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JOB: Clinical Professor in Digital/Multimedia Journalism, FIU

Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Professional Practice in Digital/Multimedia Journalism / Florida International Univ.

  • Opening Date: 2020-01-08
  • Job Opening Id: 520461
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Journalism and Media

Job Information


The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.  


The Department of Journalism + Media in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure earning Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Professional Practice in Digital/Multimedia Journalism.

The Department’s teaching philosophy is to educate through immersive learning opportunities. We are seeking an experienced and energetic professional to engage with students in our newly built Media Hub and remodeled broadcast studio to produce high-quality, multimedia student packages and projects for publishing on our digital platform—the South Florida Media Network.

The successful candidate will have a passion for integrating storytelling, journalism and technology, and have a portfolio of current work in digital journalism, data-driven storytelling, short and long form writing and multimedia production. We are looking for someone who can teach students traditional and digital journalism, writing, multimedia production, web publishing, data-driven and social media strategies.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about mentoring next-generation journalists and have the capacity to identify trends and emerging platforms that will enable future reporters. As our program is recognized for developing innovative community-based programs and projects, the candidate will have a portfolio that demonstrates the resourcefulness of enterprise journalism. 

This is a full-time, nine-month, multi-year, non-tenure earning clinical professional practice appointment (initial appointment of three years) and is renewable upon mutual consent. This position requires a master’s degree in Journalism or a related relevant field. Current experience reporting across media, and excellence in teaching in an academic environment, are preferred.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520461 at and upload the following:

  1. A letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s professional                  background, teaching experience, and administrative experience.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Portfolio of relevant teaching and professional work in PDF format not to exceed 10 MB.  The portfolio may include links to online work.
  4. Names and contact information of three references.  They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 21, 2020. Review will continue until the position is filled. Direct any questions to Allan Richards, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: The initial appointment will start in August 2020.