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Pollner Professorship

Anthony PollnerThe Pollner Professorship was established to honor the memory of Anthony Pollner, a 1999 graduate of the School of Journalism. After Anthony died in an accident in May 2001, his friends and family created an endowment that makes this professorship possible.

The Pollner family’s commitment is to invite working journalists with diverse and distinguished backgrounds to share their experiences with the school’s best students in a seminar devoted to a topic of the Pollner professor’s choosing. And because Anthony was most devoted to his work at the Kaimin, the Pollner professor's most important responsibility is to work daily with the Kaimin staff to help them hone their skills.

The Pollner professor also delivers a public lecture on a journalism issue in a presentation that attracts an audience from the campus and the Missoula community.

Teach in MONTANA next fall.

The School of Journalism at the University of Montana is taking applications until February 7 for the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship.

Applicants should have a national reputation and an ability to mentor aspiring journalists. The successful candidate will teach a course Fall Semester 2014 on a topic of his or her choosing and work with the staff of the student newspaper.

The Pollner professor also delivers a public lecture during the semester.

Recent Pollner professors have included Hank Stuever, television critic at the Washington Post; Karen Coates, a freelance journalist who covers Southeast Asia; Eli Saslow, a national reporter for the Washington Post, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Tamara Jones, John Woestendiek and Maurice Possley.

The stipend is $40,000.


Send a letter of interest that includes a proposal for a course topic, a resume, three references and links to published work to

For more information and a list of all previous Pollner professors, please click here