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Temporary Faculty Pool, Communications - Journalism Program

Employer
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


Temporary Faculty Pool, Communications - Journalism Program

Job No: 538141
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Time Varies, Faculty - Communications/Journalism, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Temporary Faculty Pool

Department of Communications - Journalism Program

College of Arts and Humanities

Position Description

The Department of Communications at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a pool of part-time teaching appointments.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Department of Communications - Journalism Program

Program Description

The Journalism Program at CSUDH is accredited by the Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and meets their high standards of journalistic practices, skills, and specializations with a strong focus on analytical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving. The program provides a broad-based curriculum designed to promote news and information literacy; proficiency in the various journalistic forms and styles; an understanding of the new media landscape; and information dissemination practices through contemporary and emerging media tools. The program is committed to freedom of the press, freedom of expression, freedom of inquiry, and the questioning of dominant institutional practices and ideologies. It encourages dedication to ethical practices including truth, accuracy, fairness, diversity, inclusivity, and independence.

The program further provides an understanding of media representations of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and encourages professional practice that respects all forms of diversity. It trains students to be sensitive to and provide a voice for underserved populations and communities; works in the public interest; and encourages community engagement and social responsibility to audiences and the society at large.

Mission

A journalist's role in the ever-changing media landscape is essential to serve the public interest and to hold dominant institutions accountable. To meet this responsibility of journalists, the faculty of the Department of Communications are committed to applying their expertise to cultivate students' distinct voices, ideals and professional standards in the practice of journalism and teach them how to serve their communities with knowledge, skill, integrity and a commitment to diversity. Our guiding principle is rooted in the understanding that our surrounding multi-ethnic and multicultural communities provide a unique perspective on how news, information and ideas are exchanged and understood.

For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/communications/degrees/journalism/

The Position

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term begins mid-January and ends in mid-May. Opportunities for teaching during the Summer Sessions may also be available.

Responsibilities

Teach assigned courses in the department's curriculum and serve weekly office hours based on assigned teaching unit load. Lecturer faculty in Journalism teach assigned upper and/or lower division courses in the major degree programs and in the department's shared curriculum. Courses may include: Media and Society; Digital Toolkit; Newswriting for Media; Law of the Mass Media; News and Information Literacy; Cross-Cultural Journalism; and Reporting and Information Gathering. For a complete list of courses, please see the https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.csudh.edu%2Funiversity-catalog%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cssharp%40csudh.edu%7C2a2644cea9554aee021108da0c2773c1%7C1a66a72773894727a8cbf249ac8e7ff8%7C0%7C0%7C637835660829315290%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbG" href="https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.csudh.edu%2Funiversity-catalog%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cssharp%40csudh.edu%7C2a2644cea9554aee021108da0c2773c1%7C1a66a72773894727a8cbf249ac8e7ff8%7C0%7C0%7C637835660829315290%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Ntq8rInnVprbFw6Y%2F43xVR25yBNsr77xe3aLFSGPxCM%3D&reserved=0">University Catalog. Temporary faculty must hold one office hour per week per class and should be able to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery modalities.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of strong teaching.
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • A Master's degree in Journalism or related discipline and prior college-level teaching experience and relevant industry experience.
    • Extensive professional experience in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline is preferred.
    • A Ph.D. or M.A. in Journalism or related discipline and prior college-level teaching experience and relevant industry experience is required for teaching upper-division core courses (300- or 400-level).

    Employment Requirement

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information

    Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of July 2022, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
    Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056
    Lecturer B: $5,405-$11,994
    Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172
    Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available to benefit eligible appointments that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit: https://www.csudh.edu/hr/benefits/.

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment.

    How to Apply

    A completed on-line application must be received to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

    A complete application must include:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume with contact information
  • A one page Cover Letter including a Diversity Statement and Teaching Statement
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)
  • For international transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required (see below).

  • International Transcripts US Equivalency Requirements

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    Closing Statement

    California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

    California State University Dominguez Hills 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.

    Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.



    Applications Close: 28 Feb 2025

    To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/538141/temporary-faculty-pool-communications-journalism-program



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