Columbia University In the City of New York

Pulitzer Prize Administrator

Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board are seeking a Pulitzer Prize Administrator, for full-time appointment, starting between July 1 and Sep. 1, 2014. The Pulitzer Prize Board annually awards twenty-one highly distinguished prizes in journalism, arts, and letters. In addition, the Pulitzer Prize Board provides study fellowships to young journalists and hosts seminars on Pulitzer-prize winning journalism in order to broaden and deepen public understanding of journalistic excellence. The Pulitzer Prize Administrator supports the Pulitzer Prize Board in its awarding of the Prizes and safeguards and enhances the integrity of the Prizes through oversight of all stages of the Prize process. The Administrator also serves as the Board’s spokesperson.

Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board seek an individual of wise judgment and tact, committed to excellence in journalism, arts, and letters, who is prepared to be a champion of the mission and vision of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Administrator supervises the entry process, manages the jury system, organizes Board meetings and the annual award luncheon, and supports the work of standing and ad hoc Board committees. The Administrator answers inquiries about policies and practices from the press and the public; presides at award announcements, ceremonies, and press conferences; and makes other public appearances on behalf of the Prizes.

The Administrator reports to the Board Chair and President of the University. The Administrator supports the Board’s ongoing effort to identify significant trends and issues that might prompt changes in the Plan of Award or other rules, guidelines, or procedures. The next Administrator will be responsible for the Prizes’ Centennial celebration in 2016-17.

Candidates should demonstrate keen understanding of journalistic excellence and be highly attuned to the shifting media landscape. Candidates will also have genuine interest in and meaningful exposure to contemporary arts and letters. In addition, the successful candidate will have proven success as a leader with administrative responsibility. The Pulitzer Prize office has a small but effective staff, and important partnerships with other units at Columbia University and elsewhere. Extraordinary communication and interpersonal skills are critical.

Salary will be competitive.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV or resume, list of references and employment application online Nominations and inquiries may also be sent to: Review of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Niagara University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Media Studies
(Starting Fall 2014)

The Communication Studies Department at Niagara University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies to begin in fall 2014.

Responsibilities: Candidates should have a strong critical media studies focus, with the ability to teach a variety of courses that incorporate a media literacy approach. The capacity to teach courses in media writing/production areas and/or industry experience is also desirable. The teaching load is a 3/3 with the opportunity to develop a new course in the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in departmental and university duties, including student advising and committee work.

The Communication Studies Department applies the teacher-scholar model and holds an expectation of an active program of scholarly research and publication, as well as service to the University, the profession, and the community. The department’s maximum class size is 35 students, and it values a close-knit collegial community amongst both faculty and students. The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Communication or Media Studies in hand by the time of appointment.

About the Department: The Communication Studies Department at Niagara University has a curriculum built on principles of social justice, and seeks to instill in its students the important contribution that mass media can play in bettering the human condition. The program is designed to give students a strong background in both the liberal arts and professional approaches to understanding mass media. Niagara University, founded in 1856, is a private Catholic institution sponsored by the Vincentian community. The university overlooks the Niagara River on the U.S.-Canada border, just north of Niagara Falls, NY, and is in close proximity to both Buffalo and Toronto.

To Apply:
Full details on applying to the position can be found at

Review of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until the job is filled. Niagara University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals identifying with historically marginalized populations are particularly encouraged to apply.