Thanks to the generosity of the Everett B. and Patti Birch Foundation, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) is currently seeking a named professor of Journalism (tenure track, open rank). As the Patti Birch Professor of International Journalism, the primary purpose of this endowed position is to strengthen our teaching of international journalism. The holder of the professorship would also serve as a leader of the new Simon and June Li Center for International journalism, whose purpose is to fund programs, postgraduate fellowships and scholarships. The Birch Professor will develop a vision for the Li Center, act as a convener and thought leader, as well as be the public face of the School, when it comes to global issues. As a full-time member of our faculty, the incumbent will teach courses that are, often but not exclusively, focused on the area of international journalism. The professor will work with faculty and staff to continue to improve the School's curriculum, read applications, serve on faculty committees as assigned, supervise master's projects and theses, and otherwise advise students. Candidates should have professional experience in both traditional and digital journalism techniques, and the ability to teach using an integration of these skills. S/he must be up-to-date with best practices, digital workflow and modern tools used to create and distribute content on various platforms. The School embraces diversity so we seek candidates with the ability to work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, show their commitment to diversity in this field.
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