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Title: Director of The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism
Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking a director to lead its Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. Funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Howard Center will produce groundbreaking investigative projects while training the next generation of watchdog journalists. We are looking for someone with the vision, skills, ideas and commitment to carry out that dual mission.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Newsroom leadership or mentoring experience required as well as 10 or more years of professional experience. The position requires a deep understanding of investigative journalism, the ability to manage complex collaborations and an abiding commitment to mentoring student journalists. In addition to launching and shaping the center, the successful candidate will be an editor, a leader, a collaborator, and a powerful public advocate for the importance of investigative journalism in a democratic society. We are looking for someone who is excited to explore new forms of storytelling and eager to mentor the next generation of investigative journalists.
Preferences: Advanced degree and/or university-level teaching experience.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking an accomplished journalist, ready for a new career challenge. The successful candidate will be a leader in the field, with significant newsroom experience in creating world-leading journalism.
The successful candidate will join Merrill College’s full-time faculty as a tenured or tenure track professor. She/he will train future generations of journalists in today’s challenging and changing environment.
We are looking for a journalist from any area of news today who will commit to a hands-on presence at the university. We want someone who can bring passion and energy to journalism education — in teaching undergraduate and graduate journalism courses, working collaboratively with other faculty members and students on projects to be published on the college’s Capital News Service platform, mentoring student journalists, networking with the University of Maryland’s other colleges and actively contributing service to the university and news profession.
The successful candidate will have a clear vision about the role of journalism in the United States and globally. We want someone who has demonstrated the ability to adapt and learn new skills throughout her or his career and is willing to continue to actively update these skills. He/she will understand the changes transforming the media and news industries and the need to educate students in media innovation, as well as teach the core skills and principles of journalism.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree and/or university-level teaching experience is preferred but not required. Newsroom leadership or mentoring experience are also preferred.
Title: Associate Professor
Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park, invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in computational journalism at the assistant or associate professor level. This will be a joint position with the College of Journalism and the iSchool, with the tenure home in the College of Journalism. The successful candidate will teach in both colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level, and will have a research agenda of interest to both schools. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and to seek external funding for research. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students on doctoral dissertations, master’s projects and other scholarly initiatives. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at Maryland are expected to be active in service both inside and outside the university.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a passion for journalism and the watchdog role it should play in a democratic society. Research and teaching topics of interest to both schools include data analytics as applied to journalism and/or social media; fairness, accountability and transparency in algorithms; news automation; audience analytics and engagement, including those illuminating trends in politics, society or sports; data visualization; social networks; and/or digital innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.