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Assoc./Full Prof. - Journalism, Trust & Democracy

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Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for a full-time tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor rank to begin Fall 2021.

The School is seeking applicants in the area of Journalism, Trust & Democracy. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Citizenship and Democratic Institutions. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions across departments for this cluster. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Newhouse School, the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, the Law School, and across Syracuse University.

The School seeks a multidisciplinary scholar who has a significant, established track record of published research in the area of journalism and democracy, particularly one that complements the Newhouse School’s existing strengths, and who will be a positive addition to the cluster described above. Political, cultural and economic forces have undermined public trust in journalism, an institution that plays a pivotal role in democracy, and this is particularly true in the digital media environment. We seek a colleague who can lead multidisciplinary research efforts to analyze the forces that damage trust and to strengthen the ability of journalists and others to rebuild credibility. A wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches will be considered, from a range of disciplines including political science, psychology, sociology, computer science, and history in addition to mass communication. The ability to secure grant funding is essential.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise, and will have a teaching load appropriate for a productive scholar. S/he will have a track record of collegial collaboration and be expected to advise doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred.

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduates, 180 residential Master’s degree students, 200 online Master’s degree students and 15 Doctoral degree students. They are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. The typical admitted first-year student has a 3.8 GPA.

The school’s 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex is a leading-edge learning environment where students are exposed to the tools and technologies used by professionals in the field. Features include Dick Clark Studios, the Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center, and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation.

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Cover letter, resume or vitae and names, addresses, and information for four references must be attached online. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021, and the committee expects to complete the process by April 15, 2021.

For more information, contact Bradley Gorham, Search Chair, Communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.


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Application Due Date: 2021-04-15
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Syracuse
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: Syracuse University
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