School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University, Leadership Starts Here
Skip to content
JMS_faculty_Lecturing_Class

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Tenure-Track): BILINGUAL DIGITAL MEDIA/JOURNALISM



POSITION OVERVIEW

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bilingual/Spanish-language digital media/journalism at the level of assistant professor, to start August 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be able to teach in the long term across the undergraduate curriculum in classes such as but not limited to: Writing for Spanish Language Media, Principles of Journalism, Principles of Digital Media and Design, Media Writing and Reporting, and Principles of Media Studies. Candidate will also teach classes aligned with their particular research interests, including upper division/graduate level classes. The successful candidate will also be able to teach graduate-level courses, as needed on a rotational basis. In alignment with the University’s teacher-scholar model, the new hire could also teach a dual-level elective fitting the candidate’s area(s) of research interest and his/her research program. The faculty member is expected to have a scholarly research agenda in digital media/journalism, to provide service to the School and professional digital media and journalism communities, and to serve on master’s thesis and comprehensive examination committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

An earned doctorate in journalism, digital media, mass communication, communication, or an allied field is required by the position start date. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacherscholar model. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in digital media/journalism is required. Scholars with a research focus on the U.S. southern border, media in Latin America, and/or media issues relating to Latinx populations are preferred. Ability and interest to teach digital media and journalism courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Relevant professional experience in the media industry is required. Fluency and literacy in both English and Spanish would be a plus.

RANK AND SALARY

This is a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by the appointment start date in August 2020. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Review of application materials will begin September 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/65382

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Initial review of application materials will begin September 1, 2019

APPLICATION CONTACT

      Amy Schmitz Weiss, Ph.D.
      Chair, Digital Media Search Committee
      School of Journalism and Media Studies
      San Diego State University
      5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182.
      aschmitz@sdsu.edu
      (619) 594-3504

ABOUT PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises seven professional schools and three departments committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors. With over 5,000 majors and approximately 300 faculty, PSFA is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social and technical fields. The College views its connection to the local and global community as a “laboratory for learning” and educational opportunities that prepare the student to engage in the worldwide community through creativity, involvement, leadership, and innovation are a hallmark of the PSFA experience. The College is home to the campus initiative Arts Alive SDSU, which integrates arts events and arts practices into the curriculum and values art as a campus-wide priority on par with other major university strategic goals (more information is provided below). The College actively seeks applications from candidates whose professional interests align with SDSU’s and PSFA’s strategic goals, who will sustain excellence in their research and creative endeavors, promote student success, and continue to advance our commitment to diversity.

Please visit the PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS website.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three-campus California State University system. With more than 7,700 faculty and staff and over 35,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the western United States. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral-granting institution with high research activity and receives over $115 million in external research grants and awards annually. The student body is among the most diverse in the United States, and SDSU is known for cultivating a welcoming environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence whether such diversity is presented through cultural, racial, sexual identity, or veteran status. As such, SDSU has received national recognition ranging from the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED), being one of the nation’s best universities for women Professional Women’s Magazine, among the Best Colleges for Veterans by the Military Times, and as a top LGBT Friendly campus according to CampusPride.org.

Please visit the SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY website.

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 requirement 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Previous Page