Assistant Professor – Communication Law/Policy

University of Oregon
October 20, 2018
Eugene, Oregon
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The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Communication Law and Policy to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity. We seek a scholar active in research and teaching in areas such as communication law, communication policy, telecommunication law and policy and the constitutional protection of freedom of speech and press.

This position reflects the school’s longstanding commitment to scholarship and teaching focused on freedom of speech and press at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and its commitment to faculty engagement in the national and international communication law and policy discussions in professional and scholarly venues.


The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. (ABD considered) or a J.D. and will have a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, demonstrated teaching ability at the college level in communication law and policy and in one the school’s undergraduate major areas of study, experience in obtaining grants and external funding, and a record of professional experience in a relevant communication field. Applicants with expertise in video news reporting and production are especially encouraged to apply.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

Other Info:

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), five professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights.

Application Info:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references. While the initial review date is 10/17/18, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


Candidates can apply online here.

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