Faculty in Media Studies

Location
Fresno, California
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

FACULTY in Media Studies

POSITION: Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status (tenure) track; 9-month faculty appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences.

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2021

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  An appointment will be made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

Fresno Pacific University is seeking a full-time appointment in Media Studies and Communication. The role includes focus on or possible combinations of media literacy, mass media & journalism, critical approaches to technology & culture, visual culture and rhetoric, and student journalism.

The Communication Program at Fresno Pacific University offers a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Communication Studies, Integrated Media, or Media and Film Studies. The program is housed in the Humanities Division and collaborates with other programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dialogue, storytelling, and critical perspective are central elements of the major. The Communication Program includes students from diverse populations and prepares them for participation and service in multiple settings and roles.

ROLE

  • Pursue an active scholarly agenda.
  • Teach core and upper division elective courses in Media, Media and Society, Film, Journalism, and Communication Projects (Senior Thesis Project).
  • Advise the student newspaper the Syrinx and social media production.
  • Teach General Education courses in Oral Communication and Understanding Media.
  • Advise Communication Majors with the Integrated Media, Media and Film Studies, Communication Studies emphasis and minors.
  • Represent the Communication Program on University Committees and the Faculty Senate.
  • Collaborate with Program and Humanities Division faculty in curriculum development, assessment, and governance.
  • Work with students, faculty, staff, and administration of diverse communities.

Potential Additional Roles:

  • Teach courses in media production.
  • Teach courses in Intercultural Communication, Race/Gender/Class, or Group Dynamics.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Earned terminal degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or related field (ABD candidates will be considered), or MFA in related field.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Evidence of or aptitude for university teaching.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students and faculty in a liberal arts environment.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with or involvement in Anabaptist-Mennonite, Believer’s Church traditions.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.

COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.       

APPLICATION:   The link to the application is within the job description at http://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

            Ron Herms, Ph.D.
            Dean, School of HRSS
            Fresno Pacific University
            1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
            Fresno, CA 93702
            OR email [email protected]

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.