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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of News Reporting, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Main Duties:
The Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, seeks a professor of reporting. The successful candidate will be an accomplished senior reporter, columnist, or news editor who is capable of teaching students with disparate levels of workplace experience. The School is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, professional work, and service. Skill working in a multimedia news environment is a plus. In addition to continuing to produce professional works worthy of national recognition, our new professor of reporting will be expected to teach the required J200, Reporting the News course in the fall and two advanced reporting courses in the spring, and to participate in School governance as a full member of the faculty. This is a full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment; rank at time of appointment will be based on qualifications and experience. The expected start date for this appointment is July 1, 2018.
Required Knowledge:
Basic Requirements: -Master of Journalism or equivalent degree, or 10 years minimum relevant professional experience at time of application. Additional Requirements: -At least five years recent news reporting or editing experience at time of start. -Demonstrated ability to mentor or teach at the professional level. -A significant record of accomplishment in publications, recognition and/or impact. Preferred Qualifications: -Experience engaging in larger questions facing the journalism profession, such as bolstering public service reporting. -Potential to make strong contributions to diversity. -Expertise in a topical reporting area such as technology reporting, science reporting, etc.
Required Experience:
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and will be based on rank and step. This appointment will qualify for University of California health and welfare benefits at the full level. Information on the benefits of working for UC Berkeley can be found at: http:// The School of Journalism is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:
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Application Process:
To Apply: Complete an application at: Applications must include the following: -A cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position -Curriculum Vitae or resume -A statement on professional works: one to three pages giving an overview of themes or areas of interests in your work and thoughts on future directions -A statement on mentoring and/or teaching experience: one to two pages detailing your prior work (formal or informal) advising, instructing and training early career professionals, students, or interns. -Three examples of professional work previously broadcast or published (either as pdfs or links) -A statement on contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Guidelines on writing a statement of contribution to diversity can be found at guidelines-applicants- writing-statements for guidelines Contact information for three letters of recommendation is also required. Letters of reference will be only solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Potential referees will be directed to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. Applications must be received by November 13, 2017. Please direct questions to Hanna Knight at [email protected] The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: