California State University, Dominguez Hills

Assistant Professor of Communications
College of Arts and Humanities

Position Announcement

The Communications Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in its Journalism program, to begin Fall 2018.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will possess the teaching and professional experience needed to teach four courses per semester in the Journalism degree program. An outstanding ongoing commitment to remain current in the field is expected. Additional duties may include advising the student journalism club, and student advising and significant service at the department, college, and university levels.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
  • A record of at least five years’ professional practice in convergent journalism, broadcast journalism, or media management utilizing modern multimedia reporting tools.
  • English- and Spanish-language proficiency is required.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to advance the mission of the Journalism program as expressed in the Mission Statement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Mass Communications or a closely related field is preferred.
  • At least five years of professional Spanish-language journalism experience utilizing modern multimedia reporting tools is strongly desired.

Background Checks

  • The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.

Program Description
The Journalism program is housed in the Communications Department and serves more than 100 students. The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree program is dedicated to high standards in journalistic practices, skills, and specializations with a strong focus on analytical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving. Through innovative teaching practices, the program provides a broad-based curriculum designed to promote news and information literacy; proficiency in the various journalistic forms and styles; an understanding of the new media landscape; and information dissemination practices through contemporary and emerging media tools. The program is committed to freedom of the press, freedom of expression, freedom of inquiry, and the questioning of dominant institutional practices and ideologies. It encourages dedication to ethical practices including truth, accuracy, fairness, diversity, inclusivity, and independence.

Students seeking careers in print, digital, broadcast, and contemporary news media will complete the program proficient in journalistic practices including writing, research, reporting, interviewing, editing, and publishing across multiple platforms. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the technological, professional, and economic changes that transform the industry through a thorough examination of media institutions and structures. The program provides an understanding of media representations of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and encourages professional practice that respects all forms of diversity. It trains students to be sensitive to and provide a voice for underserved populations and communities; works in the public interest; and encourages community engagement and social responsibility to audiences and the society at large. Students who graduate with a Journalism degree compete for journalism careers regionally, nationally and globally.

Please visit http://cah.csudh.edu/communications/ for more information.

How to Apply
While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017.

Please visit California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at https://my.csudh.edu/psp/paaprd/EMPLOYEE/HDHPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

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