Open date: February 21, 2023
Most recent review date: Sunday, Jul 30, 2023 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, Feb 21, 2024 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.
The School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley is accepting applications for qualified temporary, part-time instructors to teach both during the regular academic-year year and in our Summer Minor program. Applicants will be reviewed for positions as needs arise. As a professional school, the School of Journalism is seeking practitioners to bring real-world experience to the classroom. Among the needs we generally have, we are often seeking practitioners with skills in:
– News writing and reporting, either in daily reporting or long-form narrative writing.
– Video news, including documentary filmmaking or short form video storytelling.
– Audio news, including podcasting, radio reporting, audio editing or sound design.
– Multimedia storytelling, including visual design, audience engagement, social media, emerging story forms like VR/AR, and mobile platforms.
– Data journalism, including data visualization, data coding (Python or R), spreadsheets, public records, and similar tools used for data-driven stories.
– Topical expertise, including but not limited to climate change, science, politics, business, race and inequality, investigative reporting, or other topical expertise.
We are interested in candidates who express strong commitments to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice. Instructors will be required to complete pedagogical training on inclusive teaching practices, and ensure their teaching materials come from the widest range of perspectives along race, gender identity, socioeconomics, and geography.
Appointments for primary instructors will be made in the Lecturer title. Time commitments vary depending on the class, but are typically one day a week of teaching for two or three hours. Other duties include ancillary responsibilities like holding office hours, assigning grades, attending appropriate meetings / orientations, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Candidates may also be considered for hourly appointments as Teacher-Special Programs (TSP). TSPs teach a narrow subject as part of another course, or assist courses in other ways. Time commitments for TSPs vary, and in most cases are only for a limited period of the semester.
Unless otherwise noted, it should be expected that classes will be held in-person so candidates will be required in most cases to physically teach at UC Berkeley campus. Please refer to our supplemental job ad for any limited remote-teaching opportunities.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree, or 10 years of professional journalism experience.
Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 10 years of professional journalism experience, or journalism-adjacent experience. Ideal candidates will have worked as journalists, or in journalism-adjacent environments, and have experience in publishing, editing, or creating content for public consumption. Teaching and mentorship experience is preferred but not required, and may include college teaching, conference workshops, mentorship programs, or other forms of instruction.
In addition, a demonstrated record of professional achievement, such as significant published work, journalism awards, or other accomplishments is preferred.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Please optionally include any course proposals.
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
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).
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UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.