Assistant Professor of Broadcast/Visual Journalism, Tenure-Track

Purchase College
Purchase, New York, United States, 10577
Aug 07, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Broadcast/Visual Journalism, Tenure-Track  
Purchase College is an undergraduate instutition 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 Department at Purchase College-SUNY is seeking an assistant professor, tenure-track, to teach a range of multimedia journalism courses, including Broadcast News I & II. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with reporting, writing, shooting, editing and/or producing video packages, as well as instructing others how to do so. Teaching responsibilities include beginning and advanced courses in our undergraduate program. In addition, you will work with a small group of students on their senior projects, a yearlong independent study that is a signature feature of Purchase College; therefore, experience with long-form visual journalism is also essential. Preferred candidates will have a master's degree or higher, teaching and professional journalism experience that spans broadcast and other video platforms. Candidates should be well-versed in broadcast studio technology, adept at videography, and/or nonlinear editing.
Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from a four-year, accredited college or university. Candidates without a master's degree should have vast experience in journalism and teaching.
  • Experience working as a journalist in a broadcast setting or as a multimedia journalist. Candidates must be well-versed in broadcast studio technology, adept at videography and/or nonlinear editing, such as Adobe.
  • Some teaching experience, either in higher education or in the workplace.
  • 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 five years' experience working as a broadcast or multimedia journalist.
  • Experience as a field producer or on-air reporter.
  • At least two semesters as a teacher of 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 print or online).

Brief Description of Duties To teach a range of undergraduate multimedia journalism courses that will cover reporting and writing, video journalism, and multiplatform content.
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