Assistant Professor: Communication

San Diego, California
Jun 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Communication at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Communication, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall of 2018. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching the senior Capstone course in Communication and other upper-division courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as directing graduate student theses. The required senior Capstone course emphasizes competencies in the primary learning outcomes across both the generalist communication and health communication majors in the School. Preferred candidates will exhibit a strong record of, or the potential for, grants, publication and teaching in their chosen areas of communication. All methodological approaches to research will be considered.

Candidates should possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. A Ph.D. by date of hire is required for appointment; a doctorate in communication is preferred (related degrees or areas of study considered). Salary is competitive. Candidates who have experience with, training in, or potential for engaging diverse or underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Screening of applications will begin September 4, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. However, submission of application materials before September 4 is recommended to assure consideration in the first round of screening applications. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at

The position described here will be in the School of Communication, with 11 full-time faculty, 5 adjunct faculty, 30 graduate teaching associates, 50 to 60 M.A. students, and 800 pre-majors, majors, and graduate students. The School is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, one of seven colleges that serve a university community of 35,000 students in a fast-growing, culturally rich, metropolitan area with a loyal local base of alumni and strong national and international relationships. More information about the School of Communication is available at and information about San Diego State University is available at

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.

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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.