Department of Communications - Part-Time Lecturer Pool (515788)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fullerton
  • Fullerton, California
  • Jun 21, 2022
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Job Description

Description:

Department of Communications
Part-Time Lecturer Pool

POSITION

The Department of Communications at CSU Fullerton invites applications for its Part-Time Lecturer Pool.

We occasionally have staffing needs for experienced, well-organized, and student-centered individuals to teach in the following subject areas:
  • Advertising
  • Entertainment and Tourism Communications
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations

This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary.

APPOINTMENTS FROM THE PART-TIME POOL ARE TEMPORARY AND OFTEN MADE JUST PRIOR TO THE START OF THE ACADEMIC TERM. APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE ON VERY SHORT NOTICE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • A master's degree in Communications or related field or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach successfully at the university level
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students
  • Coursework, prior teaching experience or professional experience in the particular course topic.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those with:
  • Significant teaching experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Relevant professional work experience in the particular course topic

HOW TO APPLY

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. Please provide the following materials:
  • Cover Letter which includes a statement of which courses qualified to teach
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Diversity Statement - This statement provides the applicant's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
  • Documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available)
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Unofficial transcripts - Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment)
  • Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

Please direct all questions about the position to the Chair of the Department of Communications, Dr. Jason Shepard, jshepard@fullerton.edu.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE AND THE DEPARTMENT

The College
College of Communications strives to prepare communicators to advance a democratic society by undertaking critical academic inquiry, serving the community, and engaging in ethical and professional practice across all communications industries and in related fields.

The Department
The Department of Communications is one of the largest and most diverse mass communications programs in the United States, situated in the second largest media market in the country. More than 1,500 undergraduate students are enrolled in four concentrations (advertising, entertainment/tourism, journalism, and public relations) with 37 full- and approximately 20 part-time faculty members. The Department also offers international experiences, a graduate program, numerous laboratory facilities, an internship center, award-winning student media, a student advertising and public relations agency, a week-long signature university event called COMM Week, and many other student organizations, clubs and competitions. For more information about the Department, please visit: http://communications.fullerton.edu/comm/

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

APPOINTMENT DATE AND ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The need for part-time faculty is greatest in Fall and Spring semesters. The Fall term begins in the late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term runs from the middle of January through the end of May. On rare occasions part-time faculty are needed during one of the Summer Session segments.

APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CSU system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty range from $5,277 to approximately $6,297 per semester for a three-unit class.

For a description of potential benefits, go to https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/benefits/

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department in accord with the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and University Policy Statement 210.070. These performance evaluations determine which lecturers will be retained for future and continued teaching assignments. And in some instances, syllabi, assignments and reading material will be reviewed by the departmental personnel committee.

CAMPUS & AREA:

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 41,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICE



This offer is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or if information was knowingly withheld or falsified.

Please note, that continued employment is contingent upon your successful completion of a background screening as required under CSU policy. Faculty rehired at CSUF after a break in service of 12 or more months who have not had a CSUF background check within the past 12 months will be subject to a new background check; rehire is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the new background check

OUT-OF-STATE EMPLOYMENT POLICY

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU related work within the State of California.

COVID-19

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@fullerton.edu.

TITLE IX

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE

California State University Fullerton is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety report is available on the CSUF website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Police Department in at 800 North State College Blvd or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (657) 278-7286.

Closing Date/Time: May 31, 2023

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

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