Visiting Professor in International Reporting, Director of the Marie Colvin Center - School of Communication and Journalism

  • Stony Brook University
  • Stony Brook, NY
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Communications/Journalism/Film/TV

Job Description

 Visiting Professor in International Reporting, Director of the Marie Colvin Center - School of Communication and Journalism

Location: Stony Brook, NY
Open Date: Apr 28, 2022
Deadline: May 08, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Stony Brook University's School of Communication and Journalism seeks an experienced, dynamic, forward thinking individual to serve as a Visiting Professor in International Reporting and Director of the Marie Colvin Center. This full-time, non-tenure-track position seeks to elevate the university's national and international reputation and deliver exceptional instruction in international reporting. The position will oversee the Colvin Center for International Reporting, a center within the School that honors the memory of acclaimed war correspondent Marie Colvin. Founded in 2013, the mission of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting is to nurture and grow the next generation of overseas reporters, to raise public awareness about the need for robust international coverage, and to empower Colvin's legacy on behalf of current and future reporters everywhere.

Key programmatic efforts are central to the Center's work. Integrating international reporting through the School's journalism coursework and via a scholarship and international reporting program - Journalism without Walls - enables our students to specialize in international reporting and immerse themselves in an actual international experience. The annual Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture exposes students, SBU faculty and the Long Island community to a well-known international reporter who shares their experiences and insights on reporting abroad. The Journalist in Residence program underwrites a sabbatical for an international journalist to complete a project, disengage from conflict zone reporting, and work with journalism students on the practical issues of international reporting.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to elevate the visibility and reputation of the Colvin Center and the School of Communication and Journalism; hold our students to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and practice; bring national recognition to the Center and School through academic scholarship or creative works; and work collaboratively and collegially with the School faculty and other university departments and schools.

While this position is for a nationally recognized practitioner in international reporting, experience practicing and teaching journalism is important.

  • Support the School of Communication and Journalism and the Colvin Center by growing capacity in international reporting
  • Serve as a thought leader and partner to the dean, faculty, and students to guide the growth of the Colvin Center's capacity
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School;
  • Organize the annual Colvin Lecture on trends and issues in international journalism;
  • Organize the Journalism without Walls program
  • Identify and grow resources to support the Colvin Center, including identifying resources for the Journalist in Residence program
  • Support the School's diverse student body through contacts with industry leaders and journalism associations
  • Raise the visibility and reputation of the Colvin Center and the School of Communication and Journalism through activities such as participating in public events and media interviews; publishing newspaper and magazine articles, books, or scholarly papers; presenting at conferences; and coaching students through international reporting projects that gain distribution
This is a non-tenure track position to begin in the Fall 2022 semester (September 1, 2022).

Required Qualifications: A masters degree in journalism or related field. A minimum of five years of experience working in journalism at major news outlets. A minimum of one year of teaching experience teaching journalism or communication at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Significant experience publishing thought-provoking international journalistic work. Demonstrated record of promoting diversity

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication, or related field. A leadership role in a journalism or media organization. Experience raising funds for academic or other non-profit organizations.

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Special Notes: Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Anticipated Start Date: 9/1/22

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

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Campus Description: Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. Its included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Reports 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Islands largest singlesite employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 - 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students - and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Islands beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Islands premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the PollockKrasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The School of Communication and Journalism, established in 2006, serves as the academic home of the Colvin Center for International Reporting and the Center for News Literacy. It is closely partnered with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. We believe that the world's most complex and pressing problems require honest, inclusive, effective, fact-based communication. We envision a world that takes seriously the need for communication across all forms, platforms, and institutions. The School integrates innovative approaches to research, teaching, and public service in the fields of communication and journalism with an emphasis on efforts that collaboratively address and respond to pressing societal needs. The School offers a B.A. in Journalism (accredited by ACEJMC), a B.S. in Mass Communication, an M.S. in Science Communication, and an M.S. in Journalism. In partnership with the Alda Center, SoCJ offers an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Communicating Science.

Our students are diverse and dynamic, with interests in journalism and media, marketing, science communication, and communication research. They represent many different backgrounds, and they bring those experiences into the School, helping to create an environment that is truly welcoming to each individual and their ideas. This is particularly evident in their efforts to listen to and share the experiences of individuals who have traditionally been marginalized or undervalued through in-depth reporting projects on the legacy of slavery on Long Island, child visitation rights among incarcerated populations, and efforts to protect and preserve Long Island from the effects of climate change. Students apply what they learn in the classroom to internships at many different media organizations, including Loeb Industries, blogs and other new media operations, and local media including WSHU, a Long Island NPR affiliate that has offices on campus. Many students classroom reporting efforts have gone on to win regional and national awards.

Our journalism, communication, and mass communication faculty have outstanding track records in their fields as researchers or award-winning national and international correspondents. The faculty at the Alda Center represent some of the leading science communication practitioners in the country, and are helping to professionalize a field that is vitally important to the well-being of people, societies, and the environment.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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