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Quinnipiac seeks Abelson professor in business journalism/financial communication

March 3, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

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Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications seeks an experienced professional in business journalism and/or financial communication to join the faculty as its Alan Abelson Endowed Professor of Business Journalism/Financial Communication beginning Fall 2021.

The tenure-track professorship at the assistant or associate level will be a joint appointment in the Departments of Journalism, Media Studies and/or Strategic Communication depending on the successful candidate’s areas of expertise and experience.

Candidates must be proficient in either business journalism or financial communication with experience in multiple reporting techniques, such as data gathering and analysis, records requests, business document navigation, as well as the use of digital technologies. The position presents opportunities for cross-disciplinary pursuits across the School, University and professional institutions.

About the School:

We balance hands-on skills training with instruction in the liberal arts to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in advertising and integrated communications; communications/media studies; film, television and media arts; graphic and interactive design; journalism; and public relations. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals and internationally recognized scholars with extensive experience in their fields. We maintain a portfolio of more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international employers to connect with, and our student media organizations provide multiple opportunities for real-world learning experiences.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


Since the family of the late veteran financial columnist and editor Alan Abelson also provides an annual scholarship to a Quinnipiac student, the successful candidate will be expected to administer the scholarship selection process, as well as mentor annual winners
Teach at least six semester-long courses per academic year
Expand our course offerings in business journalism and/or financial communication
Teach School of Communications core courses
Foster the trajectory of students, particularly through advising and mentoring
Service to the school and the university
Scholarly research or creative endeavors


Preferred candidates will have achieved or be working toward a Ph.D., taught at the college level, have at least three years professional experience and evidence of excellence in professional, research or creative work.
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in a related field, five years professional experience and some teaching experience.
Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

To apply, go here.

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