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Director, Sports Media Center/Professor of Practice

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For consideration, candidates must apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/66488 (Job#072782), complete an electronic application and attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2016 though the search will remain open until the position is filled. The Newhouse School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and especially welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 072782
Job Title Director, Sports Media Center/Professor of Practice
Location Syracuse
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

Determined by department Chair

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

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has an opening for the Director of the Sports Media Center (SMC). The director will also oversee the Sports Communications Emphasis. This director will hold the title of Professor of Practice in the Newhouse department most closely related to his/her experience and background.

The Sports Media Center, established in 2013, collaborates with on-campus sports media to provide student learning opportunities. It also seeks to strengthen academic-industry partnerships guest lectures and special events, including the annual Sports Matters conference. The director will be expected to provide leadership and vision for the Center as well as fundraise. The director also must reach out to and work well with the extensive Newhouse alumni network of sports communicators and other sports media professionals.

Students in the Sports Communication Emphasis (SCE) take sports-related courses (required and elective), participate in internships, and attend a speakers’ series. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, complete the SCE in conjunction with their regular coursework. The SCE attracts students from the following majors and programs across the Newhouse School: Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism; and Television, Radio and Film. One of the director’s charges will be to expand the program to other graduate and/or undergraduate majors.

Qualifications

This position seeks a seasoned sports communicator or sports journalist who now wants to use his/her experience to further develop and promote sports communications at a nationally renowned communications school whose alumni dominate the sports communications field. The successful candidate must have a strong professional network in this field. The ability to relate to college students and to teach and mentor them is also critical. College teaching experience is a plus but is not required.

Job Specific Qualifications
Responsibilities

This is a 12-month appointment with academic year and summer teaching and student advising responsibilities. The primary contribution of a Professor-of-Practice is teaching. The successful candidate will teach required coursework in contemporary media coverage of sports (broadcast, print, and online), sports electives, and, if appropriate, the graduate course in sports communications entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will also be required to teach some elective courses as well as hire and mentor adjunct faculty for others. The SCE director may be called upon to teach non-sports classes in his or her field for the general Newhouse student population. This is a non-tenure track position. PoPs work under multi-year contracts.

Physical Requirements
Tools/Equipment
Application Instructions

Interested candidates must complete a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach online the following:
-cover letter, and
-CV.

About the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications


The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication has an international reputation for excellence and is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. An $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 was completed in Fall 2014 and includes a new Studio and Innovation Center. This provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.

Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and brightest. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA and ranked in the top 15% of their graduating classes.

To learn more about the work our students do, the faculty and our programs, please visit our website: http://newhouse.syr.edu

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 09/01/2016
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 10/15/2016
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

For consideration, candidates must apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/66488 (Job#072782), complete an electronic application and attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2016 though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The Newhouse School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and especially welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicant Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
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