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Job ID: 7571


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Date Posted:
May 3, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Temporary Faculty Positions Starting August 2013
Department of Communication
JOB #7571

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Communication invites applications for two full-time temporary faculty positions in Communication for academic year 2013/14. Initial appointments will be for Fall semester which starts August 19, 2013. Subsequent reappointments for Spring semester 2014 will be contingent upon programmatic need and satisfactory performance evaluation.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans can be found at: www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An M.A. or equivalent in Communication or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

• Job-related experience with and/or commitment to inclusion in the academic environment;
• Demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching Oral Communication general education courses (such as public speaking and critical thinking);
• Demonstrated experience and/or interest in student-centered teaching and active learning pedagogy; and
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications for these positions include:

• An ABD, earned doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in Communication or related field from an accredited college or university.
• Interest in teaching one or more of the following courses to a broad range of undergraduate students: a survey of the communication field, debate/forensics, research methods, and/or communication theory classes;
• Demonstrated teaching excellence using a variety of methodologies; and
• Bilingual.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and learning, incorporating active learning pedagogies, building a welcoming culture for students, and collegial interaction will colleagues. Work assignments may include: lower division general education courses, upper division major courses, and professional non-teaching collateral duties such as advisement, assessment and structural support in the department. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Communication is a growing major of 120 students at Humboldt State with a dedicated faculty and engaged student body. We have a single major with two minor options including Communication and Social Advocacy. The Department of Communication houses the Debate and Forensics team and the Communication Club. We are located in the majestic redwoods near the ocean in a rural county approximately 300 miles north of San Francisco. For more information visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/communication.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vita;
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (e.g., student evaluations, portfolio, lesson plan);
• An Application for Academic Employment: http://humboldt.edu/aps/docs/forms/download.php?f=Academic_Employment_Application;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
• Names and contact information of three professional references.

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:

Email: CommSearch7571@humboldt.edu

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7571.

Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Communication Department, or Humboldt State University to:

Maxwell Schnurer
Department of Communication
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4775
Email: CommSearch7571@humboldt.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: These positions are open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than June 3, 2013. Early response is encouraged.

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidates for these positions will be required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university. All California State University (CSU) employees are “mandated reporters” of child abuse or neglect under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. The successful candidates will be required to sign a written acknowledgement of their legal reporting obligations within 4 weeks of the appointment date.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities. Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.
Job #7571