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Lecturer Pool in Department of Journalism & Mass Communication (Academic Year 22/23)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Time Varies, Faculty - Communications/Journalism

Department of Journalism & Mass Communication Temporary Faculty Pool

The Department

At Cal Poly Humboldt, our journalism and public relations students train to be gatherers of reliable content and trustworthy storytellers. Our students dig into media-making in their first semester building blogs, taking photos, conducting interviews and producing videos and podcasts. Here are some of the opportunities students have with us:

  • Report and write for The Lumberjack and El Leñador.

  • Contribute feature content in Osprey magazine.

  • Broadcast live bands on KRFH-FM radio.

  • Create a public relations campaign for a non-profit organization.

  • Produce video documentaries about climate solutions.

While building a portfolio, students glean deeper appreciation for media history, ethics, and learn their rights to publish, protest and photograph. Our journalism program prepares students to work professionally in media and public relations or to start their own business. We prepare our students for graduate and law school. Our graduates work hard to make the world a better place.

See Department website here:

Courses/Areas of Specialization

Courses offered by the department include Beginning Reporting, Radio Production, Public Relations, Media Research, Media Ethics, and more. See full listing of course offerings here:


See below for qualifications needed by specific group of courses.

Group 1

JMC 120           Beginning Reporting 

JMC 125           Intro to Journalism Tools 

JMC 134           Photojournalism & Photoshop 

JMC 150           Digital Design 

JMC 154           Radio Production 

JMC 155/355    KRFH Workshop/Advanced KRFH Workshop 

JMC 156           Video Production 

JMC 160           El Leñador Newspaper 

JMC 320           Advanced Reporting 

JMC 322           Editing

JMC 323           Public Relations 

JMC 324           Advanced News Writing 

JMC 325           Magazine Production Workshop 

JMC 327           Multimedia News Workshop 

JMC 333           Radio News Workshop 

JMC 334           Advanced Photojournalism 

JMC 336           Advanced Video Production 

JMC 360           Advanced El Leñador Newspaper 

JMC 427           Advanced Multimedia News Workshop 

JMC 480           Special Topics

Minimum Qualifications

Degree: B.A./B.S. in appropriate field

Experience: Three years of professional journalism experience. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in technology and software current in the industry necessary to achieve the course learning outcomes. 

Preferred: Preferred: M.A./M.S. in Journalism or Mass Communication with at least three years professional experience relevant to the course, and demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Group 2 

JMC 105           Introduction to Mass Communication 

AHSS 106          Humboldt Media 

JMC 302           Mass Media & Popular Arts 

JMC 305           International Mass Communication 

JMC 306           Mass Communication History 

JMC 309           Analyzing Mass Media Messages 

JMC 318           Media Research 

JMC 328           Media Law 

JMC 332           Media Ethics 

JMC 354           Media Advertising 

JMC 429           Advanced Public Relations 

JMC 450           Media Management 

Minimum Qualifications

Degree: M.A./M.S. in Journalism or Mass Communication or related field.

Experience: Successful teaching experience and at least three years professional work related to the appropriate field and relevant to the course

Preferred: Ph.D. in Mass Communication or related field or J.D. with demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness and at least three years professional experience relevant to the course. Bilingual applicants able to speak English and Spanish will be given special consideration.

Position Type: Lecturer
Availability: As needed
First Review Date: Applications received by April 1st annually are given first consideration.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Lecturers are paid using the Academic Year pay schedule (see left-hand column on Salary Schedule linked above). Monthly salaries listed here represent a full-time workload, or 15 Weighted Teaching Units (WTUs). For more information on how Academic Year faculty are paid, see the Explanation of the Distribution of Pay.

The University: Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps for marginalized student groups by adopting dynamic, student-centered practices and policies. We value serving students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations.

The ideal candidates will demonstrate a shared commitment to the academic and professional success of our diverse student body. We will prioritize applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to diversity and its value in professional and educational communities. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded educator who is committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students on closing opportunity gaps.

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff, many from local area California Indian tribes. Cal Poly Humboldt is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at Humboldt to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures, with resources in Special Collections at the Cal Poly Humboldt library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. Humboldt strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time, Indigenous People's Week, and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. 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 as a condition of employment.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus instruction, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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