Professor of Journalism – Specializing in Race and Socio-economic Inequities
(Open Track and Rank)
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) is currently seeking a professor of journalism who specializes in reporting and writing across socio-economic lines of difference (rank and track to be determined). The successful candidate should have a track record examining social inequities and imbalances in society relating to race, class and other areas of diversity.
The preference is for a candidate who will join the tenure track. That means someone who has the ability to produce a body of substantial work that will make a significant contribution to the field. The work could involve insights about African-American, Native American, Latinx or Asian-American issues, to name a few, and could be rooted in geographical areas well outside New York.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments worthy of appointment to a faculty position, including an ability to teach graduate students at a major research university. We also seek 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.
As a full-time member of our faculty, the successful candidate will teach core classes in Writing and Reporting methods as well as seminars in areas of the candidate’s expertise and will advise on master’s projects and/or theses. Core classes deploy students to report near our campus, meaning a candidate’s comfort with courts, education, municipal government and similar lines of reporting is a plus. The successful candidate will also work with faculty and staff to continue to attract diversity and improve the School’s curriculum, read applications and serve on faculty committees as assigned. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
This position will begin no earlier than July 1, 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin in or about 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:
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