Tenure-Track Position in Visual Communication
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
OAA Position 14-15 COMM-VISUALCOMM-TT
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. There are two scenic campuses—one in the Hayward Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and the other in the Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo—plus a professional center in dynamic downtown Oakland. The two campuses’ proximity to the major Bay Area cities provides unique cultural opportunities including
museums, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events, and concerts. Their nearness to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent laboratories for educational studies. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous student oriented computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items accessible through HAYSTAC, its on-line catalog. CSUEB’s Concord Campus provides full instructional support for several programs (http://www20.csueastbay.edu/concord/). Its five buildings on 395 acres feature lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer labs, science labs, an art studio, theatre and library. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 600
faculty. CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 45 fields, minors in 66 fields, and master's degrees in 31 (in addition to Special Majors). Other programs lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and administrative services credentials. To learn more about CSU, East Bay visit http://www20.csueastbay.edu.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Communication prepares students for success through acquisition of skills in critical analysis, speaking, writing, electronic/digital media and communication and journalism; students understand the changing world of today's mass media as well as the long history of the relationship among communication, self, and society; and they are prepared for a broad array of career paths. A distinguished faculty, fully equipped studios/labs: (Journalism; Broadcast; Advertising; Communication Tutoring), and the lively Public
Relations Student Society of America provide students with the
opportunities and skills to make positive, professional, and important contributions in the communication field. The Communication Department enjoys a highly diverse student-body with over 500 undergraduate and over 30 graduate majors. The Department currently offers two undergraduate options: Media Production (including journalism and video production) and Professional and Organizational Communication (including
public relations and advertising).
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teach in the Communication Department with a focus on coursework in visual communication that serves both options and core communication competencies in visual literacy; Be an effective team member with faculty in the areas of Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Journalism and Media Productions to teach, and when necessary, produce for the Department’s visual representations including print, graphical and electronic/digital media; Collaborate with faculty, students, and staff on departmental productions including the Pioneer Newspaper, Pioneer Advertising Department, Pioneer Online, which includes Pioneer Web Radio and TV; Teach required core courses in the Department, as well as courses in advertising, public relations, digital journalism and media production. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to: Teach graduate courses, effectively mentor and
teach a diverse student body, and respect the varied discipline
specialties represented in the department. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.
RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon
educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2014
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must possess a Ph.D. in
Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field, emphasizing Visual Communication. ABD candidates may be considered, however, the degree must be in hand at the time of appointment. An outstanding candidate for the position will bring: Several years of professional experience with traditional and/or digital visual production including print, graphics, and electronic/digital communication; Visual/graphic experience with advertising/PR productions and advertising/PR campaigns;
Experience with or proclivity for collaborating and leading teams of faculty, staff, and students in academic production environments such as a university newspaper (print and online), university broadcast and media outlet, or university film production; Theoretical rigor in one or more approaches to visual communication (ex. Critical, Feminist, Performance, Semiotic, Phenomenological, Postmodern, etc.); Notable
research record and actual works in progress; Published scholarly works and plans for sustained publication; Evidence of effective teaching and ability to teach across the curriculum; A history of service to university, discipline and/or community. A demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds is required. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Evaluations of applicants will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; and a complete and current vita at
Additionally, send the following by mail to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Communication, 3011 Meiklejohn Hall, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA 94542:
1) Graduate transcripts;
2) Copies of major publications;
3) Three letters of recommendation.
NOTE: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.
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