California State University, Long Beach, Communication Studies

Position ID:CSULB-Comm-ASSTPROFESSOR [#13757, 2599]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Communications
Appl Deadline:2019/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/05, finished 2020/02/21, listed until 2020/05/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH College of Liberal Arts Department of Communication Studies Tenure-Track Position Opening

Recruitment Number: 2599 Position: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Rhetorical Theory and Criticism) Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester) Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Department of Communication Studies is seeking an assistant professor of communication studies with expertise in rhetorical theory and criticism. While all applicants with research agendas in rhetoric are encouraged to apply, we are also interested in scholars with expertise in any of the following areas: Latinx, de-colonial, and/or indigenous rhetoric; critical race theory; queer theory; and intersectionality.

Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline; if Ph.D. is in a related discipline, must have a Master’s degree in Communication • Degree at the time of application or official notification of completion of doctoral degree by August 17, 2020 • Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at the college level • Evidence of potential for an ongoing, successful record of research, scholarly and creative activities, and publication • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population Preferred Qualifications: • Ability to teach courses in rhetorical theory and criticism • Experience teaching writing intensive classes • A research agenda that employs rhetorical methodologies • A commitment to engaging students outside of the classroom through mentoring, internship supervision, program development, career guidance, and/or service learning Duties: • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetorical criticism and rhetorical theory, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise • Engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in conference presentations and publication Advise and direct students in academic projects and scholarly activities • Participate in service to department, college, university, and community

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.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

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: • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications • CV (including current email address) • Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree (also include Master’s degree, if applicable) • Summary of teaching evaluations

Finalists will also be required to submit the following: 1) A signed SC-1 form, and 2) An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

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:

Jennifer Asenas, Department Chair California State University, Long Beach Department of Communication Studies 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-2009

(562) 985-4301 or

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 18, 2019 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 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, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Communication Studies
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-2009

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