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Assistant Professor of Practice (Data Journalism and Analytics)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • Location: Carbondale, IL
  • Post Date: 7/29/2018
  • Job Type: PART TIME


Assistant Professor of Practice/Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Instructor (50% FTE) (Data Journalism and Analytics)
School of Journalism
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position: The School of Journalism in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks qualified applications for a fifty percent (50%) term, academic year appointment as a non-tenure track assistant professor of practice, assistant lecturer, or assistant instructor in the area of data journalism and analytics.

Minimum Qualifications: An academic degree in a relevant field is required as follows: for appointment as assistant professor of practice, a doctoral degree; for appointment as assistant lecturer, a master's degree; for appointment as assistant instructor, a bachelor's degree. For all applicants, five (5) years of post-graduate professional experience in data journalism and/or analytics is required. Applicants holding only a bachelor's degree must have relevant professional tested experience such as progressive reporting experience in regional or national news outlets using statistical analysis, big data collection, computer-assisted reporting, data visualization, crowdsourcing, computational science, and network analysis; regional or national awards, prior evaluated teaching experience. For appointment at any rank, skills must include news writing, news and/or sports reporting, multimedia journalism, and/or investigative reporting in a digital environment.

Responsibilities: The selected individual will teach courses related to data journalism and analytics and will contribute to a curriculum emphasizing integration of advanced analytic techniques. Typical teaching expectations for this part-time position are two courses per semester.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with students in a School of Journalism that houses an independent student newspaper, as well as Broadcast Journalism students from Radio, Television, and Digital Media who run a news report broadcast on the in-house public television station, WSIU.

College: The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts offers undergraduate programs in The Department of Cinema and Photography, The School of Journalism, The Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media, as well as graduate programs through the doctorate. The College also houses WSIU Public Broadcasting, which operates PBS and NPR member stations. Additional information regarding the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts is available at http://mcma.siu.edu.

Effective Date of Appointment: Appointment begins January 1, 2019, and runs through May 15, 2019. Appointment may be renewed dependent upon availability of funds.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is August 31, 2018, or until filled.

Application Procedure: A complete application will require a letter of application, current CV, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are preferred and encouraged. Submit application materials to:

Email: bigogno@siu.edu

Search Committee, Data Analytics
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6606
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Southern Illinois University