Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism

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Position: 
Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism
Job Type: 
Academic
Organization: 
School of Journalism, Stony Brook University
Location: 
Stony Brook, New York
Deadline: 
October 21, 2019

 

Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism announces

two new tenure track positions

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019.

Applications must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a current CV, 3) proof of teaching effectiveness, 4) examples of published research, and 5) contact information for three references.

Visit:

Assistant Professor in Mass Communication: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/faculty-jobs/positions/faculty-librarian/current-year/Assistant-Professor-F-10066-19-08

Assistant Professor in Digital Journalism:

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Mass Communication, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/faculty-jobs/positions/faculty-librarian/current-year/Assistant-Professor-F-10067-19-08

Position I:

Assistant Professor in Mass Communication

Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism seeks to fill a new tenure-track Assistant Professorship of Mass Communication, to begin in August 2020. This position is part of a broad growth strategy for the School of Journalism that aims to expand into mass communication with a new degree program and advance SBU’s role as a research-intensive university and leader in science communication.

The successful candidate should have a strong teaching and research background, demonstrated by a teaching and research portfolio, and have experience in innovative research in the areas of science, health, environment and/or risk mass communication (ComSHER). We seek an engaged, collaborative individual who is committed to generating external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The candidate should possess strong quantitative research skills along with recognition as a teacher in these fields, especially in mass or digital communication. A Ph.D. degree in mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, journalism, or a related field is required. While we are open to a range of research foci and methodological approaches, we require a commitment to ethical, socially responsible communication, and to interdisciplinary collaboration.

We are looking for someone who will build on the established reputation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and help grow a concentrated focus on ComSHER in the new mass communication discipline within the School of Journalism. The individual will help to design and teach new mass communication coursework, seek extramural funding, advance innovative research, and work collaboratively with the School of Journalism faculty, our affiliated faculty at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and other university departments and schools.

Responsibilities:

Build and maintain a recognized program of research in science, health, environment, and/or risk in the area of mass or digital communication;

Work collaboratively with researchers from other areas of campus to advance interdisciplinary research;

Advance an extramurally funded research program

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Journalism, especially in the newly proposed mass communication degree program;

Supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and capstone projects, and support the School of Journalism’s diverse student body through mentorship and teaching; and

Advance meaningful service contributions both within and beyond the university.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, journalism, or a related field (ABDs will be considered but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment).

A demonstrated track record of research in mass communication or related field as evidenced by publications and academic presentations;

Experience teaching at the undergraduate level;

A commitment to building an extramural funding portfolio;

A commitment to promoting diversity; and

A commitment to advancing collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Preferred qualifications:

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 of obtaining extramurally funded research; and

Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research.

 

Position 2

Assistant Professor in Data Journalism

Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism seeks a new tenure-track Assistant Professor of Data Journalism, to begin in August 2020. This position is part of a broad growth strategy for the School of Journalism that seeks to strengthen our data journalism component and advance SBU’s role as a research-intensive university and leader in science communication.

The candidate should have a strong teaching and research background in the area of data journalism, demonstrated by a teaching and scholarly portfolio, and have experience in innovative research in the areas of science, health, environment and/or risk mass communication (ComSHER). We seek an engaged, collaborative individual who is committed to generating external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The candidate should possess strong quantitative research skills along with recognition as a teacher in these fields, especially in the areas of data journalism and data visualization. A Ph.D. degree is required in journalism, mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field. While we are open to a range of research foci and methodological approaches, we require a commitment to ethical, socially responsible communication, and to interdisciplinary collaboration.

We are looking for someone with a commitment to advancing research and storytelling using up-to-date data journalism tools, including programming and web development languages, and data collection and scraping techniques. The successful candidate will pass on these skills to our students and be committed to building grant-funded reporting and scholarly projects.   

We seek a candidate with the potential to build on the established reputation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and help grow a concentrated focus on ComSHER in data journalism within the School of Journalism. The successful candidate will help to create and teach new coursework in our journalism degree program and work collaboratively with the School of Journalism faculty, our affiliated faculty at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and other university departments and schools.

Responsibilities:

Build and maintain a recognized program of research, and scholarship and journalistic practice in data journalism;

Work collaboratively with researchers from other areas of the campus to advance interdisciplinary work and publications;

Advance an extramurally funded research program

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Journalism, especially in the area of data journalism;

Supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and capstone projects, and support the School of Journalism’s diverse student body through mentorship and teaching; and

Advance meaningful service contributions both within and beyond the university.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in journalism, mass communication, communication, media studies, digital communication, or a related field (ABDs will be considered but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment);

A body of research and storytelling in data journalism as evidenced by academic presentations and scholarly and journalistic publications that demonstrate a commitment to future research and publication;

Experience teaching at the undergraduate level;

A commitment to building an extramural funding portfolio;

A commitment to promoting diversity; and

A commitment to advancing collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Preferred qualifications:

A demonstrated track record of research and scholarly activity in science, health, environment, and/or risk communication as evidenced by academic and/or journalistic publications and presentations;

Experience teaching at the graduate level;

A demonstrated track record obtaining extramural funding for research and/or reporting projects; and

Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research.

 

About Stony Brook University and the School of Journalism

Established in 2006, we are the only accredited school of journalism in the New York State higher education system (SUNY). Stony Brook University is located on the North Shore of Long Island, just minutes from the Long Island Sound and the Port Jefferson ferry, and accessible by car and by the Long Island Rail Road, 85 minutes from Penn Station. Our vision is to advance the public interest in a dramatically changing world by teaching journalists, public communicators and news consumers to value and transmit information that adheres to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy and reliability.

Our students are diverse and dynamic. They earn internships at national outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CBS, Newsday, NPR, Buzzfeed and Vice. They also win top awards and fellowships, including Hearst, Fulbright, The New York Times and Report for America. In addition to a core undergraduate program of about 300 majors and minors, the School of Journalism houses the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting and the Center for News Literacy, which has taught more than 10,000 students how to be discerning news consumers. In the spirit of the Colvin Center, we run Journalism Without Walls, which gives students experience as foreign correspondents. Past trips have included Korea, China, India, Turkey, Cuba, Ecuador, Kenya and Russia. Students receive financial assistance through two scholarship funds.

Our faculty draw from extensive experience in print, radio, television, and digital-native news organizations to train our students to be solid reporters for legacy news platforms as well as new media. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and are in the process of creating a master’s program in science communication in partnership with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.