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Professor of Practice, Broadcast & Digital Journalism

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073578
Job Title Professor of Practice, Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Location Main Campus
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by the department chair.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Professor of Practice
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Broadcast & Digital Journalism Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is seeking an experienced electronic journalist to join our team as a full­-time Professor of Practice (PoP).

The successful candidate will have a track record of excellence in reporting news on multiple platforms including television, online and through social media. Specifically, the successful candidate will have extensive experience reporting news; shooting and editing video; writing for broadcast, online and social media platforms; and substantial live, on-camera presentation experience. Additional skills such as web development and coding are a plus, but not required.

This position is the perfect opportunity for a seasoned multimedia journalist who is interested in teaching, but not interested in getting on the tenure track. A Professor of Practice is expected to stay active in the professional world of journalism and may use his or her summers to continue working in journalism. Salary is negotiable. PoPs work under multi-year contracts.


Previous teaching experience is desirable but not required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 undergraduate 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. A recent $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 includes the Studio and Innovation Center. This center encompasses a high-tech entertainment production environment that rivals many Hollywood studios, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends and a top-of-the-line digital news center. This space provides a 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. Students are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.8 GPA.

The Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department (BDJ) at the Newhouse School is regarded as one of the top training grounds for broadcast journalists. Newhouse BDJ alumni are employed at all levels of electronic journalism organizations around the world.

BDJ alumni help provide students with an employment pipeline into the professional world. The department has a close working relationship with a number of news organizations. For example, Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a partner with our Graduate Capstone experience in Washington, DC. BDJ students produce stories in our nation’s capital tailored for individual Nexstar stations around the country. BDJ also partners with the New York State Associated Press Association to sponsor a biennial State of the Field” full day workshop for media professionals and students. Newhouse BDJ students have done very well in national competitions over the years. To learn more about the BDJ department, our faculty and our students, visit our websites at and


The primary contribution of a PoP is teaching. The person hired could be asked to teach undergraduate and graduate courses including reporting for television, radio, online and social media. Additional classes may include multi-platform news writing, multimedia storytelling, and news ethics. This professor will teach six courses per academic year.

The position requires a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; department, school and university committee service; curriculum development; and community/industry outreach. The Professor-of-Practice has a specific obligation to build and maintain successful partnerships with journalistic professionals and organizations.

The successful candidate will be joining a department of faculty with many years of varied professional broadcast journalism experience. Our faculty have done it all from reporting to producing, to newsroom management. We have extensive professional contacts and we pride ourselves on providing our students with real world training that emphasizes professional standards of work. We are looking for a storyteller with a reputation of excellence and a desire to teach the next generation of electronic journalists to join our team.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing the online application, please be sure to attach the following: A cover letter, résumé, links to reporting work and a list of three references that include names, email addresses and phone numbers.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


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 engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University is deeply committed to fostering and supporting an inclusive, accessible campus of opportunity for a richly diverse student body. Its commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that an education informed by multiple points of view, life experiences, ethnicities, cultures, and belief systems is essential to academic excellence. The capacity to listen to and learn from a range of voices and viewpoints benefits all students—and the media professions they are preparing to enter. In order to fulfill the University’s commitment to these goals, we actively seek candidates with demonstrated experience in working with students or within their professions in these areas. Candidates should address such experience in their application cover letters.

Job Posting Date 11/20/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled No
Priority Consideration 01/15/2018
Job Category Faculty
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