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October 17, 2014

West Chester University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Digital Journalism – West Chester University (Pennsylvania)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in digital journalism to begin teaching in the Fall of 2015.

Successful candidates for these positions must (1) demonstrate an ability and desire to develop/teach undergraduate courses in one of the department-specific areas of specialization listed below; (2) demonstrate evidence of a scholarly agenda related to the department-specific areas of specialization listed below; and (3) hold a Ph.D. in the field of journalism, mass communication or related fields (Master’s degree plus extensive professional experience considered). Other desirable characteristics include professional experience in journalism.

The journalism program is shared by the Department of English and the Department of Communication Studies at WCU. Candidates will teach two courses in the journalism program and two courses in their home departments. Finalists for both positions must successfully complete an on-campus interview, which includes teaching and research demonstrations.

  • Department of English position – In addition to two courses in the journalism core, applicants will also teach two other courses from the English writing curriculum, including first-year composition. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach two courses in emerging journalism technologies and news story forms and design, with an emphasis on mobile technologies, web page design, and app development.
  • Department of Communication Studies position – In addition to two courses in the journalism core, the successful candidate will teach two courses from the Communication Studies curriculum. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach Mass Communication and Digital Media Production as well as at least one of the following courses: Communication Theory, Social Media, Video Production, Public Relations or Advertising. Candidates with professional experience focusing on new and emerging media are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and list of references with contact information to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Candidates for the English position should address any inquiries to Dr. Cheryl Wanko at cwanko@wcupa.edu. Candidates for the Communication Studies position should address any inquiries to Dr. Edward Lordan at elordan@wcupa.edu.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 15,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

Filling this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

University of South Carolina Aiken

USCA, a senior campus in the USC system, invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication, to start August 16, 2015. We seek an individual with

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching upper level courses (e.g., media writing, media and culture, law and ethics, strategic communication, and visual communication). The successful candidate will use social media and applied technologies to enhance learning in these areas.
  • Commitment to the personal and professional growth of students, including their communication competence, writing skills, and critical thinking/problem solving abilities.
  • The ability to provide conscientious academic advisement, work well with colleagues and community members, engage in scholarly activity, and provide service to the university, community and/or profession. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Preference will be given to candidates with communication or journalism degrees.

We offer the B.A. degree and two minors. We serve about 135 majors. Our curriculum includes nine core classes and a required capstone internship experience, and is designed to challenge students to understand, integrate and apply theories and principles from both speech and mass communication areas. We emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills.

USCA has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide and is ranked #1 in the South for veterans. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place to Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. Founded in 1961, USC Aiken serves more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus. A member of COPLAC, we are a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. Visit: www.usca.edu. Our campus is an integral part of a supportive community with a vibrant downtown, a firm commitment to the arts and an active equine community. Visit www.aiken.net for more information about Aiken.

Apply on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74985 and submit via the USCA portal a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and evidence of effective teaching (teaching philosophy, peer observation, student evaluations, syllabi, etc.). Send copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Charmaine Wilson, Department Chair, Department of Communication, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. USCA is an AA/EOE committed to a campus environment that values diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

University of Missouri

Columbia, Missouri
Dean of the School of Journalism

The University of Missouri (MU), located in Columbia, Missouri, seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the School of Journalism, the world’s premier and first school of journalism founded by Walter Williams in 1908. The position reports directly to the Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans.

Some of the best journalists in the world have learned their profession through the Missouri Method, which combines rigorous course work with hands-on training under professional faculty supervisors at the University’s own community daily newspaper, NBC affiliate television station, public radio station, city weekly magazine and associated online operations. Advertising and public relations students work in School strategic communication agencies that work for real-world clients. Top editors, reporters and other executives say Missouri graduates are among the best prepared to work and contribute to the organization from their first day on the job. The School’s doctoral program, the oldest in the country, places its graduates in top academic programs around the world. The school offers 30+ undergraduate interest areas, 20+ two-year master’s models, 2 online master’s models, 6 doctoral models and numerous dual-degree and interdisciplinary options. The full-time faculty of 80 includes ten endowed chairs.

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, whose director reports to the dean, is an endowed research and development center whose mission is to improve the practice and understanding of journalism and strategic communication. RJI, launched and endowed with more than $75 million in support from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, has a full-time staff of more than 20 and both residential and non-residential fellows devoted to testing innovative approaches to journalism.

This innovative teacher/scholar/administrator will provide leadership and strong advocacy for education in journalism, and, in fact, will be expected to help shape the future of journalism through the School’s missions of education, research and engagement. S/he will be responsible for: effective recruitment; strategic and innovative interdisciplinary programs; effective economic development activities; initiatives contributing to campus diversity, professional, and career development; prominence of journalism education in strategic planning, enrollment management, and communications; promoting best practices in journalism education; positioning the School of Journalism with alumni, philanthropic, political, and other stakeholders; the highest standards of quality through collaboration with graduate studies, chairs, center directors, and other academic administrators; collaboration with Mizzou Advantage ( http://mizzouadvantage.missouri.edu/ ); providing leadership and vision for future developments in journalism education both at MU, nationally and internationally. MU will soon be engaging in a major development campaign and the Dean will be expected to devote a substantial amount of his/her time to development activities.

