Graduate School of Journalism
University of California, Berkeley
Investigative Reporting
Associate or Full Professor

Expected Start Date: January 1, 2020

This is a full-time, tenured appointment.

The Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications from candidates to lead its Investigative Reporting Program and hold the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor in Investigative Reporting Endowed Chair. The successful candidate would be eligible to be appointed at the level of associate or full professor.

The ideal candidate for this position is a veteran journalist with a distinguished record in high-impact investigative reporting, as writer, editor or producer and as team-leader. Experience across various media–e.g. film, photography, digital packages, long-form writing–is a plus, as is evidence of successful teaching, mentoring and managing in professional or academic settings. The professorship will include teaching and executive responsibility for the Investigative Reporting Program. It is expected that the IRP will continue to direct its energies toward producing high-quality projects and placing them for wide distribution in both print and documentary outlets. New leadership will come with ideas and aspirations that we look forward to hearing about.

The Investigative Reporting Program was established in 2006 by veteran journalist Lowell Bergman, who currently holds the Logan Chair. It has evolved from a single seminar to encompass a nonprofit newsroom, an annual conference and a post-graduate fellowship program. Through its various projects, students have opportunities to gain practical experience in developing major stories for some of the nation’s foremost print and broadcast outlets. The IRP also works closely with master’s students in the Journalism School to develop and publish their own investigative projects.

The IRP has been dependent on a steady inflow of philanthropic funds, and the successful candidate should be prepared to coordinate with the School’s development arm in identifying, approaching and securing funds. Experience in fundraising would be a plus.

Basic Qualifications:
-Advanced degree or 10 years minimum experience working as an investigative reporter at time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Master of Journalism-Experience mentoring or teaching at the professional level.
-A record of accomplishment in producing award
-winning journalism.
-Record of successful fundraising.
-Managerial experience.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and encourage equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners or spouses, please visit:

The School of Journalism seeks to set the gold standard for Inclusive Journalism: teaching it and inspiring students to become tomorrow’s journalism leaders in the industry. This is done by propagating an expansive vision for journalism in the service of a diverse society, embracing a broad array of voices and stories and challenging journalists to expand their viewpoints. The faculty and students of the School of Journalism will reflect the diversity of the state of California, and the school’s culture will foster transparency and engagement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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Prospective applicants should direct any questions to the following email address:

Applications should include the following:


• A cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position (required)

• Curriculum vitae or résumé (required)

• PDFs or links to three work samples. (required)

• A statement on mentoring and/or teaching experience: one page detailing your prior work(formal or informal) advising, instructing and training early career professionals, students, or interns. (required)

• A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (For additional information go to (required)

Contact information for three letters of recommendation is also required. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Written references will not be requested unless a candidate is chosen. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by March 25, 2019. Please note that it is not necessary to apply again if you have submitted materials in response to the original advertisement.