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July 20, 2017

Texas Tech University

College of Media & Communication
Assistant Professor in Public Relations
Fall 2018
Requisition Number: 10957BR

The Department of Public Relations in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Relations with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching in public relations and strategic communication. Appointment begins September 1, 2018 with faculty on-duty August 22, 2018.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must complete a Ph.D. in public relations or a related field of study by August 2018. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of or potential for high-quality research, teaching excellence, and ability to secure external funding for their research.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with research emphasis in risk communication/disaster preparedness, and a mix of the following research areas are desired: environmental communication, science communication, media relations, community relations, crisis communication, new and emerging media, media entrepreneurship, and public communication campaigns.

Prior professional experience in public relations and/or strategic communication is preferred.

Duties
Successful candidates must be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, strategic communication, and courses related to their research expertise. Successful candidates are expected to advise and mentor highly motivated master’s and doctoral students and perform service at the department, college, university, and professional levels. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year.

College of Media and Communication and Texas Tech University
The Department of Public Relations is home to nearly 700 undergraduate majors. The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at Texas Tech University offers bachelor’s degrees in Advertising, Communication Studies, Electronic Media, Journalism, Media Strategies, and Public Relations. It offers master’s degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, and Strategic Communication (online), and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college has approximately 1,600 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as applied research positions with media companies such as the Disney MediaScience Research Lab.

The CoMC ranks among the nation’s top colleges in media and communication. It is home to the Center for Communication Research (CCR) (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), one of the world’s premier, state-of-the art research facilities in media and communication research. It features labs useful for audience testing, content analysis, surveys, experiment, eye-tracking, focus group, and psychophysiology. These research facilities provide a great environment for further advancing an exciting and productive research agenda. The college is also home to the Outpost Social Media Lab, a major center for the study of new and emerging media (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost), and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, a center of teaching, research, and community outreach in Hispanic and International Communication (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/hihic). Additionally, the college has launched the Communication Training Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc/), a facility focused on training university faculty and graduate students how to enhance oral and visual communication skills.

Texas Tech University, a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference, enrolls 35,000 students and is recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University. The university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a vibrant city of 249,000.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at https://www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the Requisition Number 10957BR. Applicants should include a letter of application detailing research interests, teaching experiences, and professional experiences, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. Questions should be directed to Dr. Weiwu Zhang (806-834-5967; Weiwu.zhang@ttu.edu) or Dr. Eric Rasmussen (806-834-6870; eric.rasmussen@ttu.edu), co-chairs of the search committee.

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.

Please visit the college’s website for more information: www.depts.ttu.edu/comc

July 18, 2017

University of West Georgia

Film & Video Production Assistant Professor
Department of Mass Communications

The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Film & Video Production to begin August 1, 2018 in an expanding department.

The department is a top-5 major with nearly 600 undergraduates housed in the College of Social Sciences; offers concentrations in Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and Public Relations; and is home to cutting-edge experiential learning labs, including bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV. Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the department partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.

Candidate should be able to teach fundamentals and advanced film and video production, and at least two intermediate production courses (digital cinematography, sound design, post-production, producing, documentary production, fiction, animation, etc.); and ability to teach Film & Culture and Short-Form Screenwriting & Analysis is a plus. Additionally, candidate will be expected to teach core courses as well as courses that support other concentrations, e.g., digital social media, diversity and mass media, introduction to mass communications, media ethics, photojournalism, and special topics.

Qualifications
Requires a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in the discipline, e.g., film, radio/television/digital communication, mass communication, or a closely related field; a 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester, though 3 credit-hours of reassign-time is granted each semester for professional growth and development activity; at least three years of part-time and/or full-time professional experience; and scholarship and service commensurate with rank.

To Apply
Email applications in PDF format, preferably in a single file, to Mr. Deon Kay, Search Chair (dkay@westga.edu). Applications should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and link to online portfolio. Only complete applications will be considered.

