Bharat Chair in Computational Journalism
The College of Computing (CoC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications and nominations for the inaugural Krishna A. Bharat Chair in Computational Journalism. The Bharat Chair will define a vision and grow a practice in responsible, civic-minded approaches for computational journalism within the college, the Institute, and its related professions. The chair is endowed by Krishna Bharat, a Georgia Tech doctoral alumnus in computer science and the founder of Google News.
We seek a transformative figure who can bring about a synergy of journalistic and computational methods, each enhancing the other. Candidates for this endowed position must present qualifications suitable for appointment in one or more of the College of Computing’s four schools (Computational Science and Engineering; Computer Science; Interactive Computing; and Cybersecurity and Privacy). Joint or adjunct appointments in other colleges may also be possible.
The chair should have a demonstrated record of success as a respected researcher, academician, or professional in areas relevant to computing and journalism. The candidate must have a sincere commitment to teaching, and a deep dedication to the journalistic ethos of service to an informed, diverse public. Applicants and nominees from computer science, journalism, the media industry, and all related fields are welcome. A terminal degree in an appropriate field is required.
Application materials should be submitted online. Candidates must include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s contributions and vision for computational journalism at Georgia Tech and beyond. Confidential nominations for the position can be emailed to Dr. Ian Bogost: email@example.com, the search committee chair. Preference will be given to applications submitted before March 31, 2021, but we will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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