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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Communications/Journalism

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.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Communication Studies seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic, and accomplished teacher/scholar to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position. The successful candidate will teach the department’s core courses and specialize in one or more of the department’s concentration areas: media studies, relational and organizational communication, and strategic communication. Our department mission emphasizes fostering communication and media literacies in the service of global citizenship, community participation and ethical leadership. We also strive to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop more satisfying personal and professional relationships, and prepare students for successful and ethically informed careers. We are committed to sustaining a culturally diverse environment for our faculty and students.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department’s core communication curriculum (communication theory, communication research methods, and communication ethics), and in one or more of the concentration areas. Additional responsibilities include: advising and mentoring students; engaging in professional and scholarly activities; serving on thesis committees; and providing service to the department, campus, and community.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in communication, with degree in hand by time of appointment.
  • Qualifications for the position include:
    • Record of excellent teaching at the college or university level.
    • Ability to teach the department’s core courses.
    • Experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and/or serving diverse student populations, 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 research or creative works in or related to one or more of the department’s concentration areas.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Record of scholarship which focuses on underrepresented groups, diversity, equity, and/or social justice.
  • Research that focuses particularly on Latinxs in the U.S., African Americans, and/or Native Americans. 
  • Established record of teaching courses related to the department’s undergraduate core curriculum.
  • Experience teaching graduate theory and methods courses.
  • Clearly defined research agenda.

Evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be noted in application.

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.

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.

To find out more about the Department of Communication Studies: https://www.csusb.edu/communication-studies

For more information regarding the position, please contact: 

Department Chair

Dr. Shafiq Rahman

909-537-5820

(Shafiqur.Rahman@csusb.edu)

Recruitment Chair

Brian Heisterkamp

909-537-7665

bheister@csusb.edu

 

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 research experience/plans                                                                                                                     

  1. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.  
  2. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  3. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may 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.
  4. 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 you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=503908&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243  

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest

 

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