Instructor in Digital Video News Production/Broadcast
Faculty - Career
Review of Applications Begins
October 11, 2021; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
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and a cover letter.
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The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited
research and professional school serving approximately 2,450
undergraduates and 150 graduate students both on the University of
Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in
Portland. Degrees offered are the B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and
Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The School also
supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and
interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC
employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, more
than 50 graduate employees, and approximately 50 student employees.
Founded in 1916, the SOJC is one of the oldest journalism programs
in the nation. The School has a recently opened Experience Hub,
bringing a range of new production facilities for social media,
VR/AR, podcasting, and broadcasting.
The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a
member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of
Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The
Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its
dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We
are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade
The University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication
is looking for an innovative instructor for our video journalism
courses — one who has relevant professional experience in broadcast
television news, short-form video for social media, and/or related
specialties in producing video journalism. Amid the growing variety
of video platforms and possibilities online, the candidate ideally
will have the capacity to teach students to adapt audiovisual forms
of journalistic storytelling for social, mobile, and digital
Our journalism program emphasizes professional development,
experiential learning, community engagement, and a commitment to
social justice and diversity/inclusion. Students participate in
hands-on learning, from professional-style TV news production to
sports broadcasting (including e-sports) to student-run programs
such as Duck TV. The SOJC recently completed a multi-million dollar
renovation that includes an immersive media lab, podcast studio,
social media analytics lab, broadcast/photography studio and
screening room, and an e-sports broadcasting site.
The instructor hired for this role will teach 2-3 courses per term
(8 courses per school year, including courses involving Duck TV
oversight, an introduction to multimedia storytelling, reporting
for broadcast media, and a television newscast class, among other
courses as appropriate). We seek a candidate who will also guide
the broadcast/video journalism sequence toward digital delivery and
beyond traditional TV news.
The position will be based in Eugene, Oregon, and will primarily
focus on undergraduate teaching. However, the faculty member may
find opportunities to teach or co-teach in connection with our
Multimedia Journalism master's program in Portland and/or our
Eugene-based Journalism master's program.
Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from
- Master's degree in Journalism or related field. Significant
professional experience can substitute for an advanced degree in
- Three years of professional experience in broadcast news, or a
related area of video production.
- Ability to teach reporting and writing.
- Experience producing video journalism for social/mobile
- Possess a vision for preparing students for the future of
audio- and video-based journalism.
- Experience teaching at the university level.
- Expertise using drones for video production.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
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practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527736/instructor-in-digital-video-news-productionbroadcast-journalism