The University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks applications and nominations for the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law. This is a full-time, 9-month tenured position beginning Fall 1999, at the rank of professor or associate professor, depending upon qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policies. Salary is competitive with similar academic positions.
The Silha Professor will be an integral part of a major new initiative that will use an infusion of new legislative funds, private funds, and redirected college resources to revitalize this highly respected school. Over the next four years, we anticipate that ten new faculty will be hired, the school's facilities will be completely remodeled and updated with state-of-the-art equipment, and an Institute for New Media Studies will be opened. The Silha Professor will be an important voice in setting the new direction for the school.
The successful candidate must have a record of outstanding scholarship in media law and teaching, and/or substantial professional experience and national prominence in the field of media law. The holder of the Silha Professorship will be expected to lead a program of research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise graduate and undergraduate students, maintain ties to the professional community, and serve on appropriate committees. Candidates must show evidence of teaching effectiveness or strong promise of excellence in teaching. Earned doctorate or law degree required.
This professorship carries affiliation with the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law.
To apply, send letter of application, current resume or curriculum vitae, and samples of research and/or a narrative statement on research goals and plans. In addition, please provide names and addresses of three references who would be willing to write letters of recommendation.
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 1999. Position is open until filled.
Submit application to:
Mary Achartz, staff to SJMC Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Minnesota
111 Murphy Hall
206 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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