Department: School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Status: 9-month continuing status track
Time commitment: Full Time
Start date: July 1, 2020

The Communication Program at Fresno Pacific University offers a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Media and Film Studies, Integrated Media, or Communication Studies. The program is housed in the Humanities Division and enjoys collaboration with other programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences to provide a breadth of experience in Communication theory, history, and application. Dialogue, storytelling, and critical perspective are central components through which students explore creation, mediation, and interpretation of multimodal messages. In 2019 the degree emphasis in Integrated Media was implemented drawing upon coursework in Media, Production, Marketing, and Experiential Learning through internships and practica to meet current opportunities in careers. The Communication Program attracts students from diverse communities and prepares students for participation and service in multiple settings and roles.

Role

  • Pursue an active scholarly agenda;
  • Teach core and upper division elective courses in Media and Society, Visual Rhetoric, Film Studies, Documentary Studies, Race, Gender, Class, and Communication Projects (Senior Thesis Project);
  • Teach General Education courses in Oral Communication and Understanding Media;
  • Advise Communication Majors with the Media and Film Studies, Integrated Media, or Communication Studies emphasis, and Communication 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.

Additional Role Options

  • Teach courses in Journalism or Social Media.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Earned terminal degree in Critical Media Studies, Film Studies, Communication, Mass Communication or related field (ABD candidates will be considered); 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:

  • Secondary concentration in Critical Race Theory or Gender Studies;
  • Familiarity with or involvement in Anabaptist-Mennonite, Believer’s Church traditions.

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

A faculty application is available at the link below.

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.
School of HRSS, Box 2301
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR email HRSS@fresno.edu

Apply now

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.

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.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.