UWG is a University System of Georgia comprehensive, doctorate-granting institution of more than 13,000 students and an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. The department seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017 and will continue until position is filled. Salary is competitive, and the anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. Positions are contingent upon funding, and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

University of West Georgia

Public Relations Assistant Professor (Two Positions)
Department of Mass Communications

The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia invites applications for two Public Relations positions – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) – to begin August 1, 2018 in an expanding department.

The department is a top-5 major with nearly 600 undergraduates housed in the College of Social Sciences; offers concentrations in Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and Public Relations; and is home to cutting-edge experiential learning labs, including bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV.  Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the department partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.

Candidates should be able to teach public relations principles, writing, case studies, management, and campaigns; and will be expected to teach other courses related to public relations, e.g. digital social media, diversity and mass media, introduction to mass communication, media ethics, newswriting, research, and special topics.  Both positions require a 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester, though tenure-track faculty qualify to receive 3 credit-hours of reassign-time each semester for professional growth and development activity.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Additional Qualifications
Required:

  • Earned Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications, or closely related field
  • At least two years of professional public relations experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship

Preferred:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • At least three years of professional public relations experience
  • Proficiency in new media technologies, including social media platforms, Qualtrix, SEO and SEM processes, as well as email marketing applications such as MailChimp.

Clinical Assistant Professor: Additional Qualifications
Required:

  • Earned Master’s in public relations, mass communications, or closely related field
  • At least five years of professional public relations experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and service

Preferred:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • At least seven years of professional public relations experience
  • Proficiency in new media technologies, including social media platforms, Qualtrix, SEO and SEM processes, as well as email marketing applications such as MailChimp
  • Demonstrated ability to build and cultivate relationships with corporate and nonprofit entities
  • Knowledge of agency billing, corporate branding, and crisis management and response
  • APR certification

To apply, email applications in PDF format, preferably in a single file, to Public Relations Search Chair, Dr. Hazel J. Cole (hcole@westga.edu). Applications should include letter of application (specify desired position) addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume; names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three references; a link to online portfolio or a public relations strategic plan, if available. Other documentation may be requested.  Only complete applications will be considered.

UWG is a University System of Georgia comprehensive, doctorate-granting institution of more than 13,000 students and an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.  The department seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017 and will continue until positions are filled. Salary is competitive, and the anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. Positions are contingent upon funding, and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

University of Macau

Full / Associate / Assistant Professor in Communication

The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Full / Associate / Assistant Professor in Communication.

This new position is intended to complement and strengthen existing departmental emphases. We are seeking the best candidate from the fields of communication, media studies, public relations, journalism, cultural studies and/or cognate areas, who can contribute to departmental research, teaching and graduate supervision.

The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees covering various areas of communication studies (communication theory, intercultural communication, organizational communication, communication skills); vocationally-oriented public communication  (public relations, advertising, event planning); media studies and journalism (journalism writing and publication, mass media, new media, digital culture); creative industries (video production, photography, animation); and cultural studies (cultural and critical theory, cinema, popular culture). The Department also has an active and successful PhD program.

Information about the Department of Communication is available at the University website: http://www.umac.mo/fss/comm. For academic enquiries, please contact FSS.Comm@umac.mo.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field and should have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level, as well as a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching, including post-graduate supervision. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, though it is not a prerequisite for the appointment.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in January 2018.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/career for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/FAAP/07/2017). Review of applications will commence on 15 September 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment; Email: vacancy@umac.mo
Tel: +853 8822 8577;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

http://www.umac.mo

July 17, 2017

The University of Tampa

Assistant Professor of Communication

The Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in Communication, to primarily serve the Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) major, with an emphasis in creative advertising, strategic social media, and digital media management, to begin August 2018.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of 8,300 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 20 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 229 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

Each full-time faculty member of the Communication department teaches both practice and theory, educating students to become critical thinkers and human communicators capable of using traditional and emerging technologies effectively. The curriculum is designed to explore meaningfully media ethics and critical perspectives on media, culture, and political economy, even as it prepares students to engage in professional practices.

