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Instructor in Journalism and Media Studies

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Instructor in Journalism and Media Studies

Job no: 529903
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Journalism/Communication, Instruction

Department: Journalism
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins

October 6, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. This position will remain open until filled, with employment beginning ideally in the term immediately following the position being filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and teaching portfolio (link to online is fine), and upload two professional pieces.
Department Summary

The only comprehensive accredited journalism program in the Pacific Northwest, the SOJC offers majors in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations; Honors Program; and media studies minor; and supports UO's interdisciplinary Cinema Studies major and Multimedia and Native American Studies minors. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Media Studies and professional master's degrees in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, and Strategic Communication. The school supports an innovative undergraduate curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities both in Eugene and Portland. With more than 2,200 students, SOJC is one of six professional schools at UO. The UO is a Research I member of the American Association of Universities.
Position Summary

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a full-time instructor to join our thriving undergraduate program. The ideal candidate will teach reporting and writing as well as media literacy survey courses, will have experience producing journalism for social/mobile media, and will offer a vision for preparing students for the future of audio and video-based journalism and media production. Additionally, it is a plus if the candidate has experience teaching at the university level. The successful candidate also will be able to contribute to our professional master's programs including our Master's in Journalism.

The instructor hired for this role will teach 2-3 courses per term (8 courses per school year, including courses focusing on media literacy, writing and reporting, audio storytelling, and digital production). We seek a candidate who will value the connection between the “why” and the “how” of 21st-century media production.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment.
Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in journalism or related field. Significant professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree in some cases.
  • Three years of professional experience in reporting, especially audio journalism.
    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to teach reporting and writing as well as media studies courses.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working at the university level.

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