Job Details

California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 1612626
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Media & Communication Studies

Assistant Professor of Media and Deliberative Democracy

Faculty Classification: AY
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: Open Until Filled
Department Name: Humanities & Communication
Degree/Program: B.A. Humanities and Communication
Job Number: FAC2019-328
Priority Screening Date: 11/04/2019
Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is November 4, 2019.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


  • Teach lower and upper division courses for general education and the major
  • Strong commitment to developing a modern curriculum
  • Ability to teach courses in media literacy, media ethics, digital rights, the role of media in deliberative democracy and social justice advocacy, as well as fundamental courses in our Communication and Media Studies areas
  • Candidate should ideally pursue a humanistic/critical approach in scholarship and teaching that grounds understanding of media in historical and socio-cultural contexts that implicate race, gender, class, etc.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, evidenced by cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Media Studies, Communication Studies, Journalism or related field by the time of appointment from an APA accredited doctoral program
  • Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience teaching computer-assisted courses
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in professional or academic areas are desirable

Other Related Information:

Special Conditions of Employment:
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.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Compensation and Benefits:




How to Apply:
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Candidates may be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation during the search process.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


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