University of Wyoming – Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Visual Journalism

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Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Visual Journalism

Department of Communication & Journalism

College of Arts & Sciences

 University of Wyoming

The Department of Communication & Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Visual Communication and Visual Journalism at the University of Wyoming. Duties include teaching, research, service, and advising expectations.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in Journalism or Communication (or a related discipline) by the time of hire
  • Specialization in visual journalism and visual communication, with the ability to teach photography, photojournalism, video storytelling, visual design, and/or theories of visual communication
  • Ability to develop and teach new courses in the visual journalism and visual communication fields as neededDesired Qualifications:
  • Previous college-level teaching experience and/or professional experience in visual journalism and/or visual communication
  • Experience with using and/or teaching the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with teaching and/or practicing qualitative research methods and/or mixed methods 

    Complete the online application and upload the following as one document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three work-related references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement about your ability to work with diversity and/or a diverse population. Applications must be received by September 30, 2017. Please contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Kristen Landreville at with any questions. Apply at Communication and Journalism Department is comprised of eight full-time faculty members, 385 undergraduate students, and 30 master’s degree students. The Department offers majors in communication and journalism, and offers minors in communication, public relations, journalism, and marketing communication. The Department houses an Oral Communication Center, the Wyoming Debate Union, and a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta. Learn more about us at

    The University of Wyoming enrolls about 13,000 students and consists of the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Law. The University is home to an Art Museum and Geological Museum, among others. Visit for more information. 

    The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a small college town of 30,000 and a cultural center for the state. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. The beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

    The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.


 University of Wyoming - Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Visual JournalismUniversity of Wyoming hosts the Matthew Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, an annual event at the University of Wyoming since 1997, has evolved into a major national conference, seeking to engage participants in discussion and analyses of strategies and actions that can eliminate social inequality.

Begun by two faculty in the College of Education, Omowale Akintunde and Margaret Cooney, the symposium, then called “The Symposium for the Eradication of Social Inequality”, aimed at involving University of Wyoming and local students in dialogue on issues related to social justice, particularly within the context of public education. From those early beginnings, the symposium has grown in several ways. It has broadened its focus so that participants from throughout the community, state, and region have presented on social justice issues within a variety of arenas, including but also beyond the realm of public education. A steering committee with cross-college representation assures that multiple academic disciplines have connections to the symposium.

The symposium has expanded its topics to include inequalities based on race/ethnicity, gender sexual orientation, disability, and class. Honoring the work of the Shepard family and the memory of their son, Matthew Shepard, a UW student and social activist, the symposium changed its name in 2002 and works as a living reminder of the need for information and dialogue about social justice concerns in American and beyond. In the spring of that same year, the Shepard Symposium learned that it would be the recipient of funding from an anonymous endowment given to the University to pursue social justice activities throughout the campus. Past Symposium speakers have included Anita Hill, Johnny Cochran, Morris Dees, Ronald Takaki, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the Brown Sisters, and Sherman Alexie. These speakers have been heralded for their ability to draw many individuals representative of a diverse cross section of our community and region. The Symposium on Social Justice strives to reach a broad audience of community members (on and off campus), as well as regional and national groups of participants.

 University of Wyoming – Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Visual Journalism

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