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15 Aug 2019

Full-Time Professor of Documentary

University of Oregon – Posted by SOJC OPS Eugene, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Job no: 524126
Work type: Faculty – Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Journalism/Communication

Department: School of Journalism and Communication
Rank: Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials (or nominations) by January 15, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Required Application Materials
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names of four (4) academic references.

We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact SOJC Operations at 541-346-3561. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair, Julianne H Newton, Professor of Visual Communication, at jhnewton@uoregon.edu

Position Announcement
Endowed Chair in Documentary Studies and Production

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon (UO) is proud to announce a position for a tenured Professor as the inaugural holder of an endowed chair in Documentary Studies and Production. This hire will join a nationally recognized school that emphasizes critical thinking, in depth reporting and representation, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

The successful candidate will be a high-level film documentary professional who can also teach documentary concepts and principles at the intersections of documentary theory, documentary production, journalism, and media and cinema studies, with an overall emphasis on the latest directions in non-fiction storytelling. The new colleague should be poised to teach documentary production and non-fiction storytelling across media platforms.

In addition, we look for candidates who can contribute to teaching documentary history and theory and who can help develop new coursework that enhances our journalism and media studies curricula, as well as the cinema studies curriculum. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and respect for diverse viewpoints in classroom instruction, offer a working knowledge of legal and ethical issues affecting documentary film/video, and support critical analysis of audiovisual communication and its impact on society.

Department or Program Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication is an ACEJMC-accredited program with a century-long history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in Advertising, Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in Media Studies.

Minimum Requirements
Terminal degree (M.A., M.F.A. or PhD.)
Prior university-level teaching or evidence of ability to teach at the university level
A distinguished record of high-level documentary work befitting an incoming endowed chair and professor
A commitment to support the University’s emphasis on academic excellence in a culturally diverse environment is critical

Preferred Qualifications
Experience teaching at the graduate level

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American
Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

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 employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment 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, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

Advertised: 08 Aug 2019 Pacific Daylight Time
First review: January 15, 2020

How to Apply

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/524126/professor-of-documentary

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: cinema, Communication, film, film studies media studies, journalism, movies, and stories. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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