California State University, San Bernardino — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Communication Studies / Digital Filmmaking

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Communication Studies
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Digital Filmmaking

The Department of Communication Studies at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Filmmaking position that begins September 2019.

Nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, CSUSB is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate and 35 graduate degrees, including one doctoral degree, as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. The Department offers a B.A. in Communication Studies with concentrations in Media Studies, Public Relations, and Human and Organizational Communication; and an M.A. in Communication Studies.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Service Institution and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.

Typical Activities
Teaching digital video production courses and film studies courses.

Minimum Qualifications
M.F.A., or Ph.D., or other terminal degree in filmmaking, video production, or related field by time of appointment.  Record of creative and/or professional work in fiction and/or documentary filmmaking or video production.  Ability to teach film studies courses as well as digital video production courses. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty and staff.

Supplemental Information
Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement (250 words maximum) detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field.

Please also submit the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references, three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment, and copies of all postsecondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

Formal review of applications will begin November 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

To find out more about the Department of Communication Studies, please visit http://   If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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