Department: JOURNALISM / Broadcast
Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 – 2016 AY
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications
Required: Candidates must have (1) a doctorate in communication, film/media studies, journalism or a related field or (2) an M.F.A. or (3) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with significant professional
experience. We seek a generalist colleague with professional experience in convergent and trans-platform/multimedia storytelling, especially production and editing in a contemporary broadcast news environment. Demonstrated
experience and continued commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community.
• Familiarity with the theory and practice of new and social media.
• Ability to contribute to the development of innovative curriculum in emerging technologies, such as mobile and cross-platform applications in journalistic storytelling.
The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s undergraduate broadcast core, including but not limited to courses in contemporary broadcast news gathering methods and skills used in professional settings as well as digital audio and video production and editing.
Teaching, scholarship and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Journalism Department; making creative/scholarly contributions to the field, particularly in areas related to
diverse populations; serving on committees at various levels; participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field. Also, to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
Screening of applications will begin Oct. 10, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities, current curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history, electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work, and three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees.
Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Linda Bowen, chair
Department of Journalism
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. / mail code: 8311
Northridge, CA 91330-8311
Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF FILE to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label the digital files as follows: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME APPLICATION. Letters of recommendation may
be sent separately if preferred.