Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism Lectureship - Temporary

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Media, Communication and Journalism
Vacancy # 13334

Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism Lectureship
Lecturer (Temporary Faculty)

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus.When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism position was established in honor of the former Fresno State professor and editor-in-chief of United Press International. The successful candidate will teach two classes, one in journalism and one a seminar course designed by the candidate to reflect the candidate's expertise. The position will be available for four semesters initially, with the option for six additional semesters. The successful candidate also will create and coordinate at least one public symposium per year focusing on contemporary media issues; conduct department and campus-wide seminars in journalistic issues; work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department; and work independently and with the Department to create and strengthen collaborative relationships with local media and other constituencies.

The Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism resides in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism. The department serves more than 300 undergraduate students studying in one of five options: Advertising, Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Multimedia, and Public Relations. Students and faculty are involved in a variety of media operations, clubs, and activities including: The Collegian student newspaper, KFSR campus radio, multimedia and television production services, a student run-public relations firm (TALK), the Paul D. Adams Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition, Alpha Delta Sigma (advertising club), and the Fresno State chapter of the Radio and Television Digital News Association. In addition to the campus newspaper and radio station, media facilities include an HD television studio, two computer labs, and four editing stations.

Required Education: An earned Ph.D. or master's degree is preferred. Bachelor's degree is required.

Required Experience:
1) Demonstrated professional experience in journalism;
2) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience on the college or university level and experience in international journalism are preferred. Also preferred is demonstration of potential for creating and strengthening collaborative relationships with local media and other constituencies.

Application Procedures: Application review will begin October 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Apply online at, attach letter of intent that addresses the required experience and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae and names of three references. Applicants who are interviewed by phone or Skype will be asked to submit two letters of reference and official transcripts.

Questions about this position may be sent by email to Prof. Betsy Hays, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, California State University, Fresno, 2225 E. San Ramon Ave., MF10, Fresno, CA 93740.

Other: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno 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.