Professor of Journalism
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) is currently seeking a tenure-track professor of Journalism (rank to be determined), who will also serve as Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. This is a rare opportunity to have an impact on the long-term future of journalism as part of the teaching and research faculty at one of the world’s leading universities.
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. The School and professorship embrace diversity and seek candidates with the ability to work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. Candidates should have a strong background in journalism and 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 also important.
The candidate will serve as a member of the full-time faculty of Columbia’s Journalism School and, as the assistant director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, will help shape a research program addressing the challenges and opportunities for journalism both now and in the future. We are looking for outstanding candidates who are journalism practitioners, academics, or researchers in one of the following disciplines: computational journalism, data journalism, digital security, disinformation research or reporting, media research or reporting, technology platform research or reporting, newsroom innovation, informatics research, or communications studies. A successful candidate for this tenure-track position will have a track record of publishing work at the intersection of journalism and technology, and will preferably have direct experience working in a newsroom or with newsrooms.
As a full-time member of our faculty, the incumbent will have teaching assignments determined each year upon mutual agreement with the deans. The incumbent will also work with faculty and staff to continue to improve the School’s curriculum, serve on faculty committees, and take on other tasks as assigned. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates with a further degree in computer science, data science, or related STEM fields are particularly welcomed.
This position is expected to begin on July 1, 2021, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin by January 2021, and the search will remain open no less than thirty days after posting and until the position is filled. For a more detailed job description and to submit letters of interest and curricula vitae for consideration, please visit the following link: