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January 24, 2017

Northern Illinois University

Department of Communication invites applications for an anticipated tenure- track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in strategic communication / public relations, effective August 16, 2017.

We seek a candidate who has a strong research agenda in strategic communication/ public relations. The candidate also must be qualified to teach undergraduate courses in: PR principles and practices; PR writing; PR cases and campaigns; and corporate advocacy and issue management.

The hired candidate will also be expected to teach graduate courses in the Communication Studies M.A. program, engage in an active research program, and perform service to the Department, profession, and discipline.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in journalism, communication, or related field at the time of appointment; record of scholarship, teaching, and service to the discipline commensurate with the appointment rank; and the previously specified expertise.

Preferred qualifications: Professional experience in public relations, journalism, advertising, or related field; demonstrated ability to serve a diverse student population.

Application materials should be submitted electronically. Send electronic copy of letter of interest addressing qualifications relevant to job description, CV, evidence of scholarly activity, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcript of Ph.D. coursework, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Mehdi Semati (Strategic Communication / Public Relations Search Chair) msemati@niu.edu.

An official transcript will be required from those candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Review of completed applications will begin on February 20, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  A pre-employment criminal background investigation is required.

NIU is included in the Research Universities—High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the Association of Public and Land- Grant Universities. NIU, located in a semirural area with easy access to the Chicago and Rockford media markets, has a diverse student body. The University has two public radio stations (WNIJ and WNIU) and an award-winning student-run campus newspaper (the Northern Star). Departmental facilities include the Northern Television Center (a dedicated building for news reporting and production and transmission of student-created content) and several editing suites and computer labs. The Department is affiliated with the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association and maintains an active chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

The Department of Communication, one of seventeen departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Communication Studies and Journalism and an M.A. in Communication Studies. The Department serves a diverse student body including approximately 700 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 16 full-time instructors and visiting faculty, and 6 full-time supportive professional staff.  Department faculty are active in such organizations as the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Communication Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the National Communication Association, the Popular Culture Association, and the University Film and Video Association. The Department and University are committed to the principle of diversity and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to this objective. The Department website is: http://www.comm.niu.edu/comm/.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations, and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different-sex domestic partners.

January 23, 2017

University of Toledo

Multimedia/Broadcasting Journalist Lecturer Job Description

The Department of Communication at the University of Toledo seeks applications for an instructor position in multimedia/broadcasting journalism.  Teaching responsibilities will primarily focus on journalism in a television studio and multimedia lab environment. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate multimedia courses such as reporting, video production, and digital newsroom. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing cross-discipline integration of new media technologies and multi-platform journalism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four to five courses per semester and advise a student media group.  A start date of August 2017 is expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in communication or related field
  • Professional experience in broadcast and/or online journalism, or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience managing student productions for public dissemination.
  • Knowledge of television and multimedia tools and web technologies.
  • Previous teaching experience.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.utoledo.edu under the “Faculty” tab (Posting# 0600394).

Application materials must include the following materials only:

  1. A cover letter articulating your professional journalism experience in broadcasting
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Links to two examples of published work and creative works
  4. Three references with personal knowledge of the applicant’s experience and qualifications related to this position

Consideration of applications will begin February 8, 2017 until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to:
Dr. Jackie Layng, Search Committee Chair at Jacqueline.layng@utoledo.edu

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

University of Toledo

Assistant Professor of Broadcasting Job Description

The Department of Communication at the University of Toledo seeks a dynamic candidate to teach broadcasting and to reflect the changing realities of the media industry. This position will begin in August 2017.

Preference will be given to candidates well versed in broadcasting and new media who can teach students to thrive in today’s multimedia newsroom. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in television production, as well as other departmental core media courses as appropriate. Such areas include beginning and advanced broadcasting and journalism courses, video production, editing and broadcast writing and mass communication.

We seek a candidate who will also advise program majors, engage in scholarship and help develop innovative approaches to communication education in a global environment. The ideal candidate will be one who reaches across academic disciplines to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities.

Minimum qualifications:
Applicants must have a terminal degree in a Communication related field with a focus in Television Broadcasting and must also have significant professional media experience.

TO APPLY:
Applications must be made online at https://jobs.utoledo.edu/ under the “Faculty” tab (Posting 0600395) and application materials must include the following materials only:

1.  A cover letter that clearly articulates your qualifications, education and professional broadcasting experience;
2.  Curriculum vitae;
3.  Links of two examples of published work and/creative works
4.  Three references able to address the candidate’s qualification for this position.

Consideration of applications will begin February 8, 2017 until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. David Tucker, Search Committee Chair at david.tucker@utoledo.edu.

University of Toledo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

January 19, 2017

High Point University

Tenure-Track Position
Open Rank: Chair, Strategic Communication Department

The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University is searching for a new Chair of the Strategic Communication Department. This department includes 300+ undergraduate students. Candidates will teach courses in strategic communication (public relations, advertising, or health communication). Credential review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. This open rank, tenure-track position will begin August 2017.

