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The School of Journalism at the University of Montana is taking applications through April 30 for the spring 2021 T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship. 

The focus of the spring 2021 professorship is any of the following specializations: visual storytelling, online journalism, database journalism and infographics, or the business of journalism.

Applicants should have a national reputation in journalism and a keen interest in mentoring aspiring journalists. The successful candidate will teach a course relating to his or her specialization; work with the staff of the student newspaper, the Montana Kaimin; and give a workshop on campus during the school’s annual High School Journalism Day.

Recent Pollner professors have included “Bundyville” podcast producer and freelance reporter Leah Sottile and former editor-in-chief, National Geographic, Chris Johns. Other Pollner professors include Ben Montgomery, Tampa Bay Times investigative reporter and author; 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 topic, a resume, names and contact information of three references and links to professional work to: denise.dowling@umontana.edu

Please indicate in the email subject line that you are applying for the spring 2021 professorship.

For more information and a list of all previous Pollner professors, go to: http://jour.umt.edu/about/faculty/pollner/default.php