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March 21, 2019

University of North Alabama

Position Title: Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Journalism, & Digital Media Production

Department: University of North Alabama; College of Arts & Sciences; Communications Department

Position Description:
*This position has been re-advertised 03/21/2019 to broaden the applicant pool. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by April 15, 2019.*

The Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Mass Communication – Journalism & Digital Media Production, beginning Fall 2019. An earned doctorate in Journalism, Mass Communication, or a closely related field is required. (ABD’s will be considered but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment).

The successful candidate should have professional experience in print, digital, audio or video journalism. Primary academic instruction will focus on teaching students the fundamentals of journalistic writing, ethics, production, and professional practices. Courses will include Media Writing, Basic Reporting, Advanced Reporting, and other communication courses as assigned. The candidate will teach a 3-3 load and will be expected to maintain an appropriate level of scholastic activity and service necessary to secure tenure and promotion with the Department of Communications.

The successful candidate also will serve as Student Media Advisor to award-winning publications The Flor-Ala and Diorama. Experience advising student publications, managing student staff, and administering budgets is a plus.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/5018. Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Transcripts and three letters of reference are also required, but may be provided after the initial application. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call the Office of Human Resources at 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. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

Wake Forest University

The Associate Director, News and Communications expertly blends the skills of a public relations professional; writer, editor and content creator; social media connector; crisis management consultant; and university spokesperson. This person develops and implements strategic communications plans that support a wide range of Wake Forest University communication efforts, including media relations, social media and marketing initiatives. A primary responsibility of the Associate Director is to seek out, create, manage and pitch editorial content within designated coverage areas, including campus life and student affairs, or as otherwise assigned.

The Associate Director must value collaboration, enroll the input of others and seek diversity in perspectives. He/she/they also must be able to make sound decisions independently when circumstances require it. Wake Forest is a uniquely relational place and building strong, trusting relationships is critical to success in this role. He/she/they must consistently demonstrate sound editorial judgment and superb oral and written communication skills to positively influence audiences and mitigate issues. The ideal candidate for the role is an independent self-starter with strong, proven experience in communicating clearly and thinking critically. The Associate Director works within a fast-paced team environment to increase awareness, appreciation and value of Wake Forest University among key audiences.

Please apply at: https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/

March 19, 2019

North Carolina Central University

Department of Mass Communication

Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public relations or strategic communication  to teach foundational courses, beginning Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in mass communication or related field required. We are especially interested in a candidate with first-hand  experience in multi-platform social/digital media.

Successful candidates are expected to be effective teachers and actively involved in scholarly research and/or creative activity at a level that would lead to promotion and tenure at the University. In addition to contributing to curriculum assessment, the candidate is also expected to participate in service activities related to the department, the college, the university, and the profession that will help to advance the mission and vision of the department.

A Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, journalism, mass communication, or closely related field, college-level teaching experience; and documentation of teaching effectiveness. Professional public relations, strategic communications, or media experience is desired.

Created in 2012, the Department of Mass Communication has nine full-time faculty members and offers a BA degree with four concentrations. The department enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students. NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation’s first public HBCU. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The university serves its traditional student body of African Americans  in addition to a student body that is racially and socioeconomically diverse.

Initial review of applications will begin April 1, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to jobs.nccu.edu. Select “Search Postings” and search for position #610473 to apply and submit application materials.

A complete application will contain the following: 1) application letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) sample course syllabus; 5) sample of scholarship; 6) sample of appropriate media content; 7) names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. After final review, you will be asked to send official college transcripts and recent teaching evaluations, if available.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Paulin, search committee chair, via email at lpaulin@nccu.edu, or by phone at (919) 530-7207.

NCCU, an EEO/AA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three days of employment with the University. Accommodations of applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Coastal Carolina University

Assistant Professor of Sports Communication

The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sports Communication. The appointment will be effective August 16, 2019.

A Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Relations or related area is required. The successful candidate must be well qualified to teach courses in Sports Communication. Duties also include being an active scholar, advising students, and service to the department and university. Additional teaching experience that aligns with one of the department’s existing concentration areas in Communication Studies, Interactive Journalism, or PR/Integrated Communication is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will work with members of the department to develop courses for a new concentration in Sports Communication. A record indicating potential for scholarly productivity and institutional service are required. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses.

The Department of Communication, Media and Culture is one of Coastal Carolina University’s largest departments serving approximately 600 majors and 100 minors. The Department offers programs and courses in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism, and Public Relations/Integrated Communication. Our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline. The department provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in an increasingly global workforce, to facilitate understanding of effective communication practices in varied contexts, and to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of diverse communities globally.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.



Butler University

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Strategic Communication, emphasis in Promotional Writing, at Butler University

The Department of Strategic Communication at Butler University seeks an outstanding strategic communication professional or scholar with an emphasis in promotional writing for a one-year, non-tenure track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in the College of Communication, effective August, 2019.

This one-year term position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. The successful candidate will teach four (4) undergraduate strategic communication courses (12 credit hours) per semester in a dynamic department committed to experiential learning. Ability to teach introductory and advanced promotional writing courses in a way that merges theory and practice and reflects emerging trends in the field is essential. Successful candidates will also be able to contribute to the College of Communication’s core course, Media Literacy, and/or develop and deliver an upper-level Special Topics course in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition to teaching, position responsibilities include departmental service, which includes attending and participating in regularly scheduled departmental and college faculty meetings, serving on committees, and, potentially, advising students.

Earned Master’s in Mass Communication, Strategic Communication, Advertising, Public Relations or related discipline with a minimum of five years professional experience required. An earned Ph.D. and evidence of successful college-level teaching is preferred.

Application Procedure:
Candidates for the position should submit the following: (1) A cover letter including a statement of interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of effective teaching, if available; and (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.

Formal review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates are invited to submit application materials electronically to Mary Proffitt, Assistant to the Dean of the College of Communication, at mproffit@butler.edu.

Department Information:
Butler University’s Department of Strategic Communication offers a converged approach to public relations and advertising. Our 185 majors and 65 minors work closely with our 6 full-time dedicated teacher-scholars to gain the essential balance of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to create and deliver messages targeted to a wide array of audiences: media, employees, customers, legislators, investors and the community. Dedicated to experiential learning, classes often integrate real-world cases and clients while outside the classroom, the department’s vibrant internship program places students with top local, regional, and national advertising and PR agencies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Students also participate in our student-led communication agency, Bright Blue, and join our active student-run Public Relations Student Society of America and Ad Club chapters. To learn more about the Department of Strategic Communication, please visit https://www.butler.edu/strategic-communication.

University & Indianapolis Information:
Butler University, a private University located approximately 5 miles north of downtown Indianapolis enrolling approximately 4,300 students, was ranked in 2019 as the #1 Regional Universities Midwest (tie), #1 University for Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #1 Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Reports. Founded on the principle that everyone deserves an excellent education, regardless of race or gender, Butler’s mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.

As an institution, Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, and overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally protected category. This institution offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

The city of Indianapolis is the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana, with the metropolitan area serving as home to approximately 2 million people. Situated at the “Crossroads of America” and known as one of the best sports cities in the country, Indianapolis is vibrant city home to more than 700 businesses, an increasingly recognized local food culture, a dynamic arts community, and an active and welcoming international community.

March 18, 2019

University of Colorado Boulder

Scholar-In-Residence in Media Studies

The Department of Media Studies (MDST) in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a scholar-in-residence in media studies with a particular emphasis in critical environmental studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to contributing to our interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs. The position is expected to begin in August 2019.

We will consider applicants with various research interests in critical media studies, although preference will be given to the following areas:

+ The material and ethical implications of media practice/technology/consumption for environmental sustainability.

+ The role of digital culture, emergent media forms, art and design in shaping current debates about the ecological crisis and disaster relief.

