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July 22, 2016

Appalachian State University

The Department of Communication at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2017.  Requirements for the tenure-track position include a terminal degree in advertising, mass communication, or related field.  Practical, applied experience in advertising is preferred.  Terminal degree must be completed by September 15, 2017.  An applicant without a terminal degree, but with at least eighteen graduate hours in communication or related field and five or more years of related professional experience, may be considered for the position of Lecturer.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to deliver an engaging, interactive classroom experience in courses such as Foundations of Advertising, Media Planning, Media Sales, Research Methods and Internet Communication. An interest and ability to bring the use of data and analytics into teaching is also beneficial. Position duties include developing and delivering Internet-mediated courses in the online advertising program, teaching seated courses in the advertising major and departmental curriculum, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, advising students, and participating in departmental, university, and professional service.

Please see http://hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/1347 for the complete job description. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of South Carolina

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations and a tenure-track assistant professor in advertising to join the faculty in August 2017.

Assistant Professor in Public Relations – We are looking for a candidate with a Ph.D. and significant professional experience (a minimum of five years is ideal), but will consider candidates with a master’s degree and significant national professional experience in public relations. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching public relations campaigns, writing, management, and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, based on need and expertise. Candidates with a Ph.D. are expected to demonstrate a strong record of scholarly research. Candidates without a Ph.D. should possess a record of high profile professional work, and would be expected to engage in significant scholarship or creative activities in public relations. Teaching and research expertise in strategic planning, monitoring and creative use of digital public relations — web, social media, and mobile — will be a plus. We are also interested in candidates with a willingness to advise public relations student organizations (e.g., PRSSA, IABC). ABDs are welcome to apply.

Assistant Professor in Advertising – We are looking for a candidate to fill a position in advertising and brand communications. The ideal candidate will be able to teach Media Analysis and have expertise in Media Flight Plan or other media planning programs. Digital/search/social expertise is a plus. Candidates with a Ph.D. are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly research. ABDs are welcome to apply.

Application Procedures – Applicants should electronically send a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and at least one sample of scholarly or professional work. The application materials should be prepared in a single PDF and emailed to the search committee chair. Review of applications will begin October 5.

Public Relations
applications, nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Sei-Hill Kim
Chair – PR Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina

Advertising applications, nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Shirley Staples Carter
Chair – Advertising Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina

The School – The School of Journalism and Mass Communications recently moved into a state-of-the-art renovated building in the central campus area and currently enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates in advertising, journalism, mass communications, public relations, and visual communications. The SJMC also has about 60 graduate students in its master’s degree and Ph.D. programs. 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 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.

West Texas A&M University

Assistant Professor/Instructor
Broadcast Journalism

The Department of Communication at West Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Mass Communication, beginning Spring, 2017, but with the option to move the starting date to Fall, 2017. A Masters in Journalism or a related field is required for appointment as an instructor, fixed term. A PhD in Mass Communication or a related field is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor, tenure track The successful candidate should have an established record of teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, 2 to 3 years work experience in the media industry, expertise in teaching a variety of communication courses such as new media, media history, audio journalism, international journalism, and qualitative or quantitative research methods, and a commitment to service learning. The successful applicant would also be serving as the faculty advisor for student media and as an academic advisor for Broadcast Journalism majors, as well as serving on departmental, college, and university committees as needed. The applicant should be familiar with Associated Press guidelines.

The Department of Communication has an enrollment of over 300 students in both Communication Studies and Mass Communication. Excellent facilities within the Department of Communication include an HD-TV studio, a news studio, a multimedia journalism lab, computer labs for media design and media writing, and an FCC licensed radio station. For more information about the university and the department, please see our website at www.wtamu.edu

Application Procedure:
The following materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Trudy Hanson at thanson@wtamu.edu:
1. Transcripts from all universities attended (digital unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process)
2. Three letters of recommendation
3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations, peer evaluation, letters from students)
4. CV listing all research, instructional experience, and professional service experience

Review of materials begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Texas laws require that males age 18 through 25 be properly registered with the Selective Service System in order to be eligible for employment. West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Male/Female/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Columbia University

