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Associate Professor – Broadcast Journalism – Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Job ID: 25279

School of Journalism

Full-Time

Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism.

As the profession continues to reinvent itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the reporting, writing, interactive, technological, and entrepreneurial skills they need to find stories and tell them effectively. The school currently offers a Master of Arts in Journalism, a unique bilingual M.A. in Journalism for students fluent in English and Spanish, and the nation’s first M.A. in Engagement Journalism.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is seeking a tenure-track professor with a specialty in local and/or national television news. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in all aspects of local TV, from producing to live on-camera reporting. The Associate Professor will be the point person at the school for all things broadcast, from designing and teaching broadcast journalism courses to organizing TV conferences and panels at the school. They will also help the school explore new directions for broadcast journalism. Additionally, the Associate Professor will act as a mentor for our students interested in a career in TV news. We expect the candidate to have strong connections to TV stations and/or networks and assist students in their searches for internships and jobs in the field. The position is expected to begin in Fall 2023.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Associate Professor of Broadcast Journalism will have duties that include but are not limited to:

Designs and modifies courses that will develop the next generation of broadcast journalists;

Develops and maintains an active portfolio of broadcast journalism projects;

Provides strong mentoring to students;

Brings enthusiasm and strong pedagogy to teaching;

Participates actively in public and professional service;

Participates in service related to the life of the school;

Engages in a practical, hands-on program of teaching.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus (or office).

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in journalism or a field relevant to the professional work, and contributions to the field. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

A track record of broadcast journalism at the local and national levels.

Strong belief in informing, engaging and fostering diverse communities with broadcast journalism.

Ability to explore new forms of broadcast journalism.

Possess skills that are current and competitive as the news industry rapidly changes

Ability to use and teach industry standard cameras, video editing software and newsroom production tools.

Evidence of strong teaching experience.

Evidence of a clear agenda for continued journalistic work.

Evidence of industry leadership through social media and conferences/panels.

COMPENSATION

$120,000 – $140,000. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

HOW TO APPLY

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Please submit a CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for 3 professional references (title, company, phone number, and email). All documents should be submitted in PDF or Word format.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with a review of applicants to begin on November 28, 2022.

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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.