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Assistant or Associate Professional Practice Professor - Supervising Producer Documentary Journalism

Job Summary

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks a supervising producer for its documentary journalism center. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience in documentary-related or journalism-related work. This 12-month faculty member will serve the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism and its hands-on teaching approach to creating documentary content. Candidates must excel at storytelling and have experience with the tools necessary to create long-form, visual documentary content. The successful candidate must be able to take part in the day-to-day operations of the center, including the following duties:

  • Teaching several of the center’s courses, including courses that involve teaching aspects of camera work, field audio and video/audio editing
  • Supervising a laboratory for the production of documentary journalism content
  • Operating film company Method M Films
  • Managing the center’s Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival
  • Supervising numerous documentary screenings for the students, school and community each year
  • Identifying ways to innovate with the other School of Journalism newsrooms and agencies.
  • Managing the submission of student capstone films to appropriate film festivals and contests; and managing licensing of student documentaries for public exhibition
  • Along others in the center, maintaining and improving a curriculum of documentary courses

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least five years of experience in the documentary or journalism field.
Candidates will be evaluated on highest degree earned.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


Date Posted: May 13, 2022
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How to Apply

Apply online at Reference job ID 41650.

Applications must include an academic CV or professional resume, links to recent creative or journalistic work by the candidate, references in the field and a cover letter that must also include an analysis of the current documentary landscape. Applicants also must provide a one-page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Hiring is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2022 with an immediate start date.

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