Lecturer - Media Studies - College of Letters and Science
University of California Berkeley
November 16, 2017
Open date: November 13th, 2017
Next review date:January 5th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 5th, 2018 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.
UC Berkeley's interdisciplinary Media Studies program is seeking one or more candidates to fill full-time, one-year lecturer positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Media Studies at Berkeley is one of three major programs in the Office of Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies. Expected start date is July 1, 2018.
A full-time teaching load is six classes per year (3:3), or five classes plus some advising (2:3). Full time lecturers are also expected to hold regular office hours and attend faculty meetings.
Desirable candidates should be generalists in the field, able to teach a variety of courses that fit within our program's emphasis on media history, theory, and criticism. We are looking for candidates able to teach either one of our large (200+) undergraduate lecture courses: 'Media and Democracy' or 'Understanding Journalism.' Expertise and teaching experience in any of these additional areas are particularly desirable: ethnicity/race, gender/sexuality, international media (particularly East Asian and/or global south), Internet/social media, research methods, television, film.
Minimum Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Previous teaching experience in Media Studies or related field is also required.
Additional Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Communication/Media Studies or a related field by the position start date. For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.
Salary: $53,402 minimum full-time annual salary base; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Media Studies is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
Quantitative summaries of most recent teaching evaluations (may include up to three years) Proposed course syllabus for the Media and Democracy and/or the Understanding Journalism course. (Media and Democracy may include the following areas of investigation: media structures, economics, regulation, policy, and political engagement. Understanding Journalism may include key journalistic principles and practices; changing economic models and audiences, international news coverage and global news flows.) Contact information only of three professional references. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists
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