Adjunct Professors (assistant or associate)

University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, California)

Posted 8 months ago

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 23rd, 2020 
Next review date: Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm (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 Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for two positions for Adjunct Professors (assistant or associate) in the areas of Audio Journalism (50% time) and Computational Journalism (100% time) with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The selected Audio candidate will be a subject matter expert in a full range of audio media – produced features, in-studio broadcast, podcast, incidental sound for websites. The Computational candidate will have expertise in multimedia production and data-driven techniques. The successful candidates will be appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank based on professional experience and achievement.

The Graduate School of Journalism seeks candidates whose teaching and experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The School’s core educational mission is to train leaders of the next generation of multimedia journalists—strongly motivated individuals with reverence for truth, a hunger to discover and to inform, deep respect for thorough analysis, and an ardent embrace of civic engagement. Our program continues to be built on small classes, close faculty contact, and creative collaboration and emphasizes the production of high quality, publishable work.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly or creative activities, including how they make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population, and exhibit a deep commitment to student well-being. The incumbent is expected to work with other faculty members in positioning the School to continue to embrace the opportunities presented by the digital revolution.

On the application, please identify the Specialization for which you are applying: Audio Journalism (50%) Computational Journalism (100%)

Audio Journalism (50%)
The assistant or associate Adjunct Professor for Audio Journalism will administer and teach a comprehensive and coherent curricular program for students, both introductory and advanced, ensure that the Audio Media Program lab and equipment inventory is stocked for instructional needs, and provide hands-on technical support to students. The incumbent will participate in the Audio Media Program with advocacy and creative growth based on the needs of the students and the student feedback, and as new forms of audio, sound, and recording technologies become available. The incumbent will have an accomplished professional background and teaching experience or experience as a mentor or editor in the area of audio/radio journalism, a capacity for leadership, and possess technical proficiency in editing program tools and techniques. There is an expectation for fundraising using creative approaches and innovative ideas for industry contacts. There is potential to expand to full-time as the program grows.

Computational Journalism (100%)
The assistant or associate Adjunct Professor for Computational Journalism will teach courses in computer programming that equip students with the basics and advanced methods of web production using HTML, CSS, and Javascript, photojournalism, and multimedia storytelling tools and techniques, including story and production design, using the Adobe Creative Suite, video journalism basics around camera operation for both photography and video. The incumbent will have an accomplished professional background and teaching experience or experience as a mentor or editor in the area of multimedia journalism, a capacity for leadership, and possess technical proficiency in computer programming, photojournalism, and multimedia storytelling tools and techniques.
Both position incumbents will provide mentoring and advising to master’s degree candidates and will chair search committees for faculty hires as needed as well as representing each Program at senate faculty meetings as needed. Both incumbents will be expected to continue to pursue creative work in journalism so as to continually develop the Programs to further the intellectual life of the School.

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application):
• Advanced degree, or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in an advanced degree program.

Additional qualifications (by start date):
• Advanced degree

Preferred qualifications:
• Master of Journalism degree, or equivalent international degree
• Proven record of experience, understanding and/or advanced teaching techniques for:o Audio = Adobe Audition, ProTools, podcast production, script writing for audio/radio, radio broadcasting experience Computational = Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
• Demonstrated leadership abilities
• Record of professional accomplishment
• Prior experience teaching or mentoring at the graduate student level is highly preferable

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with 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.

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Letters of reference will be solicited of finalists. 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 positions will remain open until filled.

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Requirements Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter – Please identify which position you are applying for: Audio Journalism or Computational Journalism. In 1-2 pages describe your qualifications and interest in the position, teaching/professional experience, and your professional goals.
• Statement of Teaching – In one page, detail your prior teaching experience and/or mentoring and to what student type (early career professionals, college-level students, interns).
• Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – In one page or so, please provide a 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.

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3 required (contact information only)

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