March 7, 2014
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor, Journalism
Samford University’s Journalism and Mass Communication Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in print, online and digital journalism.
Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university and provides nationally-recognized academic programs rooted in its historic Christian mission. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and the university is widely acknowledged as a leader in liberal arts and professional school education. Founded in 1841 and located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. and enrolls more than 4,800 students annually from 44 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference. www.samford.edu
Qualifications: Ph.D. in mass communication or a related field preferred. Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank. Three years of professional experience in journalism is required. Candidates should be willing to support the university’s Christian mission.
Duties: The candidate should be able to teach mass media writing and editing, mass media production and help to cover the print journalism track. Knowledge of software applications and how they integrate with converged media environments is required.
The ability to teach mass media law, mass media ethics, mass media and society, sports journalism and photojournalism would be beneficial, but is not required. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in classroom teaching, research/creativity productivity, and service to the university.
Salary: The university offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experiences.
Department: The department has six-full time faculty positions, a part-time adjunct and about 150 majors. The JMC department features award-winning student media, a lecture series in cooperation with The Washington Post and a variety of study-abroad opportunities.
Screening of applications will begin in April and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin August 2014.
Send letter of application, curriculum vita with references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Bernie Ankney or Dr. Lee Farquhar, Search Committee Chairs, JMC Department, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229. Telephone: (205) 726-2948; fax (205) 726-2586. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.
Lecturer in Online Publication
The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for a Lecturer in Online Publication to begin August 2014 pending budgetary approval. Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree required. Candidates will ideally have a background that combines professional work in corporate communication, desktop/magazine/website publication, magazine or newspaper, or journalistic experience in digital, cross-platform, online environments. Candidates will mainly teach courses in the Department of Communication’s undergraduate journalism sequence (the main assignment to teach courses in online journalism or strategic communication).
Lecturers are eligible for annual renewal that may lead to promotion to rank of Senior Lecturer. The position does not require an ongoing research program, but is centered on teaching and a departmental service assignment, which in this case would center on the development of online and web-based resources for communication programs.
Applications should include a letter of application and CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Review of applications to begin March 6, 2014. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Address applications to Dr. Randy Miller, Search Chair, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, One Park Place South, Suite 662, Atlanta, GA 30302-4000.
For more information, contact Dr. Randy Miller at email@example.com or Dr. David Cheshier, Chair, Department of Communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Communication. The Department of Communication is located within the College of Business and Technology and is in the School of Applied Arts and Technology. The department has 366 student majors.
The Chair provides visionary leadership and direction to the Department of Communication. The Department operates within a multidisciplinary teaching, research, and service environment in such a way as to enhance excellence in Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations.
The Chair facilitates utilization of the department’s resources; develops departmental curricula and effectively distributes faculty time between teaching, service, and research. The Chair is a strong advocate for faculty, staff, and students to ensure that funds are used equitably for compensation, professional development, projects, equipment, and travel.
In addition, the Chair teaches courses in area of expertise; develops professional and ongoing relationships with alumni and other stakeholders; recruits and supports talented faculty and staff to fulfill the department’s and college’s missions of providing high quality instructional programs with practical and academic applications.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in a communication related field from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. Reviewing of applications will begin March 25, and continue until the position is filled; this position begins July 1, 2014. More details about the position, College, and EKU are available on the posting listed on EKU’s employment site. All interested applicants must apply to requisition number 0614969 via this employment site at https://jobs.eku.edu to be considered.
March 5, 2014
Dean of the
College of Communication Arts & Sciences
This is an extraordinary opportunity to join one of the world’s top 100 universities, with roots extending back more than 150 years, and talented individuals in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences who are at the leading edge of education and research on communication. The college is one of 17 degree-granting colleges at Michigan State University and is home to four departments—Advertising and Public Relations, Communication, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media—as well as the School of Journalism and WKAR-AM/FM/TV. Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are offered in 10 ﬁelds.
The college is made up of 88 faculty, 116 staff, and 3,225 undergraduate and 306 graduate students. The college’s current budget is $70 million with signiﬁcant extramural funding.
