Assistant Professor, Longform Narrative at Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Job #076675
October 17, 2022
Syracuse, NY

The Magazine, News & Digital Journalism Department (MND) at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a tenure-track faculty member to teach long-form narrative, with an emphasis on multi-platform story-producing, to undergraduate and graduate students. This position will teach five courses a year at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level journalism capstone and reporting courses. The successful candidate will have professional experience in writing, editing and/or producing longform journalism in audio, video or other digital formats, and be able to lead students in project-based learning from pitch through research/reporting, production and distribution. The role will involve collaboration with other faculty and staff to produce innovative student journalism with professional aspirations. This position has a start date of August 21, 2023.

Successful candidates must have a portfolio of work demonstrating excellence in longform narrative. Previous teaching experience is desirable, but successful candidates will show a commitment to mentorship or development of young journalists. An advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate must show potential for conducting academic scholarship or industry-related creative activity/research that will position the hire as a recognized expert in the field. This could include producing work for professional outlets, conducting applied research targeted toward industry; and/or traditional academic scholarship. Participation in service and committee work for the department, the Newhouse School, and Syracuse University is expected.

The Newhouse School is committed to diversity in faculty and staff hiring, student recruitment, curriculum and ideas. Applicants should have the communication skills and ability to maximize cross-cultural effectiveness when working with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Successful candidates should also be committed to journalism that informs and empowers the disenfranchised. To apply, please visit

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution.