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John Ben Snow Professor, Endowed Chair

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 072063
Job Title John Ben Snow Professor, Endowed Chair
Location S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Newhouse School seeks an internationally known scholar for the position of John Ben Snow Professor, one of the nation’s most highly regarded endowed chairs in journalism and mass communications. The successful candidate will conduct research primarily in the area of news, broadly defined. A wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches will be considered. The successful applicant will articulate a clear vision for the future of the John Ben Snow Professorship in relation to the Newhouse School. Desired areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, processes and effects of news; production and consumption across platforms; news across cultural contexts; among others.


A Ph.D. is required.

Job Specific Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a record appropriate to the rank of Professor, or a clear trajectory toward that rank, with an exceptional, ongoing research agenda. The ability to secure grant funding is desirable. S/he will have a track record of dedicated teaching, and considerable experience mentoring graduate students and advising doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses. A Ph.D. is required.


Teaching responsibilities may include graduate courses relevant to communications theory, research methods, or his or her specific area of specialization. Candidates must be willing and able to advise Master’s and Ph.D. students on their theses and dissertations and collaborate with colleagues on research projects. Candidates should expect to serve on some School and University committees.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

A cover letter, resume or vitae and a list of four references with names, email address and phone numbers must be attached.

Review of applications begins 11/1/16 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications from women, and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date 08/29/2016
Application Deadline 11/01/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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