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The School of Journalism at the University of Montana is taking applications through January 31st for the fall 2023 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 2020 National Magazine Award-winner Jacob Baynham; Jan Winburn of CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Baltimore Sun; New York Times opinion writer and labor reporter Tammy Kim; “Bundyville” podcast producer and freelance reporter Leah Sottile and former National Geographic Executive Editor Chris Johns. Other Pollner professors include Hank Stuever of 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 for the semester-long appointment based in Missoula, Mont.

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 detailed 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:

            lee.banville@umontana.edu

Applications for the spring 2024 Pollner professorship, which focuses on visual journalism or the business of journalism, will be accepted in late spring of 2023.

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

 

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