MU, the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System, is one of the most comprehensive universities in the U.S., and is located in Columbia, Missouri, one of America’s most livable cities. It is an AAU, Doctoral/Research Extensive, and Land-Grant institution with very likely more than 35,000 students this fall.

Qualifications: The candidate should have appropriate credentials, administrative experience, a broad institutional perspective, and be a strong communicator and compelling national and international voice for journalism education with internal and external audiences. Terminal degree preferred. S/he should be engaged with and demonstrate a strong understanding of and commitment to excellence in journalism education, teaching, and research. S/he should have the highest standards and personal integrity and be committed to the work of stimulating innovative degree programs.

How to apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence, are welcomed and should be sent to: journdeansearch@missouri.edu (preferred), or by postal service to: Chair, School of Journalism Dean Search, c/o Office of the Provost, University of Missouri, 114 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.

Applicants should submit: a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other materials supporting candidacy, including names and contact information for at least four references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

Formal review of applications will begin in the late fall and continue until the position is filled. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee or the Provost via Teresa Davis at 573-884-5140 or davistl@missouri.edu with questions.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 (V/TTY).

Hood College

Hood College in Frederick, Md., invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Journalism to begin August 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have the expertise to teach news reporting and writing, feature writing, and media ethics. The candidate should be prepared to teach across a variety of applications including print, video and Web/social media. Knowledge and experience in any of the following areas also would be helpful: broadcast writing, communications law, photojournalism, visual communication, editing and design, and perspectives on global communications. Faculty members are expected to advise students, serve on college committees and engage in professional development, whether conventional scholarship or creative work.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in journalism or a Ph.D. in communications or a related field. In addition to the degree, significant professional experience is required. Experience in college-level teaching is preferred.

Candidates may find a more detailed job description and directions for applying online at https://re11.ultipro.com/HOO1003/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*97013AF1C3E90075. Submissions should include a letter of application, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation. For more information, contact search chair Donna Bertazzoni at bertazzoni@hood.edu. For full consideration, please apply by December 5, 2014.

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 and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EEO

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, 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 www.hood.edu/non-discrimination.

Ball State University


Tenure-track faculty position available August 21, 2015. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate courses in telecommunications with emphasis in emerging media sales, promotion and management; teach graduate classes in telecommunications as needed; serve as academic advisor for assigned students; support students in understanding and meeting academic requirements. The department has state-of-the-art facilities. Minimum qualifications: master’s degree in telecommunications, communications, media arts, media sales, management, marketing, or related field; demonstrated experience in one or more of the potential teaching areas as noted above; publish in own area of specialization along with service on various committees; evidence of active involvement in state, regional, national, and international organizations related to scholarship and pedagogy potential. Preferred qualifications: terminal degree.

Send letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, professional portfolio, transcripts (copies allowed but must have official transcripts for final consideration), names and contact information for four references to: Dr. Rob Brookey, Department of Telecommunications, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 or electronically to rabrookey@bsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu/tcom)

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

University of Scranton

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Strategic Communication – PR/Advertising (or related)

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Scranton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, advertising, or a related field for its major in Strategic Communication. The position begins Fall 2015. Review of applications will begin in September 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should possess evidence of teaching excellence and strong scholarly promise in communication research. Preference will be given to applicants with professional experience, as well as a record of publishing in top-tier academic journals and presenting peer-reviewed research at national or international communication conferences. The successful candidate also will demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher of college-level courses across the public relations, advertising, and related curricula at undergraduate levels. An earned Ph.D., or dissertation defended by December 2015, in communication or a relevant discipline, is required.

The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and offers degrees in Communication, Strategic Communication and Journalism & Electronic Media. The department also offers a five-year joint BA/MBA degree with the Kania School of Management.

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. A full statement of our mission may be found at http://www.scranton.edu/mission. The University of Scranton is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.

University of Colorado Boulder

Digital Cinema Scholar/Artist

The Film Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences together with the Department of Critical Media Practices in the new College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track joint appointment in the area of Digital Cinema Studies. Position begins August 2015.

The Film Studies Program at CU Boulder has a long tradition of supporting innovation in the art of cinema. The late Stan Brakhage helped found Film Studies at CU and taught in the program for over twenty years. Film Studies offers undergraduate degrees in filmmaking (BFA) and in critical studies (BA). The BFA is focused on creative, artistic approaches to working with the moving image, and the BA emphasizes the critical study of moving images as an art form. We also offer an interdisciplinary MFA degree in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History. For more information about the Film Studies Program and its facilities, please see http://www.colorado.edu/FilmStudies/.

The Department of Critical Media Practices (DCMP) will begin operations in Fall 2015. It will offer a BA in Media Production, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Practices and (as of fall 2016) a PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices. For more information, see the entry for Critical Media Practices at http://www.colorado.edu/cmci/.

