Assistant Professor in Critical/Cultural Studies in Communication

California State University San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Assistant Professor in Critical/Cultural Studies in Communication

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Work type: Instructional Faculty -

Location: San Marcos

Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty
Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty -
Rank: Assistant Professor

Department: Communication

Starting Date: Fall 2022
The Department of Communication at CSUSM is seeking an assistant
professor in critical/cultural studies in communication/media
studies, specializing in one of the following areas: critical race
theory, Indigenous studies, postcolonial/decolonial studies, women
of color feminisms, and/or queer of color critique. We invite
applications for this tenure-track position from scholars and
scholar-activists who have an established research agenda or
promise of an outstanding research record in areas of communication
focused on race and ethnicity theoretically anchored by frameworks
that expand on the department's mission in diversity, equity, and
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media
Studies, or in interdisciplinary fields with extensive
Communication/Media Studies expertise, teaching and/or scholarship
(A.B.D. candidates will be considered) a research program leading
to publication; a record of or demonstrated potential for teaching
excellence; a willingness to conduct service at all levels,
especially community engaged service.
We are looking for candidates who have experience working with
students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment
to improving access to higher education for historically
underrepresented students. Scholars whose research, teaching,
and/or service advances the university's mission for the
advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion are strongly
encouraged to apply.
CSUSM is a diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving
Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive
excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including
race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin,
pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Communication or Media Studies, (A.B.D. candidates
will be considered with Ph.D. in hand by August 2022). Ph.D. in
interdisciplinary fields with extensive Communication/Media Studies
expertise, teaching and/or scholarship will also be
Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate
Demonstrated capacity to launch and sustain a research
Have preparation and/or experience to teach: COMM 300
Communication Theory and/or COMM 402 Rhetorical Criticism; and the
ability to contribute to the Media Studies curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body and
advance the University mission as a Hispanic Serving Institution
Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will have research expertise in one of
the following areas: critical race theory, Indigenous studies,
postcolonial/decolonial studies, women of color feminisms, and/or
queer of color critique.
The demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students to
broaden perspectives on critical/cultural studies in
The ability to contribute to community engaged service.


Develop innovative coursework in their area(s) of
Teach elective courses in both the Communication and Media
Studies Major
Annually: deliver one or more core courses in the Communication
major specifically COMM 300 Communication Theory and/or COMM 402
Rhetorical Criticism.
Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to
peer-reviewed publications and/or external grants
Engage in department, college, university, discipline, and/or
community service
Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively
with departmental colleagues to support the Department's

Application Procedure
Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment
Application and attach the following documents: Two-to-three-page
cover letter of interest that address the minimum and
desired/preferred qualifications as well as teaching philosophy

Curriculum vitae
A one-page explanation in which
applicant addresses their demonstrated intercultural experience and
commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research, and/or
A maximum of one (1) reprint of
representative scholarly activities
Copies of all transcripts that
include relevant coursework
Two (2) representative sets of
teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant's qualifications
and abilities
2 Letters of recommendation submitted
directly from the referees

Review of applications will begin January
21,2022 and will continue until the position is
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have
experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a
demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for
under-represented groups.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution
(HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most
friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers
in Higher Education. Visit Faculty
Opportunities for more information.
California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting
diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical
or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition,
nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual
orientation and veteran or military status.
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 December 22, 2020 as a
condition of employment.
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 CSU Covid
Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human
Resources at
This position is subject to employment verification, education
verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer
of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a
background check, including a criminal records check, and 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.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found
at Clery Act
Advertised: December 10, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific
Standard Time

Applications close: Open Until Filled
Outstanding Benefits and Perks
When it comes to treating our employees right, our priorities
include providing an outstanding benefits package. After all, once
you become a Cougar, we want to ensure that you stick around.
CSUSM's comprehensive program of benefits to eligible employees
and their families includes: health,
and vision
insurance, various retirement
packages, generous paid time
off, tuition
fee waiver, on-campus child development center, and discounts
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