The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon is seeking candidates to fill two positions on our internationally recognized faculty. We welcome qualified applicants who share our commitment to experiential learning, strategic thinking, social progress, and diversity to apply for these open positions:
Endowed Chair of Documentary Studies and Production: The SOJC seeks a renowned scholar in documentary studies and high-level film documentary professional who can also teach documentary concepts. Based at the main Eugene UO campus, this faculty member will assist in the inauguration of our school’s new Documentary Studies program by generating new ideas at the intersection of documentary theory, documentary production, journalism, and media studies, with an overall emphasis on the latest directions in nonfiction storytelling. Successful candidates will be at the associate or full professor level and will have a creative portfolio establishing preeminence in the field. This position will contribute to other UO programs as well, including the Clark Honors College and the Cinema Studies Department.
Assistant Professor, Immersive Media Psychology: Based at the SOJC’s Portland campus, this faculty member would assume a leadership role in supporting and managing the school’s new Oregon Reality (OR) Lab. This faculty member would teach several courses per year for graduate students in the Strategic Communication and Multimedia Journalism master’s programs in Portland and one to two courses each year in Eugene on special topics in immersive media as a strategic communication tool. We seek an individual with doctoral training in the fields of communication, psychology, information science, and/or human-computer interaction to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research exploring the psychological implications of immersive technologies.