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Lecturer and Teacher-Special Programs Pool -- Journalism -- Graduate School of Journalism
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 29, 2021
Title Lecturer and Teacher-Special Programs Pool -- Journalism -- Graduate School of Journalism
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 4/27/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Journalism

Lecturer and Teacher-Special Programs Pool -- Journalism -- Graduate School of Journalism

Lecturer and Teacher-Special Programs Pool - Journalism - Graduate School of Journalism

  • Lecturer
  • Teacher-Special Programs

The School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary, part-time instructors to teach both during the regular academic-year year and in our Summer Sessions program.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and encourage equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and service.

Selected candidates will either be a lead instructor holding the title of Lecturer, or in a supporting role as a Teacher-Special Programs (TSP). These are not tenure-track positions.

UC Lecturers and TSPs are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

This pool recruitment is where we draw all new Lecturer / TSP hires. If you are interested in teaching any course at Berkeley Journalism in Summer, and / or the academic year, this is the place to apply. The number of available positions vary between Summer Sessions, and from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the School.

For Lecturers, time commitments vary depending on the class, but are typically one or two days a week and include classroom teaching responsibilities, holding regular office hours, assigning grades, attending appropriate meetings / orientations, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

It is anticipated classes will be held in-person or in a hybrid model, so candidates will be required in most cases to physically teach at UC Berkeley campus. Please refer to future supplemental job ads for any limited remote-teaching opportunities. Because of the uncertain nature of the pandemic, instructors must be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools if needed.

Our needs for Journalism courses in Summer Sessions include, but may not be limited to:

-J111 Journalism and Social Media
-J120 Investigative Reporting

For the academic year, we generally have needs in, but may not be limited to:

-News writing and reporting, both daily news reporting and long-form narrative.
-Video news, including cinematography, video editing (Adobe Premiere), sound editing, lighting and respective camera gear (Sony and Canon).
-Audio news, including podcasting and radio reporting, audio editing (Adobe Audition), and sound design.
-Multimedia storytelling, including visual design and layout, 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.

Please indicate the specialization(s) for which you would like to be considered.

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