MVS School of Business and Economics Rank:
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Title:
Assistant Professor of Business Communication Effective Date of Appointment:
August 18, 2022
(Subject to Budgetary Approval) About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among "Top Public Schools" in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its "Social Mobility Index," and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th "Most Transformative College" in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI's students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education's inaugural "Seal of Excelencia" for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students' ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university's tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American. Diversity Statement:
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.CSUCI's Commitment to You
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.About the Program:
The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at CSU Channel Islands actively promotes the Mission of CSU Channel Islands (CI) by building and supporting a learning community of faculty and students who pursue excellence in all areas of business and economics education and scholarship. Faculty members in the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics follow a teacher/scholar model in accordance with AACSB standards.About the Position:
This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be the lead instructor for Business Through Writing and Business Discourse for the 21st Century Professional. In addition to these courses, this individual will be expected to conduct assessment, develop business communication curricula, and to teach other appropriate courses at the undergraduate level.
The successful candidate will also be expected to obtain external funding to conduct and publish research in their area of expertise, as well as to participate in service activities through school and university committees. Minimum Degree Requirements:
Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in Business or Organizational Communication; Professional and Technical Writing; Rhetoric, Writing, and Scientific and Technical Communication, or some closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the degree before August 17, 2022. Required Qualifications:
- Experience in the study and teaching of business communication
- Documented teaching and research expertise in business communication
- University-level teaching experience with evidence of high-quality teaching, knowledge of high impact teaching methods and assessment
- Ability and desire to contribute to a collegial work environment
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Experience teaching undergraduate business communication courses
- Experience with curriculum design
- Desire to work with students who may need support with academic or college preparedness skills. (CSUCI serves a diverse population of over 7,000 students, including 60% first-generation college students and 45% Pell Grant students)
- On-going scholarly work in business communication
- Experience or interest in high-impact teaching practices (e.g., service learning, student research)
- Prior industry/professional experience in areas related to business communication
- Lead instructor for Introduction to Business Through Writing and Business Discourse for the 21st Century Professional
- Conduct assessments, and develop and enrich undergraduate business communication curricula
- Opportunity to teach MBA and interdisciplinary master's degree classes
- Conduct and publish research in your discipline
- Contribute to program and university planning and governance through service on program and university committees
Screening of applications will begin 11/18/2021
. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.Applicants must submit the following materials:
- A letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- A syllabus for a class that you have taught
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:http://jobs.csuci.eduPay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.General Information:
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
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.
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.
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at email@example.com
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled