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Assistant Professor of Public Relations

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Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • MBA or M.A. in Public Relations, Journalism, or Communication
  • Professional experience in public relations
  • Demonstrated potential to teach courses in public relations and mass communication
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research, scholarly and creative activities leading to presentations and publications
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018
  • Prior teaching experience at college level
  • Successful publication record or defined research agenda



  • Teach public relations courses, including public relations principles, writing, campaigns, and case studies
  • Engage in research, scholarly and creative activities leading to presentations and publications
  • Advise organization chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Develop professional network of alumni and public relations contacts
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript


All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through:


Requests for information should be addressed to:


Dr. Chris Karadjov, Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Journalism and Public Relations

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-4601


(562) 985-2104 or E-Mail:

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 15, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)




A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.


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.



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer