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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Communication
California State University San Marcos

The department consists of ten tenure track faculty and thirteen lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to approximately 800 students.  The revised Mass Media program will prepare students to understand the complexities of building and managing careers in media industries and occupations. 

Minimum requirements for the position include:  Ph.D. in Communication (or closely allied fields such as Media Studies), with an emphasis on emerging media. A Ph.D. must be in hand by August, 2014. Applicants must possess active research and teaching programs in media, and demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

Preferred requirements for the position include:
The successful candidate will have teaching and research expertise in comparative or critical qualitative research on emerging media. This may include but is not limited to game studies, social media, convergent media, and mobile communication in relation to issues of culture, social justice, and globalization.  Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will:
*       Teach core courses serving students in the Mass Media BA degree program within the Department of Communication, specifically but not limited to Mass Media Theory, Mass Media Technology, and Global Media.
*       Develop and teach upper division electives in their area of expertise, aligned with the three cornerstones of a newly revised Mass Media BA degree program: Theory and Application, Social and Cultural Impacts, Media History and Trends.
*       Connect the technical skills of Mass Media majors to critically analyzing and engaging with media in a variety of contexts.
*       Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications.
*       Represent the interests of the Department of Communication in a proposed interdisciplinary Convergent Journalism Minor.
*       Engage with the community through department, college, university, discipline, and community service.
*       Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission.

Applications must include:
*       Cover Letter
*       Curriculum vitae
*       Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired qualifications
*       Reprints of representative publications
*       Transcripts that include relevant course work
*       Two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities
*       In a 1-page, single-spaced statement, applicants should demonstrate intercultural competence with and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service.
*       Three current letters of recommendation
*       Faculty Application
Submit application.
A review of application will begin on December 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Requests for information should be addressed to:
Prof. Liliana Rossmann, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of background checks. Should the results of the background checks not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.  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 the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

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


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