Assistant and/or Associate Professor - Integrated Communications
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS
(Public Relations and/or Advertising) Tenure-Track The Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton has multiple openings for Assistant and/or Associate Professors in integrated communications, particularly public relations and/or advertising. We are looking for excellent candidates with additional specific expertise in either digital media skills instruction and/or research in Latinx/multicultural media audiences. The successful candidates must teach, engage in research and service, participate in assessment of student learning, and provide academic and professional mentoring to students in a nationally recognized ACEJMC and CEPR accredited program. Teaching assignments may include courses conducted online, in the evenings, and at the Irvine center, approximately 20 miles south of the main campus. California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department of Communications is one of the largest and most diverse mass communications programs in the United States, situated in the second largest media market in the country. Nearly 2,000 students are enrolled in four concentrations (advertising, entertainment/tourism, journalism, and public relations) with 75+ full- and part-time faculty members. The Department operates international programs, a graduate program, numerous laboratory facilities, an internship center, award-winning student media, a student advertising and public relations agency, a week-long signature university event called COMM Week, and many other student organizations, clubs and competitions. For more information about the department, please visit: http://communications.fullerton.edu/comm Required Qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in communications or a relevant discipline by start of appointment
Minimum two years professional experience in integrated communications, particularly in public relations and/or advertising
Ability to teach successfully a wide range of online and on-site courses that may include undergraduate advertising or public relations principles, media writing, creative strategy, and campaigns courses
Ability to teach successfully COMM 317 Digital Foundations (bit.ly/2x3QVNK) and/or collaborate on initiatives for the Latino Communications Institute
Ability to contribute in the areas of curriculum development, accreditation self-study, and assessment of student learning
Ability to interact effectively verbally and in writing with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues
A well-articulated research and/or creative agenda in public relations, advertising, digital media, and/or Latinx communications
Evidence of successful teaching
Demonstrated ability to lead high-impact programs emphasizing student mentoring and professional engagement
Contact with industry leaders and ability to expand university-industry partnerships
Application Procedure A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to complete the required online Fullerton application, apply to requisition # 493674, and provide the following required materials:
Letter of application responding to your experience related to the required and preferred qualifications and discussing your teaching philosophy, pedagogical practices and commitment to diversity and inclusion
A list of three references with relevant contact information
Please direct all questions about the position to: Search Committee chair Micheal McAlexander at mmcalexander@Fullerton.edu. To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 1, 2019. The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 2020.
Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php 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 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.