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California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Mass Comm & Journalism
Vacancy # 12380
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. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity
• Available for Academic Year: 2015/2016.
• Fresno State has been recognized as a 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.
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 in broadcast journalism which may include: journalism writing, editing, reporting, 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 oversee the department's broadcast news and public affairs program. This successful candidate will understand news production for studio and the field to guide students who produce content for online publication and podcasts. The successful candidate will lead the department's broadcast journalism studies and serve as the advisor to broadcast journalism students.
Overview: The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism 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. The successful candidate will establish connections to the local and regional broadcast industry and appropriate professional organizations.
Required Education: 1) An earned Master's Degree in broadcast journalism or a media-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required.
Required Experience: 1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) National or international broadcast journalism experience; 3) Evidence of peer reviewed scholarship or creative works; 4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in broadcast journalism or a media-related field from an accredited institution.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at http://apptrkr.com/532561 and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts. For inquiries, contact Dr. Gary Rice, 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) 278-2026; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Requirements: A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is 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: http://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: California State University, Fresno 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.
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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