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Company: California State University, Fresno
Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism, Lecturer (Temporary Faculty)
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 1, 2013
Job ID: 1505828


California State University, Fresno

College of Arts and Humanities
Mass Comm & Journalism
Vacancy # 12053
Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism
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.

• Available for Spring 2014, Fall 2014, or Spring 2015
• Fresno State has been recognized as an 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.

Position Characteristics: The Roger Tatarian Endowed Faculty Scholar in Journalism was established in honor of the former Fresno State professor and editor-in-chief of United Press International. The successful candidate will have a background and record of accomplishment in international reporting, a specialty that would have appeal for not only mass communication students but students from other disciplines including political science, history, sociology and the languages. Candidates with a background and record of accomplishment in computer-assisted investigative reporting also would be considered for the position. A national reputation in the news business and earned national and/or international journalism awards are desired. The successful candidate will teach two classes, one in advanced reporting and writing and one a seminar course designed by the candidate to reflect his or her expertise. The position will be available for one semester or a full academic year. The successful candidate also will create and coordinate at least one public symposium focusing on contemporary media issues; conduct department and campus-wide seminars in journalistic issues; work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department; and strengthen collaborative relationships with local media and other constituencies.

Academic Preparation:An earned master¿s degree is preferred, bachelor's degree is required.. A record of exceptional national and/or international professional journalism experience is required. To be eligible for this position you must be able to accept work either as a U.S. citizen or a foreign national authorized to accept work in the U.S. To be eligible for this position you must be able to accept work either as a U.S. citizen or a foreign national authorized to accept work in the U.S.

Teaching Or Other Experience:Teaching experience on the college or university level is preferred. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students form diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Other Requirements:This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background check. This may include, submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. California State University, Fresno publishes an Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report in October. This report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be 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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

Equal Employment Opportunity:California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Application Instructions:Application review will begin June 28, 2013. Apply online at:, attach letter of intent, curriculum vitae and names of three references. Applicants who are interviewed by phone will be asked to submit three letters of reference and samples of recent work. Questions about this position may be sent by email to Dr. Gary Rice, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, California State University, Fresno. Email:

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.

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