Department of Communication Studies
Position: Tenure track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Starting Date: September, 2013.
Minimum Qualifications: ABD or Ph.D. in Communication or associated field. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for retention beyond the initial two-year appointment period. Candidates should have experience and expertise in integrated strategic communication with an emphasis in public relations, advertising, or business/professional communication. Candidates should provide record of or potential for publication in refereed journals, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication, and an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic environment.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications: The best applicant will have a secondary area of teaching and scholarly interest that complements the current faculty. Areas of need include new media technologies, social media, health communication, and persuasion.
Duties: In addition to teaching and scholarship, duties include student advisement and service for the Communication Studies Department, College of Arts and Letters, and the University.
The University: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.
Salary Range: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, but official transcripts required of finalists at a later stage), three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.
Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:
Dr. David Olsen
California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Communication Studies
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8126
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.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.
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Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.