The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University invite applications for a research faculty position that holds data, government accountability and journalism at its core. Rank is negotiable and dependent upon qualifications. Appointment at a more senior level would include assuming the position of Associate Director of the Center.
The successful candidate will contribute to groundbreaking research at the Center, and work with journalists, attorneys, scholars from around the globe, and the public oversight community more generally to fulfill the center's 25+ year tradition of providing the public with comprehensive, independent and nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, services, staffing, and spending. The individual will initiate and guide active campaigns using the Freedom of Information Act — including litigation — to secure public access to internal databases within federal agencies, and lead initiatives to organize and mine these data to develop a range of reports and information products. Interested candidates should be open to collaborating with outside news organizations and/or students to develop trailblazing stories. The person hired will also be integral to shaping the evolving vision for the Center, and may be asked to help secure foundation funding to launch new Center initiatives. The individual will have the opportunity to teach occasional courses on data and investigative journalism at Newhouse.
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