Professor & Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics & Press Policy (EXPIRED)
Journalism and Digital Communication , University of South Florida St. Petersburg
|Senior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
|St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Professor & Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics & Press Policy
The Department of Journalism and Digital Communication at the University of South Florida seeks an outstanding media scholar as the next Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy, an endowed position on the St. Petersburg campus. The Poynter Jamison Chair is one of the nation’s first endowed chairs in media ethics. Established in 1993, the chair has been held by only two previous professors: Jay Black (1993–2003) and Deni Elliott (2003–2022).
We seek candidates with established, influential research agendas focused on ethics, media and technology. Within this wide-ranging theme, we emphasize expertise in areas such as digital surveillance and privacy; computational journalism; investigative data journalism; mis- and dis-information; accountability in machine learning; ethical considerations in the design and use of social media; and media policy and democracy. The Poynter Jamison Chair is expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding.
The ideal candidate’s scholarship will help shape the future of journalism and digital communication and contribute to our mission to improve news coverage through inclusive reporting bolstered by technological advancements. The Poynter Jamison Chair will contribute to strategic departmental initiatives focused on community journalism, science and health reporting, visual storytelling, and digital production.
This nine-month, full-time position begins Aug. 7, 2023. This is primarily a research position, although the successful candidate will contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Salary is negotiable.
About USF’s Department of Journalism & Digital Communication
For more than three decades, USF’s Department of Journalism and Digital Communication has been distinguished by the quality of its teaching, strong partnerships with local underserved communities, and deep ties to regional media organizations. Since 2004, the Department has been continuously accredited by ACEJMC, journalism’s national professional accrediting body. Our STEM-designated bachelor’s degree emphasizes digital literacy, visual storytelling, and data-driven news coverage alongside core reporting, writing, and critical thinking skills. In 2012, the Department established one of the country’s first online master’s degrees in digital journalism, and we continue to seek ways to provide innovative journalism education at a time when media literacy, civic discourse, and a strong, independent press have never been more important. Journalism and Digital Communication faculty explore journalists' roles in promoting civic discourse, informing the public, and strengthening democracy, and improving journalism through more inclusive reporting bolstered by the latest technological advancements. The Neighborhood News Bureau, the Department’s working newsroom in Midtown St. Petersburg, provides a real-world laboratory to study contemporary audiences’ relationships with news, digital innovations’ effects on journalistic workflows, and trends in community journalism. The NNB also connects the Department to a historically underrepresented African American community, reflecting a long-held commitment to diversity and representation in news coverage, teaching and scholarship. A new concentration in science and health reporting will build on the Department’s long history of science writing and expand existing connections with USF’s College of Marine Science, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the Florida Institute of Oceanography, and other scientific organizations across campus and the Tampa Bay region.
Information for Applicants
Job Opening Number: 32385
Posting Date: 10/14/22, Open until filled
How To Apply
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND CV, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.
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|October 18, 2022, 7:24pm UTC
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|April 16, 2023, 6:46pm EST
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|June 16, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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