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[C14-054] - Journalism: Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Vivian Martin
Phone: (860) 832-2776

Job Description


Central Connecticut State University’s Journalism Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in visual and multimedia journalism and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in journalism, communication or a related discipline (completion of Ph.D. required by August 25, 2014);
  • Five years full-time work in a newsroom as a photographer, videographer, or other visual journalist;
  • College teaching experience;
  • Evidence of on-going research/creative work; and,
  • Commitment to serving a culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in both photojournalism and videography;
  • Doctoral research specialty in an area of journalism that could enhance our curriculum (e.g., ethics, history, images, design theory); and,
  • Teaching experience in visual journalism.

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 24, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience (ABD would be hired at the Instructor rank). To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
  • Samples of work (photos, links to video, articles, etc.)

For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

No hard or emailed copies will be accepted. Please make sure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted. Redact any personally identifiable information.

For more information, contact Vivian Martin at (860) 832-2776 or


CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.