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Faculty Fellow

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

Take your journalism skills to the next level and deepen your understanding of environmental issues by applying for the 2019-2020 Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. Five accepted candidates will audit courses, participate in weekly seminars and field trips, and work on a significant project. These positions are offered by the Center for Environmental Journalism, part of the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Who We Are

The CEJ was established in 1992 at the University of Colorado Boulder to enrich public understanding of environmental issues by elevating the quality, range, and depth of coverage by journalists. The center does this by helping seasoned and emerging journalists enhance their knowledge of the scientific, economic, political, and social aspects of these issues.

The College of Media, Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. 

CU Boulder is a research university with about 25,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, yet only 27 miles from Denver, Boulder is often named one of the most desirable places in America to live.

What You Should Know

We are pleased to receive applications from international applicants; however, please be advised that you must be authorized to work in the United States to be eligible for this position.

This position is not eligible for paid leave, medical, dental, retirement or tuition benefits.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. The College of Media, Communication and Information strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment, and we welcome applications from racial and ethnic minorities, women, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator:

What We Can Offer

The program provides a $71,000 stipend. It also covers tuition and fees, a regional bus pass, and attendance at the annual SEJ conference. Employment begins at the start of the Fall 2019 semester and runs for nine months through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. All university breaks and holidays will be observed.



The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

The fellowship is open to full-time journalists working in any medium who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism. Applicants must have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and must also have at least a BA or BS college degree. Applicants may include reporters, editors, producers, photojournalists, documentarians, and feature writers. Both salaried staff and full-time freelancers are welcome to apply. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required. 

Special Instructions

The application deadline is March 1, 2019.  

All applications and attachments must be submitted online through the CU Boulder Jobs website and should include: 
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
    • Please address your professional autobiography in this document
  3. Sample of Work 
  4. Sample of Work
  5. Sample of Work
  6. Study Plan & Project Proposal 
Further instructions for the required materials will be given in the application.

Contact information for three references will be collected by our system during the application process. One letter should be from your immediate supervisor or, for freelancers, from an editor who has worked closely with you. References may receive an email request to provide a confidential letter of recommendation and will be given ample time to provide these letters once contacted. 

For more information on the application requirements, and fellowship information, visit the CEJ website

If you have technical difficulties submitting application materials, please contact All other job-related inquiries should be directed to the contact for this position.

Posting Contact Name: Center for Environmental Journalism

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer