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Professor of Data Journalism (open track and rank)

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Professor of Data Journalism (open track and rank)

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism ( invites applications for the faculty position of the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism (track and rank to be determined), specializing in 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 have demonstrated experience with quantitative reporting, including but not limited to methods in data collection, analysis and visualization. Experience as a writer and editor is also welcomed.

As a full-time member of our faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with the Journalism School’s Dean, the Dean of Academic Affairs and faculty to ensure the development of an enhanced curriculum in data journalism. The Knight Chair will serve as 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. We are especially interested in those who, through their research, teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

A degree in a computational field, such as computer science or statistics, is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

This position will begin July 1, 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin in January 2022, 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 following link:

Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background and more.


Organization: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Location: new york NY US
Date Posted: November 10, 2021
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