+ Relationship between intersectionality (race, gender, class, sexuality, etc.) and ecomedia research.

A PhD in Media Studies is required; a terminal degree (JD or MFA) in another discipline will also be considered. Qualified candidates will have an active research agenda, a proven record of teaching excellence, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaborations. The selected candidate will teach two courses each semester in a variety of media-related topics with a possibility to develop a course in the candidate’s own area of research expertise.

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder offers a dynamic program of study that emphasizes the creative and analytical skills needed to operate in a complex media environment and to gain a deep understanding of the history and development of various means and forms of communication. We teach courses in media history; media activism; globalization and culture; Postcolonialism and decoloniality; media and religion; disruptive media entrepreneurship; media and human rights; popular culture, gender, race, class, and sexuality; media and food politics; audience studies, among many others. We offer an exciting Master’s degree in Media and Public Engagement and a well-ranked PhD program in media studies which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019.

The College of Media Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. The College prepares students to be leaders in our ever-changing information society. Our students and faculty think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention. CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from racial and ethnic minorities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy (for more, see https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/lgbtq-resources-0). Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ADA@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Candidates must submit the following:
  • Cover letter outlining interest in the position and research and teaching interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • An example of scholarly and/or creative work.
  • Three letters of reference

Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by April 10, 2019.

Application page: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=16540

University of Illinois Springfield

Assistant/Associate Professor/Public Affairs Reporting Director

The Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois Springfield is seeking an experienced professional for an Assistant Professor position based on experience in teaching, scholarship, and service. The person will also serve as the Director of the nationally renowned Public Affairs Reporting Program. This full-time, on-campus, tenure-track position will begin August 16, 2019. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 22 graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the program web page at https://www.uis.edu/publicaffairsreporting/.

Activities and assignments include, but are not limited to: (1) Responsibility for maintaining a graduate-level emphasis through such activities as teaching graduate-level courses which are components of the required core curriculum in the Public Affairs Reporting Program. Teaching duties consist of teaching PAR courses, course scheduling, course assessment, and conducting field trips to major newspapers, wire services, and broadcast outlets. A description of the program is available online at https://www.uis.edu/publicaffairsreporting/curriculum/graduate/. (2) Providing on-going academic and professional career advising to graduate students in the Public Affairs Reporting Program. (3) Providing oversight of capstone projects and evaluation. The PAR Director is responsible for the Masters Closing Portfolio Exercise.  (4) Participating in graduate student recruitment and selection process which involves responding to inquiries regarding the requirements of the Public Affairs Reporting Program and conducting prospective student interviews. (5)  Providing administrative direction and leadership to the Public Affairs Reporting Program. Program administration duties include administrative oversight of PAR programming, outreach and community service activities, as well as program fundraising in collaboration with the UIS Office of Advancement, and budget oversight and management of resources.  (6) Conducting research and scholarly activities. Scholarship and service activities include attending national and regional conferences, engaging in journalistic scholarship projects, and serving on the Dean’s Cabinet.

Successful candidates must have earned a Master’s degree in Journalism or a related field. A minimum of ten years’ experience in news reporting is required. Background in and familiarity with RTV reporting, writing and editing; multimedia reporting; media law, FOIA and social media is highly preferred. University teaching experience is desirable.  Ability to work with diverse cultures in a collaborative and collegial manner in a student-centered environment is expected.

Complete the online application (https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=109676&job=assistant-professor-public-affairs-reporting-109676), and upload a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references.  Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials will be considered.

March 15, 2019

Temple University

Assistant Professor of Instruction (Non-Tenure-Track) in Advertising

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of a full-time assistant professor of instruction (non-tenure-track) in advertising to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning Summer 2019.

