Department School of Journalism and Media - 350100
Posting Open Date 10/06/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Richard Cole Eminent Professor
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID FAC0003525
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Hours per week
Hiring Range Dependent on experience and qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill seeks a leading scholar to be the Richard Cole Eminent
Professor, an endowed position at the rank of full professor.
We seek a scholar with an active and significant stream of research,
demonstrated success at securing external resources, publications in top
journals or academic presses, and an international reputation. An established
record of public-facing scholarship is a plus. Our School is committed to
diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from
those who promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of populations and ideas in
their research and teaching. This is a tenured position and, as an endowed
position, includes funds for scholarly support. The selected candidate will be
reviewed for tenure and for the rank of full professor prior to the
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in shaping the future
of the School. Applicants will be asked to provide a vision for their role in
the School's undergraduate and/or graduate programs that explains how their
credentials warrant appointment to an endowed professor position.
The successful candidate will teach four courses per year (two courses per
semester) and will be expected to mentor and advise students at the graduate
and undergraduate level, as well as to chair doctoral dissertations and
master's theses. Service to the School, the University, and the academy is
About the Richard Cole Eminent Professorship:
The Richard Cole Eminent Professorship was established to recognize the
enormous contributions of Dr. Richard Cole, Dean of the School from 1979 to
2005. Cole led the School to national and international prominence. In summer
1992, Cole received the Freedom Forum Medal for Distinguished Accomplishments
in Journalism-Mass Communication Administration. Cole held many other national
and international roles influential to the journalism and mass communication
About the Hussman School of Journalism and Media:
The Hussman School affirms that hiring and tenure and promotion decisions
should be the purview of faculty and appropriate university bodies. We are a
diverse, collaborative group of researchers who address questions in media
processes and production; legal and regulatory issues in communication; media
uses and effects; health communication; and political, social, and strategic
communication. We are also diverse in methodological approaches and welcome
scholars who bridge methodological and theoretical traditions. We have strong
interdisciplinary partners with the School of Information and Library Science
and Gillings School of Global Public Health, and with the School of Law we
operate the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, which includes a graduate-
level dual degree program. We also have ties with Computer Science, Political
Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, and other
departments and schools at the university.
In addition to its robust undergraduate programs in journalism, advertising,
and public relations, graduate program offerings within the School include the
Ph.D. in Media and Communication, the M.A. in Media and Communication, the
online M.A. in Digital Communication, and a post-baccalaureate certificate
program in digital communication.
About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public
university, serves North Carolina, the United States, and the world through
teaching, research, and public service. We embrace an unwavering commitment to
excellence as one of the world's great research universities.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree and have a proven record
of research and teaching.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Applicants are asked to provide evidence of research excellence in one or more
of our School's current graduate program areas: media processes and
production; legal and regulatory issues in communication; media uses and
effects; health communication; or political, social, and strategic
communication. Other areas of interest and specialization that contribute to
diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be considered. We further welcome
applicants with demonstrated depth and expertise in emerging fields that
complement and advance the School's mission.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Please apply at https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/192786 and upload the
1. Curriculum vitae;
2. Cover letter highlighting qualifications;
3. Vision statement for shaping the future of the School (upload as “Other
4. Research statement;
5. Representative recent publications (upload as “Other Document 2”);
6. Teaching philosophy statement.
As part of the application, you will be asked to provide a list of names and
contact information for four to five (4-5) professional references. If
selected for an interview, your professional references will be contacted with
a request to provide a letter of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until
the position is filled.
Please direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Allison Lazard, at
Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/192786
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Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about
the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice
Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able
to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department
notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Other Document 2
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