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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton 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, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Public Relations

The Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in public relations with expertise in campaigns management and social media strategy. We strongly encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and service, their abilities to contributing to furthering CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

The Department of Communications is one of the largest and most diverse mass communications programs in the United States, situated in the second largest media market in the country. More than 2,200 students are enrolled in four concentrations (advertising, entertainment/tourism, journalism, and public relations) with 75+ full- and part-time faculty members. The Department operates international programs, a graduate program, numerous laboratory facilities, an internship center, award-winning student media, a student advertising and public relations agency, a week-long signature university event called COMM Week, and many other student organizations, clubs and competitions. For more information about the Department, please visit:

The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are:  teaching, research, scholarship, and/or creative activity, service to the department, college, university, profession, and community. Teaching assignments may include courses conducted online, in the evenings, and at the Irvine campus. These responsibilities generally include: advising students in a nationally recognize ACEJMC and CEPR accredited program, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.



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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on the candidate's qualifications. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans, spousal and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities.  For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Application Procedure
A complete on-line application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.   To apply, please go to:  to view all job listings and select 10540BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. letter of application
  2. resume or curriculum vita
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy that discusses your commitment to teaching and working with a diverse student population, faculty, and community (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  4. three letters of reference (see instruction below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For inquiries, call: (657) 278-3353 or e-mail

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2018, and continue until the positions are filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19