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Details - 2023-24 Part-Time Lecturer Pool Department of Journalism & Public Relations

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2023-24 Part-Time Lecturer Pool Department of Journalism & Public Relations

Apply now Job no: 525721
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Communications/Journalism

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Academic Year Part-Time Lecturer

College: Communication and Education

Department/School: Journalism & Public Relations

Salary:

Lecturer A/2 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $4,530 – $6,056 per month
Lecturer B/3 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,405 – $11,994 per month 
Lecturer C/4 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $6,190 – $13,172 per month
Lecturer D/5 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $7,794 – $13,797 per month

Anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. See the Faculty Salaries At-a-Glance guide for more information.

Priority Review Date: As received; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

Position Summary:

The Journalism & Public Relations Department in the College of Communication and Education is collecting application materials for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2023-24 academic year. Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for a lecturer appointment is a bachelor’s degree and contemporary media or public relations experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other preferred qualifications may be used to distinguish between candidates, specifically:

  • At least three years of college-level teaching experience.
  • For applied skills and theory classes, three years of professional journalism/media/PR experience within the past five years, and/or demonstrated currency in the field.
  • For writing-intensive courses, recent professional or teaching experience that emphasizes coaching writers. 
  • Professional activity to demonstrate professional currency. This may include writing, editing, communication consulting or research.
  • Alumni engagement/outreach.
  • Expertise in and ability to teach social media and multi-platform media skills.
  • Commitment to continued currency in journalism.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences.
  • Bilingual candidates will be given preference.

Responsibilities:

Lecturer positions in the department carry teaching responsibilities. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. They vary from year to year. Responsibilities include in-person or online teaching, prompt student feedback and grade submission, as well as one to four student office hours per week, depending on assignment.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a list of courses you believe you are qualified to teach and for which you wish to be considered, a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. For information about specific courses offered, please refer to the University Catalog.

The Department:

The Department of Journalism & Public Relations has been reviewed and accredited by ACEJMC since 1996. The program, which highly values student-centered teaching, offers the B.A. in journalism with options in news and public relations. Journalism students produce the campus newspaper, The Orion, a nationally recognized award winner. Public Relations students work in Tehama Group Communications, a student-managed PR agency. For more information about the department, visit our website. Find J&PR on social media, including Instagram, with the handle @ChicoJourPR.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Janell C. Bauer, Search Committee Chair
Department of Journalism and Public Relations, Chair
California State University, Chico, CA 95929-600
jcbauer@csuchico.edu, 530-898-4770

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml.

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

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.

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 July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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