CSU San Marcos Job Ad: Conflict & Peace Studies (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor, Conflict and Peace Studies at California State University San Marcos, CA, USA. Deadline: September 15, 2018.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication by August 2019. Candidates in interdisciplinary fields with extensive communication training, teaching and/or scholarship will also be considered. A scholar with demonstrated capacity to launch and sustain a research program of quality in conflict and peace studies from a communication perspective. Applicants must possess demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

CSU San Marcos job ad: International/Transnational Communication

Tenure Track Faculty Position in International or Transnational Communication
Department of Communication
California State University San Marcos
EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall semester, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication in hand by August, 2015. A scholar who works at the intersection of communication and culture at the global level from a qualitative, critical, interpretative, textual or rhetorical perspective. Applicants must possess an active research program in the area of communication and culture globally as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have research expertise in international or transnational communication at the macro level in order to broaden students’ perspectives about the ways that global issues influence the study of communication. Candidate has experience teaching intercultural communication. Areas of preferred emphasis include one or more of the following: human rights, global movements, international labor issues, postcolonialism, international relations, cultural inflections of citizenship and public culture, NGOs, terrorist studies, sovereignty, critical whiteness studies, international disputes, and/or globalization. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will:
• Develop new electives in their areas of expertise;
• Deliver Intercultural Communication (COMM 330) and assist in delivering one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Communication (COMM 100), Argumentation and Dialogue (COMM 200), or Communication Theory (COMM 300);
• Serve the Critical Intercultural Communication minor;
• Teach and develop courses in the Communication major;
• Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications;
• Engage with the community through department, college, university, discipline, and community service.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. Position open until filled. All applications must include a completed Faculty Application; cover letter; a one-page explanation in which applicants address their demonstrated intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address both the minimum and preferred qualifications; a maximum of three reprints of representative scholarly activities; copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work; and two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities. In addition, three current letters of recommendation must be provided by the deadline. Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission.

To submit, please email your materials. Requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Michelle A. Holling, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication

The department consists of 11 tenure track faculty and sixteen 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 slightly over 800 students, in addition to multiple sections of Oral Communication (GEO 102) that serve the entire university. 

The university is particularly interested in hiring candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 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, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran status. 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.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check 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.

CSU San Marcos job ad

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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