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Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice, Newspaper and Online Journalism

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For full descriptions and online application instructions, go to http://www.sujobopps.com. Under "search open positions," enter Job # 072791. Cover Letter, C.V., and a list of three references with names, email addresses and phone numbers must be attached. Review of applications will start at the priority deadline of Nov. 4, 2016. The position is open until filled. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 072791
Job Title Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice, Newspaper and Online Journalism
Location Main campus
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

As determined by the department chair

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for an experienced journalist to teach students in the journalism majors.

Courses focus on how to gather, produce and distribute content for all platforms, from basic news reporting and writing to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses that tackle in-depth reporting projects and incorporate all the elements of storytelling, including audio, video and social media tools.

Faculty title and salary depend on the candidate’s interests and qualifications — either a tenure track position or a Professor of Practice (PoP) appointment.

Regardless, the position values and prioritizes teaching our students. In addition to that, tenure track hires are expected to pursue activities that will position them as a well-known expert in the field and bring national visibility to Newhouse. The PoP appointment focuses more on industry outreach activities, with an obligation to build and maintain successful partnerships with outside journalism professionals and organizations, creating opportunities for our students through collaborations, internships, fellowships and jobs.

Tenure track candidates teach 5 classes per year. PoP hires teach 6.

The successful candidate will have recent hands-on professional experience and a track record of success in a digital environment as a content producer rather than manager. An area of specialized reporting and an interest in news at the daily and enterprise level— in an area such as government/politics, urban issues, international reporting or education, for example — is preferred.

Also valued: bilingual skills and a demonstrated interest in reporting on diverse communities.

Qualifications

A master’s or other advanced degree is preferred, as well as published work demonstrating relevant accomplishments, a network of connections in the field, and familiarity with digital platforms and tools. Some teaching experience is a plus.

Job Specific Qualifications
Responsibilities

This hire will be expected to teach a range of required reporting courses, from our beginning ones to intermediate and advanced classes as well as existing upper-level electives such as Urban Affairs, and to offer ideas for new courses and original projects that immerse students in the local community and produce meaningful, original content competitive with our peer schools around the country. Most of the teaching will be for journalism undergraduates in our Newspaper and Online and Magazine majors.

The position requires a variety of other duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; department, school and university committee service; and curriculum development. Many of our teachers also take on additional classes teaching in our online program for master’s candidates.

Physical Requirements

NA

Tools/Equipment

NA

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must complete a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach online the following:
– curriculum vitae, and
– a cover letter.

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.

EEOC

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 09/06/2016
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 11/04/2016
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

For full descriptions and online application instructions, go to http://www.sujobopps.com. Under “search open positions,” enter Job # 072791. Cover Letter, C.V., and a list of three references with names, email addresses and phone numbers must be attached. Review of applications will start at the priority deadline of Nov. 4, 2016. The position is open until filled.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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