College of Arts & Letters


Department of Television, Film and Media Studies

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Starting Date:

August 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned MA, MS, or MFA degree in Journalism or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution is required;
2) A minimum of three years of professional experience in multi-platform, digital journalism;
3) Successful teaching experience at the university level, and;
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Successful teaching experience at the university level, including supervision of university-based student-driven online, broadcast and print journalism platforms;
2) Record of research, scholarly and/or creative activity involving students;
3) An earned Ph.D. in journalism or related disciplines from an accredited institution;
4) Demonstrated experience and/or training in visual, audio and print news production, including graphic design and animation;
5) Demonstrated experience and/or training with Adobe CC, Adobe Clips, ENPS, R, as well as related or similar software used to produce news content, and; 
6) Ability to communicate in multiple languages.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

Please submit: 1) a letter of application specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references,  and; 4) the University Application for Academic Employment (found here). Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Review of applications will begin December 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

Send by email, applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Prof. Jon Beaupré; Search Chair – Journalism
Phone: 323-343-4211

Note: 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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.