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Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism

Job ID: 66051
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Location: Greencastle, Indiana, United States
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Job Category: Newspapers,Television,Online | New Media,Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 04.24.2022

Job Description

DePauw University seeks an outstanding journalist and gifted teacher for the position of Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism for a one year term with the possibility of renewal, to begin August 2022. 

The Pulliam Professor will work closely with bright, spirited, hard-working undergraduates, and their faculty mentors, as they gain hands-on experience at our award-winning student media organizations (The DePauw newspaper, WGRE radio station and D3TV campus cable station). A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential as are excellent journalistic skills, a passion for teaching and mentoring, and a strong understanding of journalism’s role in democracy and the cultural and social impact of journalism around the globe.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching two courses during the academic year within our Media Fellows Program or in the Pulliam Professor’s field of expertise

  • Contributing to the Media Fellows Program by serving as an ex-officio member of the Media Fellows Steering Committee. 

  • Coaching or advising Media Fellows students and members of the student media, at their request, on the practice of journalism and careers in journalism.

  • Contributing to the programming for the Media Fellows Program and the University by participating in public and campus-wide forums on topics relevant to journalism, or by bringing to campus visitors that can contribute to such programming.

  • Contributing, in coordination with the Director of the Pulliam Center, to a reframing of journalism at DePauw, to align with the five-year Bold and Gold Strategic Plan 

This position includes a generous budget for the Pulliam Professor’s professional development or research activities, including travel expenses, and/or for programming, such as hosting speakers and discussion groups.

The Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor in Journalism is named in memory of Eugene S. Pulliam, a 1935 DePauw graduate and publisher of the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News. The fund was established with a gift from his wife, Jane, and his three children, Myrta, Russell, and Deborah. Income from the fund is used to bring a distinguished journalist who can contribute to the serious consideration of journalism in our society to teach at DePauw for a semester or year at a time. The Pulliam Professor may also be invited to meet with one of the donors, Myrta J. Pulliam, should she visit campus during your term. Ms. Pulliam is a member of the DePauw University Board of Trustees. 

DePauw University is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,600 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University.  

Candidates should submit through Interfolio a cover letter summarizing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research or professional interests; a CV or résumé; and a list of three references who can speak to the candidate’s potential for advising, innovation in media, and teaching. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin April 29, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Amity Reading, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department and Chair of the Search Committee at with any questions. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePauw University, in affirmation of its commitment to excellence, endeavors to provide equal opportunity for all individuals in its hiring, promotion, compensation and admission procedures. Institutional decisions regarding hiring, promotion, compensation and admission will be based upon a person’s qualifications and/or performance without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, gender identity or gender expression, except where religion, gender, or national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification.

DePauw University’s goals and commitments are best served if the institution reflects the diversity of our society; hence, DePauw seeks diversity in all areas and levels of employment and abides by all local, state and federal regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. The University admits, hires and promotes individuals upon their qualities and merits.

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