The Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton is seeking a full-time lecturer with expertise in Spanish-language media to teach and mentor students in one of the largest communications programs in the United States, and in one of the nation's most vibrant media markets. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Position The successful candidate will have the capacity to be an excellent classroom teacher, an enthusiastic student mentor and coach, an inspiring ambassador for the Department to the University and professional community, and a pivotal collaborator with the College of Communications' Latino Communications Initiative.
Responsibilities include teaching a variety of communications skills classes. The candidate may specialize in one or more curricular concentrations - journalism, public relations, advertising or entertainment and tourism.
The Department of Communications is one of the largest and most diverse mass communications programs in the United States, situated in the second largest media market in the country. More than 2,200 students are enrolled in four concentrations with 75+ full- and part-time faculty members. The Department operates international programs, a graduate program, numerous laboratory facilities, an internship center, award-winning student media, a student advertising and public relations agency, a week-long signature university event called COMM Week, and many student organizations, clubs and competitions. The College of Communications partnership with Univision recently resulted in the creation of an on-campus Univision news bureau.
A master's degree in a relevant communications discipline or equivalent significant professional experience.
Strong verbal communication skills, spoken and written, in Spanish and English.
Significant professional experience in the media industry.
Ability to successfully teach a wide range of existing Communications courses.
Ability to teach courses for students interested in Spanish-language communications.
Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.
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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Expertise in digital production skills.
A strong network of bilingual media industry professionals.
Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative and collegial team member.
Demonstrated ability to be a meaningful mentor and coach to students.
Ability to take on leadership responsibilities related to the Latino Communications Initiative.
Experience working in a university environment.
Rank & Salary This is a full-time Lecturer position, non-tenure-track. Appointment is for one year and may be renewed for additional years, based on satisfactory performance and funds availability. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available. It includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner, access to campus childcare, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
Appointment Date August 2018
Application Procedure A complete on-line application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9713BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
letter of application
resume or curriculum vita
a one-page statement discussing your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF's diverse student body and community populations, including examples from your teaching, service or professional experience
Professional or academic writing samples in Spanish and English
three letters of reference (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by September 25, 2017 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.
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 Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton 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, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and appr...oximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.