Lecturer in Journalism and Politics

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Date PostedFebruary 16, 2017
Job StatusPart-time

Yale University’s Political Science Department invites applications from journalists or scholars interested in teaching a semester-long course on some aspect of journalism, the media, and politics, either as it relates to the USA or to other countries. Examples of questions that might be covered include: What impact might the decline of traditional media have on political knowledge and accountability? What makes ‘news’ in today’s media environment? How does the existence of a 24-hour news cycle and constant social media attention affect the way politicians operate? How do authoritarian states manage the media and journalists?

This opportunity might suit someone recently retired from a career in journalism, the media, law, or academia, or someone still working in the industry who is able to devote at least one day each week to teaching a seminar course at Yale. This course is supported by the Department’s Block Fund, and compensation will be negotiable and competitive.

Applicants should possess at least a Bachelor’s degree, have professional experience in journalism, and also be able to demonstrate an interest and talent for communicating knowledge to others in a classroom or small seminar environment.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position to apply.interfolio.com/40395 by March 21, 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed soon afterwards, with the 14-week course beginning in either late August 2017 or January 2018.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale University values diversity among its staff, students, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from and nominations for women and underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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