The University of Alaska Fairbanks Journalism Department is currently seeking one of America’s finest journalists as the C. W. Snedden Chair for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. We are looking for award-winning journalists to teach Alaska’s future reporters. We invite enterprising professionals to join us teaching and reporting in a land rich with untold stories.
The successful candidate will teach 2 courses per year, put on seminars in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and or rural areas of Alaska. The candidate will also mentor students in the Digital Journalism major and help promote Journalism as a career.
The C.W. Snedden Chair at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, endowed through a $2.6 million gift from the family of the former owner and publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, is designed both to expose Alaska's future journalists to the best in the reporting profession and to provide America's finest journalists with the opportunity to report in a land rich with untold stories.
This chair rotates among award-winning journalists. The appointee will teach and lecture in Fairbanks for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2020.
Candidates must be prepared to relocate to Fairbanks, Alaska for the academic year.
Applicants must have a record of high level (national and international), sustained and published journalism with outstanding award or other acclaimed work in journalism; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; public speaking skills; experience in online Journalism recommended. Candidates are evaluated on newsroom experience, awards and other news industry accomplishments and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students. Expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of a specialized Journalism course area.
The Chair is intended for a distinguished Journalist with roots in print. A sustained career in journalism at a high level is required as are expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of a specialized Journalism course area.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information for three professional references
An initial Review Date of applications will be March 4, 2019. Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 11:55 PM (Alaska Standard Time) March 3, 2019 for consideration. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Position is open until filled.
If you encounter any difficulty while applying online for this position, please contact UAF HR at 907-474-7700 for assistance.
Internal Number: 511220
About University of Alaska Fairbanks
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Communication and Journalism
Our mission is to prepare versatile journalists who are ably suited to enhance the profession in Alaska and elsewhere.
The Department is committed to the development of professional skills, critical thinking and journalistic ethics.