Assistant Professor/Data Journalism and Digital Storytelling
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The School of Journalism at Northeastern University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position indata journalism and digital storytelling.
Responsibilities: We seek applicants with a strong interest in inclusive, dynamic, interdisciplinary programsthat straddle the intersection of journalism, data storytelling and visualization, and analytics. The position will offer opportunities to collaborate with leading faculty in adjacent fields such as Information Design & Visualization, computational social science, digital humanities, and network science in order to grow opportunities for student learning, practice and employment; to foster a diverse and powerfulintellectual environment; and to produce distinctive research.
The ideal candidate will have both a passion for creating visual journalism andfor studyingthe uses and impacts of data in media industries. The candidate should have a strong grasp of the requisite digital and data-related tools and competences that are needed to produce innovative work.
This position reflects our school's commitment to growing its curricular offerings in the digital and quantitative domains. It also reflects a commitment to building and growing the recently launched Data Impact Co-Lab, a joint effort at the College of Arts, Media & Design (CAMD), where a number of interdisciplinary efforts are underway that explore knowledge and techniques in digital and data storytelling.The position would bolster capacity not only among undergraduate programs in the School of Journalism but among the graduate programs in Media Advocacy and Media Innovation.
Our School'sgrowing course offerings in investigative reporting, digital storytelling, and data journalism aim to train the next generation of journalists and communications leaders to tell stories more effectively, create new and innovative story forms that can both hold power to account and foster an informed public, and increase common ground and encourage fact-based debate. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and help shape the curriculum around digital and data journalism.
We seek candidates with a graduate degree and a distinguished professional record as well as a promising record of, or substantial progress toward, a robust and interdisciplinary research profile that complements and enhances the tenure-track faculty at this Research 1 university.We seek candidates who can work across disciplines and are interested in joining a vibrant urban campus in one of the world's premier academicand media hubs. The individual filling this position should be open to creating and leading interdisciplinary courses.
Northeastern's commitment to experiential learning gives students opportunities to apply their classroom learning in industry and then use what they learn during their placements to deepen and enrich their classroom experience.Synergy with theMedia Innovation and Media Advocacy graduate programs opens up opportunities for extended learning, research and partnerships with industry, medianewsrooms and non-profits.
The School of Journalism is located in Northeastern's College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) which has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. See: http://www.northeastern.edu/camd. CAMD is also home to the recently launched Center for Design, Northeastern's center of gravity for all design faculties to foster interdisciplinary design research initiatives, and to attract internal and external actors across industry, institutions, and agencies to observe and understand design in action.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Master's Degree or Ph.D.in media, communication,data science/visualization, or related fieldsby the start date of August 2020 and a distinguished record of professional experience and a research and publication profile that marks them as an innovator and pacesetter. Persons with more advanced standing in their field are also encouraged to apply.
Salary Grade: FAC
All applications must be submitted through Northeastern's online recruitment system. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience, and a CV. Applicants should also identify three references who can be contacted to provide references. Applications received on or before November 30, 2019 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Meg Heckman, Search Committee Chair, [email protected].
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.