School of Journalism
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
The School of Journalism, established in 2006, is the only school of journalism in the New York State higher educational system (SUNY). In addition to its core undergraduate and graduate program of about 300 majors and minors, the School houses three innovative Centers: the Center for News Literacy, which has taught more than 10,000 students how to be more discerning news consumers; the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting; and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Students work in a state-of-the-art, multi-media newsroom. In May 2015, the School was granted national accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Descriptive Title: Associate Dean
Budget Title: Associate/Full Professor
Department: School of Journalism
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities & Requirements: The School of Journalism is seeking a high-energy Associate Dean with a strong record of scholarship, teaching and academic administration to further build the overall competitiveness and quality of its recently ACEJMC-accredited undergraduate program and its young graduate program. A priority will be to help encourage/grow and oversee scholarship, creative activity and research among the school’s accomplished practitioners and tenure-track faculty. The successful candidate will be mentor junior faculty, work across disciplines with research colleagues in other Departments and contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the faculty through his or her own work. The successful candidate will also administer and grow the school’s Master’s program and work closely with the Dean on strategic initiatives and fundraising. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Help build the school’s scholarship, creative activity and research by mentoring faculty, developing support structures, seeking interdisciplinary collaborations with other Departments and identifying funding opportunities.
- Grow graduate student enrollment and the quality of the program. Oversee recruitment strategies, identify faculty candidates, develop curriculum, and compile metrics to gauge success.
- Teach on average of two classes per year in the graduate program.
- Work with the Dean on fundraising initiatives, including securing research grants for the Alda Center and the Center for News Literacy.
- Work with the Dean on key strategic initiatives, including building and analyzing key metrics related to assessment, diversity, academic and professional success, scholarship activity and comparison to peers.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Journalism, Communications, or in a discipline that has been combined with an academic or professional career in Journalism or Communications, such as Social Science. Minimum five years of experience in academic administration. Demonstrable record of scholarship, creative activity or research. Minimum five years of full-time teaching experience. Record of building new or innovative academic programs. Experience interacting with diverse audiences.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a professional news organization. Experience working in academic administration of a graduate program. Experience mentoring faculty, students or colleagues. Additional teaching experience. Awards for teaching excellence. Demonstrable record of interdisciplinary scholarship or research. Record of successful fundraising for individual projects or in support of an institution.
Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: January 2016.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:
School of Journalism
Melville Library, Room N4004
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3384
For a full position description, or to apply online, visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. # F-9503-15-06).
Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.