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Visiting Distinguished Professional

The Journalism Program at SUNY at New Paltz, the largest journalism major in the public university system in New York, seeks a distinguished journalist for the James H. Ottaway Sr. Endowed Professorship each spring semester. The Ottaway professor will teach advanced undergraduate journalism students; participate in workshop/round table discussions with students, faculty and local journalists; and give one major campus presentation. The ideal candidate will have extensive and prestigious journalism experience.

The length of time in residence at SUNY New Paltz is flexible and will be determined by the selection committee in cooperation with the candidate selected for the position. SUNY New Paltz is located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, 70 miles from New York City. The college is among the most selective small liberal arts colleges in the Northeast; it receives more applications than any other SUNY college. It has 8,000 students, many of whom study communication, media and journalism in high-quality facilities. Past holders of the professorship include Trudy Lieberman, one of America's best consumer reporters; Sydney Schanberg, 1976 winner of the Pulizer Prize for international reporting; and Bernard Stein, who won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1998 as co-publisher and editor of The Riverdale Press.

Send application letter and resume to somerstr@newpaltz.edu or mail materials to:

Rachel Somerstein
Ottaway Search Coordinator
SUNY New Paltz
Communication and Media
1 Hawk Dr.
New Paltz. N.Y.

SUNY is an AA/EOE employer.