Director of Communications, Graduate School of Arts and Science

Reporting to the Vice Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Director of Communications will be responsible for overseeing strategic communications for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, encompassing publications, media relations, the school’s website and social media presences, and advertising. The Director of Communications will work with the Graduate School’s senior leadership to develop and execute a communications plan that promotes wider recognition and awareness of GSAS to internal and external audiences, including prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly preferred. Five years of experience in communications required; experience at an institution of higher education or related a definite plus. Must have the absolute highest command of the written word: Only superlative and meticulous writers should consider applying; must be a confident and exacting editor of other people’s prose; extensive writing and publication samples must be submitted with application; must be adept at working both independently and in collaboration, have demonstrated management experience, and be able to think strategically; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; strong digital and social-media skills; must be well organized, a quick learner, and calm under pressure; ability to detect emerging communications trends and make recommendations for innovative change. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver), and web technologies and desktop publishing software preferred. Experience with content management systems such as Drupal, and knowledge of HTML and CSS.

To Apply: Interested individuals must apply on-line: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=156343. To be considered, an applicant must supply a resume, a cover letter and a writing sample. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Hood College

Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Hood College invites applications for a full-time opening at the rank of Assistant Professor of Public Relations position beginning August 1, 2017.

The full-time Assistant Professor of Public Relations will teach in both the Communication Arts and Integrated Marketing Communication programs.  Courses will include but are not limited to Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for PR, PR Campaigns, Social Media, and Communications Research.  The candidate should be prepared to teach these courses across a variety of applications including print, video, and digital communications.  Knowledge and experience in any of the following areas would also be helpful: communications law and ethics, global public relations, strategic communications, and advertising.

The course load is 21 credits annually, and departmental duties will include developing new courses and course content, advising students; supervising academic internships and PRSSA, and other duties as assigned.

A Ph.D. in Public Relations, Mass Communications, or a related field and professional experience.  Teaching experience at the college level is desired.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a letter of application addressing teaching interests and scholarship goals, together with curriculum vitae and at least three letters of recommendation (one addressing teaching philosophy). Please send the letters of recommendation to orloff@hood.edu. For full consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, December 2, 2016.  If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Katherine Orloff, chair of the search committee, at orloff@hood.edu. The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, “Apply On-line”.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.

University of Michigan

John Derby Evans Professorships in Media Technology (Associate Professors With Tenure). The School of Information and the Department of Communications Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

The School of Information and the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invite applications for two tenured faculty positions at the Associate Professor rank focusing on the social implications of digital media. Successful candidates will be appointed to one of two endowed John Derby Evans Professorships of Media Technology, one in each unit. These positions together constitute a cross-disciplinary cluster hire in the area of “digital futures.”

We welcome applications from scholars in the social or behavioral sciences, computer science, or humanities traditions working on a range of topics and employing diverse methods. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses important social problems, opportunities, and questions associated with digital media. Topical areas include computer-mediated communication, social media, mobile media, ethics and policy, socio-technical systems, computational understandings of digital media generation, distribution, and access, and other important and innovative areas of research.

All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, three representative publications, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and contributions to diversity. (Letters of recommendation are not required at this time.) All application materials must be submitted electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/35945


  • Ph.D. in Communication, Information, or a related area.
  • A successful teaching record at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Demonstrated scholarly impact
  • A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

For questions about potential fit and/or your application please contact UM.DigitalFutures@umich.edu.

Florida International University

About Florida International University

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

About FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to local challenges with national and global impacts. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2500 majors have the unique experience of working with our award-winning faculty in nationally ranked programs in the heart of Miami and Miami Beach — two of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities!

Knight Innovator in Residence
The College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University invites applications for the 2016-2017 Knight Innovator in Residence position.

This is a 9-month visiting faculty position based in CARTA’s School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ). The SCJ is looking for media innovators who want to shape the future of digital media and journalism education and add to the growing innovation ecosystem in Miami. The initiative is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Knight Innovator in Residence will be embedded into media courses and partner with specific faculty to participate in classes in the Innovator’s area of thematic expertise, develop workshops and master classes, and work with relevant faculty and department chairs to develop a plan of action to best meet programmatic needs. The purposes of the experiential learning classes, workshops and seminars are to expose students and faculty to emerging technologies and industry practices, cultivate innovation and entrepreneurial cultures, and provide guidance on how to best enrich and enhance the curriculum to meet the needs of 21st century global communication industries.

