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University of Texas at Austin

2021-22 Open-Rank, Faculty Position in Photojournalism

Location: Austin, TX
Posted: December 07, 2020
Application Deadline: December 07, 2021


University of Texas at Austin
Tracy Dahlby
Austin, TX, 78705

2021-22 Open-Rank, Faculty Position in Photojournalism

College/School/Unit: Moody College of Communication

Department: School of Journalism and Media

Posted: Dec 4, 2020

Apply By: Open until filled


The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time faculty member to begin in Fall 2021. We welcome applicants for this open-rank position who follow either research-oriented or professional/creative career trajectories. Rank will be determined on the basis of experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will have significant experience as a practitioner of photojournalism. Candidates for the research track will have a Ph.D. with a demonstrated program of research and publication. The successful candidate on the professional/creative track will be an individual of professional standing with achievements including publication, exhibition and award recognition. For either track, university teaching experience and a commitment to teaching excellence are considered highly desirable.

The School is part of the top-ranked Moody College of Communication, which is also home to other award-winning departments in communication studies; speech, language and hearing; film and television production; and advertising and public relations. The School, which offers B.J., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, is housed in the Belo Center for New Media.


In addition to still photography, a successful candidate must demonstrate experience with other forms of visual storytelling such as documentary video, multimedia work, and data visualization. This successful candidate also will demonstrate a forward-focused capacity to navigate ongoing changes in the landscape of visual journalism for new generations of students that incorporate ethical photojournalism sensibilities into cross-platform work. Any successful candidate must also have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a track record of using photojournalism to depict the diversity of the human experience.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching, on research or creative work, and on diversity (each one no more than 500 words), and the names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists.

The School of Journalism and Media and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in our faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who advance these objectives.

Application Instructions

Screening of applicants will begin January 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Questions can be directed to the cochairs of the search committee, Professor Tracy Dahlby at or Professor Donna DeCesare at

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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