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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty: Broadcast Journalism

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



Quinnipiac University's School of Communications' top-ranked journalism program seeks an inspiring educator who has mastered the ins and outs of TV news reporting to join our faculty as a tenure-seeking assistant professor beginning Fall 2021. While Quinnipiac’s Journalism major is not divided into tracks, students have flexibility within the curriculum to concentrate on broadcast news. The successful candidate to fill this vacancy will teach required courses, as well as have the freedom and resources to develop courses around their expertise and interests. They may also teach in our Master’s programs in Journalism and Sports Journalism. This is a 9.5 month appointment.

The successful candidate will join a culturally diverse department that thrives on being part of a passionate team, guiding our students to success and pursuing professional, creative and intellectual endeavors. Further, the members of the department are committed to achieving the moral objectives of racial, social and economic equality by amplifying muted voices, providing safe spaces for constructive conversation and ensuring diverse perspectives and voices are represented and valued in the courses offered.

About the School:

With our award-winning student media outlets, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding alumni, the Department of Journalism has built a strong broadcast journalism presence both on campus and across the globe.

We balance hands-on skills training with instruction in the liberal arts to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in advertising and integrated communications; communications/media studies; film, television and media arts; graphic and interactive design; journalism; and public relations. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals and internationally recognized scholars with extensive experience in their fields. We maintain a portfolio of more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international employers to connect with, and our student media organizations provide multiple opportunities for real-world learning experiences.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Teach six classes per academic year with opportunities to teach in the summer
  • Maintain an academic research or creative portfolio
  • Perform service for the school and university
  • Advise undergraduate majors


  • Preferred candidates will have achieved or be working toward a Ph.D., taught at the college level, have at least three years professional experience and evidence of excellence in professional, research or creative work
  • Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in a related field, five years professional experience and some teaching experience
  • Experience as an on-air TV reporter, ideally as an MMJ
  • Ability to teach courses such as: TV Reporting, Advanced TV Reporting, Broadcast Performance, Broadcast News Writing and related courses
  • Ability to teach digital skills as they relate to traditional broadcast roles
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV, letter of interest, description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references on the application form. Inquiries may be made to Department of Journalism chair Molly Yanity at and will remain confidential. Review of materials will begin on September 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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