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MASS 302 - Media Production and Context

The Department of Communication at California State University San Marcos invites applications for a part-time lecturer to teach "MASS 302 - Media Production and Context" the academic semester Spring 2013.  Salary is competitive and based on experience.  The course is organized as a lecture with independent active learning activities in the Daniels Communication Lab for approximately 30 students.  Delivery of the course involves introducing students to the critical study of media representation and digital video production; critical media literacy aimed at analyzing mainstream representations of Otherness; and exploring the concepts of voice, style and structure using alternative productions that challenge dominant images.  Students will be expected to make short media productions in which they interrogate producer, subject and audience positions.  Students will also explore content around identity by creating analytical media products about aspects of their personal history.

Applicants will be able to provide evidence of effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. 

Minimum requirements for the position include:  An MA or higher; ability to teach the basics of editing , cinematography, and sound; and ability to teach approaches to media within the context of a rigorous investigation of representations of class, gender, and race.

Preferred requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. (or ABD status) or MFA, academic training in the process of creating media products for non-mainstream audiences; and current and active practice as video or filmakers within medium and dicipline, evidenced by exhibitions, screenings or commissions.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three current references and letter of interest to

Timeline: A review of applications will begin immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.

The department consists of ten tenure track faculty and ten lecturers who offer two degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to about 700 students.  The department mission recognizes the transformative power of communication and its utility for re-making how we think and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life.  Our scholarly and creative community embraces diverse theoretical perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and creative practices that build critical and analytical abilities, collaborative and dialogic relationships and communities, and that challenge structures of inequity.  We guide students to become culturally aware, astute, civic minded individuals poised for success in their endeavors as community members, citizens and leaders in their chosen professions.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran's status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.