| The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School (towcenter.org) is seeking a Research Scholar (open rank) to serve as research director and build on the work and success of our program. The Tow Center bridges academia and practice to provide journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a source for the profession as a whole. |
As part of the Tow Knight Research Projects grant, we have published high profile work across a wide range of subjects including computation, algorithms and automated journalism; data, metrics and impact; audiences and engagement; and experimental journalism, models and practice.
In this role, the incumbent will act as research director to identify and develop potential research projects and programs, allocate funding, produce new and original ideas for areas of research in this evolving field, write and manage grant proposals in close cooperation with the Director of the Tow Center. In consultation with the Director of the Tow Center, the Research Director will have the responsibility of working with research fellows on publishing and publicizing the research work of the Center.
S/he will play an important role in developing a research agenda aligned with the aims of the Tow Center, and to explore the intersection of journalism and technology to benefit the field in both practice and teaching. The ideal candidate holds a deep and demonstrable knowledge of the research field with their own published works, excellent project management and editorial skills, and a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in the transformation of journalism.
We are looking for a Research Scholar (open rank) to help us shape the next part of the Tow Center's development. This full-time officer of research position is for an initial appointed term of 12 months, which is renewable based on performance and funding availability.
The submission of a cover letter, resume/C.V. and a writing sample is required for review and consideration for this position. You are also welcome to submit other related, supporting documents within Columbia's online application system. We may also solicit letters of evaluation from established scholars outside of the University who are familiar with a potential candidate's field of specialization, as part of the finalist approval process.
We are only able to review complete applications submitted on Columbia University’s employment website, so please apply at academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63876. Questions can be directed to the contact email found at towcenter.org.