Now Accepting Applications for the Position of Dean

Now Accepting Applications for the Position of Dean

Accepting nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism

Published on December 1, 2011

Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism. The appointment is effective July 1, 2012.

The School offers a two-year master's degree program that prepares students to work at the highest professional levels in areas ranging from newspapers, magazines, and television to documentary film, radio, photography, and online media.

The Deanship is an opportunity for leadership in shaping and defining the future of journalism. The Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership and maintains a culture conducive to excellence in teaching, research, service, and journalistic integrity. The Dean also takes a leadership role in raising funds and strengthening relationships with alumni and the profession.

Top candidates for this position should present a record of distinction in journalism or journalism education, along with strong leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the changing roles of media. Experience in teaching or professional mentorship is essential, and a successful track-record of working with diverse communities is expected.

The successful candidate must be eligible to hold a tenured professorship in the Graduate School of Journalism. To qualify, candidates should have published, edited, created or produced a body of original and superior work.

Nominations must be received by January 17, 2012. An individual may self-nominate by sending in a letter of intent to apply by January 17, 2012; the search committee welcomes applications from all interested parties. All nominations and applications will be kept confidential. To be considered as candidates, nominees and applicants must submit statements of interest and C.V.'s by the closing date of February 7, 2012. Nominations or applications should be sent to:

Journalism Dean Search Committee
200 California Hall, MC 1500
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Or via email to:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Questions may be directed to Carolyn Capps at (510) 642-6474
or email: capps AT berkeley DOT edu


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