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Columbia University Graduate School of Jounalism

Professor of Local Journalism

Post Date:Nov 29, 2022Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:180-1568
Job Description:

Professor of Local Journalism

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism ( is seeking an endowed, named professor whose primary field of study, teaching, and research is local journalism (open track, open rank). The person who becomes the Philip S. Balboni Professor of Local Journalism will offer a vision for rebuilding the public square in communities large and small, while nurturing the development of journalists who dig deeply into local issues, who connect with residents, and who use innovation to build news organizations that can thrive.

The preference is for a candidate who will join the tenure track. That means someone who has the ability to produce a body of substantial work that will make a significant contribution to the field. The work could involve insights about creating an information landscape, engaging communities that have been marginalized, and strengthening coverage of core issues important to local citizens in communities in the United States or abroad.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate scholarly and/or professional accomplishments that give them the ability to teach graduate students. As a full-time member of our faculty, the Professor of Local Journalism will teach core classes in Writing and Reporting methods as well as seminars in areas of the candidate’s expertise. Those core courses involve reporting throughout the city, meaning a candidate’s comfort with courts, education, municipal government, and similar lines of reporting is a plus. Advising master’s projects and/or theses is another key element of the job. The professor will also work with faculty and staff to continue to diversify and improve the School’s curriculum, read applications, and serve on faculty committees as assigned. A bachelor’s degree is required.

We seek candidates who will work with and attract dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. We are especially interested in those who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

This position will begin no earlier than July 1, 2023, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Screening of applications will begin in or about January 2023, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.


Application Instructions

We request that you submit a curriculum vitae and a personal statement for consideration by visiting the following link:


We also welcome examples of your best work and/or other related documentation to support your candidacy.


Hiring Salary Range: $110,000–$200,000

By Rank:

            Assistant Professor: $110,000–$135,000

            Associate Professor: $125,000–$155,000

            Professor: $140,000–$200,000

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment and can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community. 

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We strongly encourage applications from minorities/females/vets/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity. 

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Contact Information
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY
United States

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