Communications/Journalism (1920-10)

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Job ID: 1920-10
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Date Posted:
October 2, 2018
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Link to Apply Online:
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University invites applications for a tenure-track professor of journalism to support the department's public relations concentration. We seek to hire a candidate who has substantial academic and professional experience in public relations, marketing and/or strategic communication and whose teaching exemplifies multicultural, interdisciplinary and global perspectives.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Master's degree or equivalent in Journalism or related field from an accredited college or university and at least five years professional experience in journalism and/or public relations is required at the time of appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Prior experience in teaching a wide variety of courses in public relations and mass communication and willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences;
Evidence of, or potential for, effective teaching using a variety of methodologies;
Commitment to and/or experience fostering a learning environment that supports individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Commitment to equity and inclusion in pedagogy and curricula;
Record of, or potential for, scholarly agenda and publication; and
Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in mass communication or related field;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level;
Experience with first-year student learning communities or other first-year initiatives;
Ability to integrate global or international perspectives in teaching and/or scholarship.
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. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: At HSU, teaching effectiveness is essential for faculty retention, tenure and promotion. Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research and creative activities record. Instructional assignments may include the following courses: Introduction to Public Relations, Advanced Public Relations, Media Advertising, Media Management, Introduction to Mass Communication, Media History, Analyzing Mass Media, Media Research and Journalism Tools. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students and instructor's areas of interest.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service. In addition to the teaching load, the position responsibilities include advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues and participation in traditional academic functions including assessment of learning. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: In Humboldt State University's journalism program, students practice news storytelling with text, audio, photos and graphics in their first semesters. Students go on to craft compelling stories for our award-winning student media, The Lumberjackweekly newspaper, El Le?adorbilingual monthly, Ospreystudent magazine and the student radio station KRFH-FM. Many move into internships and professional media jobs as juniors and seniors. While building professional portfolios, students glean deeper appreciation for media ethics, law, history, and entrepreneurship. Graduates leave Humboldt's journalism program ready to work professionally in local, regional and national news media and public relations. They start businesses. They attend graduate and law school. They thrive.
For more information, please visit: http://journalism.humboldt.edu/.
Application Instructions
Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/55193
Letter of application that includes statement of teaching philosophy and description of research and creative activity interests;
Curriculum vitae;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching evaluations (2 years maximum);
Samples of professional, published work (you may provide links within your CV);
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Names and contact information for three professional references.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:
Deidre Pike, Search Committee Chair
Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 362-7198 or (707) 826-4775
Email: deidre.pike@humboldt.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE:This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 31, 2018.
Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.
A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits
If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu.

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