College of Arts and letters

Department of TV Film and Media Studies

POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., M.F.A. or relevant terminal degree including Juris Doctor or terminal degree in related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education awarded prior to commencement of the Fall quarter 2014. Minimum of three to five years professional experience in cross-platform, converged journalism.  Candidates should provide record of or potential for research, scholarly and/or creative activity involving students whenever possible, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective University teaching using a variety of methodologies.  Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some college teaching experience preferred including
experience supervising University-based student driven online, broadcast and print journalism platforms.
Strengths in electronic graphics especially in graphic design, infographics and animated news graphics.
Familiarity and expertise with Adobe Flash desired.  Bilingual English-Spanish language skills desired.

DUTIES: Full-time teaching load (normally 12 units per quarter for three quarters each year), including lower and upper division undergraduate courses in contemporary converged journalism studies and practices – online, broadcast and print.  These may include courses and practicums in news gathering, writing, and delivery across multiple converged platforms.  In addition to teaching, duties include student advisement and committee service for the Department, College of Arts and Letters, and the University, contribution to curriculum development; participation in and initiation of appropriate industry and community relations, engagement in appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative activities; assistance with developing and implementing learning outcomes-based journalism program assessment plans.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Television, Film and Media Studies offers the B.A. degree with options in Telecommunications and Film and Broadcast Journalism; the M.A. degree in Critical Media Studies jointly with the Department of Communication; and the M.F.A. in Television, Film and Theatre jointly with the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. Detailed information regarding the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies may be found at:

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

SALARY: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 10, 2014.  Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:

Dr. John Ramirez, Chair
Journalism Position
Department of Television, Film and Media Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

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 as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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Last Update: 11/13/2013