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Assistant Professor: Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

The Journalism Department in the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly seeks applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track position to begin September 13, 2018.

Primary duties include teaching Introduction to Radio Broadcasting and Cal Poly Radio Laboratory, which support the forward-looking FCC-licensed, student-run radio station, KCPR-FM. Teaching assignment also includes advising the station in all its platforms and operations. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach courses in broadcast and multimedia journalism, such as Broadcast News, Electronic News Gathering, and Web Audio and Video. The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter, with correspondingly reasonable research/scholarship and service expectations and with a significant reduction in course load in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


San Luis Obispo




The ideal candidate will have a combination of professional broadcast news, media management, and teaching experience; be conversant with FCC regulations as they apply to non-commercial radio; and be skilled in current digital and hybrid technologies for video and audio production.

We are seeking applicants with an earned master’s degree in journalism or a related field. A doctorate in journalism, mass communication or a related field is preferred. Professional experience as a broadcast journalist or radio station manager is required, and experience working with student radio is highly desirable. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly/creative activity at the university level and the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues in an integrated student media environment.


Deadline: September 15, 2017

To Apply: Interested applicants should complete the online faculty application at, submit it to Requisition #104538, and upload other required materials. Completed application received by September 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.