California State University, Long Beach, Journalism and Public Relations-College of Liberal Arts

Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Area: Journalism / Journalism
Starting Date:2021/08/20
Appl Deadline:2021/05/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/05/07, listed until 2021/05/01)
Position Description:    


College of Liberal Arts

Department of Journalism & Public Relations

Tenure-Track Position Opening Recruitment Number: 2621

Position: Assistant Professor of Journalism

Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications: • MFA or equivalent terminal degree in mass communication or relevant discipline • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of terminal degree by August 1, 2021 • Professional experience in journalism • Demonstrated potential to teach undergraduate students in at least one of the following specialty areas: news writing and reporting, editorial design (print and digital), photojournalism, podcasting, television news, multimedia storytelling, social media, data journalism • Record of successful scholarly or creative publication and/or defined research agenda • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with diverse student populations Preferred Qualifications: • Ph.D. in mass communication or relevant discipline • Prior teaching at the college level • Ability to teach a variety of department courses • Demonstrated research and/or teaching ability in journalism history and/or diversity in media • Competence in multiple modes of instruction (in-person, hybrid and/or online) • Expertise in digital journalism

Duties: • Teach undergraduate courses. Required mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof. • Conduct original research leading to publications and presentations • Participate in service to the 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.

The department is home to more than 30 full- and part-time faculty members and close to 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 and National Association of Black Journalists. The department’s curriculum is digital centric, and we are committed to keeping it current and relevant.

The CSULB campus is located 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:

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) • Names and contact information for three references • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree • Finalists will also be required to submit the following: 1) A signed SC-1 form, 2) Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and 3) 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:

Heloiza Herscovitz, Search Committee Chair California State University, Long Beach Department of Journalism & Public Relations 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840 (562) 985-5567 or

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin September 8, 2020. 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:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(562) 985-5567
Heloiza Herscovitz, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Journalism and Public Relations
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

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