The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism currently has a position open for a Professor of Documentary Production. Details below. As a lecturer at UCB since 2007, I can say from my own experience that UCB is a great place to work!
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The Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a professor position in documentary production, with a starting date of July 1, 2014. The successful candidate is eligible to be hired at one of the following levels: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.
Significant professional achievement in the field of documentary is required. The successful candidate must hold an outstanding reputation in one or more of the following areas: directing, producing, shooting, reporting, writing, editing, or other components of nonfiction production. The preferred candidate will bring to the job a strong vision for leading one of the country’s finest documentary programs into the future. He or she will be a journalist first, being versed in the skills, principles and ethics underpinning the profession, as well as the history and evolution of documentary film, and cutting edge technologies shaping the field. The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the School of Journalism, working with students who produce their own documentaries to fulfill their Master of Journalism project requirements and who upon graduation seek careers in the field.
The selected candidate will oversee a documentary curriculum in which the craft of reporting, writing, and narrative storytelling remain central to training. The candidate will teach the core courses in the documentary sequence. The School expects the candidate selected to remain engaged with the field, continuing to produce documentaries and participating in critical discourse surrounding it. As a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Journalism, the candidate will be expected to work with other faculty members in positioning the school to embrace the opportunities presented by the digital revolution. The successful candidate would be expected to participate actively in student advising and carry a fair share of faculty governance activities, including service on Journalism School committees.
The selected candidate will have program funds available, but additional money will be required for project and curricular needs, so skill in fundraising would be an advantage.
The minimum basic qualification to be considered an applicant is a B.A. degree or equivalent by time of application. At least 15 years active and fruitful professional experience in the field strongly preferred. Teaching experience is preferred. Academic title and salary will be commensurate with teaching experience and professional accomplishment.
The Graduate School of Journalism is a two-year Master of Journalism program enrolling a total of about 100 students who specialize in newspaper, magazine and long-form writing, television and radio broadcasting, multimedia, photography, and documentary film.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners or spouses, please visit: http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/
Deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. Candidates who qualify for the second round will be required to submit work samples. Work samples are not required in the first round. Prospective applicants should direct any questions to the following email address:firstname.lastname@example.org