Posted March 28, 2024

Associate Professor of Journalism, Tenure Track, and the Franco Pattarino Endowed Professorship of Journalism, Fall 2024 – Chapman University


Orange, CA


Salary Range or Pay Grade
$100,000 - 105,000

Position Description
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor in Journalism position within the Department of English, starting in Fall 2024. The successful applicant will also be the initial holder of the Franco Pattarino Endowed Professorship of Journalism.

The chosen candidate will have opportunities for multifaceted student engagement, teaching that promotes high-quality journalism, and emphasizes publishing, mentorship, and curriculum development. The program allows students to work across various genres, including civic accountability news, investigative journalism, magazine writing, arts and culture writing, multimedia journalism, digital design, photojournalism, narrative nonfiction, podcasting, sports writing, and broadcast journalism. Future program leadership roles are possible.


This position requires experience in reporting, writing and/or editing nonpartisan, unbiased accountability news, features and investigations and a robust research agenda. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work includes analyzing journalism's role in strengthening democratic and civic institutions.

Teach undergraduate Collegiate News Service reporting and writing courses.
Provide guidance and professional development to undergraduate Journalism students by offering personalized academic advising and overseeing their internship experiences.
Maintain an active research agenda and publication.
Participate in department, college, and university service and community engagement, including cultivating a welcoming campus climate, an inclusive curriculum, and an equitable learning environment.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified applicants should submit the following:
Cover Letter
CV or Resumé
Samples of published journalism, research articles and/or scholarly work (if available)
List of three references with contact information.
Copies of student evaluations or equivalent measure of teaching effectiveness.

For inquiries, please email the Search Committee Chair, Professor Susan Paterno and use “Associate Professor of Journalism, Tenure Track, and the Franco Pattarino Endowed Professorship of Journalism, Fall 2024” as the email subject line.

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