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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.

Co-Director of Forensics
Tenure Track

The Department of Human Communication Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who will serve as the Co-Director of Forensics in a large nationally and regionally competitive program. 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.

Responsibilities include:


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 and Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Moving expenses and start-up funds may be available. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent and comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health, vision and dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waivers; access to the campus child-care, based on availability of openings; and a defined-benefit retirement plan provided through the state system, along with optional tax-shelter opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to:

Appointment Date
August 2019

Application Procedures
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10722BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts, writing sample, teaching portfolio (student/peer ratings, syllabi)
  4. 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)
  5. Three letters of recommendation (see the following instructions)

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 further information, please contact Dr. Erika Thomas, Search Committee Chair at or call 657-278-3617.

Application Deadline
Review of applications begins immediately.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 3, 2018.  Position is open until filled. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

The University
California State University, Fullerton, is the second largest university in California serving southern California and especially Orange County. It is the largest of the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses. The CSU system is the largest and most diverse university system in the country and one of the most affordable. CSUF is the only four year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Orange County and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. It ranks fourth and eighth nationally in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to Hispanics and minority students, respectively.  CSUF is a student-centered teaching institution located in the heart of beautiful Orange County, California, near beaches, mountains, and the vibrant culture of Los Angeles. The average temperature is 70 degrees and the sun shines over 300 days a year.  For more information about University, please visit:

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