Lucius W. Nieman Chair of Journalism

The Journalism and Media Studies Department at Marquette University invites applications for the Lucius W. Nieman Chair of Journalism beginning in Fall 2020. The department seeks a senior faculty member in journalism studies whose teaching and research speaks to the political, social, and cultural significance of journalism as an institution, profession, and democratic practice. The Nieman professorship is a tenure-track position and comes with a competitive salary, a graduate research assistant, and significant travel and research support.

The Nieman Chair is expected to be an active and engaged scholar-teacher in a department and college dedicated to training students to do journalism that matters. The department welcomes applicants with diverse research interests. Possible specialties could include: journalism history, media ethics, race and ethnic studies in media, media politics or science and technology. The Nieman Chair also helps envision and organize lectures and symposia about journalism theory and practice in a democratic society.

The Nieman Chair is expected to maintain a robust program of research. Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of expertise and department need is also expected. The Nieman Chair position carries a 2-2course load and the expectation that the faculty member will contribute to university, college, and departmental committees as needed.

Ph.D. in a relevant field and a strong record of scholarship and teaching that merits appointment at the senior level required.

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes majors in journalism, media studies, advertising, public relations, communication studies, corporate communication, digital media and theatre arts. The College of Communication facilities include a newly renovated second floor Student Media hub with digital and virtual reality television studios, audio studios, cross-platform newsroom, and state-of-the-art television production room. The Department of Journalism and Media Studies is home to the journalism and media studies majors, the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Marquette is an urban Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to principles of excellence, leadership, faith, and service. It is located on the edge of downtown Milwaukee in the 35th largest (DMA) television market, within 90 miles of Madison, WI, and Chicago, IL.

For more information, contact Dr. Ana C. Garner, Chair, Journalism and Media Studies, Diederich College of Communication, 414-288-7383.