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Instructor - Media Law & Ethics

University of California, Los Angeles
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Instructor - Media Law & Ethics
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06688

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

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    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,

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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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