The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for an experienced journalist to teach students in the journalism majors.
Courses focus on how to gather, produce and distribute content for all platforms, from basic news reporting and writing to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses that tackle in-depth reporting projects and incorporate all the elements of storytelling, including audio, video and social media tools.
Faculty title and salary depend on the candidate's interests and qualifications — either a tenure track position or a Professor of Practice (PoP) appointment.
Regardless, the position values and prioritizes teaching our students. In addition to that, tenure track hires are expected to pursue activities that will position them as a well-known expert in the field and bring national visibility to Newhouse. The PoP appointment focuses more on industry outreach activities, with an obligation to build and maintain successful partnerships with outside journalism professionals and organizations, creating opportunities for our students through collaborations, internships, fellowships and jobs.
Tenure track candidates teach 5 classes per year. PoP hires teach 6.
The successful candidate will have recent hands-on professional experience and a track record of success in a digital environment as a content producer rather than manager. An area of specialized reporting and an interest in news at the daily and enterprise level— in an area such as government/politics, urban issues, international reporting or education, for example — is preferred.
Also valued: bilingual skills and a demonstrated interest in reporting on diverse communities.