Applications and nominations are welcomed of persons who possess:
• the terminal degree appropriate to a discipline or ﬁeld within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences
• a record of scholarship and/or professional achievement worthy of designation as a Full Professor at Michigan State by a group of faculty peers
• signiﬁcant administrative experience within a research-intensive university, including budgets and personnel, the evaluation of professionals, and the management of the development of resources
• a comprehensive vision for the future of both the communication arts and the communication sciences and the demonstrated ability to implement those ideas
• a record of advancing the representation, participation, and success of under-represented persons
• experience in or a commitment to fundraising
Additional criteria and information are set out in a Position Proﬁle available at www.harrisandassociates.com or from:
Dr. Richard Skinner, Senior Consultant
Harris Search Associates
email@example.com – 614-798-8500, ext. 145 or 202-258-0058 (mobile)
The search will continue until the position is ﬁlled, but the evaluation of candidates will begin April 4, 2014, with the expectation of having the new dean in place for the Fall 2014 semester or as soon thereafter as possible.
Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively encourages applications and/ or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.
February 27, 2014
Lemke Department of Journalism
Instructor of Broadcast Journalism
The Lemke Department of Journalism is seeking an instructor of broadcast journalism for a non-tenure track faculty appointment that will begin August 15, 2014.
The Instructor will:
- Teach TV news producing and reporting classes
- Assist in the teaching of broadcast news writing and reporting classes
- Serve as Executive Producer/Faculty Mentor for students working at campus television station UATV in the areas of staff development, programming and production
- MA in journalism or related field
- At least five years in commercial television news as reporter/and or producer
- College teaching experience
This is a nine-month non-tenure-track instructor position. Salary will be commensurate with the person’s experience and qualifications.
Review of applications will begin April 7 and continue until April 18, or until the position is filled. Applications and nominations should include a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, addresses, and contact information for three references. All materials and queries should be addressed to:
Dale Carpenter, Chair
Lemke Department of Journalism
116 Kimpel Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action;/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, veteran status or sexual orientation. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Department of Communication
Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Communication Pedagogy
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year, with possibility for renewal. The fellow’s primary obligation will be to conduct research in the fellow’s area of expertise and to pursue publication of that research. Possible research areas in which successful candidates might work include: critical pedagogy, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, and race and media. In addition, the fellow would be expected to provide instructional mentoring of current graduate instructors and teach two existing courses. Possible courses include: Teaching Speech and Communication, Teaching Mentorship, and Media and Diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins. Applicants should have a degree in communication or a related field (e.g., education). In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 15, 2014. Application materials include a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. To apply click on the following link http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/30146. Please direct any and all questions to Kent A. Ono, Department Chair, Department of Communication, University of Utah. Kent.Ono@Utah.edu.
The University of Utah is a member of the Pac 12. The Department of Communication has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in graduate education. Our nationally acclaimed graduate program is the driving force of our department. As an integrated communication department, we provide training across a range of areas, with particular strengths in the following areas: Media and Communication Technology; Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk; Rhetoric; Critical/Cultural Studies; and Organizational/Interpersonal Communication.
The Department is committed to removing barriers individuals from underrepresented groups have traditionally encountered; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Full benefits are available to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Journalism. One-year position to teach journalism classes with a 4/4 teaching load. Applicants should have professional journalism experience and hold a degree in journalism, mass communication or a related field. Additional relevant graduate education preferred. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory and advanced journalism and mass media courses, have the ability to instruct in digital and Web-based journalism, and also be able to supervise part-time instructors and lecturers teaching introductory news gathering and writing courses. Other duties as assigned. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for two references to: Stephen Rendahl, Coordinator, Communication Program, Box 7169, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. 58202. https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=2000+Academic&all=cat
The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. The University of North Dakota complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about UND campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://und.edu/discover/ North Dakota Veterans’ Preference does not apply to this position.
February 21, 2014
The Behrend College
Lecturer in Social Media Public Relations and Media Production
The Communication Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a colleague capable of (a) teaching a sequence of courses in public relations emphasizing social and digital media, (b) teaching radio and/or TV/video practicum courses, and (c) teaching in one or more of the following areas: public speaking, small group discussion, media and society, or media effects. This is a two-year, non-tenure appointment beginning August 2014, with the possibility of renewal. The position has the rank of Lecturer and carries a teaching load of 4 courses per semester.
