and graduate programs, our innovative liberal arts core and all of our courses of study. At St. Bonaventure University, we come to know our students on an individual basis and become their mentors. We strive to bring out the best in every individual. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage students to manifest our values through lives of citizenship and service.

St. Bonaventure University is located in the scenic enchanted mountain region in Western New York, approximately 75 miles south of Buffalo NY. St. Bonaventure is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educational institution. It is guided by the principle that equal opportunity means more than equal employment opportunity, and that access to facilities and services shall be available to all people regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression. This principle is applicable to every member of the St. Bonaventure community, both students and employed personnel at every level, and to all facilities and services.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. 

St. Bonaventure University is committed to proactively providing equal and equitable opportunity in its admissions, employment, and all educational programs and activities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender expression or identity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected category. St. Bonaventure fosters diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

The University is committed to ensuring that all qualified candidates receive full consideration in the recruitment process and that our policies, procedures and practices remain consistent with this commitment. We do expect that faculty, staff, and students show appreciation for, and respect of, our Catholic, Franciscan mission..

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