The Department of Journalism & Public Relations at California State University, Long Beach is seeking applications for an assistant professor of journalism position beginning August 2022. Successful candidates will have expertise in digital tools and storytelling strategies (audio, television news and/or multimedia) and experience covering historically underrepresented communities. Additional requirements and application instructions are below. Review of applications will start January 21, 2022.
• M.A. or M.F.A. in journalism, mass communication or relevant discipline
• Professional journalism experience covering historically underrepresented communities such as, but not limited to, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black and/or Indigenous populations
• Expertise in digital journalism tools and storytelling strategies (audio, television news and/or multimedia)
• Demonstrated potential or excellence in teaching at the college level
• Record of and/or demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities
• Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
• Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or relevant discipline. Degree at the time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2022.
• Exceptional professional journalism experience for at least five years that is equivalent to the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge associated with a terminal degree
• Demonstrated achievement in scholarly research and publication or a defined research agenda
• Teaching experience at the college level, especially in journalism
• Commitment to the student success and equity missions of the department and university
• Activity or leadership in professional journalism affiliation and advocacy organizations such as, but not limited to, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Native American Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Association of LGBTQ Journalists
• Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body
• Teach undergraduate journalism courses [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
• Curriculum and program development and keep content current
• Maintain and engage in original scholarly research that leads to peer-reviewed presentations and publications
• Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees and participating in other activities
• Serve as the faculty advisor to a student club or media associated with the department
• Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community
The department is home to close to 40 full- and part-time faculty members and around 600 majors and minors. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, and we offer four academic programs: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Minor in Journalism and Minor in Public Relations. The department houses award-winning student media (Daily 49er, DIG Magazine and DIG en Español) and hosts active campus chapters of national organizations such as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Public Relations Student Society of America, National Association of Black Journalists and Asian American Journalists Association. The department’s curriculum is digital centric, and we are committed to keeping it current and relevant.
The CSULB campus is located in the second largest media market in the United States and is in the heart of Southern California, 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, 15 miles west of Disneyland and minutes from the Pacific Ocean. With more than 35,000 students, CSULB is one of the largest and most desirable campuses in the 23-campus California State University system.
Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/cfa-unit-3-benefits-summary.pdf
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
How to Apply – Required Documentation:
• An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
• Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
• Names and contact information for three references
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
• Finalists will also be required to submit 1) a signed SC-1 form, 2) three current letters of recommendation, and 3) an official transcript (e-transcript preferred)
Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19516
Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.
Requests for information should be addressed to:
Teresa Puente, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Journalism & Public Relations
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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. Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.