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Lecturer and Teacher-Special Programs - School of Journalism - UC Berkeley

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 24th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Lecturer Pool – Journalism – School of Journalism
• Lecturer
• Teacher–Special Programs

The School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified part-time or full-time temporary instructors to teach Summer Sessions and academic-year courses.

These are not tenure-track positions—selected candidates will hold the title of Lecturer. We are also seeking applicants for Teacher Special Programs (TSP), should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.

If you viewed an announcement about a lecturer or TSP need for a specific course, this is the place to apply. This is our generic lecturer / TSP pool recruitment, which we draw from for all new Lecturer / TSP hires for the 2020-21 academic year. For Lecturers, in addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties will include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Lecturer in Summer Sessions appointments will be made for the six-week term from beginning July 6, 2020 through August 14, 2020.

Our needs for Journalism courses in Summer Sessions 2020 include, but may not be limited to:

• J130, Business Reporting
• J134, International Reporting

The number of available academic-year positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the School. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Review for fall semester 2020 teaching needs will begin in March 2020. Review for spring semester 2020 teaching needs will begin in July 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed through March 24, 2021. If you wish to remain in the pool after March 24, 2021, you will need to reapply.

In 2020-21, the School anticipates hiring needs including, but not limited to:

• J200, Reporting the News — Oakland North
• J200, Reporting the News — topic to be determined
• J216, New Media Master’s Project Seminar
• J219, Videography
• J275, Introduction to Audio

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have either a Bachelor's or equivalent international degree at the time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: Ten years of professional journalistic experience. Prior experience teaching undergraduates, or similar experience, for summer sessions, and prior experience teaching graduate students, or similar experience, for classes in fall 2020 and spring 2021. In addition, a demonstrated record of professional achievement.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position is commensurate with teaching and professional experience. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Additional information on working for UC can be found here:http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/working-at-uc/index.html

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and encourage equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

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.

To Apply: Complete an application at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02551
Please indicate the specialization(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Applicants will also be required to include contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted for finalists.

Please direct questions regarding this recruitment to Aimee Larsen at aimeel@berkeley.edu

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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Examples of Course Syllabi (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)