The ideal candidate will have a record of excellent college teaching that engages and encourages students to think beyond traditional concepts of media. A Master’s degree in communication/public relations is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Professional PR/media experience desirable.
Penn State Behrend is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State University in Erie, PA. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 4350 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. For more information about the college and the communication program, please visit our Web site (www.behrend.psu.edu).
Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to HSSjobs@psu.edu by March 17. If unable to send electronically, applications can be mailed to:
Chair, Public Relations Search Committee
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Box AC, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
4951 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1501
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Review of applications will begin March 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
Pulitzer Prize Administrator
Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board are seeking a Pulitzer Prize Administrator, for full-time appointment, starting between July 1 and Sep. 1, 2014. The Pulitzer Prize Board annually awards twenty-one highly distinguished prizes in journalism, arts, and letters. In addition, the Pulitzer Prize Board provides study fellowships to young journalists and hosts seminars on Pulitzer-prize winning journalism in order to broaden and deepen public understanding of journalistic excellence. The Pulitzer Prize Administrator supports the Pulitzer Prize Board in its awarding of the Prizes and safeguards and enhances the integrity of the Prizes through oversight of all stages of the Prize process. The Administrator also serves as the Board’s spokesperson.
Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board seek an individual of wise judgment and tact, committed to excellence in journalism, arts, and letters, who is prepared to be a champion of the mission and vision of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Administrator supervises the entry process, manages the jury system, organizes Board meetings and the annual award luncheon, and supports the work of standing and ad hoc Board committees. The Administrator answers inquiries about policies and practices from the press and the public; presides at award announcements, ceremonies, and press conferences; and makes other public appearances on behalf of the Prizes.
The Administrator reports to the Board Chair and President of the University. The Administrator supports the Board’s ongoing effort to identify significant trends and issues that might prompt changes in the Plan of Award or other rules, guidelines, or procedures. The next Administrator will be responsible for the Prizes’ Centennial celebration in 2016-17.
Candidates should demonstrate keen understanding of journalistic excellence and be highly attuned to the shifting media landscape. Candidates will also have genuine interest in and meaningful exposure to contemporary arts and letters. In addition, the successful candidate will have proven success as a leader with administrative responsibility. The Pulitzer Prize office has a small but effective staff, and important partnerships with other units at Columbia University and elsewhere. Extraordinary communication and interpersonal skills are critical.
Salary will be competitive.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV or resume, list of references and employment application online https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=140414. Nominations and inquiries may also be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Jackson State University’s Department of Mass Communications invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2014.
Assistant or Associate Professor (Integrated Marketing Communications)
Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate core courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology. The candidate must also have considerable practical or teaching experience in advertising, marketing, public relations, integrated marketing communications campaigns, market research, and social and digital media at a four-year college/university. The ideal candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and provide the training to develop students into strategic communications practitioners with the expertise to customize promotional campaigns across all marketing platforms. The ideal candidate will also prepare students to pursue internships and graduate degrees in related media fields.
Assistant Professor (Generalist)
Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate core courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology. The candidate must have experience teaching communication theory, introduction to mass communication, media literacy, media law, media law and ethics, and research. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching journalism, intercultural and mass communication courses. The ideal candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and provide the training to develop students into communication practitioners with a strong foundation in theory and research, and the ability to think critically and globally. The ideal candidate will also prepare students to pursue internships and graduate degrees in related media fields.
Assistant or Associate Professor (Media Production & Digital Editing)
Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and provide the expertise to develop students in areas of visual storytelling, digital production and editing that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology. The candidate must have considerable experience in broadcast production, studio field production, web-based and new media technology, and digital editing. Candidates with knowledge in film production, video streaming, podcasting and photojournalism and experience running a college television and radio studio is highly desired. Also experience with digital work-flows, media file management, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Suite, and distribution is highly desired. The candidate must also provide a portfolio and online link to his/her production work that includes samples of videography and nonlinear editing. The ideal candidate will also prepare students to for production-focused jobs in all areas of media or to pursue graduate degrees in related media fields.
Applicants can review the full job description and apply online at: https://jsums.peopleadmin.com/.
Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.