Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media @ Whittier College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media

We invite applications for a Visiting full-time faculty position in journalism and new media at Whittier College, beginning September 1, 2015. The position is for one year, with the potential for additional employment. The VAP will teach writing and advise student media at Whittier, which includes the 100-year old student newspaper The Quaker Campus, KPOET radio, Video Production Studios, and POETTV. We encourage applicants with a vision for the future of new media studies at liberal arts colleges; such a vision may include re-thinking the paper’s form and online presence, as well as streamlining and re-articulating the different outlets’ digital and editorial relationships. The ideal candidate will combine journalistic and editorial experience, online and off, with excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include journalism classes, lower division courses in writing, and advising student media organizations. The position will be supervised by Whittier’s English department, and will work closely with the writing program, Whittier’s Digital Liberal Arts program, and Student Life.

To apply, please send a single pdf file which includes CV, two clips, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for professional references to Tony Barnstone, Chair of English, at afreelan@whittier.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a majority-minority student body of approximately 1650 undergraduates and is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs. The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region. We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty. Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.

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