San Diego State University

School of Journalism and Media Studies | San Diego State University

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University seeks two new faculty colleagues:
(1) Assistant Professor in Journalism (tenure track)
(2) Visiting Faculty in Advertising (non-tenure track)

Position #1:
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Journalism
(VPAA#2015/16-10)

Position: Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in journalism, to start August 2015.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be able to teach across the undergraduate journalism curriculum, including both skills-based and theory courses, as well as graduate seminars in mass communication theory, advanced research methods, and journalism topics. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to have a scholarly research agenda in journalism and also provide service to the school, college and professional journalism communities.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacher-scholar model. An earned doctorate in journalism, mass communication or a related field is required by the position start date. Relevant professional work experience in journalism is required. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in journalism is required.

Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a track record of teaching college-level journalism courses, such as news writing and reporting, mobile reporting, digital and social media, investigative reporting, data journalism, web design and programming, data visualization, digital news production, photojournalism, multimedia reporting and storytelling. Applicants should be familiar with (a) the latest digital journalism applications, such as but not limited to, FinalCut Pro, Dreamweaver, and the Adobe Creative Suite; (b) social media platforms and tools such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter, and Facebook, among others; and (c) the latest mobile and digital tools for news gathering and reporting. Fluency in both English and another language (e.g., Spanish) would be a plus.

Rank and Salary:
This position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by August 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Review of application materials will begin September 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Each application should include (a) a letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, (b) a curriculum vita, (c) a transcript of all graduate courses taken, (d) a sample syllabus for a course the candidate has taught or would be interested in teaching, and (e) names and contact information for three references. All applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Amy Schmitz Weiss, Ph.D.
Journalism Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-4561
aschmitz@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-3504

Position #2:
Visiting Faculty in Advertising/Branded Digital Communications

Position: Full-time, two-year, visiting faculty member in advertising/branded digital communications (non- tenure-track), at the level of assistant professor or lecturer, to start August 2015.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be able to teach across the undergraduate advertising curriculum, including both skills-based and theory courses, as well as graduate seminars in an advertising-related area. The visiting faculty member is expected to have a scholarly research agenda in advertising and/or branded digital communications (broadly defined) and also provide service to the School and professional advertising communities.

Required Qualifications: Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacher-scholar model. Relevant professional work experience in advertising is required. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in advertising and/or branded digital communications (broadly defined) is required.

Desired Qualifications: We seek a “visionary,” a candidate who is able to express his/her own perspective on where the field of digital branded communications is heading and who possesses the desire and skills necessary to revise and create courses that help students understand this vision, thereby contributing to both the growth of the advertising specialization and to students’ post-graduation success. An earned doctorate in advertising, marketing, integrated marketing communication, mass communication or a related field is strongly preferred by the position start date.

The ideal candidate should have a track record of teaching college-level advertising courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise for and/or experience in teaching undergraduate courses in advertising research, advertising creative, digital media planning, and advertising and social media strategy. Applicants also should have an interest in designing and teaching courses broadly related to branded digital communications at the graduate level, in addition to serving on master’s thesis committees.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the following: advertising creative with an emphasis on digital creative strategy and tools; advertising research with an emphasis on new and emerging digital research techniques; advertising and social media with an emphasis on the strategic use of social platforms. Fluency in both English and another language (e.g., Spanish) would be a plus.

Rank and Salary: This is a two-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor or lecturer level. Appointment to the position at the assistant professor level requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by August 1, 2015. Appointment as a visiting lecturer is possible if the candidate has not earned the doctoral degree by August 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the Advertising Program at SDSU: At the undergraduate level, the advertising specialization in the School of Journalism & Media Studies is a five-course sequence designed to empower students with the conceptual knowledge and applied skills that are required for leadership positions in branded digital communications. The courses now address digital branded communications from the perspective of strategy, creative, and research. The specialization seeks an individual with the academic and professional competencies that will allow significant contributions to the current program and program expansion.

