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California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Mass Comm & Journalism
Vacancy # 12128
Broadcast Journalism Assistant Professor
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University, we focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all.
• Available for Academic Year: 2014/2015.
• Fresno State has been recognized as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Position Summary: The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure-track position in broadcast journalism. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses covering all facets of broadcast journalism, which may include: journalism writing, editing, reporting, anchoring, managing, and producing news for the broadcast media within an environment that includes broadcast, cable, and online distribution. Other courses may stem from the candidate's specific area of expertise and the department's needs. The successful candidate will be part of a team of faculty, staff, and students involved with the department's media operation, which includes the campus cable television station, radio station, campus newspaper, and student media. In this regard, the successful candidate will manage the broadcast news and public affairs production for the department's program and must be schooled in all roles of television newscast production including research, reporting, shooting, producing, camera presence, diction, and performance. This successful candidate will understand news production for studio and the field, and produce content for online publication and podcasts. The successful candidate will lead the department's broadcast journalism option and serve as the advisor to broadcast journalism students.
Overview:The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism has shared roots that go back to 1928 when the first Journalism courses were offered followed. In the late 1930's courses in Radio announcing and production began; with Television courses coming in the 1950's. The department serves more than 400 undergraduate students studying in one of four options: Advertising, Journalism, Multimedia Production and Public Relations. Students and faculty are involved in a variety of media operations, clubs and activities including The Collegian student newspaper, KFSR campus radio, multimedia and television production services, the TALK student run public relations firm, the Public Relations Student Society of America, the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition and college chapter, Alpha Delta Sigma, the advertising club, the Radio and Television Digital News Association. In addition to the campus newspaper and radio station, media facilities include an HD television studio, two computer labs, and four editing stations.
Faculty Responsibilities:As educators, scholars, colleagues and community members faculty have a responsibility to uphold the standards and ethics called upon by the profession. Regular responsibilities include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising students and engaging in service at all levels of the university.
Required Education:An earned Ph.D. degree in a media related field is preferred; an M.A. or MFA in a media related field will be considered for an appointment. Qualifying degrees must be from an accredited institution.
Required Experience:The successful candidate must have university level teaching experience and professional experience. The successful candidate will establish connections to the local and regional broadcast industry and appropriate professional organizations. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity .
Preferred Qualifications:The successful candidate will manage the broadcast news and public affairs production for the department's program and be schooled in all roles of television newscast production including research, reporting, shooting, producing, camera presence, diction, performance, including news production for studio and field, with the knowledge to produce content for online publication and podcasts.
Application Procedures:To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by October 31, 2013. Complete an on-line application at http://apptrkr.com/395226 and attach the following materials: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for at least three (3) references. Finalists will be required to submit a minimum of three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. For inquires contact: Dr. Roberta Asahina, Search Chair Department of Mass Communication and Journalism California State University, Fresno 2225 E. San Ramon Avenue M/S-MF10 Fresno, CA 93740-8029 Phone: (559) 278-5704 FAX: (559) 278-4995 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Requirements:Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States. The Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be 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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
Background Check:Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.
Equal Employment Opportunity:All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.
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