San Francisco State University and the department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sports and News Production, beginning August 2018.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree in relevant discipline(s) (completed by August 1, 2018); M.A. may be considered with significant professional experience (minimum of 10 years) and scholarly potential. Candidates will have a strong potential for scholarly and /or creative work with demonstrated ability to teach some or all of the following: TV Sports Production & Reporting, TV News Production & Reporting, Multi-Platform Sports & News Production, Broadcast Sports, and News Writing courses across a variety of media and venues. Preferred candidates should possess strong technical and conceptual skills as well as experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups.

Candidates must have an active record of creative activity or scholarship related to their specialty area, and teaching, research, and creative work complement departmental offerings and strengths. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works.


The position requires graduate and/or undergraduate teaching in Sports and News Production, mentoring and advising graduate and/or undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing program of creative work or scholarship in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Development of new courses is highly encouraged, and the candidate will work with colleagues to develop a strategy that keeps the program at the forefront of innovation. Serving on department, college, and university committees is required. A commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds is expected. Detailed position description is available at

Rank and salary

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:  

Submit a cover letter including teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae with names of references, and samples of writing and other works (three samples maximum, links to samples acceptable). Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date.

Submit all materials online to by December 15, 2017. Initial review of applications begins in early November and will continue until the position is filled. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Direct inquiries to Search Committee Chair, Jeff Jacoby, Professor,

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities and sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups. SF State is a totally smoke-free campus