Current teaching needs lie in introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in advertising, including both theory and creative practice, in areas such as campaign development, media planning, social media, account management, creative content development, copywriting, creative direction, research methods, ethics, and digital production across media. A typical teaching load is 12 contact hours (3 four-credit classes) in a 15-week semester. Faculty provide input into the course schedule and collaborate on curriculum development with faculty in Communication, Journalism, and related departments.

The University of Tampa’s Communication Department houses three vibrant majors–the Advertising and Public Relations major (with 256 students), the Communication major, and the Journalism major–and participates in delivering the majors in Film and New Media Production. The ADPR program features a concentration in Creative Advertising and another in Public Relations. Its two student organizations include the student advertising club, which participates in the National Student Advertising Competition, and a public relations student club, which is becoming a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. A highly interdisciplinary program, the ADPR major shares courses with the departments of Art; English and Writing; Marketing; and Speech, Theatre, and Dance.

The Communication Department fosters and encourages the development of interdepartmental relations, new courses and innovative programs. Its student-centered learning environment embraces traditional, immersive/experiential, and hands-on pedagogies. The Journalism major features award-winning student publications such as The Minaret student newspaper (online and in print) and The Minaret Magazine, as well as participation in UT-TV and WUTT Radio. The Communication major offers concentrations in Media Studies, Communication Studies, Media Writing, and Critical Media Practice.

The university is fully equipped with state-of-the-art digital media labs, production equipment, video and graphics software, sound studio, and black box. Eye-tracking equipment is available for research in human-computer interaction.

Candidates will have a terminal degree, such as a Ph.D. in advertising, public relations, mass communications, communication, or a related field, and bring both practical experience and critical perspectives to the teaching of practice, theory, and history of advertising in a liberal arts context. Interest in and experience with emerging technologies is essential.

Candidates are expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching, engaging students in learning beyond the classroom, scholarly activity, and service. Faculty are expected to develop a record of productive scholarship. We welcome varied research agendas and traditions of scholarship. In addition, the candidate will assist colleagues in advancing the ADPR major, potentially seeking accreditation, and strengthening opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Faculty have opportunities to develop courses in their own area of expertise. We also value candidates with experience in areas such as program assessment, graduate program development, and the ACEJMC administrative accreditation process.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The submission deadline is November 24.

Candidates should apply on-line at https://ut.edu/jobs

Required Attachments at time of application

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. A sample of academic work
  5. A sample professional portfolio work
  6. Contact information for three references

Reference Letters
Three reference letters from external providers are required. Please have the reference provider email the reference letter to Employment@ut.edu to include your name and the position you applied for in the email subject line.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ww4264hwh2bnfxrh

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Northwestern University

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) beginning in the 2018–19 academic year. We will also consider applications from advanced tenure-track candidates. The application deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion of a doctoral degree in marketing, advertising or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarly research focuses on marketing communications strategy, advertising and/or public relations in the digital environment.

The position will begin September 2018-2019. Required documents include: CV, copies of research papers, and at least two letters of recommendation to Search Committee. Questions should be directed to Robin Young at robin-young@northwestern.edu. To apply for this position, please click on https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MQ

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

College of Media
Department Head, Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign seeks an enterprising journalist and administrator whose understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing journalism and journalism education will develop and guide the department’s vision for the future. The department head will explore new strategic initiatives and seek to build alliances across campus, particularly with units working on digital media, data analysis, and digital innovation (e.g., Computer Science, School of Information Sciences) that have international standing in their fields. The department head will provide academic and administrative leadership, including faculty development and evaluation, and will oversee long-range planning and budgeting. The head will report to the dean of the College of Media and, as a member of the college administrative team, will be expected to provide departmental leadership among multiple constituencies within a college and campus that emphasize academic excellence.

Responsibilities: The department head will serve as the executive officer and will play a crucial role in strengthening and increasing the size of the program. The head will cooperatively lead faculty, staff, and students in journalism education, scholarship, and in strategic planning to prepare the next generation of professional and scholarly leaders.

