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Instructor - Media Law & Ethics

Application Window

Open date: July 14th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.

Course Description:
For journalists, media lawyers, paralegals, and other communications professionals. This course analyzes the rights and responsibilities of the media. Instruction examines undercover investigations, ethics, defamation, invasion of privacy, reporter's privilege and shield laws, access to courts and records, copyrights, and responsibility in the age of blogs and digital journalism.

Instructor Duties:
• Develop or update course syllabus to meet campus approval requirements, in
consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director and Program Manager.
• Prepare course materials and learning assessments appropriate to the subject matter.
• Deliver instruction as assigned.
• Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform as appropriate.
• Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after course end date.
• Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
• Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:
• A minimum of eight years of experience in journalism and media law.
• Advanced degree in Law, Journalism, or related discipline preferred.
• College level teaching experience preferred.
• Experience teaching adult learners preferred.
• Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity.
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
convey complex concepts and information.
• Highly effective interpersonal skills.
• Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional associations preferred.
• Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and
online teaching tools

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • A minimum of eight years of experience in journalism and media law.
    • Advanced degree in Law, Journalism, or related discipline preferred.
    • College level teaching experience preferred.
    • Experience teaching adult learners preferred.
    • Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity.
    • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
    convey complex concepts and information.
    • Highly effective interpersonal skills.
    • Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional associations preferred.
    • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and
    online teaching tools

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06688

Help contact: vlarians@unex.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.