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SMU seeks to start business journalism program

December 5, 2005

Southern Methodist University, which is in Dallas, is starting a business journalism program in conjunction with the business school on campus. If you’re interested, here is the ad seeking someone to help start the program:

Southern Methodist University
Division of Journalism

A growing program committed to teaching convergence journalism seeks to fill the William O’Neil Chair in Business Journalism for Fall 2006.

This is a newly endowed chair for a professional in residence with responsibilities for teaching business journalism and media management. The position is part of a cross-disciplinary program between the Division of Journalism and the Cox School of Business. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is highly preferred. A minimum of seven years’ experience in print or broadcast journalism is required; a solid background in business news is highly preferred. A contract of up to three years will be awarded with the possibility for renewal.

Southern Methodist University is a private liberal arts university, founded in 1911, and located in the heart of metropolitan Dallas, Texas. The university is nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Guide to Colleges. The Division serves approximately 150 undergraduate students in the Meadows School of the Arts. Experiential-learning classes in London and Taos are also offered through the Division.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials. Please send a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and list of references to: Tony Pederson, Belo Distinguished Chair in Journalism, Division of Journalism, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, TX 75275-0113.

To ensure full consideration for this position, the application must be postmarked by January 15, 2005, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or veteran status.

SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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