Position: Assistant Professor of Visual Communications
Job#: 23/24 AH 05
Academic Year: 2023-2024
Available: Fall 2023
Department of Communications
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Contact: Jeremy B. Warner, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com
Application Deadline: Review begins on January 15, 2023. Position
will remain open until filled.
University Background: CSU Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is a
regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin
Valley of California. CSU Bakersfield's service area covers nearly
25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically
diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSU Bakersfield is the
only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile
radius. Due to this, CSU Bakersfield has a vital role in
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region.
The accolades CSU Bakersfield has received include Third Way's #5
Most Economic Mobility Index (2022), Washington Monthly's #13 Best
Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges and #26 Best Master's
University (2022), Best Value Schools' #21 Most Affordable 4-Year
Colleges (2022), and US News and World Report's #25 Top Public
School in the West (2022).
CSU Bakersfield serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400
graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSU
Bakersfield's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 21.5% are Caucasian,
7.1% are Asian, 4.9% are African-American, 2.3% are multiracial,
0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. CSU Bakersfield is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Communications within
the School of Arts and Humanities at CSU Bakersfield is committed
to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the
faculty, staff, and student body.
School Information: Comprised of seven departments (Art & Art
History, Communications, English, History, Modern Languages &
Literatures, Music & Theatre, and Philosophy & Religious
Studies), the School of Arts & Humanities at California State
University, Bakersfield, provides thriving academic degree programs
to approximately 1,000 students as well as core areas of General
Education for the approximately 11,000 students at the university.
In addition to classroom instruction, the departments in the School
host art exhibits, dramatic productions, and concerts as well as
"The Runner" (the Student Newspaper) and student broadcasting
programs. Departments often invite distinguished visiting artists
and speakers to present to university-wide audiences. Students
benefit from high impact practices in the School (including
opportunities for Undergraduate Research). The School also offers
three M.A. programs (English, History, and Spanish). Lastly, the
School houses the Institute for Basque Studies, the Public History
Institute, and the Institute for Religion, Education, and Public
Policy (all of which also link to the broader community in Kern
Department Information: The Department of Communications has more
than 300 majors and is growing. Professors come to know students
well and mentor students for success. We offer a B.A. with emphases
in digital media, journalism, and public relations. Please visit
our website at http://www.csub.edu/comm/
Position Description: Applications are invited for a tenure-track
position in Visual Communication at the assistant professor level
beginning in August 2023.
• Earned a M.F.A or Ph.D. in a Communications-related field with a
focus on visual communications or digital media arts.
• Identified program of research that aligns with practice and/or
studies in visual communications.
• Documented teaching and/or professional experience in visual
• Demonstrated superior interpersonal, verbal, and written skills,
in which the candidate can work collaboratively in an evolving
industry and work environment.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• Documented teaching in at least two of the following fields:
graphic design, sound design for visual media, 3D animation,
interactivity, and/or immersive
• Possesses two or more years of teaching experience beyond
• Exhibited professional works in national conferences, festivals,
• Research aligns with both practice and theory in visual
Application: The complete application must include:
• over letter outlining your particular interest in the program and
how your research aligns with the Department of Communications'
• Curriculum vitae with evidence of clear research leading to
exhibition and publication.
• Teaching portfolio containing a teaching philosophy and courses
• Portfolio of creative work and/or publications.
• Three letters of recommendation.
• Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity
and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the
applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity
and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSU
Please email all application materials to Jeremy B. Warner, Search
Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and
experience. CSUB offers a generous benefits package (e.g.,
excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)
Background Check: 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.
Mandated Reporter: 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
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public
Safety/University Police. You can obtain a copy of the annual
report by contacting their department at (661) 654-2111 or by
logging on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.