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Assistant/Associate Visiting Professor

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Required Qualifications
Minimum of five years of full- or part-time experience teaching journalism or digital media at the university level, or extensive record of public speaking addressing digital innovation in journalism and audience engagement, or a minimum of five years leading a digital news organization, or a combination of the three. Demonstrated experience interacting with news industry leaders. Demonstrated record of media exposure and leadership on the topics of digital innovation in journalism and audience engagement.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience designing digital journalism curriculum for university students and/or professional organizations. Current professional work in the fields of digital journalism and/or public engagement. Leadership experience in the design, implementation or review of multimedia and/or interactive journalism. Leadership experience in assessing and promoting audience engagement using digital tools. Awards for journalistic and/or digital endeavors. Experience with user experience/user interface for news (News UX/UI). Proficiency in data journalism. Advanced degree.

Responsibilities & Requirements
The Loeb Professor will engage students and faculty in the practice and power of journalism through harnessing digital innovations and research that enhance news content, delivery and audience engagement.
The professor will:

  • Teach a minimum of one course per semester in the School of Journalism
  • Deliver an annual public Loeb Lecture on issues related to the field.
  • Become a bridge between the School of Journalism and media leaders, bringing those leaders to campus to help faculty and students stay abreast of emerging trends.
  • Raise the visibility of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism through public events, media interviews, publications and innovative digital projects that gain wide distribution.


About the School of Journalism: The School of Journalism, established in 2006, is the only school of journalism in the New York State higher education system (SUNY). In addition, to its core undergraduate program of about 300 majors and minors, the School of Journalism houses the Center for News Literacy, which has taught more than 10,000 students how to be more discerning news consumers, and the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting. The School of Journalism trains all its students in multimedia journalism. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Special Notes
This is a non-tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure
Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application , cover letter, resume/CV, and one-page addendum outlining the applicant's specific skills, knowledge and experience related to digital innovation and audience engagement to the departmental email or address below. Please also fill out an online Applicant Information Survey . Do not submit this survey to the department. Please note : Candidates whose materials demonstrate that they have met the required qualifications will then be ranked based on these preferred qualifications; an individual candidate may not possess all of them.

School of Journalism Search Committee
School of Journalism
Stony Brook University
N4004 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384
Email: [email protected]

Campus Description
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Official Job Title: Assistant/Associate Visiting Professor
REF#: F-9947-18-10
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: School of Journalism
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 10/30/2018
Posting End Date: 02/15/2019


Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/15/2019 , unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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