Assistant professor of broadcast/visual journalism (tenure track)

Purchase College
Purchase, New York, United States, 10577
Nov 09, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Assistant professor of broadcast/visual journalism (tenure track)  
Purchase College is an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. Because it houses a combination of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Arts Conservatory programs, our faculty and staff are committed to inspiring an appreciation for intellectual and artistic talent in all students, with an emphasis on writing of all kinds. Purchase is ranked among the Best 376 Colleges by the Princeton Review, and is listed as a Top 10 public Liberal Arts college by U.S. News & World Report. To apply for this position, please visit our Job Vacancy website at and complete an online application. Absolutely no phone calls, visits, or mailings will be accepted.
Full Description The Journalism program at Purchase College – SUNY is seeking an assistant professor, tenure-track, to teach a range of undergraduate courses that will cover reporting and writing, primarily in a broadcast/visual journalism context. The professor will work primarily but not exclusively in our new broadcast studio. Teaching responsibilities including beginning and advanced courses in the major, as well as working with up to six students a year on their senior project. A senior project is a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the Purchase College curriculum. Therefore, having experience in producing high-quality work and a passion for working closely with students on long-form journalism are essential. Preferred candidates will have a master's degree or higher and a record of teaching and professional journalism experience that spans broadcast and other video platforms. Experience with journalism in the medium of print/text is also welcome. Candidates must be well-versed in broadcast studio technology, adept at videography and non-linear editing. Candidates must be able to combine teaching and visual storytelling skills.
Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from a four-year, accredited college or university. Candidates without a master's degree should have exceptional experience in journalism and/or in teaching.
  • Significant experience working as a daily broadcast journalist in a studio setting. Candidates must be well-versed in broadcast studio technology, adept at videography and nonlinear editing.
  • Significant experience with nonlinear editing, such as Adobe, FinalCut Pro, or similar software.
  • Significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level or higher.
  • Candidates must be able to combine teaching and storytelling skills in a journalistic context.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master's degree or higher in Journalism or a related field.
  • At least 10 years' experience working as a daily broadcast journalist, in which the candidate did several jobs, including field producing, on-air reporting, on-air anchor, in-studio production and/or direction.
  • At least five semesters' experience as a teacher of broadcast journalism at the undergraduate level or higher. Candidate will have taught reporting and writing for broadcast, nonlinear editing, and/or studio production.
  • Some experience reporting and writing in the medium of text: either in print or online.

Brief Description of Duties To teach a range of undergraduate broadcast journalism courses that will cover reporting and writing, video journalism, and multiplatform content.
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Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University's current campus security policies. Purchase College's Annual Security Report is available at

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Deadline: Friday, Nov. 30.
Candidates are required to complete an on-line application via the Purchase College job vacancy website


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