San Diego State University

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Journalism
School of Journalism and Media Studies

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in journalism, at the rank of assistant professor.

Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in journalism

Start Date:
August 2015

The successful candidate will be able to teach across the undergraduate journalism curriculum, including both skills-based and theory courses, as well as graduate seminars in mass communication theory, advanced research methods, and journalism topics. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to have a scholarly research agenda in journalism and also provide service to the school, college and professional journalism communities.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacher-scholar model. An earned doctorate in journalism, mass communication or a related field is required by the position start date. Relevant professional work experience in journalism is required. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in journalism is required.

Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a track record of teaching college-level journalism courses, such as news writing and reporting, mobile reporting, digital and social media, investigative reporting, data journalism, web design and programming, data visualization, digital news production, photojournalism, multimedia reporting and storytelling. Applicants should be familiar with (a) the latest digital journalism applications, such as but not limited to, FinalCut Pro, Dreamweaver, and the Adobe Creative Suite; (b) social media platforms and tools such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter, and Facebook, among others; and (c) the latest mobile and digital tools for news gathering and reporting. Fluency in both English and another language (e.g., Spanish) would be a plus.

Rank and Salary:
This position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by August 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University:
The successful candidate will become part of a school with 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 20 part-time faculty, and more than 700 majors, pre-majors, and graduate students. Undergraduate program areas include advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. The School offers a master’s degree program in mass communication and media studies, as well as a master’s degree program in learning design and technology. The School is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, one of seven colleges that serve a university community of 35,000 students in a fast-growing, culturally rich, metropolitan area with a loyal regional base and strong national and international relationships. For more information, visit:

Applications: Review of application materials will begin September 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Each application should include (a) a letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, (b) a curriculum vita, (c) a transcript of all graduate courses taken, (d) a sample syllabus for a course the candidate has taught or would be interested in teaching, and (e) names and contact information for three references. All applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Amy Schmitz Weiss, Ph.D.
Journalism Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-4561

SDSU is a Title IX/Equal Opportunity Employer
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University of California, Irvine

Social Science Lecturers

The Social Science Undergraduate Studies Office is establishing a pool of qualified applicants as Lecturers to teach courses in Social Science, Social and Public Policy and Communications.

These positions may be available during the Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and/or Spring 2015 quarters. We are seeking candidates with strong teaching credentials who can contribute to the quality of our undergraduate program. The number of courses available varies by quarter and year.

Rank: Lecturer

Salary Range: $5,500 – $6,000 per course

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred in the related area of Social Science, Communications (or related fields) or Public Policy.

Positions May Be Available: Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching performance, a vita and a syllabus for proposed courses to:

Kristen Salsbury
Social Science Undergraduate Office
3151 Social Science Plaza A
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Or email to

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Closing Dates:
Fall 2014 Quarter, July 31, 2014
Winter 2015 Quarter, October 31, 2014
Spring 2015 Quarter, January 30, 2015

Los Angeles Community College District

The Los Angeles Community College District invites applications for Director of Communications and External Relations. The position plans, develops, implements, and directs an effective and strategic communications, public relations, and external relations program for the District that increases public awareness and support of District programs, services, and activities, and enhances the image of the District.
SALARY: $102,132 to $126,516 annually


Education: Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university, preferably with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field. A master’s degree in the aforementioned disciplines is desirable.

Experience: Five years of paid professional-level experience in managing a communications, public relations, or related program, which must have included experience with various media sources such as web-based, broadcast, and print media. Experience in an institution of higher learning is desirable. Experience with legislative activities is desirable.

Special: A valid Class “C” California driver’s license. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Excellent benefit package, 24 days paid vacation annually, 15 paid holidays/yr, PERS Retirement & more.

Call (213) 891-2129 for an application or apply online at:

Deadline to submit an application: 4:00 p.m., Friday, JUNE 27, 2014.