Assistant Professor of Communications
Northfield, VT 
Posted 16 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Communications

About Norwich University:

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.

We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.

Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.

Job Description:

The Department of English and Communications at Norwich University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communications. The typical course load is 4/3 with a 1/1 reduction for serving as advisor to the student newspaper, the Guidon.


The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching courses in journalism, Introduction to Mass Media, and related subjects. The successful candidate will play a key role in updating and developing the program's curriculum to include digital, multimedia, and narrative journalism and contemporary reporting practices. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary curriculum development with programs including Architecture, Art, Business, Cybersecurity, English, and Criminal Justice. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a strong interest in building collaborations with partners, like these, across the university.

The successful candidate is also expected to serve as advisor to the Guidon newspaper and pursue research and scholarly activity in their area of specialization. Additional responsibilities include advising students, program assessment, and university service.


Minimum qualification includes a Ph.D. in Journalism, Communications, or related field by July 2021; an established record of teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level; professional experience in journalism; and, a commitment to ongoing professional development and service.

Preferred qualifications include professional journalism experience and/or the ability to teach web design and/or UI/UX and other visual media, business communications, and intercultural or interpersonal communications.

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Norwich application by Sunday, January 11, 2021, at midnight EST. Please send questions to Prof. Sean Prentiss, Department of English and Communications, at

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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