|Job Requisition Number||0000571|
|Field(s) of Specialization||Ethics and Security|
|Position Title||Named Professor of Journalism (Tenure Track, Open Rank)|
|Department||JRN School of Journalism|
|Summary Description||Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) is currently seeking a named professor of Journalism (tenure track, open rank). As the Craig Newmark Professor of Journalism, their teaching, reporting and research would focus on journalism ethics education and security for the digital age and beyond. The holder of the professorship would also serve as the first Director of the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security, and work to advance and amplify the Center’s activities.
The Center will work to modernize and advance journalistic ethics, within the school and in support of the profession, and assert the essential value of ethical, secure and professional journalism in the 21st century. The Newmark professor and the Newmark Center will initiate and lead discussions on ethical issues that arise from a shifting news and information landscape and as they apply to journalistic standards and practices. They will analyze social, economic, cultural, and political tendencies that shape journalists’ ethical prospects and choices. They will investigate propaganda and disinformation campaigns; new technologies that affect journalistic practice; and security threats to journalists arising from changes in information production, distribution, and consumption. Collaboration with internal and external partners from academia, media and other institutions in journalism will be essential to advancing the Center’s work.
Building on the School’s tradition, the endowed Center will help strengthen the ethics curriculum in all degree programs. As such, the Newmark Professor should have strong grounding in journalistic practice, while also being knowledgeable about how new computational methods and tools, as well as social and cultural forces surrounding journalism, are upending the media landscape. S/He should also be conversant in, and thoughtful about, the tradition of professional journalism ethics. The Newmark Professor will act as convener and thought leader, as well as be the public face of the School, when it comes to these issues.
This Professor and the Newmark Center will help equip journalists with tools to address ethical and security dilemmas that are faced in modern newsrooms. This would include a focus on advanced instruction in digital and physical security, algorithmic bias, image manipulation and source protection in an era of high surveillance. Through convenings and published research, the Center will also educate working journalists in digitally safe practices, and help them to better navigate today’s and tomorrow’s media environment.
As a full-time member of our faculty, the incumbent will teach courses that are, often but not exclusively, focused on the area of journalism ethics and security. The professor will work with faculty and staff to continue to improve the School’s curriculum, read applications, serve on faculty committees as assigned, supervise master’s projects and theses, and otherwise advise students.
|Minimum Degree Required||A bachelor’s degree is required|
|Minimum Qualifications||Candidates should be able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments worthy of appointment to a full-time faculty position, including an ability to teach graduate students at a major research university.|
|Preferred Qualifications||A Ph.D. degree is preferred.
Candidates should also have professional experience in both traditional and digital journalism techniques, and the ability to teach using an integration of these skills. S/he must be up-to-date with best practices, digital workflow and modern tools used to create and distribute content on various platforms. A work history that shows a capacity to innovate and to be nimble in a fast-changing news environment is required. The School embraces diversity so we seek candidates with the ability to work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, show their commitment to diversity in this field.
|Additional Information||This position will begin no earlier than January 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin in or about Spring 2019, with committee interviews likely taking place in the fall. The search will remain open no less than thirty days after posting and until the position is filled.|
|RAPS posting date||04/08/2019|
|Search Closing Date|
|Special Instructions to the Applicant|
|Proposed Start Date||01/01/2020|
|EEO Statement||Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.|
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Evaluations
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Writing Sample/Publication 1
- Personal Statement
- List of References
- Writing Sample/Publication 2
- Other Document 1