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Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Job ID: 2434
Job Views: 107
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20052
Job Category: Academia
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Salary: 90000 per year
Posted: 02.11.2020

Job Description

The School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University seeks a data journalist to advance the school’s commitment to rigorous education and preparing students for the profession. This is a full-time, non-tenure - accruing, renewable faculty position offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment begins as early as Fall, 2020.

Responsibilities include teaching data reporting, data visualization, and other advanced data journalism courses at the undergraduate level; continuing creative activity, reporting, and/or research; advising students; and performing department and university service.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; at least five years of experience as a working professional journalist and a minimum of three years working in data journalism; potential for teaching excellence, and the ability to collaborate and work in teams.

Application Procedure: Complete an online faculty application at and upload a cover letter; resume; samples of professional work; a statement of current and future practice or research interests; and a statement of teaching philosophy, interest and experience. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by referees to Matt Hindman, Chair, Journalism Search Committee, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on
March 12, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty. We strongly encourage underrepresented groups including women and persons of color to apply.

An internationally recognized center for research and teaching in political and international communication and journalism, The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program based in the heart of Washington, D.C., where media, public affairs and politics intersect. We offer two undergraduate majors (journalism/mass communication and political communication) as well as an MA degree in media and strategic communication. We also offer an MA degree in global communication jointly with the Elliot School of International Affairs. More information on the School can be found at

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