The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Visiting Business Journalism Professors Program is seeking two visiting professors: one for spring 2015 and one for spring 2016. Those selected will teach business journalism during a semester in residence at two different campuses.
The program is designed to initiate business journalism courses and curricula at accredited journalism schools across the U.S. that do not have an established presence in business journalism but aspire to have one. Selected universities commit to coursework in business journalism that has the goal of training professionals to cover business and economic issues.
The program is administered through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Visiting professors are asked to:
- Commit full time to a full semester at a participating university;
- Teach two classes in business journalism during their appointed semester in residence;
- Participate in the Center’s webinars on important financial topics;
- Establish a mentoring relationship with a local business journalist or news outlet in their community;
- Help create at least one media partnerships with a media organization in the community where business journalism stories generated by the visiting professor’s class may be used;
- Contribute at least one article for use on the Reynolds Center’s website, BusinessJournalism.org.
Visiting professors will be provided with dedicated office space in the journalism building at the campus to which they are assigned and have IT and administrative support. They will become part of the Reynolds Foundation network and receive support throughout the semester in the form of class outlines and materials as well as guidance and mentoring.
The Center is interested in building a pool of prospective visiting professors. Applications are being accepted online at Visiting Professor Program – Professor Application
Applicants are asked to register and create a username and password. This allows applicants to return to the application at any time before the deadline to complete the process or make changes.
Applicants also are asked to provide a statement of professional qualifications, including experience in business journalism and teaching, as well as two professional letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.