The University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism seeks to appoint a Sessional Lecturer during the 2015 Winter session (September 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016) to teach up to 18 credits in its innovative graduate program, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, science, environment and public policy journalism as listed on its website: www.journalism.ubc.ca. The School offers concentrations in key areas of journalism, as well as academic specializations across disciplines.
A Master’s degree in journalism, mass communications, or a related discipline is preferred; however, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree plus exceptional professional and teaching skills may also be considered.
We seek applicants who have college-level experience in teaching multimedia journalism; professional experience of working in a newsroom as a reporter and/or editor, in addition to strong professional experience in producing stories for multiple platforms; and demonstrable ability to function effectively in a university environment.
The successful candidate is expected to provide high quality journalism instruction; possess strong organizational skills; have experience and knowledge of social media platforms and approaches to audience engagement; possess strong digital journalism skills, including knowledge of content management systems and tools for mobile and multimedia reporting and production; and be equipped to teach news gathering, reporting and editing across platforms. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to a student-centred approach to teaching through inquiry-based and cooperative learning and experience of working collaboratively in a team.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval and will be governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.
Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:
Peter Klein, Director and Associate Professor
Graduate School of Journalism
University of British Columbia
6388 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
Application deadline: March 20, 2015.
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