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Job Listing - Assistant Professor at California State University

Monday, September 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By D. Robert Dechaine

Starting Date:  Fall, 2016

Minimum Qualifications:

ABD or Ph.D. in Communication or associated field. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for retention beyond the first year of employment. Applicants should have teaching and research experience in social media and new media technologies. 

Applicants should provide record of or potential for publication in refereed journals, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies. Applicants should demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication. Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment and an ability and/or interest in teaching in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.


Preferred Qualifications:

The best applicant will have a secondary area of teaching and scholarly interest that complements the current faculty. Areas of need include mass communication, health communication, public relations and advertising. Applicant should have experience in or willingness to engage in curriculum development.


In addition to teaching and scholarship, duties include student advisement, engaging in scholarly activity, and committee service for the Communication Studies Department, College of Arts and Letters, and the University. 


 Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University:        

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with other academic programs, including the Honors College and ethnic studies.


Required Documentation:  

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, but official transcripts required of finalists at a later stage), three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form:

Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.



Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format if emailed) and/or requests for information to:

Dr. Kevin Baaske, Associate Chair

 Department of Communication Studies

 California State University, Los Angeles

 5151 State University Drive

 Los Angeles, CA 90032


Note: 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.


Fingerprinting is required and will be checked by the California Department of Justice and FBI.


In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.




Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.


This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners

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