University of Oregon Journalism School Updating Curriculum to Increase Focus on Gender, Diversity, Ethics

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The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication has opened a job search for a tenure-track "Assistant Professor of Media and Intersectionality," who will teach to an updated undergraduate curriculum that will include "required courses squarely focused on gender, diversity, and ethics."

The posting on a higher education recruitment site noted that an ideal candidate's "[p]rimary research should focus on topics related to the intersections of diversity and inclusion—how media and communication influence, and are influenced by, the intersections of factors such as ethnicity, class, gender, and identity."

"We are seeking candidates who will be able to teach courses in our media studies major while contributing directly—through research, teaching, and service—to the school's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice," the school wrote.

The new "diversity"-focused curriculum is set to be rolled out beginning in Fall 2018, and university administrators said they are still determining what exactly will be included in the coursework.

The full-time professor would have the opportunity to teach across the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral department at one of country's oldest journalism-focused professional programs.

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