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[UPDATED CLOSE DATE] Associate Professor or Full Professor -- Disinformation, Technology and/or Climate Change -- School of Journalism

Position overview

Position title: Associate Professor or Professor
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open September 26, 2022 through Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for an Associate Professor of Full Professor specializing in Disinformation, Technology and/or Climate Change.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the School of Journalism. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The School is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

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.

Berkeley Journalism will hire new faculty who excel in research and creative work, but also faculty who are committed to all of the University's objectives: in addition to excellence in research and creative work, successful candidates should also demonstrate a commitment and capacity to teach, mentor students, provide service, and to further the University’s equity, inclusion, and belonging goals. In accordance with the above, 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 full-time commitment to the classroom and the program is expected. This is a full-time, tenured appointment.

The School of Journalism includes a two-year Master of Journalism program enrolling approximately 120 students who specialize in news and long-form writing, visual journalism, multimedia, audio journalism, photography, and documentary. We also have an undergraduate minor.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Advanced degree or 10 years minimum experience working as a Journalist at time of application.

Preferred qualifications
  • Master of Journalism
  • Experience mentoring or teaching at the professional level
  • A record of accomplishment in producing award-winning journalism
  • A record of successful fundraising
  • Managerial experience

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - 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 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

  • Work Sample (1)

  • Work Sample (2)

  • Work Sample (3)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will be requested only for those candidates selected as finalists for the position.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. 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 ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA