Associate Professor - Graduate School of Journalism

New York, NY
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



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

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, founded in 2006, has quickly 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 rapidly reinvents itself for the digital age, the CUNY J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the tools to find stories and tell them effectively - using print, broadcast, visual, interactive, and social media. The school offers three master's degree programs: a Master of Arts in Journalism, the nation's first M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism and the nation's first M.A. in Social Journalism. In Fall 2016, the School launched a unique Spanish-language program to train bilingual students interested in covering Hispanic communities in the U.S. and abroad.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism seeks candidates for a tenure-track Associate Professor position, to begin in August 2017, focused on journalistic writing and editing. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses on introductory reporting and writing, feature writing, narrative journalism, with an emphasis on digital news formats, social media and multimedia.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Design and modify courses to diversify students' skill sets that fit the contemporary standard.
  • Develop and maintain an active portfolio of innovative journalism projects.
  • Provide strong mentoring to students.
  • Bring enthusiasm and strong pedagogy to teaching.
  • Engage in a practical, hands-on program of teaching.
  • Participate in service related to the life of the school.
  • Participate actively in public and professional service.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Master's degree in journalism or in a field relevant to the person's 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 journalistic writing
  • A demonstrated record of producing journalism that reflects a rich diversity of topics, sources and perspectives
  • Strong belief in informing, engaging and fostering communities
  • Ability and willingness to explore new forms of journalistic storytelling
  • Skills that are current and competitive as the news industry rapidly changes
  • Evidence of strong teaching experience
  • Evidence of a clear agenda for continued journalistic work


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.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 7, 2016.


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Location: School of Journalism

Job Title: Associate Professor - Graduate School of Journalism

Job ID: 15686

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular