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Northeastern University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Journalism

Requisition Number: FTFR000531

Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design

FT/PT: Full Time

Position Summary: The School of Journalism in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for an open rank, tenure-line position, tenure-on-entry full or associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor for an innovative data journalist who will teach courses in both information design, as well as journalism. The college offers new graduate degrees in both data visualization and media innovation, and the successful candidate will be part of a growing team of tenure-track professors working across disciplinary lines to engage students in emerging forms of non-fiction storytelling. We seek candidates with a national or international record of excellence in the creative practice and innovative research in one or more of the following interdisciplinary areas: information design, investigative reporting, and digital storytelling. Candidates should be also be well versed in visual and social media, and have a strong interest in collaborative work in these dynamic fields of practice, and could be considered for joint positions with other academic disciplines within the College and the University.

Context: The School of Journalism has distinct advantages over a more traditional program. The Department of Art + Design has extensive offerings in art practices and design processes in a wide range of classic, contemporary and emergent media. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices, including visual journalism, emerging and interactive media, investigative journalism, ethics in public discourse, public relations, broadcast and sports journalism. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Finally, we have moved with speed and agility to embrace new forms of storytelling, and students are strongly encouraged to work with peers and instructors in other disciplines across the university, including Art + Design, the College of Computer and Information Science, and Game Design, among others. Finally, we are located in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See:

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Journalism or a Master of Fine Arts or a terminal degree in a related field by the start date, and a strong professional record and/or scholarship in data journalism and design. Candidates must demonstrate a high potential to advance their field, are expected to have a broad understanding of accepted standards of good journalism practice, must be prepared to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a well-developed research project that will inform and advance current trends in the field.

Additional Information: Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching and relevant professional experience, along with a curriculum vitae and evidence of excellent teaching ability. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before January 15, 2015, will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2015 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor James Ross, chair of the search committee, at

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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