Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Spanish-Language Journalism

Thursday, August 31, 2017

San Francisco State University, Journalism Department invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish-Language Journalism beginning August 2018.

Qualifications: Candidates should have significant professional experience in Spanish-language journalism and/or Latino community, Latin American journalism issues. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.F.A, or equivalent terminal degree in journalism, communication or other relevant field.

The candidate should be an experienced and innovative storyteller who speaks and writes Spanish and English fluently. This candidate must understand how to develop meaningful content across all news platforms and have an active record of journalistic activity.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in topics listed above, mentoring and advising; developing an active ongoing program of scholarship or creative work within the field of journalism and; participation in the shared governance process through work in professional activities, committee work and student activities. The faculty member will develop curriculum that supports bilingual journalism and the coverage of Latino community and/or Latin American issues. Courses might include bilingual writing for media, sports media writing, specialized reporting, production, etc. Primary teaching assignments include but are not limited to courses in: newswriting, reporting, editing, long-form writing, digital news and publication. The candidate will help improve retention and create a career pipeline for Spanish speaking students. Detailed position description is available at journalism.sfsu.edu

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit a letter of interest, a current CV, work or research portfolio, description of research and interests, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials in a single PDF document to Cristina Azocar, Journalism Department Chair cazocar@sfsu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.