Assistant/Associate Professor, Journalism and AI

University of Rhode Island

Assistant/Associate Professor, Journalism and AI

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invites applicants for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor of journalism program to begin Fall 2023. Position is full-time academic year, permanent. 

We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.



We seek candidates whose teaching and research interests focus on one or more of the following: computational journalism, Artificial Intelligence (AI) or big data analytics and their application to journalism and communication. Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching existing courses, and developing new courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a sustained research agenda, provide evidence of successful teaching and advising, and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and administrators.

The candidate will enhance research and scholarship in the areas relevant to the study of contemporary journalism and AI. The candidate will ideally forge collaborations with departments like Computer Science, College of Business, and other areas of their specialization to promote a center of excellence at URI in the broad area of AI and journalism.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media is a leader in communication and media research and education. Administratively housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in the University of Rhode Island, the Harrington School is home to departments and programs in Journalism, Communication Studies, Film/Media, Library and Information Studies, Public Relations, Sports Media and Communication, and Writing and Rhetoric.

The ideal candidate for this position will be joining an engaging community of 65 full-time faculty, 100 part-time instructors, and 1350 undergraduate and graduate students in the Harrington School. They will teach and work with over 100 students in the journalism department and in and around a new $6.8 million communication and media hub in the renovated Ranger Hall and upgraded broadcast center.

The University of Rhode Island is conveniently located near the state’s famous beaches, one mile from an Amtrak station connecting to Boston and New York City, 20 miles from T.F. Green International Airport, and 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island.


For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for faculty job posting (F00313). 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2022.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.