Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication
California State University Northridge
Effective Date of Appointment: August 2015 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
California State University Northridge (CSUN), one of the largest of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, is located 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of 1.8 million people. CSUN enrolls approximately 38,000 students from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. CSUN is home to 9 Colleges, offering baccalaureate degrees in 69 programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate programs, 2 doctorate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status.
The Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge seeks a qualified candidate to fulfill a tenure track position in Intercultural Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department invites applications from scholars with a wide range of research interests and methodological approaches within this area of specialization. The candidate must have the following qualifications: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited University; demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in Intercultural Communication; demonstrated potential for scholarly activity resulting in publication or equivalent in Intercultural Communication Studies; and active participation in the discipline of Communication. Desirable qualifications include established excellence in intercultural communication scholarship addressing significant global and local issues such as globalization, new media, and social justice as well as a commitment to supporting colleagues’ intellectual and professional development. Applicants must demonstrate experience and commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, as well as an interest in community outreach.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Intercultural Communication and secondary areas as needed; advise and mentor students; develop curriculum in areas of specialization; engage in a systemic program of scholarship resulting in dissemination of that work; serve on department, college, and university committees; participate in the department’s commitment to serving diverse populations, service learning and community-based partnerships. CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple teaching and learning modalities.
Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. Complete applications must include: 1) letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications described above; 2) current vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Position is open until filled.
Please send application materials via electronic mail to the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Kathryn Sorrells, Department Chair
Department of Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8257