Assistant Professor Communication studies Critical Communication Law and Policy at California State University Northridge

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Assistant Professor Communication studies Critical Communication Law and Policy at California State University Northridge Department: Communication Studies Critical Communication Law and Policy Faculty Hire Number: 20-37 Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval) Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications CSUN’s Commitment to You: CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning, and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community. For more information about the University, visit: About the College: For more information about the College visit: About the Department: For more information about the department, visit our website at Responsibilities: The CSUN Department of Communication Studies seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of Critical Communication, Law, and Policy. We seek teacher-scholars with expertise in critical communication law and policy and one or more of the following areas: rhetorical studies, performance studies, cultural studies, the communication sciences, and/or communication and technology. You will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Communication Law/Policy and secondary areas as needed. In addition, you will advise and mentor students, develop curriculum in areas of specialization, and serve on department, college, and university committees. You will also be expected to engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in dissemination of that work, and participate in the department’s commitment to serving diverse populations, service-learning, and community-based partnerships. CSUN is a Learning Centered University. You will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to an assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple teaching and learning modalities. Qualifications: - An earned Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited university. - A strong background in critical communication with an emphasis on intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, and/or disability, especially in legal, policy, and/or activist contexts such as freedom of speech, crime, and punishment, or critical legal studies required - Established record of scholarly activity resulting in publication or equivalent and active participation in the discipline of Communication or related field required - Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population required - Demonstrated excellence in teaching critical communication in the areas of law and/or policy strongly preferred - Teaching and research is informed by the following perspectives: ethnic studies, gender studies, indigenous studies, postcolonialism/transnationalism/globalization, diaspora/migration, communication, and tech strongly preferred - At the 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. Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on October 28, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to the Interfolio website application link below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide current letters of recommendation and verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates. How to Apply: This institution is using Interfolio’s committee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: Inquiries must be addressed to: Aimee Carrillo Rowe Search Committee Chair Department of Communication Studies California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA 91330-8257 (818) 677-2853 General Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. 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. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position. CSUN 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 the Communication Studies Department at (818) 677-2853. This institution offers benefits to different sex domestic partners and not to same-sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.