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Assistant Professor - Journalism, School of Communication & Journalism

Employer
Stony Brook University - School of Communication and Journalism
Location
Stony Brook, New York
Salary
NA
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Type
Full Time
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Description

Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism seeks a new tenure-track Assistant Professor of Journalism, to begin in August 2023. This position is part of a broad growth strategy for the School of Communication & Journalism that seeks to strengthen our commitment to engagement and solutions journalism as one of four inaugural Solutions Journalism Hub institutions, while advancing SBU’s role as a research-intensive university and leader in science communication and journalism. 

The candidate should have a strong background in the teaching, scholarship, and production of journalism and mass communication. The candidate should provide evidence of a commitment to growing a research portfolio that advances the School’s focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. The incumbent should have demonstrated experience producing in-depth journalism in reputable media outlets. 

We seek an engaged, collaborative, entrepreneurial individual who will help generate external funding to support the school’s scholarly and journalistic activities. Given our hands-on approach to teaching, pedagogical skills along with contemporary newsroom experience are critical. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. While a Ph.D. is preferred, a master’s degree is required in journalism, mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field. We are open to a range of research foci and methodological approaches. Given the School’s strength in science, health, environment and/or risk mass communication (ComSHER) and our partnership with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, we prefer candidates with experience in those areas.

We seek a candidate who is skilled in digital storytelling using contemporary journalism approaches and can help our students develop expertise in multi-dimensional storytelling. The successful candidate will be committed to student mentorship and engagement, helping to create and teach new coursework in our degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

  Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a recognized program of research, scholarship and journalistic practice;
  • Work collaboratively to advance interdisciplinary work and publications;
  • Advance the School’s commitment to engagement journalism and solutions journalism;
  • Pursue extramural funding in alignment with School and campus priorities;
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate journalism and mass communication courses; 
  • Supervise undergraduate capstones and graduate thesis projects;
  • Advance the School’s commitment to principles of DEIJ, including mentoring and supporting our diverse student body; 
  • Provide meaningful service contributions both within and beyond the university.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in journalism, mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field;
  • A demonstrated track record of research and scholarly activity in journalism, communication, or mass communication as evidenced by publications and academic presentations;
  • Contemporary newsroom experience in multimedia storytelling, as demonstrated by a journalistic portfolio of in-depth work published in reputable media outlets,
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level;
  • A commitment to building an extramural funding portfolio;
  • A commitment to advancing engagement or solutions journalism;
  • A commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice;
  • A commitment to advancing collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field;
  • A demonstrated track record of research in science, health, environment, and/or risk communication as evidenced by publications and academic presentations; 
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level;             
  • A demonstrated track record in engagement journalism or solutions journalism;                                    
  • A demonstrated track record of obtaining extramurally funded research;    
  • A commitment to advancing collaborative interdisciplinary research.      

Application Instructions

A CV, cover letter and diversity statement is required

All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the Apply Now button to begin your application. For technical support, please visit Interfolio's Support Site (https://support.interfolio.com/) or reach out to their Scholar Service Team at help@interfollio.com or (877) 997-8807.

For questions regarding this position, please contact soj_recruitment@stonybrook.edu.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023

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