Qualifications: The candidate must be qualified for an appointment as a tenured, full professor at the University of Illinois and have a strong record of leadership, teaching, and scholarship and/or an extensive career in the field of journalism. A graduate degree is required; terminal degree preferred.  The candidate must be able to articulate an understanding of academic culture, policies, and procedures typical of a major public research university. Preferred qualifications include experience with the development of new curricula for a digital world, advancement and alumni outreach, accreditation, and diversity initiatives. We encourage applications from diverse disciplines (e.g., business, communication, sociology).

Department Description: Within a university that draws distinguished international faculty and values innovation, the department faculty are a diverse group of award-winning academics and professionals who advance learning through their journalistic and creative work, scholarly research, and previous newsroom experience. The department is committed to mentoring students as they build the expertise necessary to produce relevant and enterprising journalism for global, multi-media platforms.

https://media.illinois.edu/

https://media.illinois.edu/degrees/journalism-bs-ms

This is a full-time position with an administrative stipend. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date can be July 16, 2018 or August 16, 2018.

Applicants should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter describing their qualifications for leadership and insights into how best to prepare the next generation of journalists, a curriculum vita/resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can speak to leadership qualifications and experience. Applicants will be notified before we contact references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 2, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The College of Media at the University of Illinois is a highly selective and internationally respected college where nearly 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students are taught by distinguished scholars in media studies, world-renowned experts in advertising and consumer behavior, and award-winning journalists. The mission of the College of Media is to bring scholarship, professional expertise, and social responsibility to the landscape of new digital media, both nationally and globally.

Urbana-Champaign is a welcoming community that combines small-town charms like a short commute to work and locally owned markets with a dynamic cultural and intellectual environment that is the hallmark of our diverse population, brought together here by the prestige of a tier-one research university. Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis are just a few hours away.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Assistant Professor in Communication and Journalism – Advertising

The School of Communication and Journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites applications for a full-time faculty, tenure-track position beginning January 4, 2018. The successful hire will teach four courses, each semester, drawn from the program’s undergraduate advertising curriculum. Please apply by going to the following website and clicking on the position for which you are applying: http://www.mnstate.edu/humanresources/employment/unclassified/.

For full consideration, application must be completed by September 15, 2017; position remains open until filled.

MSUM is an equal opportunity educator and employer and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Persons of color, disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University invites applications for a one-year Lecturer appointment in Journalism in the Department of English. Required start date is September 15, 2017. Position will teach 45 credits in the areas of Media Writing, News Design, Public Relations Writing, Multi-media Journalism and other courses as appropriate to the program, candidate’s experience and departmental need. Additionally, the candidate is expected to advise the student newspaper. Requirements: Master’s degree in journalism or a closely related field; knowledge & experience in media writing & digital journalism; experience teaching courses in journalism & media writing. Preferred: Experience advising college media; recent professional journalism experience; recent experience in teaching college level courses in multimedia journalism. Applications must be submitted through our online jobs portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. Position is listed under faculty jobs. Please submit a cover letter describing how your meet the qualifications, your CV, a writing sample and/or sample of multi-media journalism, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of student teaching evaluations (if available), and a list of professional references. Screening of applications will begin July 24, 2017. All application materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to candidate notification. Eastern is an AA/EO employer.

July 13, 2017

Oakland University

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our new public relations and strategic communication major. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.

The position is designed to cultivate the new major. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of public relations and strategic communication, maintain an active research agenda, and provide leadership and service within the department, college, and university.

Teaching responsibilities would include teaching quantitative methods and basic courses in public relations and strategic communication. Professional experience in the PR field is desirable. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing curriculum by developing new courses in one or more of the following areas: social media, health communication, media technologies and strategic communication.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment; experience teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication and demonstrated activity in scholarly arenas, such as conference presentations, publications, or similar, with an articulated research agenda.

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references to the following website: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/11474

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15, 2017 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (shreve@oakland.edu).

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.