The Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellow in Journalism and Mass Media. This is a nine-month, academic year, nonrenewable position with an initial start date of August 1, 2022, in Logan, Utah.
The successful fellow may expect a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, health benefits, office space, computer, $1,000 in moving expenses, and library privileges. In addition, fellows may apply for departmental travel funds for presentation at one professional conference during the 2022-2023 school year.
Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and/or goals, a sample syllabus for a course the applicant has taught as instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, and at least three recent academic and/or professional references.
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