Associate/Full Professor- Citizenship and Democratic Institutions

Syracuse University

United States

September 30, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 076564

Job Title Associate/Full Professor- Citizenship and Democratic Institutions Location Syracuse, NY and Washington D.C. Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by department chair and associate dean.

Two positions available-one in Syracuse, and one in Washington DC. Please specify which campus when applying.

Job Type Full-time Rank Open Rank Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for two full-time tenured positions at the Associate or Full Professor rank to begin Fall 2023. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled.

The School seeks multidisciplinary scholars who have significant, established track records of published research, extramural grant acquisition, and thought leadership in the area of journalism and democracy to be a part of Syracuse University's new Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship. The Center, located in Washington, D.C., is a joint effort of the Newhouse School and Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and promotes nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest. One of the positions would be based at the Newhouse School in Syracuse, while the other position would be based at the Center in Washington, D.C.

We seek colleagues who can lead multidisciplinary research efforts to analyze the forces that damage trust in journalism and democracy and to strengthen the ability of journalists and others to rebuild credibility. Candidates should be familiar with the historical and contemporary issues in American journalism that make it prone to distrust, including from members of marginalized groups; be able to critically evaluate these issues; consider solutions; and engage in productive self-reflection. A wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches will be considered, from a range of disciplines including political science, psychology, sociology, computer science, and history in addition to mediated communication. The ability to secure grant funding is essential.

This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Citizenship and Democratic Institutions. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions across departments for this cluster. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Newhouse School, the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, the Law School, and across Syracuse University.


A Ph.D. is strongly preferred.

Applicants should specify if they are applying for the Syracuse-based or the DC-based position.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

The successful candidates will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise and will have a teaching load appropriate for a productive scholar. S/he will have a track record of collegial collaboration and be expected to advise doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The Washington-based scholar also will be expected to make research visible to policy makers and others so as to have an impact on the conversation around journalism's role in democracy.


Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants should submit a cover

letter of interest which includes three important areas:

1. Research Activity – The Newhouse School values both scholarly research

and creative activity. However, we look for colleagues to make substantial

collegial contributions in sponsored research, thus the successful applicant

must demonstrate a sustained scholarly agenda with potential to gain

extramural funds. Please describe how your experience will help you

contribute to the University and School's commitment to research and creative


2. Teaching – The Newhouse School prides itself on the high quality of

education it provides. We are especially interested in applicants with the

ability to contribute to doctoral study. Please describe your teaching interests

and philosophy of how students best learn.

3. Diversity and Inclusion – Please describe how your past experience has

prepared you to contribute to the School's and the University's strategic

commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in higher


In addition to the cover letter, applications should include :

• a curriculum vitae, and

• list of four academic or professional references with contact name, title, address,

and email/phone information. The search committee will only contact listed

references for applicants who are finalists for the position.

About the Newhouse School: Widely regarded as the nation's leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduates, 180 residential master's degree students, 200 online master's degree students and 15 doctoral degree students. They are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. The typical admitted first-year student has a 3.8 GPA.

The school's 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex is a leading-edge learning environment where students are exposed to the tools and technologies used by professionals in the field. Features include Dick Clark Studios, a high-tech entertainment production facility that rivals many Hollywood studios; the Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center, complete with a contemporary news set, a green screen, state-of-the-art lighting systems and cameras; the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends; the Emerging Insights Lab, a state- of-the-art social media command center; and the Collaborative Media Room, home to the student-produced multimedia news site, The NewsHouse.

In January 2020, the S.I. Newhouse Foundation announced a $75 million gift to the Newhouse School, the largest donation to Syracuse University in its 150-year history and one of the largest ever to any communications school.

To learn more about the Newhouse School, visit https: //

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military- connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi- cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https: // www. Job Posting Date 07/29/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration 09/30/2022 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference List
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Which position you would like to apply for?
  • Washington D.C.
  • Syracuse, NY
  • How did you first find out about this position?
  • (Syracuse University Online Employment website)
  • Syracuse University HR Recruiter
  • Virtual Career Fair (via NYS Department of Labor)
  • SUNY EOC (Equal Opportunity Center)
  • Women's Opportunity Center
  • Jubilee Homes
  • Syracuse Northeast Community Center
  • Interfaith Works
  • JobPlus
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
  • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education website)
  • LinkedIn Job Posting
  • Facebook
  • Job Fair
  • Search Firm
  • Referred by an SU Employee
  • Other
  • If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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