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August 1, 2014

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

Journalism, Assistant Professor

We invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor
of Communication.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Journalism that cover print and online beginning, intermediate, and advanced reporting; and some combination of the following: print and online magazine journalism, new media and new technologies, desktop publishing, survey of mass communication, and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Position requires excellence in teaching and advising, research and publication, and service to the Department, the College, and the University.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Journalism by September 1, 2015. Previous teaching experience. Demonstrated potential for continued scholarly research and publication.Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.

Date of Appointment: Fall 2015. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


An online application process will be used. To apply, please go directly to https://class.csupomona.edu/apply-com-journalism. For any additional inquiries or assistance, e-mail vmkey@csupomona.edu.

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas
Public Relations
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Fall 2015
Department of Communication

Communication: Trinity University. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication, Fall 2015. Ph.D. required by August start date. Teach six undergraduate classes per year (9 contact hours per semester) with primary teaching responsibilities in the theory, critical study, and practice of public relations.

The Department of Communication views public relations as a field in transition that encompasses four key areas: strategic planning, message creation, tactical implementation, and evaluation. We are seeking an individual with the vision to see the future needs of students in our evolving media landscape and create new courses in this area of study.

Candidates would be expected to (a) develop and teach courses in PR principles, strategic planning, communication tactics, and writing, (b) be active in teaching core communication courses in the department, and (c) contribute to teaching courses in the university’s new, interdisciplinary general education program. Because our department values the integration of theory and practice, at least one year of professional experience in public relations is strongly preferred.

Trinity University is an independent, highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution with an ideal student-faculty ratio, and excellent facilities, equipment, and services. Embracing the liberal arts and sciences mission of the university, the Department of Communication stresses an integrated, non-sequenced approach to its curriculum. Students in Communication at Trinity build their major upon three core courses: Mass Media, Media Interpretation and Criticism, and Media Audiences. They complete the major by undertaking a Senior Capstone Seminar where they synthesize their understanding of communication theories and practices into a substantial academic, professional, or creative project.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, October 3, 2014. Women, minorities, and applicants who demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary or liberal arts experience at any level are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate institution transcript(s), a sample of written work, samples of public relations syllabi, and teaching evaluations from those courses (if available) to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, jennifer.henderson@trinity.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. EEO Employer.

The University of Alabama

The Department of Journalism seeks to hire an assistant professor for a tenure-track position beginning August 2015. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. by the starting date. Other preferred qualifications include college teaching experience, a record of scholarship that indicates the potential to develop a highly productive research agenda in a mass communication-related area, and the potential to develop a plan for funded research. We are interested in candidates whose scholarly work addresses prominent areas of research in our College, such as health communication, media effects, and sports studies, but candidates may focus on other research areas as well. Candidates should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including professional courses in reporting, writing, editing or visual journalism. Experience with or knowledge of digital, multi-platform journalism is a plus. Professional journalism experience is preferred.

The Department of Journalism has existed since 1928 and today is among the nation’s best. It is part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and its graduates include leaders in all fields of mass communication. The department integrates its journalism courses with the daily operation of the College’s new Digital Media Center, which houses a commercial television station and public radio and TV operations, as well as clinical space for the department’s journalism classes. The department offers its own master’s programs and takes part in a college-wide doctoral program.

The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 35,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, which has a metropolitan population of more than 115,000 and offers excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. Tuscaloosa is a morning’s drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta.

Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Review of applications will begin in August 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Matthew D. Bunker at mbunker@ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

July 31, 2014

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Adjunct Professor/Daily Bruin Advisor

UCLA’s Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a position as adjunct professor, with an emphasis in mass communication. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in mass communication and journalism-related topics and serving as the media advisor for UCLA Student Media, which includes the award-winning Daily Bruin student newspaper, UCLA Radio, the Bruin Life yearbook and several newsmagazines. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will last for two years (renewable, contingent on funding).

