Columbia University seeks director for Knight-Bagehot program
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) is currently seeking a professor of Journalism (rank and track to be determined), who will also serve as Director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Economics and Business Journalism.
As a member of our full-time faculty, the incumbent will also oversee what has become the preeminent academic year-long fellowship for mid-career journalists devoted to the study of business and economics.
S/he will have demonstrated achievement and the highest professional reputation in business and economics journalism.
S/he should also be a distinguished business journalist and thought leader devoted to the improvement of business journalism on a national level, while able to take advantage of the University’s location in the center of the world’s capital of business and media.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments worthy of appointment to a faculty position, including an ability to teach graduate students at a major research university.
The School and professorship embraces diversity and seeks candidates with the ability to work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students. Candidates should have a strong background in journalism and must be up-to-date with best practices, digital workflow and modern tools used to create and distribute content on various platforms. A work history that shows a capacity to innovate and to be nimble in a fast-changing news environment is also important.
Recipients of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowships receive full tuition at Columbia University and a stipend for living expenses. As Director of this Program, the incumbent is responsible for raising funds to cover these costs, and managing an annual budget of more than $1.5 million and an endowment with a market value of more than $25 million. Other duties include recruiting and advising students enrolled in the Program; and organizing seminars and events for the Fellows. S/he will also coordinate with Columbia Business School’s Dean of the MBA Program to provide optimum curriculum choices for the Fellows. S/he also works closely with the 30-member Knight-Bagehot Board of Advisors and the alumni committee which represents more than 350 graduates of the Knight-Bagehot Program.
As a full-time member of our faculty, your teaching assignments will be determined each year upon mutual agreement with the deans, and will focus on the area of business journalism. The incumbent will also work with faculty and staff to continue to improve the School’s curriculum, serve on faculty committees, and take on other tasks as assigned. Previous administrative experience is welcomed. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
This position is expected to begin on July 1, 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin by November 30, 2017, and the search will remain open no less than thirty days after posting and until the position is filled.
To apply, go here.