Summary Description: The Journalism School, Tow Center is seeking a Research Scholar (open rank) to serve as research director to build on the work and success of our program. The Tow Center bridges academia and practice to provide journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a source for the profession as a whole.As part of the Tow Knight Research Projects grant, we have published high profile work across a wide range of subjects including computation, algorithms and automated journalism; local news; business models; misinformation and digital forensics, data, metrics and impact; audiences and engagement; and experimental journalism, models and practice.We are looking for a Research Scholar to help us shape and direct the next part of the Tow Center's development. This academic post is for a full-time officer of research. Officers of Research may be appointed for full-time service for a term of up to 12 months, which is renewable pending performance and funding availability. In this role, the research director would identify and develop potential research projects and programs, allocate funding, produce new and original ideas for areas of research in this evolving field, write and manage grant proposals in close cooperation with the Director of the Tow Center. In consultation with the Director of the Tow Center, the Research Scholar will have the responsibility of working with research fellows on publishing and publicizing the research work of the Center.The research director will play an important role in developing a research agenda aligned with the aims of the Tow Center, and to explore the intersection of journalism and technology to benefit the field in both practice and teaching. The ideal candidate holds a deep and demonstrable knowledge of the research field with their own published works, excellent project management and editorial skills, and a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in the transformation of journalism. This position will begin no earlier than September 1, 2018, pending administrative approval.Columbia University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and more.
Minimum Qualifications: The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School is seeking a ideally include a PhD with relevant experience in publishing or project management, however candidates with an advanced degree who fit the profile are strongly encouraged to apply. Working with faculty and students within the Journalism School, across campus and in other areas of both practice and academia, the research director must have excellent communication skills, be comfortable with a high profile role in speaking about and disseminating published research.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD degree preferred.Experience of managing research programs, stakeholder engagement and outreach & events; demonstrated excellence in writing and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to balance research "substance" and "process"
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