Job Details

Southern Methodist University
  • Position Number: 4732258
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Position Type: Communications - Journalism

AY2024-2025 Journalism: 50682 Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice (Fashion Media)
Meadows School of the Arts

Location: Dallas, TX
Open Date: Oct 25, 2023

The Fashion Media program within SMU's Division of Journalism invites applications for a non-tenure-track Professor of Practice position beginning in August 2024. The fast-growing Fashion Media major emphasizes basic skills in journalism and media production as well as the historical, cultural, and business aspects of fashion.

Teaching responsibilities will focus on media production, including writing for digital platforms, commerce, magazines, brands, social media, and public relations and/or visual skills such as photography and graphic design. The anticipated teaching workload is four courses per semester and may include other Journalism and/or Fashion Media courses depending on area of expertise. The position begins August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will join a growing, innovative community that seeks to provide students with the skills and conceptual knowledge needed to succeed in the fast-changing media landscape.

A bachelors degree in media, journalism, communications, or related field is required. University-level teaching experience and a masters degree are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess at least three years of professional media experience, including work for regional or national magazines and media outlets. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Application Instructions:
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To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 12, 2024, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications should include 1) A cover letter describing relevant experience, teaching philosophy, and reason for interest in the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references.

Applications must be submitted online via Interfolio at For questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Jake Batsell at

SMU, a private nonsectarian university of roughly 12,000 students, is an inclusive and intellectually diverse community that is dedicated to academic excellence. SMU offers excellent benefits including same-sex domestic partner benefits. Learn more about our programs and beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture at

The Division of Journalism, housed within the Meadows School of the Arts, is home to nearly 200 majors across degree programs in Fashion Media and Journalism, along with concentrations in business and sports media. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a culturally rich arts and global business center, and we take advantage of our location in the nations fifth largest media market. Our student media outlets provide opportunities to create professional-level work and develop leadership abilities, and small class sizes allow faculty to know their students and foster personalized instruction and mentorship.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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