Expected start date: July 1, 2019
This is a full-time, tenured appointment.
The Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for an associate or full professor in documentary film. The successful candidate would also direct the School’s documentary program.
Significant professional achievement in the field of documentary is required. The successful candidate will have an outstanding reputation in one or more of the following areas: directing, producing, shooting, reporting, writing, editing, or other components of nonfiction production. The preferred candidate will bring to the job a strong vision for leading one of the country’s finest documentary programs into the future. He or she will be a journalist first, being versed in the skills, principles, and ethics underpinning the profession, as well as in the history and evolution of documentary film, and be familiar with cutting-edge technologies shaping the field. The successful candidate will teach at the master’s level in the Graduate School of Journalism, working with students who produce their own documentaries to fulfill their Master of Journalism project requirements and who upon graduation seek careers in the field.
The selected candidate will oversee and teach within a documentary curriculum in which the craft of reporting, writing, and narrative storytelling remains central. The School expects the candidate selected to remain engaged with the field, continuing to produce documentaries and participating in critical discourse surrounding it. As a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Journalism, the candidate will be expected to work with other faculty members in positioning the school to embrace the opportunities presented by the digital revolution. The successful candidate would be expected to participate actively in student advising and take part in faculty governance activities, including service on Journalism School committees. A firm commitment to the classroom and the program is expected.
The selected candidate will have program funds available, but additional money will be required for project and curricular needs, so skill in fundraising would be an advantage.
The Graduate School of Journalism is a two-year Master of Journalism program enrolling a total of 120 students who specialize in news and long-form writing, visual journalism, multimedia, audio journalism, photography, and documentary.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent international degree, or 10 years minimum professional experience at time of application.
- Experience mentoring or teaching at the professional level.
- A record of accomplishment in producing award-winning journalism.
- Record of successful fundraising.
- Managerial experience.
We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley 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 or spouses, please visit: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty
The School of Journalism seeks to set the gold standard for Inclusive Journalism: teaching it and inspiring students to become tomorrow's journalism leaders in the industry. This is done by propagating an expansive vision for journalism in the service of a diverse society, embracing a broad array of voices and stories and challenging journalists to expand their viewpoints. The faculty and students of the School of Journalism will reflect the diversity of the state of California, and the school's culture will foster transparency and engagement.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
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:
To Apply: Complete an application at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02022
Prospective applicants should direct any questions to the following email address: email@example.com
Applications should include the following:
- A cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position (required)
- Curriculum vitae or résumé (required)
- PDFs or links to three work samples (required)
- A statement on mentoring and/or teaching experience: one page detailing your prior work (formal or informal) advising, instructing and training early career professionals, students, or interns. (required)
- A statement on contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). (required)
Contact information for three letters of recommendation is also required. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Written references will not be requested unless a candidate is chosen. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications must be received by February 22, 2019.
Cover Letter - A cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position
Curriculum vitae or résumé - Your most recently updated C.V or résumé
PDFs or links to three work samples
A statement on mentoring and/or teaching experience - One page detailing your prior work (formal or informal) advising, instructing and training early career professionals, students or interns.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (For additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
- 3 required (contact information only)
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