Columbia University

James Madison Visiting Professorship on First Amendment Issues

The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, visiting professor for one or two semesters during the 2018-2019 academic year, and renewable for up to one additional year.

As the James Madison Visiting Professor on First Amendment Issues, the incumbent will contribute to the Master of Science program, which may include teaching a foundational Reporting or Writing course, seminar in his/her specialty area, supervising masters’ projects and advising students. She/he may also contribute to the Master of Arts program as well as the dual degree journalism and computer science program.

We are seeking a leading practitioner and instructor in journalism who is conversant with free press issues in the context of global free expression. These issues can include freedom of information, digital surveillance, privacy, open data and other topics related to information flows in the digital era. We would prefer candidates with a substantial publishing record as well as experience as a teacher, writer and editor. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students.

To qualify for this visiting professorship, the candidate must currently hold an appointment at another academic institution. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

This visiting position will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018, pending administrative approval. Letters of interest and curricula vitae can be submitted for consideration by going to the quick link below:

Columbia University is an 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.


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