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William Paterson University
  • Position Number: 5273608
  • Location: Wayne, NJ
  • Position Type: Communications - Journalism

Adjunct Faculty - Journalism

Thank you for your interest in working at William Paterson University.


The Department of Communication is seeking adjunct faculty members to develop and teach undergraduate courses in our growing journalism program. The Department is seeking candidates with professional experience in journalism. Prior teaching experience is a plus. A master's degree (M.A., M.F.A. or M.B.A.) or commensurate professional experience is required.

Areas of expertise should include some or all of the following: news reporting, news writing, feature writing, social/digital media management, and audio and television production. Candidates should be well versed in the intersections between these areas.

Teaching responsibilities may include the following courses: media law and ethics, news literacy, journalism, advanced reporting, journalism field studies, reporting through social media, press and the presidency, podcasting, mobile journalism, sports writing, journalism capstone, and others as department need dictates. Course sections may be during the day, night, or weekends, or online.

Candidates should possess a passion for journalism, an understanding of the evolving news media landscape, and a dedication to helping students achieve in an increasingly complex and competitive professional environment. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching diverse populations.

Invitation to apply

Applicants: please upload a cover letter, resume or CV, and samples and/or links to your portfolio of professional work and/or teaching materials (syllabi, assignments, etc.).

Submission of all documents listed is required for consideration.

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