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[ecrea] Job Announcement: Journalism Faculty Position at California State University Northridge

Mon Nov 04 09:05:50 GMT 2013



Rank: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Tenure track)

Effective Date of Appointment: AUGUST 2014 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)


Qualifications: Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Journalism, Mass Communication, or closely related field, or an M.A. degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, or a closely related field, coupled with exceptional and extensive professional journalism experience. The M.A. may be considered as equivalent to the terminal degree, which is required for granting tenure. Also required: Professional practice in convergent and trans-platform/multimedia storytelling, including production and editing in a contemporary broadcast news environment. Applicants also should be conversant with the theory and practice of new and social media, possessing the ability to contribute to the Department's development of an innovative program in these emerging technologies. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at college or university level desired. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At 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) required at time of hire.


Teach in the Department’s broadcast emphasis core, including but not limited to courses in television and radio reporting as well as digital audio and video production and editing. Ability to lead new curriculum development in the following areas is highly desirable: online and multimedia courses, with special emphasis on mobile and cross-platform applications in journalistic storytelling. Faculty members are expected to combine effective teaching with a continuing commitment to research and/or creative activity.

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin Dec. 6, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, three references with complete contact information (address, telephone and email), three current letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:

Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311 Northridge, CA 91330-8311

General Information: California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty- five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:

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Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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