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[Commlist] Vacancy - Journalism & Mass Comms, Kyrgyzstan

Mon Oct 14 22:40:45 GMT 2019

*Assistant Professor in Journalism & Mass Communications*

Announcement of a full-time faculty position

Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


*Assistant Professor in Journalism and Mass Communications*, beginning Spring 2020 or Fall 2020.

Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Journalism and Mass Communications, conducting research, supervising theses, and participating in the development of department.

Salary is negotiable.


  * PhD or (MA/MSs from internationally established university) in the
    field of Journalism, Media or related discipline.
  * Fluent English  (all courses at the department are taught in English)
  * A strong commitment to excellence in teaching
  * University level teaching experience is preferred, experience in the
    industry is also desirable.


As one of AUCA’s oldest departments, JMC has been training and educating competent journalists and media professionals since 1997. We are a small core team of 3 full-time faculty enhanced by a dozen prominent practitioners holding part-time positions. Approximately 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate students major in the department. As a hub of democracy in the region, we focus our education on critical thinking combined with digital tools, such as investigative journalism, data journalism and multimedia. The department is committed to innovation in journalism education, including applied research and collaborations with the industry.

Additional information can be found at


Please send your cover letter, CV, two Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) and unofficial transcripts from graduate school (official transcripts are required upon hiring) to the Office of Human Resources at (hr /at/ <mailto:(hr /at/>, Prof.  Lauren B. McConnell at (mcconnell_l /at/ <mailto:(mcconnell_l /at/>, and Director Program Anastasia Valeeva at (valeeva_a /at/ <mailto:(valeeva_a /at/>. Applications are due by December 1, 2019. The expected starting date of employment is August 1st, 2020.


American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. It is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, and hosts about 1200 students from about 20 countries. Starting June 2011, in partnership with Bard College, AUCA  awards US-accredited degrees. For more on AUCA, please visit our website at <>.

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