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Assistant Professor of Media Culture (Multiplatform Journalism)

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 24, 2008, 4:39 p.m.
  • Location:
    New York

The Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the area of Multiplatform Journalism beginning September 2009. Required: PhD in a relevant field. Candidates’ research interests may include all aspects of the history, theory and practice of journalism. The ideal candidate will demonstrate practical journalistic skills and an active scholarly research agenda. Experience in broadcast and/or digital journalism, and expertise in ethnic or global journalism, are desirable. Priority will be given to those with a record of excellence in teaching, and achievement in combining research with the practice of journalism in innovative ways. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop both theoretical and applied courses in journalism, one of the four areas of specialization in the communications major. She/he will help guide the department toward a curriculum that will prepare students for 21st-century journalism, focusing on the delivery of news in an era of media convergence and multimedia production.

The department strongly values its interdisciplinary approach, combining theory and practice in all its pedagogical, research and creative pursuits. It offers three degrees: BA in Cinema Studies, BS in Communications and MA in Cinema and Media Studies. Teaching opportunities include histories and theories of journalism, web/television news production, and a wide range of media writing courses. Our Masters program offers faculty opportunities for seminar teaching and working with students on research and/or production theses.

The position is open until filled with review of applicants to begin February 1, 2009. Salary range: $55,938 - $71,974 commensurate with experience. Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, sample syllabi and, if available, teaching evaluations to Professor Cindy Wong, Chair, Multiplatform Journalism Search, Department of Media Culture, College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Room 1P-226, Staten Island, NY 10314. The College of Staten Island is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.