Assistant Professor in Journalism: Communication Studies California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.
Typical Activities JOB SUMMARY The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Journalism position. We invite all theoretical and methodological perspectives; candidates who focus on Chicana/o/x/Latina/o/x Spanish language/bilingual media are preferred. Responsibilities may include supervision of print and online publication of the student newspaper, The Coyote Chronicle. In addition to entry-level newswriting, journalism practicum, and core communication classes, ideal candidates will be expected to develop and teach upper-division journalism classes in multimedia production, online journalism, and data journalism. The candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community at CSUSB.
Minimum Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
A terminal degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Communication or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Communication.
Candidates are required to have professional experience in journalism with a demonstrated understanding of industry standards in current journalism practices.
Record of excellent teaching at the college or university level of journalism, media studies, communication, and/or related fields. Experience working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation and non-traditional students who come from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds.
Record of scholarship and/or professional practice/industry experience which focuses on underrepresented groups, particularly Latinxs in the U.S., African Americans, and/or Native Americans.
Specialization in Chicana/o/x/Latina/o/x bilingual (Spanish/English) journalism.
Experience working in an HSI or HBCU.
Experience working with diverse groups of people.
The ability to teach some core communication courses, such as communication theory and research methods.
Develop and teach upper-division journalism classes in multimedia production, online journalism, and data journalism.
Three to five years of professional practice experience in journalism with a strong understanding of industry-standards in current journalism practices.
Research publications and conference presentations in the field of journalism/communication with an emphasis in journalism. Preference will be given to: 1. the record of scholarship/production which focuses on underrepresented groups, particularly Latinxs in the U.S., African Americans, and/or Native Americans; 2. Specialization in Latina/o/x bilingual (Spanish/English) Journalism.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Supplemental Information ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Communication Studies offers a B.A. in Communication Studies with concentrations in Media Studies, Relational and Organizational Communication, and Strategic Communication; and an M.A. in Communication Studies. Students have many opportunities to explore all aspects of the field through our wide range of concentrations, minors, internship opportunities, events, departmental clubs, and advising. Dynamic and growing, we have one of the largest numbers of undergraduate majors of any department in the College of Arts and Letters.
HOW TO APPLY Please submit 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter that includes: a. A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy b. A statement of your teaching experience/plans 3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching. 4. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment). 5. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email address of three (3) whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process. 6. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared your for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
Formal review of applications will begin on November 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.