Assistant Professor of Journalism

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

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Date Posted February 02, 2021
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Assistant Professor of Journalism


Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a data journalist to join our team as a tenure-track professor to teach students in the Broadcast and Digital Journalism and the Magazine, News & Digital Journalism departments.


This full-time position will support the Newhouse School’s goal of producing data-literate journalists who can write across media platforms. This hire will elevate the University’s national and international reputation in data journalism, further interdisciplinary collaboration, and enhance recruitment of outstanding students.


The successful candidate will use data to tell stories, including some of the following skills: web development languages such as HTML5 and CSS, data collection and scraping techniques and programs (including Excel), knowledge of web-based data visualization tools, programming languages such as R, and an understanding of web/internet architecture. The successful candidate must also have professional news writing experience


Compelling candidates will indicate enthusiasm and promise for exemplary teaching, whether through prior teaching experience or similar professional roles mentoring/supervising young journalists.


The successful candidate will need to show potential for conducting academic scholarship or industry-related creative activity that will position the hire as a recognized expert in the field. Participation in service and committee work for the department, the Newhouse School, and Syracuse University is expected.


For full description and online application instructions, please go to our online employment site


Applications should include the following:


Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by February 28, 2021. The search will continue until this position is filled.


Syracuse University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse faculty. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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