University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Graduate School of Journalism


Berkeley Journalism is seeking a part-time instructor to teach the following course during the Fall 2022 semester:

Advanced Cinematography and Sound — Vérité Edition 33% time appointment (3 teaching hours/week for 15 weeks)

The School of Journalism is seeking a lecturer to teach a course on cinematography and sound with an emphasis on vérité style filmmaking. This course would centrally cover foundational techniques in cinematography—lighting, framing, composition, camera angles and related aspects. The curriculum would include instruction on sound and its supporting role in film. The instruction would primarily focus on hands-on equipment instruction, review of works by both professional filmmakers and by students. Candidates should have a firm grasp of professional production, including lights, lenses, and cameras. A syllabus will be provided, but instructors are welcome to bring fresh ideas and lessons. Candidates with strong professional experience in documentary cinematography are especially encouraged to apply.

This teaching position is expected to deliver the specified hours of course delivery per week for Fall 2022. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. For more information about this position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to:

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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.

The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

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