| Summary Description: An outstanding opportunity to join an exciting high-profile and growing team.The Tow Center for digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School is looking for a research director to build on the work and success of our research program.The Tow Center is fast building a reputation as a leader in the thinking and research projects around new fields of journalism. As part of the Tow Knight Research Projects grant we have published high profile work across a wide range of subjects including data journalism, the use of drones and sensors in the newsroom, computational journalism and the investigation of algorithms in reporting, 'Journalism After Snowden' research track, and the single subject newsroom.We are looking for a Research Director to help us shape the next important part of the Tow Center's development. The post is a full-time officer of research (Open Rank). Officers of Research may be appointed for full-time service for a term of up to 12 months, which is renewable, initially, for up to three years.The post requires the research director to 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 Director will have the responsibility for 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, to explore the intersection of journalism and technology to benefit the field in both practice and teaching. Candidates are likely to have an existing track record in scholarship and research aligned to digital journalism, computational journalism or allied fields and /or a strong background in relevant fields of practice and research. Working with faculty and students within the Journalism School, across campus and into 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.The submission of a cover letter, resume/C.V. and a writing sample is required for review and consideration for this position. You are also welcome to submit other related, supporting documents within the online application system.This position will begin no earlier than September 1, 2014, 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: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Advanced degree preferred.The successful applicant should have a close interest in and knowledge of current practices and issues relating to digital journalism, and a track record of producing innovative applied research in this area, which is of relevance to journalists and news organizations. Relevant experience in commercial or non-profit organizations is also helpful. The successful candidate should in particular have an interest in and an ability to work with quantitative data and a full understanding of how the real time social web is shaping the future of journalism and newsrooms. Although a PhD is not a prerequisite of the post, it is desirable.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred. Although a PhD is not a prerequisite of the post, it is desirable.
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