Assistant Professor of Communications

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Assistant Professor of Communications

Position #:
17/18 AH 02
Type: Probationary / Tenure-track
Available: August, 2017

Contact:
Mary Slaughter, Communications Department
Chair, Search and Screening Committee
Communications@csub.edu; (661) 654-6346

Deadline:
Open until filled, but applications completed by April 1 will receive first consideration.

Description:
Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track positions, in Digital/Media Arts or related fields, Public Relations, Human Communications, and Journalism.

Qualifications:
The successful candidates will possess an M.F.A. in a Digital Media Arts-related field or a Ph.D. in Communications. ABDs will not be considered. Teaching experience is preferred.

Teaching:
The Communications Department at CSU, Bakersfield offers students a solid foundation in Communications and a concentration in Journalism, Public Relations, and Digital Media. For a full listing of Department course offerings see our online course catalog. Faculty are expected to teach general education and major courses at both the lower- and upper-division.

Background Check:
A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

Mandated Reporter:
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.

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)

Application:
The complete application package must include 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae with evidence of clear research program leading to publication; 3) unofficial transcripts; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) names and contact information for three references. Please submit the electronic application package to:
Mary Slaughter
Communications@csub.edu

Clery Act:
CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to the Department of Public Safety website at the following link: http://www.csub.edu/bas/police/report/index.html

School Information:
In the School of Arts and Humanities, our talented and accomplished faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching and serving students by providing a quality education for the 21st century. With over sixty faculty members in eight departments, A&H serves 1,052 majors in nine baccalaureate degree and two graduate degree programs, including Communications and English majors at CSUB's Antelope Valley campus. Visit the web page at http://www.csub.edu/ah/ for more information.

Department Information:
The study of Communications is the essential foundation of all other disciplines, because messages are the foundation of the expression of meaning. Communication is at the heart of what it means to be human. Please visit our web site at https://www.csub.edu/comm/

General Information:
California State University, Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is one of twenty-three campuses of the CSU System and currently has an enrollment of over 9,000 students. The University services a socially and ethnically diverse population of 800,000 in an area of 10,000 square miles. The city of Bakersfield (population over 350,000) is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley and has a much lower cost of living than coastal California. Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada Mountains are all within a
two-hour drive from campus.

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.





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