The department seeks an outstanding advertising professional or academic scholar to become a fulltime faculty member in the advertising major. The successful candidate will be a strong writer capable of teaching persuasive and professional writing, who has expertise in areas such as advertising research and strategic thinking, advertising psychology, and moral and ethical issues facing the advertising industry. The successful candidate will be able to teach a combination of the following courses: Persuasive Writing, Advanced Writing for Academic and Professional Communication, Brand Strategy and Research, Media and Society, Advertising and Society, Psychology of Advertising, Legal and Moral Issues in Advertising, and Representation in the Media. Significant professional experience in advertising is strongly preferred.  A master’s degree in a related discipline is required; Ph.D. is preferred.

This non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the department and to Klein College through service, which will include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising student organizations.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations includes two undergraduate majors—one in public relations and one in advertising—and minors in both areas. The department supports the Temple Ad Club (a division of AAF), the oldest PRSSA chapter in the region, a nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm—PRowl Public Relations—and the only student chapter of the Black Public Relations Society. The department’s student organizations garner numerous awards each year.

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. The college houses four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. Graduate degrees across the college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.A. in Journalism, an online M.S. in Communication Management, an M.S. in Globalization and Development, and an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit http://Klein.temple.edu. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials electronically at devon.powers@temple.edu or by mail to

Dr. Devon Powers
Committee Chair, Advertising Search
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4268

March 14, 2019

Quinnipiac University

Position:  Dean, School of Communications

In your letter of application, please take the opportunity to describe your administrative philosophy, along with your sense for the 1 or 2 greatest challenges that a SOC is likely to meet in the next half decade.

All resumes and cover letters should be submitted to the QUcommsdean@dhrinternational.com.

The Dean of the School of Communications is a dynamic and innovative leader who possesses a clear vision to successfully prepare QU students for professions in the complex and ever-evolving world of communications. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Dean will provide overall leadership in fostering academic excellence across communications disciplines as well as maintaining strategic relationships with media companies and professionals. As the school’s chief officer, she or he will understand the challenges facing both the media and communication industries/professionals and higher education and be responsible for the full range of activities associated with the management and promotion of excellence of the theoretical and practical mission of the school. The Dean oversees the hiring, promotion and retention of faculty and staff, facilitates the development and oversight of student curriculum and degree programs, has responsibility for financial matters including budgetary and space allocations, provides strategic vision and manages the academic leadership of the school.
The successful candidate can be granted tenure and rank upon appointment if the candidate qualifies in an SOC department.

Education Requirements:
– Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or other terminal degree preferred.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Administrative experience in higher education and/or a track record of academic leadership
  • Familiarity with classroom and teaching practices in higher education and an appreciation for our teacher-scholar model and student-centered learning environment
  • Experience working with an academic unit on strategic planning and in order to help the faculty and staff to determine and implement the vision for the future of the school
  • Experience with direct management and accountability for the School of Communications budget
  • Experience with fundraising, development, and recruitment
  • Managerial experience in media/communication industries preferred
  • Understanding of the challenges facing both media and communication industries/professionals and higher education
  • Provide leadership and advocacy through shared governance with faculty, administration, and other stakeholders
  • Build relationships with alumni, media/communication professionals, industry leaders, and prospective students and parents
  • Foster an environment of collegiality, respect, openness and cooperation

March 7, 2019

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Applications are invited for a position teaching University at Buffalo (UB) undergraduate courses in Communication  in the UB undergraduate program at the Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore.

Singapore is a multicultural, English-speaking city-state in Southeast Asia, and the University at Buffalo has offered undergraduate degree programs in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management since 2004.  Additional information on the program in Communication, which was launched in 2005, is available at http://www.buffalo.edu/cas/communication/undergraduate/ub-sim.html.

Positions are available beginning with the fall 2019 semester, and the individual hired may be employed on a single-semester or a multi-semester basis.  Position salary will depend on qualifications as well as number and type of courses supported.  Accommodations in Singapore and round trip airfare are provided.

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.

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.

Employment in this position will be conditional upon receipt of applicable employment authorization from the Government of Singapore.

For additional information, and to apply, please visit UBJobs at http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18678

Application Deadline: March 24, 2019

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