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Professor of Journalism – Race and Inequality (open track an

Post Date:Nov 29, 2022Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:180-1582
Job Description:

Professor of Journalism – Race and Inequality

(open track and rank)


Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism ( is seeking a professor of Journalism who specializes in reporting and writing about race and across socioeconomic lines of difference (rank and track to be determined). The successful candidate should have a track record examining social inequities and imbalances in society relating to race, class, gender, and/or other areas of diversity.


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 African-American, Native American, Latinx, or Asian-American issues, to name a few, and could be rooted in geographical areas well outside New York. Candidates should also 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 will teach core classes in Writing and Reporting methods as well as seminars in areas of the candidate’s expertise. Core classes deploy students to report near our campus, meaning a candidate’s comfort with courts, education, municipal government, and similar lines of reporting is a plus. Advising students on master’s projects is another key job requirement. In service to the school, the professor will work with faculty and staff to continue to diversify and improve the curriculum, read applications, and serve on faculty committees as assigned. 


We seek candidates with the ability to 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. A bachelor’s degree is required.


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 no less than thirty days after posting and until the position is filled.


We request that you submit a curricula 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 10027
United States

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