Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism - University of Syracuse

Academia10/09/201528/09/2015University of SyracuseSyracuse, New York, United StatesA master’s or other advanced degree is preferred, as well as a portfolio of published work demonstrating relevant accomplishments, a network of connections in the field, and familiarity with open-source data tools and techniques. The Chair will be expected to develop innovative courses that will teach students how to find, analyze and use large datasets effectively and ethically, and to collaborate with our Chair in Journalism Innovation and with others who are working in this area. Students are expected to learn skills and to produce original journalism that demonstrates what they know and that continues our traditions of producing some of the best work nationally. The Chair also will be expected to extend our industry collaborations and to find new opportunities for our students in internships, fellowships and jobs in this developing, growing area.The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University seeks an experienced and innovative storyteller who understands data and how to develop meaningful content of all kinds and for all platforms. This prestigious, endowed position includes a budget and support to pursue original projects while working with other professors and students at Newhouse, across campus and at other universities. It includes classroom teaching of our graduates and undergraduates in all of our relevant majors in the communications field, including Magazine, Newspaper and Online, and Broadcast and Digital Journalism, plus others. This is a tenure appointment with full professor status for qualified candidates beginning in Fall 2016. Newhouse has an international reputation for excellence and is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The school is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff.Apply