University of Miami

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Public Relations
Department of Strategic Communication
School of Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Miami’s School of Communication is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to teach in the Public Relations program, beginning in August 2017. This professionally oriented position entails teaching six (6) courses per academic year, academic advising of undergraduate students, service to the department, school, and university, and the maintenance of significant professional standing in the field of public relations. A Master’s degree is required; a terminal degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of five years of professional experience in public relations is required. The ideal candidate will have senior-level experience in the field of Public Relations. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Successful candidates must have the ability to teach at courses in at least three of the following subjects: Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Strategy Development, Writing for Public Relations, Public Relations Research, Public Relations Message Development and Execution, Public Relations Management, and Public Relations Campaigns. In addition, the ideal candidate also will be able to teach courses in more specialized areas such as travel and tourism, media relations, international public relations, corporate communication, crisis management, public relations measurement, health care administration. The candidate must be passionate about working with students, be willing and able to embrace new technology and help students adapt to new media demands, and assist students Candidates should be able to connect students to seasoned professionals in the Public Relations field, helping to provide them with solid leads to good job and internship opportunities.

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2017. Interested and qualified candidates should send 1) a letter summarizing their teaching philosophy and how they feel their professional experience will benefit the technology-savvy students in our program; 2) a current resume; and 3) three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Alyse R. Lancaster, Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
School of Communication
University of Miami
PO Box 248127
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2105

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Florida

College of Health and Human Performance
College of Journalism and Communications
College of Law

Director of Inclusion

The colleges of Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, and Law seek a candidate to assume the role of Director of Inclusion. The director will be responsible for using a collaborative approach to guide the three colleges in enhancing diversity and supporting a climate of inclusion with respect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, culture, geography and religion. Among other things, he or she will help develop and implement strategies related to issues of inclusion and diversity within the colleges — including, but not limited to, recruitment and retention of students and faculty, teaching, curriculum, communication strategies, facilitation of open and timely discussions around issues and events, career readiness, and so forth. This oversight will focus on all major stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, and alumni. The director will help develop and assess metrics for success regarding a climate of inclusivity.

The position will be a two-year, full-time appointment with the possibility for renewal based upon mutual agreement between the colleges and candidate. The director will report to Deans Diane McFarlin, Mike Reid and Laura Rosenbury on a rotating basis.

Responsibilities:

1) Evaluate the colleges’ climate, diversity and inclusiveness on an ongoing basis and recommend to strategies and tactics for a more inclusive culture.
2) Oversee efforts to ensure faculty recruitment is not only unbiased, but attracts and builds pools of diverse candidates.
3) Work with other UF diversity and inclusion organizations, e.g. Division of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, to provide ongoing training and education.
4) Provide guidance and support to student-led diversity and inclusion efforts.
5) Develop outreach programs with alumni, industry executives and scholars.
6) Serve as an ombudsman for students and faculty on issues related to exclusionary behavior.
7) Make recommendations on curriculum that can enhance a better understanding of different races and ethnicities, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, cultures, and religions.
8) Facilitate conversations around diversity and inclusion.
9) Develop career preparation programs specifically targeted at underserved and underrepresented segments.
10) Develop strategies to increase minority student awareness and interest in relevant careers both at the high school and at undergraduate level.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and eight years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
: An advanced academic or professional degree, including master’s PhD. or JD, and leadership experience in areas of inclusion and diversity.

Compensation
: $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience.

The University of Florida, one of the most comprehensive public universities in the nation, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading research universities. UF’s students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse racial and ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution.

Application Procedure:
 This position will close at 11:59pm, 03/01/17. Please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu to submit an online application, vita and one-page summary outlining your qualifications. The requisition number for this vacancy is 501233. Questions may be directed to Wantanisha Morant, wmorant@jou.ufl.edu or 352-273-1093.

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