The School of Journalism at the University of Montana is taking applications through January 31 for the fall 2020 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship.
Applicants for the professorship should have a national reputation in journalism and a keen interest in mentoring aspiring journalists. The successful candidate will teach a course with reporting and writing as its primary focus and work closely with the staff of the student newspaper and website, the Montana Kaimin. The Pollner professor also delivers a public lecture during the semester.
Recent Pollner professors have included “Bundyville” podcast producer and freelance reporter Leah Sottile and Tampa Bay Times investigative reporter and author Ben Montgomery. Other Pollner professors include Hank Stuever, television critic at the Washington Post; Chris Jones, a two-time National Magazine Award recipient, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Eli Saslow, Sally Stapleton, Tamara Jones, John Woestendiek and Maurice Possley.
The stipend is $42,000.
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 for junior- and senior-level undergraduates in journalism, a resume, names and contact information of three references and links to professional work to:
Applications for the spring 2021 Pollner professorship, which focuses on visual journalism or the business of journalism, will be accepted in late spring of 2020.
For more information and a list of all previous Pollner professors, go to: http://jour.umt.edu/about/faculty/pollner/default.php