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CSU Job Listing Details
June 25, 2015
Open until filled
Faculty (Unit 3)
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The Communication Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its JOURNALISM option, to begin fall 2016.
The faculty member will teach various undergraduate communication courses in Journalism. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, research and publication, and service to the Communication Department; the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the University. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to students, student-centered learning, service learning, and other campus-wide initiatives. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
• Ph.D. in Journalism (completed no later than September 1, 2016)
• Ability to teach multimedia journalism courses that cover beginning, intermediate, and advanced reporting; and some combination of the following courses: print and online magazine journalism, new media and digital platforms, desktop publishing, data journalism, investigative reporting, and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise
• Previous teaching experience
• Demonstrated potential for continual scholarly research and publication
• Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character
• Previous professional experience
• Expertise in some combination of the following: data visualization, blogging, podcasts, and social media analytics
A completed application will consist of the following:
• A cover letter that describes the applicant’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
• A curriculum vitae comprising at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in this position
• Three recent confidential letters of recommendation (one or more of these letters may come from the five individuals referenced above) that speak to the applicant’s potential for success in this position. The link for reference letter writers to follow is http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/com-journalism-letters.shtml.
• A completed application form available at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf
• A transcript showing highest degree earned. An original official transcript, sent by email or by regular mail from the Registrar’s Office to the Search Committee Chair, will be required of finalists.
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 5, 2015. Early response is encouraged.
An online application process will be used. To apply, please go directly to http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/com-journalism.shtml
For more information, please contact:
Faculty Search Committee
c/o Professor Wayne Rowe
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.3520 FAX: 909.869.4823
Finalists will be required to appear for interviews and to deliver a classroom teaching presentation and a research presentation to faculty.
The University: Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.
The Department: The Communication Department serves more than 450 majors, with specialized options in Public Relations, Journalism, and Organizational Communication. Graduates earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication can pursue a variety of careers in public relations firms, corporate departments, and nonprofit agencies; print and online publications and news organizations; and human resources and training. The Department’s options also help prepare students for graduate programs in communication and communication-related fields.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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 richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. 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.
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