Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism ( invites applications for a professor of professional practice in journalism (rank to be determined), specializing in the area of data journalism.

Candidates should be pioneers and leaders who are able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments worthy of appointment to a faculty position. They should also have a substantial publishing record as well as experience as a teacher, writer and editor.  Demonstrated experience with qualitative and quantitative reporting, including but not limited to methods in data collection, analysis and visualization, is strongly preferred.  

As a full-time member of our faculty, the incumbent will be responsible for working closely with the Journalism School’s Dean, Dean of Academic Affairs and faculty to ensure the development of an enhanced curriculum in data journalism.  S/he will serve as deputy director of the data journalism program and in that capacity, teach data journalism courses, work on curriculum and syllabi, explore the best methods of reporting and journalistic presentation, supervise master’s projects and theses, and advise students.  The School embraces diversity and seeks candidates with the ability to work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working as data journalists as well as an understanding of curriculum planning and academic program development. Preference will be given as well to candidates with experience working with big data in a journalistic context. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

This position will begin July 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin in January 2020, and the search will remain open no less than thirty days after posting and until the position is filled.  Letters of interest and curricula vitae can be submitted for consideration by visiting the link below.

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