Distinguished Lecturer (Subject Concentration Director - Bilingual Journalism)- Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

City University of New York
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 24

Position description

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 Engagement Journalism.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY seeks a distinguished lecturer to serve as the subject concentration director for its Bilingual Journalism Program in Spanish and English. This position reports to the Associate Dean.

The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Ensures the quality and relevance of the curriculum of the Bilingual Program;
- Works with the Admissions Office to administer the admissions process for student applicants to the program;
- Teaches one course per semester;
- Works with the School’s Career Services office to identify potential summer internships and future career opportunities for students in the program;
- Collaborates with the School’s development office with fundraising for scholarships for the program;
- Assists the School’s marketing director with the marketing of the program;
- Works with the school’s Student Services office to ensure student success in the program;
- Recruits and mentors a diverse array of faculty members;
- Organizes events related to their areas;
- 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.
- Excellent written, oral and reading skills in and fully bilingual both English and Spanish.
- A minimum of five years of recent journalism experience, with a particular emphasis on the Latino media market in the U.S.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Recent experience teaching in a journalism program, preferably at the graduate level.
- Strong management and organizational abilities.
- Demonstrated track record as a collaborative employee.
- Demonstrated record of Entrepreneurialism.

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