Faculty Jobs

 

Associate Professor or Full Professor — Disinformation, Technology and/or Climate Change 

The successful candidate would help broaden the School’s curriculum to emphasize Disinformation, Technology and/or Climate Change. Journalism about climate change as well as technology and disinformation are key domains within the journalism industry. We seek a candidate who can lead high-impact journalism in one of these areas. On climate change, the candidate would teach journalism classes, oversee collaborations across the university and coordinate faculty and student publishing efforts covering the existential threat of global warming on the planet. On technology and disinformation, the candidate would teach journalism classes, oversee cross-campus collaborations and coordinate faculty and student publishing efforts covering technology and the challenge that disinformation and misinformation present to democracy. The School expects the candidate selected to remain engaged with the field, and continue to produce significant works of reporting and participate in critical discourse surrounding the field.

Major professional achievement in the field of journalism is required. Our new Associate Professor or Professor of Disinformation, Technology and/or Climate Change will be expected to continue to produce professional works worthy of national recognition.

Application open September 26, 2022 through Nov 21, 2022:  https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03629

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023

(Extended Opening) Assistant Professor — Data Journalism

The School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for an Assistant Professor specializing in Data Journalism.

The successful candidate would help broaden the School’s curriculum to emphasize a key domain that has come to define the journalism industry in recent years. We seek a candidate who can instill a type of journalism that relies on quantitative evidentiary analysis, with deep data-driven research into understanding stories and corroborating assumptions with documents and records, to place the School at the forefront of journalism education and to support our stellar Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) in its publishing work. We expect this non-tenure faculty member to teach our Data Journalism courses, to play a key role in developing this core competency of our curriculum, and to place Berkeley Journalism at the epicenter of an industry in unprecedented flux. This candidate would collaborate with the IRP on key publishing projects, allowing journalists in that program to have data expertise in the production of their stories.

Significant professional achievement in the field of journalism is required. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished body of work in either reporting or editing journalism that incorporates Data Journalism techniques.

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023

Application Window
Open September 13, 2022 through Wednesday Nov 30 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03608

Spring 2023 Lecturer Jobs

Mini Course: J298 Guarding against disinformation (5 weeks)

The UC Berkeley School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach a Spring 2023 mini class on identifying disinformation, journalistic security, source protection, or related topics. Applicants should propose ideas in their cover letter. This is a three-hour class, taught once a week for five sessions. It will be taught in-person in Berkeley, California. Students should be given at least one assignment for a grade. Instruction should incorporate lectures, practical activities, guest speakers and/or readings. 

 

Mini Course: J219 Introductory Audio (5 weeks)

The UC Berkeley School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach a Spring 2023 mini class introducing students to audio storytelling. Instructional topics should include the mechanics of audio-microphones, audio recorders and the basics of sound editing. Additionally, the course should teach students the ingredients of strong audio journalism. This is a three-hour class, taught once a week for five sessions. It will be taught in-person in Berkeley, California. Students should be given at least one assignment for a grade. Instruction should incorporate lectures, practical activities, listening to (and critiquing) radio and podcasts, guest speakers and/or readings. 

 

Full Semester Course – J283 Video Reporting and Storytelling (15 weeks)

The UC Berkeley School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach a class on video storytelling and reporting. In this course, students should gain proficiency in reporting, writing, producing and digital shooting and editing. It is a production laboratory course where students report and produce breaking news and news feature stories. In the second half of the semester, students produce longer form video stories, which may appear on major television programs or video websites. Original content and storytelling approaches are encouraged throughout. This is a three-hour class, taught once a week for 15 sessions. It will be taught in-person in Berkeley, California. 

 

Full Semester Course – J234 Reporting on Latin America (15 weeks)

The UC Berkeley School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach a course on Latin America. This course would teach students about a particular region of Latin America and provide instruction on the history, context and current events of that region. Students in this course will pitch stories and travel over spring recess to report and produce journalistic stories. The instructor will be expected to travel to the same region and coordinate with the students. Instruction should cover the logistics of how to work as a foreign correspondent, how to obtain visas, plan for travel, locate guides and fixers and operate within the context of changing ground conditions. This is a three-hour class, taught once a week for 15 sessions. It will be taught in-person in Berkeley, California. and will require additional hours of travel during spring recess March 27-31, 2023.

 

(CANCELED) Full Semester Course – Arts and Culture Reporting (15 weeks)

The UC Berkeley School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach a class on any topic related to arts or culture. The exact definition of this course is intentionally left open-ended to allow potential candidates to pitch ideas of how they would approach a course related to arts, entertainment, travel, food, fashion or any related areas. Candidates should pitch an idea in their cover letter, and optionally provide a sample syllabus. This is a three-hour class, taught once a week for 15 sessions. It will be taught in-person in Berkeley, Calif. Instruction should incorporate lectures, readings, discussions, practical activities, guest speakers, reporting assignments, and provide some editing feedback.  

 

(CANCELED) Full Semester Course – Reporting on Section 230 (15 weeks)

The UC Berkeley School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach or co-teach a class related to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The statute protects tech companies from lawsuits based on the content they host. This course will have students seek out stories related to Section 230 to humanize its effects, and educate the public on how this law impacts democracy and free speech. This is a three-hour class, taught once a week for 15 sessions. It will be taught in-person in Berkeley, Calif. Instruction should incorporate lectures, readings, discussions, practical activities, guest speakers, reporting assignments, and provide some editing feedback.  

 

Additional Information

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. For more information about these positions, including required qualifications and application materials, go to: 

ALL JOBS APPLY HERE:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03357 

 

Please contact utstein@berkeley.edu with questions. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. 

The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.