In addition to collaborations within CARTA and the SCJ, the Innovator works with colleagues across the university to develop groundbreaking seminars, workshops, master classes, and media projects; mentor students and faculty, including enhancing skills regarding entrepreneurship, media design and development in an interdisciplinary context; and develop a signature event for the SCJ Communication Week, usually held in the spring semester.

Previous Innovator activities included: workshops on social media; consulting with faculty and staff on how to integrate the latest and best digital media practices in the classroom; an FIU-SCJ social media event in New York; Startup Saturday; evaluation of student capstone projects; Social Media Club presentations; BarCamp Miami; Panther Cage student competition; Chicas Poderosas; and a grant proposal for the Media Innovation Center, among others.

Active professionals in media technology with the ability to work with diverse partners from industry and academia are encouraged to apply. Strong experience related to Latin America preferred, but not required. Candidates do not have to be based in Miami but should expect to spend intensive periods of time at the SJC on campus. The fellowship will be based at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, FL.

By Aug. 5, 2016, qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest explaining their thematic area of expertise, approach to the position, resume, and list of 3-5 references to Dr. Juliet Pinto at juliet.pinto@fiu.edu.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

July 21, 2016

DePaul University, Chicago

Open Rank Faculty Position in Public Relations

The College of Communication at DePaul University invites applicants for an open rank Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Public Relations to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and the drive to help us raise DePaul’s national profile in public relations education. Applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse student bodies are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of faculty who direct and support expanding B.A. and M.A. degree programs in Public Relations and Advertising. For the past three years in a row, PRWeek has named the program one of the top five programs in the United States including second place nationally for 2016. DePaul is located in the heart of Chicago, the nation’s third largest media market, providing unparalleled opportunities to forge strong working relationships with key industry professionals and offering students cutting-edge, pre-professional training. Excellent research and teaching support includes internal grant opportunities and the college’s own academic advising and instructional design staff. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach core courses in Public Relations such as Principles of Public Relations, Research Methods, and Public Relations Campaigns for both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants may offer other areas of teaching specialization such as digital/social, design applications, corporate communication, international/global communication, Latino media and communication, and health communication. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in public relations, mass communication, or a related field by the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered. Prior teaching experience in public relations at undergraduate and graduate levels is preferred, and professional industry experience is highly desirable, as is a willingness to contribute to program leadership and development.

Application Process:
Apply using the online application form: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu. You will need to provide: 1) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current CV; and 3) three letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to the search chair, Rajul Jain, Ph.D., DePaul University, College of Communication, 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 (Email: rjain6@depaul.edu, phone: 312-362-8910). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

California State University, Fullerton

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Journalism & Digital Media; Public Relations

The Department of Communications at California State University-Fullerton has separate tenure-track faculty vacancies in Journalism & Digital Media and in Public Relations. California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

The Department of Communications is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track practitioner-teacher-scholar in journalism with specific skills in one or more digital media specialty areas. The Department is also seeking Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track practitioner-teacher-scholar in public relations. Employment will begin in Fall 2017.

Both positions require successful teaching and engagement in research and service. The successful candidates must participate in assessment of student learning, and provide academic advisement to students in a nationally recognized ACEJMC- and CEPR-accredited program.

The Department of Communications is one of the largest and most diverse mass communications programs in the United States, situated in the second largest media market in the country. The Department operates international programs, a graduate program, an internship center, award-winning student newspaper and other media outlets, a student advertising and public relations agency, and many student organizations including SPJ and PRSSA chapters

Application Procedure
A complete on-line application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.  To apply, please go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/diversity/job-openings/ to view all job listings and begin the application process. Review of applications will begin immediately.  All applications received by September 9, 2016 are assured full consideration.  Positions will remain open until filled.

July 20, 2016

Syracuse University

The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track/tenured faculty position in Public Relations (PR) to begin on August 21, 2017. Position rank is negotiable. Ideal candidates should have a master’s degree emerging and social media professional experience within communications and a record of thought leadership. The successful candidate will help refine, develop and teach courses in community management and engagement, emerging and social media, analytics, PESO or multimedia storytelling as applied to public relations.

Visit www.sujobopps.com, Job # 072625 to apply.

Priority consideration date is September 15, 2016.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hk96498v2f