Public Relations/Strategic Communication - Assistant Professor - Tenure Track California State University, San Bernardino
Overview The Department of Communication Studies at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an assistant professor position in Public Relations/Strategic Communication that begins in August 2020.
The Department of Communication Studies offers a B.A. in Communication Studies with concentrations in Media Studies, Public Relations, and Human and Organizational Communication; and an M.A. in Communication Studies. Students have many opportunities to explore all aspects of the field through our wide range of concentrations, minors, internship opportunities, events, departmental clubs, and advising. Dynamic and growing, we have one of the largest number of undergraduate majors of any department in the College of Arts and Letters.
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Typical Activities The successful candidate will teach courses in, but not limited to, media and public relations writing; mass communication and strategic communication fundamentals; and PR campaigns, tactics, and planning. The faculty member will teach mainly within the public relations concentration, which has more than 150 students. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.
Minimum Qualifications Terminal degree in Communication, Public Relations, Strategic Communication, or a related field by the time of appointment. Record of professional work in public relations/strategic communication. Record of excellent teaching at the college or university level of public relations, strategic communication, and/or related fields. Active research agenda in Public Relations/Strategic Communication. Experience working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation and non-traditional students who come from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: Record of scholarship and/or strategic communication/public relations work which focuses on underrepresented groups, particularly Latinxs in the U.S., African Americans, and/or Native Americans. The ability to teach print and online journalism, nonfiction reporting and writing, and online journalism production, and our core theory class. Specialization in Latina/o/x bilingual (Spanish/English) Strategic Communication/Public Relations.
Supplemental Information To applyplease submit the following required documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter that includes:
a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
b. A statement of your research experience and goals.
c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation for the finalists.
6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino and how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds who are underrepresented in your academic field. (maximum 1,000 words). Formal review of completed applications will begin Dec 2, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Communication Studies can be found at https://cal.csusb.edu/communication-studies.
If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: ?https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2616655. Salary is commensurate with experience. 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.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: https://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.