The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is seeking an outstanding individual who straddles the worlds of academia and professional practice to conduct and coordinate research for an audience of journalism practitioners and citizens who rely on robust news media.
RJI wants an experienced and innovative individual for this 12-month position at the rank of associate or full professor. This faculty member should be committed to understanding the role of journalism in communities, engaging audiences, measuring their interests and supporting content strategies based on the latest technologies, data streams and storytelling approaches. The successful applicant will also teach one course during the Spring and Fall semesters.
Conduct academically rigorous research to test hypotheses that emerge from direct newsroom experience that will connect journalism to community and democracy.
Create real-time experiments and other research projects at Missouri School of Journalism news outlets and strategic communications agencies.
Publish research results in academically rigorous journals.
Communicate research results on a regular basis with journalists and the general public via online stories, videos, social media posts, podcasts, presentations at national industry conferences and RJI-sponsored seminars.
Pursue grant funding to support applied journalism and strategic communication research.
Launch strategic research partnerships with news and community organizations, scholars and practitioners including RJI Fellows and University of Missouri students.
Teach one course in the spring and fall semesters.
Serve as a member of the RJI leadership team and collaborate closely with the Executive Director, Communications Director, Director of Innovation, Director of Project Outreach and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.
Required Qualifications :
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in journalism, communications, political science, or another relevant field.
A minimum of three years of professional work experience in mass media.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to interact effectively in person and in writing with a wide and diverse range of students, peers and members of the public.
Demonstrate your research agenda through publications, conference papers and/or presentations to both academic and general audiences.
Experience teaching face-to-face or online at the university level.
Knowledge of and ability to implement the latest research software.
Interest in and ability to work broadly across academic disciplines and media platforms.
Personal contacts with industry professionals and the ability to expand RJI's and the Missouri School of Journalism's professional and academic partnerships.
Cover letter, C.V., and online application
You'll be part of an engaged and focused faculty at the world's first and foremost school of journalism, have access to the school's award-winning news and strategic communication outlets -- the Columbia Missourian, KBIA-FM, KOMU-TV, Missouri Business Alert and MOJO Ad -- and have opportunities to collaborate with leading news agencies that are headquartered at the school, such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism and the American Society of News Editors.
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism provides outstanding resources for research, media production and industry outreach in carrying out its mission to strengthen journalism in the service of democracy. RJI is particularly focused on local journalism, trust and media innovations.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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