Applicants should have an exceptionally distinguished record as a professional journalist and a strong, first-hand understanding of different types of news organizations. In particular, applicants must be knowledgeable about current trends in journalism and the news media. We are particularly interested in candidates who have established a reputation as successful, innovative and ethical journalists, and have a demonstrated commitment to education. Prior mentorship or supervision of college-aged interns is also beneficial.

Successful applicants would be expected to take on a four-course teaching load in the Department of Communication Studies across the three quarters of UCLA’s academic year, contributing to the Department’s offerings in Mass Communication and other relevant subfields. In addition, as Student Media Advisor, this person will advise and train students across a broad scope of media issues including: editorial planning and production from reporting through publishing; legal and ethical standards; newsroom management including staff supervision; and career advisement and placement. This person will also monitor and advise student publications of current media techniques and methodologies and develop ongoing professional contacts within the broader media industry.

Applicants will apply for this position online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply. The job tracking number is 0755-1415-01. The requirements are: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae, 3-4 letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by Monday, August 11, 2014 for full consideration, but the committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. The Department of Communication Studies is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as we respond to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice in Strategic Communication and Innovation

Job Description:
The College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a Professor of Practice in Strategic Communication and Innovation to teach in the college’s new distance program. The candidate will have an advanced degree, either a master’s degree or doctorate, and significant professional experience in media and communication. Experience in social media, marketing, recruiting, presenting, and/or entrepreneurship will be considered a plus. The candidate will teach seven courses a year with the possibility of a reduced load for assisting with recruiting and management of online programs. Professors of practice are expected to stay current in the field and publish in trade journals, magazines, or newspapers. We’re especially interested in candidates with professional media experience and media industry contacts.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/masscom/about/employment.php. Applicants should apply on-line at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ and provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application describing teaching experience. The Requisition Number for this position is 1276BR.

The Search Committee chair is Dr. Coy Callison, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Questions may be addressed to coy.callison@ttu.edu.

Texas Tech University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Texas Tech University is an EEO/AA/ADA institution. Texas Tech University attempts to support dual-career couples. For more information, see our web site at www.depts.ttu.edu/masscom/.

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice in Sports Media, College of Media and Communication

Job Description:
The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks an assistant professor of practice in strategic sports communication. Required qualifications include a M.A./M.S. degree as well as professional experience and expertise in strategic sport communication, including sports public relations/sports information, marketing and sports advertising. In addition, ideal candidates will also demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following:

  • sports journalism, including print, broadcast, and/or online content distribution;
  • sports media production, including broadcasting, print, or online multimedia content.

The College of Media and Communication is experiencing tremendous growth and success in sports media and will soon launch an undergraduate certificate in this area. Successful applicants will be required to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of strategic sports communication. Candidates will also contribute to the college’s other degree programs, including undergraduate programs in advertising, journalism and electronic media, media strategies, and public relations, as well as the college’s M.A. program.

The college is home to a student-run FM radio station that produces live game coverage and sports talk radio programming, as well as a student-produced half-hour magazine-style television program. Successful candidates will provide service to the college thorough working with students in the area of strategic planning and communication, as well as interface with other units on campus, such as the athletic department’s sports broadcasting unit. Candidates will also be active with relevant professional associations.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should apply on-line at http://careers.texastech.edu . You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae or resume, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application describing your professional experience. The Requisition Number for these positions is 1176BR.

The search committee is chaired by Glenn Cummins, Ph.D., Department of Journalism & Electronic Media. Questions may be addressed to him at glenn.cummins@ttu.edu or 806-834-3117. For more information about the College, see our web site at www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/.

Texas Tech University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

July 30, 2014

Angelo State University

Chair Position Announcement for the Department of Communication & Mass Media

The Department of Communication & Mass Media seeks a collaborative department chair who will enable us to continue to build excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, visionary, and possess the leadership skills necessary to help guide a department with 14 full-time faculty and around 250 undergraduate majors.