Applications: Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Each application should be mailed in hard copy and include (a) a letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, (b) a curriculum vita, (c) a transcript of all graduate courses taken, (d) a sample syllabus for a course the candidate has taught or would be interested in teaching, and (e) names and contact information for three references. All applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Barbara Mueller, Ph.D.
Advertising Search Committee Chair
Professor
School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-4561
muelle1@mail.sdsu.edu

About the School of Journalism and Media Studies: Successful candidates will become part of a school with 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 20 part-time lecturers, and more than 700 majors, pre-majors, and graduate students. Undergraduate program areas include advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. The School offers a master’s degree program in mass communication and media studies, as well as a master’s degree program in learning design and technology. The School is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, one of seven colleges that serve a university community of 35,000 students in a fast-growing, culturally rich, metropolitan area with a loyal regional base and strong national and international relationships. For more information, visit: http://jms.sdsu.edu.

About San Diego State University: San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. Overall, San Diego State students can choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 78 master’s programs and 22 doctoral degree programs.

SDSU ranks among the top universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred upon students of color. Increasingly recognized for innovative research, SDSU is establishing itself as one of the leading public research universities. It is classified as a “research-high” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Research funding has more than doubled from a decade ago. Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1 billion in grants and contracts for research and program administration.

SDSU is a Title IX/Equal Opportunity Employer
For details see http://affiliated.sdsu.edu/ColPSFA/journalism.htm
and http://psfa.sdsu.edu/web/index.php/about_us/jms_visiting_faculty.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

Journalism, Assistant Professor
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

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

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

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

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

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Adjunct Professor/Daily Bruin Advisor

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego State University

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Journalism
School of Journalism and Media Studies
(VPAA#2015/16-10)

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in journalism, at the rank of assistant professor.

Position:
Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in journalism

Start Date:
August 2015

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be able to teach across the undergraduate journalism curriculum, including both skills-based and theory courses, as well as graduate seminars in mass communication theory, advanced research methods, and journalism topics. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to have a scholarly research agenda in journalism and also provide service to the school, college and professional journalism communities.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacher-scholar model. An earned doctorate in journalism, mass communication or a related field is required by the position start date. Relevant professional work experience in journalism is required. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in journalism is required.

Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a track record of teaching college-level journalism courses, such as news writing and reporting, mobile reporting, digital and social media, investigative reporting, data journalism, web design and programming, data visualization, digital news production, photojournalism, multimedia reporting and storytelling. Applicants should be familiar with (a) the latest digital journalism applications, such as but not limited to, FinalCut Pro, Dreamweaver, and the Adobe Creative Suite; (b) social media platforms and tools such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter, and Facebook, among others; and (c) the latest mobile and digital tools for news gathering and reporting. Fluency in both English and another language (e.g., Spanish) would be a plus.

Rank and Salary:
This position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by August 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University:
The successful candidate will become part of a school with 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 20 part-time faculty, and more than 700 majors, pre-majors, and graduate students. Undergraduate program areas include advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. The School offers a master’s degree program in mass communication and media studies, as well as a master’s degree program in learning design and technology. The School is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, one of seven colleges that serve a university community of 35,000 students in a fast-growing, culturally rich, metropolitan area with a loyal regional base and strong national and international relationships. For more information, visit: http://jms.sdsu.edu.

Applications: Review of application materials will begin September 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Each application should include (a) a letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, (b) a curriculum vita, (c) a transcript of all graduate courses taken, (d) a sample syllabus for a course the candidate has taught or would be interested in teaching, and (e) names and contact information for three references. All applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Amy Schmitz Weiss, Ph.D.
Journalism Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-4561
aschmitz@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-3504

SDSU is a Title IX/Equal Opportunity Employer
For details see http://affiliated.sdsu.edu/ColPSFA/journalism.htm

University of California, Irvine

Social Science Lecturers

The Social Science Undergraduate Studies Office is establishing a pool of qualified applicants as Lecturers to teach courses in Social Science, Social and Public Policy and Communications.

These positions may be available during the Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and/or Spring 2015 quarters. We are seeking candidates with strong teaching credentials who can contribute to the quality of our undergraduate program. The number of courses available varies by quarter and year.

Rank: Lecturer

Salary Range: $5,500 – $6,000 per course

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred in the related area of Social Science, Communications (or related fields) or Public Policy.

Positions May Be Available: Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching performance, a vita and a syllabus for proposed courses to:

Kristen Salsbury
Social Science Undergraduate Office
3151 Social Science Plaza A
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Or email to Kristen.s@uci.edu

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Closing Dates:
Fall 2014 Quarter, July 31, 2014
Winter 2015 Quarter, October 31, 2014
Spring 2015 Quarter, January 30, 2015