Professor of Journalism (Open Track and Rank)—Video Journalism
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) invites applications for a professor of Journalism (rank and track to be determined), specializing in the area of video journalism.
Candidates should be innovators who are able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments worthy of appointment to a faculty position, including the ability to teach graduate students at a major research university. The ideal candidate should have professional experience reporting and producing news videos. She/he must be up-to-date with best practices, digital workflow and modern tools used to create and distribute images across all platforms. Experience in creating strategies for content production, revenue streams and distribution is also preferred, as is a background managing teams either in the U.S. or globally. Teaching experience is also welcomed. The School embraces diversity and seeks candidates with the ability to work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
As a full-time member of our faculty, the incumbent will provide instruction in creating video narratives grounded in the discipline of journalism and guided by the standards of professional reporting. The courses taught could include basic training in video news production and editing, as well as higher-level classes in more advanced storytelling techniques applicable to either or both broadcast television and online news video. The incumbent should also expect to teach core classes in reporting methods, and to understand that any classes in video will have, at their core, a commitment to public-interest journalism. They would advise master’s projects and/or theses, provide mentorship and otherwise advise video journalism and other students. The incumbent will also work with faculty and staff to continue to improve the School’s curriculum, provide leadership within the video journalism faculty, provide service and serve on faculty committees, participate in governance and continue to produce independent professional work of her/his own.
This position will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin by November 30, 2017, and the search will remain open no less than 30 days after posting and until the position is filled. Letters of interest and curricula vitae can be submitted for consideration by visiting the following link:
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background and more.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience