Adjunct Professor in Business Journalism

Madison, NJ

Drew University is seeking an Adjunct Professor in Business Journalism. We seek an adjunct instructor to develop and teach an intermediate-level business journalism class to approximately 20-25 students majoring in Business, Economics, English, Finance, and/or Media & Communications.

  • Develop and teach the course in business journalism.
  • Coordinate with the Director of the Business Program.
  • Be passionate about teaching within the liberal arts context.

Required Education and Experience:

Teach fundamentals of how business journalists cover the U.S. economy including key institutions (e.g. Federal Reserve), global (e.g. Brexit) and regional economic trends (e.g. unemployment), and major business events (e.g. layoffs), and transactions (e.g.mergers and acquisitions).

Teach students how to interpret an earnings report or economic forecast, focus on the newsworthy elements, and elucidate its broader meaning to readers.

Writing may not only address contemporary business trends but also critically examine aspects of the private sector including white-collar crime (e.g. insider trading, securities fraud), political influence and policymaking, and economic trends that pose problems for American workers and their families (e.g., increase in part-time and nonstandard work, or the “gig economy”).

Critical thinking and historical context will be emphasized, with assignments geared toward weaving analysis and key data points into writing of all forms, from news features to investigative reports.

Minimum qualifications include a graduate degree in Journalism or a related field, at least three years of professional experience, and some teaching experience, preferably in a liberal arts context.


To apply, submit the following materials. Please include your name in the subject. We will begin reviewing applications on June 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations)
  • Contact information of 2 professional references, at least one of whom can address your teaching experience.

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.