The School of Journalism at the University of Montana is taking applications through January 31 for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorships.
The fall 2019 professorship has reporting and writing as its primary focus. The fall professor also delivers a public lecture. The focus of the spring 2020 professorship is any of the following specializations: visual storytelling, online journalism, database journalism and infographics, or the business of journalism.
Applicants for either professorship should have a national reputation in journalism and a keen interest in mentoring aspiring journalists. The successful candidates will teach a course relating to his or her specialization and work with the staff of the student newspaper, the Montana Kaimin.
Recent Pollner professors have included former New York Times reporter William Glaberson; Hank Stuever, television critic at the Washington Post; design expert Ron Reason; Chris Jones, a two-time National Magazine Award recipient, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Eli Saslow, Tamara Jones, John Woestendiek and Maurice Possley and AP international photo editor Sally Stapleton.
The stipend is $40,000.
PLEASE APPLY ELECTRONICALLY. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.Send a letter of interest that includes a proposal for a course topic, a resume, names and contact information of three references and links to professional work to:
Please indicate in the email subject line whether you are applying for the fall 2019 or spring 2020 professorship.
For more information and a list of all previous Pollner professors, click here.