Communication Studies/Public Relations - Full Time Lecturer

San Bernardino, California
Depends on Qualifications
Mar 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Communication Studies
Appointment: Full Time Lecturer
Effective Date: September 2017

The Department of Communication Studies seeks an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher for a full-time lecturer position in Public Relations/Strategic Communication.  An M.A. or PhD. in Communication or related field, previous experience in the public relations/strategic communication profession, and college level teaching experience are required. Candidates should be eager and qualified to teach Writing for Public Relations (COMM 344) and two or more of the following courses:  Principles of Public Relations, Issue Management and Crisis Communication, Public Relations Campaigns, Nonfiction Writing and Reporting, Publication Design and Makeup.  Professional and/or teaching experience in journalism a plus.

The Communication Studies department is comprehensive, growing, collegial, and the largest major in the College of Arts and Letters. The department has concentrations in human and organizational communication, media studies, and public relations. Our students and faculty are active in community service and scholarly/creative activities, and have won numerous awards in both areas.

CSUSB is a comprehensive regional university that serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees and one doctoral degree program as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.  CSUSB actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.  We are particularly interested in receiving application from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.  

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in public relations and journalism.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MA in Communication or related field, professional experience in Public Relations/Strategic Communication, university teaching experience in relevant courses.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The position is a full time, renewable one-year appointment. The successful candidate will become part of our full-time faculty and as such will help shape our curriculum.  The department is in the midst of growth and transformation and this faculty member will play an important role in that process.

Please submit a letter of application that discusses your approach to teaching, CV and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of most recent transcripts by February 1st, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled. For further information about the Department of Communication Studies, please visit  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at

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)

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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