The chair, in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for supervising activities of the department, scheduling classes, assisting in faculty evaluations, preparing budget requests, initiating appointment recommendations, developing the curriculum, and supervising assessment activities. The successful applicant will be skilled in bringing together differing opinions, committed to open and active communication with colleagues, possess strong organizational skills, and understand that one of his or her primary duties will be to ensure that faculty have the resources needed to excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching, with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom.
The department chair normally assumes a 2/2 teaching load in the long semesters and 1 course for each of two summer sessions at the graduate or undergraduate level. The chair position is on a three-year evaluation cycle in which he or she may return to the department after serving for a period of time.

We seek a colleague with previous administrative experience, scholarly credentials, and publication record that would qualify him or her for a tenurable rank position at associate or full professor.
• Cover letter (required)
• Curriculum vitae (required)
• Teaching Philosophy  (required)
• 3 Letters of reference   (required)
• Leadership Philosophy  (required)

Applications are reviewed as received. The committee will begin formal review on December 1, 2014. The position is open until filled.


University of South Carolina

Public Relations Position

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations to join the faculty in August 2015. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching and a passion for scholarship in public relations. We are looking for a candidate with the ability and willingness to teach public relations campaigns, writing, and/or management. Expertise and experience in strategic planning, monitoring and creative use of digital public relations — web, social media, and mobile — will be a plus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or related areas or a master’s degree with substantial professional experience in public relations. The School maintains a dual-track (academic and professional) faculty tenure and promotion system, values both academic credentials and professional expertise, and welcomes candidates from both sides. ABDs are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a Ph.D. are expected to demonstrate strong record of or potential for scholarly research in public relations.

The School
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications currently enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 60 graduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications. The SJMC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and a Ph.D. in mass communication. The faculty consists of a collegial group of researchers and educators with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. For more information, visit the School’s website at www.jour.sc.edu.

The University
The University of South Carolina is classified as a research-extensive university with very high research activity. The university is located in South Carolina’s capital, a unique, family-friendly city located equidistant from beautiful Atlantic beaches and the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Application Procedure
Applications, nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Sei-Hill Kim, Ph.D.
Chair – PR Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7037

Applicants should send electronically a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references, one sample of either a journal article or professional output to demonstrate research and/or professional expertise. The application materials should be prepared in a single PDF and emailed to the search committee chair. The search committee’s review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Singapore Management University


The Lee Kong Chian School of Business at the Singapore Management University (SMU) is a dynamic Asian business school with over a hundred full-time faculty and about three thousand students. Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, the School offers undergraduate, master’s (including the MSc in Communication Management) and doctoral programmes and is affiliated with a number of active research centres.

Applications are invited for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU).

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in corporate communication. Contractual appointments carry an initial term of four years and a teaching load of 3 sections per academic year.

Academic Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to communication, media studies, corporate communication and/or public relations. Candidates with a strong research focus in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) or public affairs are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements
Track record of high-quality research and teaching as well as collegiality.

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit an application package comprising a cover letter addressed to Associate Professor Mark Chong with a current CV. Please include a candidate statement that outlines your research, three research papers, three reference letters, and evidence of teaching performance to corpcommcv@smu.edu.sg.

For more information on SMU, please visit our website at www.smu.edu.sg

July 29, 2014

Utah Valley University

The Department of Communication at Utah Valley University, located in Orem, Utah, seeks a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS to begin Fall Semester (August) 2015.

Teach four undergraduate PR courses per semester. Provide service to the department, college, and university.

REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Ability to teach PR writing, PR campaigns, portfolio development, social media, media relations, crisis communication, and PR theory. Proven PR research agenda, professional industry experience, and involvement in PR divisions and national organizations such as PRSA and AEJMC.

DEGREE REQUIREMENT: A Ph.D. (or ABD) in public relations/mass communications or an MA in public relations (or a similar field) and at least 5 years experience in public relations industry.

Nestled between the towering Wasatch Mountains and the shores of Utah Lake in Orem, Utah, UVU is home to more than 30,000 students. As one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state, the Communication Department provides a collegial, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit where faculty can create and implement curriculum and activities to help the program and students remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing industry.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: View the job posting and application instructions at www.uvu.jobs/posting/9191.