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CUNY Distinguished Lecturer (Arts and Culture Reporting Concentration Director) - Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in United States

Job Title: Distinguished Lecturer (Arts and Culture Reporting Concentration Director) - Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Job ID: 22353

Location: School of Journalism

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.


The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism.

As the profession continues to reinvent itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the reporting, writing, interactive, technological, and entrepreneurial skills they need to find stories and tell them effectively. The school currently offers a Master of Arts in Journalism, a unique bilingual M.A. in Journalism for students fluent in English and Spanish, and the nation's first M.A. in Social Journalism.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is seeking a Distinguished Lecturer to serve as the Director for the Arts and Culture Reporting Concentration, beginning in Fall 2021.

Students in our Arts and Culture Reporting Program approach the topic from a variety of perspectives, including arts reviews, cultural criticism, the economics of culture industries, and how arts organizations work. Additionally, the program recognizes the radical transformation arts organizations face as they come out of the pandemic. Students dig into historical and contemporary issues such as copyright, censorship, digital culture, and the growing influence of fandom to provide context for their reported stories.

Our graduates have found jobs as writers, editors, videographers and producers at such news organizations as ABC News, The Atlantic, Bustle, the Daily Meal, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Studio360, Time, Vox and The Wall Street Journal.

The Distinguished Lecturer will teach one class per semester and continuously work to enhance the reputation/visibility of the program. This position reports to the Associate Dean.

The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruits and mentors a diverse array of faculty members;

  • Contributes to the School’s curricular innovation and outcomes;

  • Ensures area syllabi follow school standards;

  • Develops new courses and revises current offerings as needed;

  • Organizes events related their areas;

  • Builds professional connections to area leaders;

  • Stays current on industry needs and academic competition;

  • Assists in the recruitment of students, especially those interested in their areas;

  • Advises students;

  • Assists with peer evaluations each semester;

  • Attends school-wide events and meetings, including, but not limited to, orientations, Governance Council meetings, open houses, commencements, elective and subject concentration overview sessions and faculty meetings;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners who hold a full-time, non-tenure track teaching position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual appointment.


Bachelor's degree and a record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Master's degree in Journalism or related field.

  • Experience in higher education.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.




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The following are all required:

  • CV/Resume

  • Cover letter explaining your qualifications

  • links to examples of professional work

  • Contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, organization, phone number, and email address).

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May 27, 2021


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