Responsibilities
The Chair of the Strategic Communication department reports to the Dean of the School of Communication. The Chair will participate in curriculum design and assessment; mentor faculty through the probationary and tenure processes; assist faculty in developing their research programs and pursuing extramural funding; promote the academic success of students and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic communication; advise undergraduate students on course planning and professional development; and conduct original research and contribute to research in the School of Communication. Teaching assignments (2/2 load) will depend on the expertise of the candidate but may include courses such as Strategic Message Development, AP writing courses, Law & Ethics, Applied Research in Strategic Communication, and Communication Campaign Analysis and Design.  Individuals will be given opportunity to develop other courses in strategic communication.

Qualifications
The School of Communication seeks an organized and personable colleague who values a collegial departmental community.  Preferred qualifications include prior administrative experience, significant journalism or strategic communication experience, and an ability to teach in the MA Program in Strategic Communication and direct capstone projects.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching quantitative or qualitative research methods will be considered a plus. Academic rank for this position will depend on candidate’s credentials and experience. A terminal degree is required.

To Apply
Materials should be addressed to Dr. Virginia McDermott and sent to vmcdermo@highpoint.edu

Applicants should submit:
A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities
Current CV with complete professional and academic history
Unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Three current letters of recommendation

Note: Only complete packages will be considered. The School will only interview candidates authorized to work in the United States.

January 18, 2017

Regent University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Strategic Communication

Regent University seeks to fill a full time, tenure track faculty position in the area of strategic communication within the university’s School of Communication & the Arts.

Regent University is one of the nation’s leading academic centers for Christian thought and action, offering over 95 associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and enrolling more than 9000 students worldwide. Regent is committed to its foundational mission to educate Christian leaders to change the world.

Position Requirements and Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, or a closely related field, as well as previous college or university teaching experience. Mentoring experience in academia is preferred. Expertise in new media technologies and any of the following areas are strongly preferred: journalism, rhetoric, film theory, or theater studies.

Expectations: Applicants should be prepared to direct master degree theses and directed master degree projects, conduct original research leading to publication, and serve on doctoral dissertation committees. Salaries are commensurate with academic and professional experience. Applicants must be able to teach distance education. Applicants must subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.

To apply complete the faculty application at www.regent.edu/admin/hr/app/HRApp.cfm. A current resume/CV, three letters of reference, a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, and photocopies of your graduate transcripts showing degrees conferred must be submitted to talent@regent.edu Official transcripts will be required at time of employment. This position will be located at Regent University’s Virginia Beach, VA campus.

Appointment will begin August  2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Regent University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Script and Screenwriting

Regent University seeks to fill a full time, tenure track faculty position in the area of script and screenwriting within the university’s School of Communication & the Arts.

Regent University is one of the nation’s leading academic centers for Christian thought and action, offering over 95 associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and enrolling more than 9000 students worldwide. Regent is committed to its foundational mission to educate Christian leaders to change the world.

Position Requirements and Qualifications: Applicants should have completed either a PhD or an MFA degree in the field of communication with a concentration in film and television, or in a closely related field. Applicants without a terminal degree but who have at least 10 years of industry experience and who are willing to earn a terminal degree may be considered.

Expectations: Applicants should be prepared to teach a range of script and screenwriting classes at the graduate level including Story Structure, Writing the Short Film, Writing for Television, Writing Comedy, Playwriting, and specialized writing applications like webisodes and digital communication. The candidate should have teaching and mentoring experience at the college or university level. Applicants with professional experience in writing for television and film, documentary and drama production, and new media technologies are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to direct master degree theses and portfolios, practice original scholarship leading to research publication or creative works, and to become active in professional organizations such as NCA, BEA or UFVA related to their academic and professional fields. Salaries are commensurate with academic and professional experience. Applicants must be able to teach distance education. Applicants must subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.

To apply complete the faculty application at www.regent.edu/admin/hr/app/HRApp.cfm. A current resume/CV, three letters of reference, a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, and photocopies of your graduate transcripts showing degrees conferred must be submitted to talent@regent.edu Official transcripts will be required at time of employment. This position will be located at Regent University’s Virginia Beach, VA campus.

Appointment will begin July 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

January 17, 2017

California State University, Sacramento

Communication Studies Department: Tenure Track Faculty in Journalism

1. Hiring Department Information
The faculty of Communication Studies, Journalism and Film is of a community of professionals, educated and experienced in a diverse range of specialty areas, and united by a common body of information related to the creation, application, and understanding of messages. The department exists to provide quality instruction that assists students in becoming intellectually aware citizens who are ethical, competent communicators. Further, the department seeks to maintain and develop the body of scholarly knowledge that unites the field.

A successful Sacramento State University faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide curricular leadership in the Journalism program.
  • Teach introductory and advanced level courses.
  • Engage in Scholarly and Creative Activities.
  • Provide service to the Institution.
  • Provide service to the Community.
  • Advise students.

