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POSITION: Assistant Professor of Journalism
DEPARTMENT: Journalism
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Date Credential Review Begins: October 29, 2012, continuing until position is filled.


The Eastern Illinois University Journalism Department has an opening for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in broadcasting at the assistant professor level in an ACEJMC-accredited journalism department with 160 undergraduate majors. Salary negotiable.


Essential Duties:

Primary teaching duties will include Broadcast News, Advanced Broadcast News and other skills classes. Candidate selected will work closely with the full-time news director of the campus TV station to provide practical learning opportunities for student journalists.


Assigned duties also could include teaching other courses consistent with the candidate’s experience and interest such as Journalism and Democracy or Multimedia Journalism. Commitment to research and service is required. Duties also will include academic advising. Additional information about the university and department are available online at


The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build a dynamic broadcast journalism program that focuses on strong journalistic skills and values and will be expected to establish strong relationships with professional broadcast journalists and stations to ensure that our curriculum remains current.


WEIU-TV/FM has state-of-the art digital broadcasting facilities. Students produce a daily 30-minute live TV newscast that has won numerous state and national awards in recent years.



Master's degree in journalism or related field required and significant teaching experience in higher education and/or significant professional journalism experience required; Ph.D preferred. Experience with new media/convergence highly desirable.


Requirements for tenure: Minimum 30 hours in related discipline beyond master's degree or a master's degree with 10 or more years of significant and relevant professional experience.


Starting Date: Fall semester 2013


The University and Community:

Eastern Illinois University strongly emphasizes teaching excellence in a residential campus setting. Approximately 11,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Nontraditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The university is located in East Central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. Web site:


Date Credential Review Begins: October 29, 2012, continuing until position is filled.



Send letter of interest and resume or vita to: James Tidwell, Chair, Journalism Department, Attn.: Faculty Search, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099. Complete application will include letter of interest; resume or vitae; and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of at least three references. Appropriate application material may be submitted as email attachments. Send to Subject line should include reference to “faculty search.”

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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