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Assistant Professor - Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Location: Syracuse, New York
Type: Full Time
You’ve made your mark in journalism. Well done! Now you have the chance to train the next generation of journalists!
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a tenure-track professor to teach students in one of the preeminent Broadcast and Digital Journalism programs in the country.
This full-time position will support the Newhouse School’s goal of producing highly-skilled and ethical journalists who can work across multiple platforms in different roles for both traditional and innovative news organizations. Teaching students how to report on diverse communities is also a priority of the Newhouse School.
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate experience with multiplatform news production including television, digital and social media. Candidates who can also demonstrate experience in newsroom management of journalists working across these platforms are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates will indicate enthusiasm and aptitude for teaching, whether through prior teaching experience or similar professional roles mentoring/supervising young journalists. They will also demonstrate their potential to bring national visibility to the school through academic scholarship and/or creative activity.
The successful candidate will possess curiosity and the ability to learn new technologies as they keep up with the dynamism of the ever-changing industry.
Tenure-track hires are expected to pursue such activities that will position them as a well-known expert in their field. Some financial support of these activities, such as memberships in professional organizations and conference attendance, is available.
The Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department (BDJ) at the Newhouse School is regarded as one of the top training grounds for broadcast and digital journalists. Newhouse BDJ alumni are employed at all levels of journalism organizations around the world. BDJ alumni help provide students with an employment pipeline that is second to none. Odds are very good you worked with BDJ alumni at every step of the way in your own professional career.
The department has a close working relationship with a number of news organizations. BDJ is a partner with the RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Newsroom Survey, the most comprehensive annual survey of broadcast newsrooms.
BDJ also partners with the New York State Journalists Association to sponsor a biennial “State of the Field” full day workshop for media professionals and students. Newhouse BDJ students have done very well in national competitions over the years, most recently picking up a 2021 Murrow Award. To learn more about the BDJ department, our faculty and our students, visit our website: https://newhouse.syr.edu/academics/broadcast-and-digital-journalism/
Review of applications will start at the priority deadline of November 15, 2021. The position is open until filled. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.