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Assistant or Associate Adjunct Professor-Investigative Reporting- School of Journalism

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The Graduate School of Journalism, Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an adjunct professor at the assistant or associate rank in the area of Investigative Reporting, at full-time, with an expected start date of May 1, 2016.

The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP), established formally in 2006, originated in 1991 in seminars taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and producer Lowell Bergman. The IRP is both a graduate-level training program and a nonprofit news producer, generating stories for major broadcast, print and online outlets. Additional information on the IRP can be found at:

The Adjunct Professor will engage in substantial professional works and will hold responsibility similar to managing editor for IRP projects. The incumbent will oversee and direct the day-to-day editorial operations of IRP reporting projects, approving or denying pitched stories, determining how stories are reported, setting deadlines, editing articles and scripts, and working with collaborators and other media outlets. The incumbent will teach or co-teach related courses in investigative reporting, including but not limited to Investigative reporting seminars and will develop additional course offerings for both undergraduate and graduate students as well providing mentoring and advising to master’s degree candidates and IRP Fellows. The Adjunct Professor will participate in developing programs to further the intellectual life of the IRP and in service to the profession. The IRP is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. The successful candidate will be appointed at the assistant or associate rank based on professional experience and achievement.

Basic qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Journalism or equivalent degree or at least 5 years of relevant professional experience is required at time of application.

Additional qualifications: Experience with advanced editorial techniques is required. Must have a demonstrated record of professional accomplishment as an investigative reporter. Prior experience teaching or mentoring at the graduate student level is required.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong leadership abilities and have a proven record of mentoring and developing reporting abilities in others.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with professional experience. Depending on rank, the initial annual salary for this position will be at least 72,000 and likely not exceed 100,000.

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:

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Completed applications must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, summary of teaching experience, publications. A statement of contributions to diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service is optional.

Applicants must also provide contact information for three letters of recommendation. Letters will only be requested for final candidates. 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 letters.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions regarding this recruitment to Hanna Knight at

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:

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Statement

  • Summary of Teaching Experience

  • Publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)