3. Qualifications

REQUIRED:

Education/Training:

  • Master’s degree in Journalism or related field with emphasis in Journalism and professional experience. All degree requirements must be completed by Aug. 1, 2017.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in both practice and theory of modern journalism.Demonstrated ability and interest in creative activities and/or scholarly research in journalism.
  • Evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated ability or evidence of having worked with diverse groups.

Required Experience:

  • Background in print/online or broadcast media.
  • A minimum of 5 years professional employment in journalism.

PREFERRED:

Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Preference given to those with recent experience in multimedia and/or data reporting.

4. Appointment
This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

5. Application Review
Review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2017 and position will remain open until filled.

6. Application Procedures

  • Submit the following materials through the CSUS on-line application process:
  • Letter of interest;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Evidence of scholarly and/or creative activity;
  • Three to five recent professional references, including names and contact information;
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, if available;
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college level work (official transcripts are required if invited for an interview).

Documents must be submitted in a single PDF. Additional documents and letters of recommendation may be required at a later date.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Assistant Professor in Journalism (Advertising)
Communication

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication is seeking a full-time (academic year), tenure-track faculty member who will have a 100 percent appointment in the Communication Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach courses including, but not limited to, introduction to media planning and buying, copywriting, and advertising campaigns. Other course areas may include foundations of advertising, advertising and PR research literacy, ad copywriting and layout, media ethics, and other areas of candidate specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate the ability to teach cross cultural communication.

JOB DETAILS:
The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and have opportunities to contribute to curricular revision to reflect the latest trends in the field, and to propose and teach advertising courses in areas of the candidate’s particular expertise. Excellence in teaching; commitment to an advertising research agenda; and a willingness to participate in academic advising and other university service are expected. The department embraces a diversity of research methodologies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Advertising or Strategic Communication (ABD will be considered with expectation of completion by 8/23/2017).
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and teach advertising courses.
  • Demonstrate potential to pursue a rigorous program of research.
  • Contribute service to the department, the college, the university, and the community.

HIGHLY DESIRED:

  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Professional experience in the area of advertising.
  • Willingness to provide practitioner guidance to the campus newspaper’s advertising staff.  Ability to teach Cross Cultural
  • Communication and/or sports communication/sports journalism.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:
The Department of Communication is the largest department in the College of Arts and Communication and one of the largest at the University. The department serves more than 600 students who major in one of our seven emphases: Advertising, Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Corporate and Health Communication, Electronic Media, International Journalism, Media Arts and Game Development, and Public Relations. The department’s graduate program serves as a diverse population of recent undergraduates and returning professionals.

The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, education, and ethnic backgrounds.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master’s degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. – See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

SPECIAL NOTES:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statues 19.36 (7)(a).

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Applications received by FEBRUARY 27, 2017 are ensured full consideration.  Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.  Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.  Incomplete application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Human Resources at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:
Julie Ridgeman
Academic Department Associate
262-472-7154
ridgemaj@uww.edu

TO APPLY:
Only complete application packages will be considered.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
-Cover letter, Vita, 3 letters of reference; Undergrad & Graduate Transcripts

Who are you?

The job ID is: 12379.

A potential applicant who is NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, click here: UW-Whitewater External Applicants

A current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, click here: UW-Whitewater Internal Applicants

University at Buffalo

Applications are invited for a position teaching University at Buffalo (UB) undergraduate level courses in Communication within UB’s undergraduate programs at the Singapore Institute of Management. Additional information on UB’s undergraduate program in Communication in Singapore is at http://inted.oie.buffalo.edu/SIMUB/communicationd.asp

Available Communication courses may include those in the following areas: Communication Theory, Mass Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Technology, Advertising and Public Relations.

Positions are available beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, and the individual hired may be employed on a single-semester or a multi-semester basis. Applicants interested in positions beginning in Spring 2018 will also be considered.  Position salary will depend on qualifications as well as number and type of courses supported. Local accommodations and round-trip airfare to Singapore are provided.

A Master’s degree in Communication, and one to three years’ experience teaching undergraduate students in a US college or university are required as is experience teaching in an intercultural context.  A Ph.D. degree in Communication or closely related field is preferred, as is additional teaching experience. Experience living and teaching in an overseas, especially an Asian environment, are a plus.

The work site is the campus of the Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore.

For additional information, and to apply, please visit UBJobs at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu,
and search for Posting 1700040 or, link directly to the posting via https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59677

The application deadline is February 23, 2017.

This is a Research Foundation of SUNY position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter.

University of North Alabama

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor, Communications

The University of North Alabama invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor position in the Department of Communications. The position will teach four undergraduate courses per semester in the Radio-TV & Interactive Media program. Courses may include TV Production and Performance, Broadcast News Writing, and Advanced Radio-Television Production. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in television news production and a record of teaching excellence. The position will begin August 2017. Successful candidates for the Visiting Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a related field. Successful candidates for the Visiting Instructor position must have a Master’s degree in Mass Communication or a related field. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Butler Cain (bcain1@una.edu), Search Chair. Applications for this position will be accepted through March 1, 2017.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/4248. Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, and reference list.  Please also be prepared to provide three letters of reference and unofficial or official transcripts.  For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.