Qualified candidates for this position should demonstrate a high level of scholarly and/or artistic achievement in the moving image arts, with particular attention to digital media production on multiple platforms. Requirements for the position include a terminal degree in the field (MFA or Ph.D.) and a growing record of scholarly publications and/or a growing portfolio as an artist. Teaching experience at the college level is highly desired.

Both appointing units expect that critical studies candidates will demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital moving image art, new media theory, media archaeology, digital and online culture, transmedia studies. Production candidates should demonstrate proficiency in a variety of digital filmmaking technologies, including expanded cinematic imaging and transmedia, interactive, and multi-platform practices. A scholarly agenda or artistic practice rooted in non-conventional fiction or non-fiction cinema is desirable, as is the capacity to teach and encourage students to explore narrative, experimental, documentary and/or hybrid forms. The ideal candidate possesses strong conceptual, theoretical and technical understandings of the moving image arts and of media production generally.

Teaching responsibilities will include course development, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, serving on graduate thesis and dissertation committees, and participating in university service. The successful candidate will offer courses for both Film Studies and the Department of Critical Media Practices.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com (Posting #F01870). To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. Critical studies candidates must also submit two examples of written work. Production candidates (or production/critical studies candidates) must also submit examples of creative work. Creative work may be submitted through a link to a secure posting on http://vimeo.com/, or by online portfolio; alternatively, a DVD may be sent via surface mail to: Jennifer Peterson, Chair, Search Committee; Film Studies Program; 316 UCB; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309. Applications will be reviewed jointly by Film Studies faculty and faculty representatives for the Department of Critical Media Practices.

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is nationally competitive. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor in International Communication

The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute to the broad intellectual and creative life of an interdisciplinary media studies program. As such, we seek to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in international communication starting August 2015.

Candidates should have demonstrable research interest and teaching expertise in international communication and related topics (e.g., comparative media systems). To that end, experiential knowledge in the form of grounded research exposure and/or an extended period living outside the US is advantageous. Applicants with geopolitical expertise related to the regions/countries within Central/South America or the Middle East are particularly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester (including – with required qualification – the possibility of graduate-level teaching and mentoring), service on departmental and college committees and the active pursuit of a substantive research/creative agenda. As a department committed to the premise of integrated educational experiences including a study abroad component (embedded/summer programs) for students interested in international communication, the preferred candidate will bring an interest, fresh ideas, and an enterprising agenda for developing similar initiatives in his/her area of expertise on board. An earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Media Studies, or a related field is preferred, although ABD status will be considered.

The College of Communications at Penn State is home to four departments: Advertising/Public Relations; Film-Video and Media Studies; Journalism; and Telecommunications. In addition, the College offers a master’s degree program in media studies, and a Ph.D. program in mass communications. The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational and cultural activities, and excellent public schools. The campus is also within a half-day drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit http://comm.psu.edu/and http://www.cbicc.org/.

Candidates must electronically submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita detailing teaching and research/creative experience and the names of three to five references. All candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Tasha Smith, tce105@psu.edu. Applications received by October 31, 2014, will be assured of full consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Apply to job 53269 at http://apptrkr.com/532180

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


DePaul University

Assistant Professor in Journalism, Tenure Track

The College of Communication at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join the Journalism Program beginning September 2015.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching broadcast journalism courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will offer related expertise toward curricular innovation in editing and producing video for online and digital platforms. An established research agenda that informs the applicant’s teaching and contributes to the further strengthening of the journalism program is required.

The successful candidate will have several years of professional experience in broadcast journalism with newsgathering, editing, and storytelling skills that also translate to online and digital media. Individuals with a record of excellence in teaching and research who are able to demonstrate successful progress toward tenure and a desire to contribute to service within the program, college, and university are preferred. A doctorate in journalism, mass communications, or a closely related field is required.

Based in Chicago’s downtown Loop, the Journalism Program is home to national award-winning student-run media in broadcast (Good Day DePaul), print (The DePaulia), online (Red Line Project), and digital radio (Radio DePaul). Degree programs emphasize experiential learning and include a professional master’s with concentrations in Multimedia Reporting, Reporting Metro Chicago, and Sports Journalism. Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates with experience working with diverse student bodies and who embrace the university’s emphasis on using Chicago’s urban setting as an educational laboratory.

Review of applications will begin Oct. 27 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Apply online only at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu

Questions may be directed to Jason Martin, Journalism Search Committee Chair, at jmart181@depaul.edu.

October 15, 2014

Southeast Missouri State University

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Public Relations
Department of Mass Media

  • Teach undergraduate courses in public relations and the department’s mass communication core
  • Advise a student-run public relations firm
  • Advise and mentor students and maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees

Instructor – RNTT
– Digital Media
Department of Mass Media

  • Teach undergraduate courses in television production and the department’s mass communication core
  • Supervise the coordination, production, and online live delivery of multi-camera sporting events to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Digital Network
  • Supervise the coordination, production, and online live delivery of various cultural and academic events from the Southeast campus
  • Supervise the multi-camera production and post-production of both news-editorial and advertising content for the University Programming block on WQWQ-TV in the 82nd DMA
  • Advise and mentor students and maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees

To review full position announcements and how to apply visit: