Job Spotlight: Tenure track position in Journalism Studies

Journalism Studies Job Call

The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, invites applicants for a tenure track position in Journalism Studies at either the Assistant or Associate level, to commence September 1, 2020.  The position will be based at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, with the opportunity to contribute to the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan as well.

About the Position:

We welcome applications from candidates who employ any number of methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of journalism, and cover a range of topics, from the professional practices of journalism, to the content of the news and its behavioral, social, or political effects, to the changing role of news institutions in public life, whether domestic or global. Applicants who have the ability to teach at least one multi-platform, digital production, or data-oriented course are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be able to contribute to growing our Journalism major and MA program in Public Media. There would also be opportunities to contribute to our other majors (Communication and Culture, Digital Technologies and Emerging Media, Film and Television), or the interdisciplinary program in New Media and Digital Design.  


  • PhD in journalism, mass communication, or related fields.
  • A strong research agenda and publication record.
  • Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses about the role and production of journalism in contemporary life.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Commitment to mentoring and advising students.

Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with qualifications, including approach to teaching and scholarship; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) two academic writing samples (30 pp. maximum inclusive), (4) the names and contact information for three references; and (5) and a one-page statement that addresses how your teaching, mentoring, research, scholarship, and/or community service supports Fordham’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants may include one additional example of professional work if they are so inclined.

Application materials should be uploaded to Interfolio at To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  Please apply to only one of our advertised tenure-track positions. For questions or additional information, please contact Michelle O’Dwyer at

About the Department

From high technology to everyday interactions, Fordham’s Department of Communication and Media Studies critically and independently turns its attention to the connective tissue between past and present, historically grounding old and new media through ethically-infused teaching and research.  We advocate the model of the publically-engaged scholar and critically-informed practitioner who is civically and socially reflective and critical through analytical and/or applied means. Our faculty includes scholars and practitioners from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives.  We administer four undergraduate majors — Communication & Culture, Digital Technology & Emerging Media, Film & Television, and Journalism — and participate in several interdisciplinary programs.  

We seek to attract and promote a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  We believe that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic program, and strive to create an academic community and campus culture that attracts and facilitates the development of promising and diverse teacher-scholars.  As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and who have successfully incorporated the research of women and scholars of color into their courses.

Fordham is located in the heart of New York City, interacting on many levels with a diverse array of communities and institutions.  Through research, teaching and service, we are committed to developing and deepening our connections to the people and organizations around us.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and women, people of color and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Same-sex spouses are eligible for benefits.