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Journalism – Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

The English Department at LaGuardia Community College is seeking highly motivated and innovative candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with a specialization in journalism. The Assistant Professor will teach courses in journalism, developmental writing, college composition, and literature; provide academic advisement for students; actively participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives, including curriculum development and professional development activities; and be engaged in scholarly activities, including publications and conference participation.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. LaGuardia is a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to diversity and inclusion, with a student population that self-identifies along a broad spectrum of races, ethnicities, cultures, and religions. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country – creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Journalism required. Significant professional experience in print journalism in a reputable media organization and related professional activity required. Experience with digital journalism and reporting in diverse communities is desirable. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated professional achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates should have experience in teaching an urban student population including ESL and immigrant students. Knowledge of current composition theory and new educational technology; familiarity with student centered learning, learning communities, and innovative approaches to teaching writing and literature preferred.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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CLOSING DATE: December 2, 2018

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.