University of Florida

Department of Telecommunication
College of Journalism and Communications

Job Description:
The Department of Telecommunication at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 2018. The ideal candidate should be a scholar with a record using analytics or computational methods to analyze audience data, has experience studying and applying major digital/web and social media analytics to understand/engage audiences, and is familiar with the systemic process of moving from data to knowledge. The candidate should have a robust knowledge of audience analytics tools and research methodologies. Professional experience is desired but not required.

The University and College: The University of Florida is a top-ten public research university (U.S. News and World Report, 2017) with one of the largest student populations in the United States. The College of Journalism and Communications is a recognized leader in communications education with more than 2400 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduate students. The College also houses a full-service news center and communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students.

The College of Journalism and Communications, is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding 15 new lecturer and faculty positions across the Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S.

The Department: The Department of Telecommunication is one of the premiere programs in electronic mass media. Our admission standards are high and the academic standards of our courses are rigorous. The department has 741 majors, 15 faculty and 17 adjunct faculty. The department offers specialized study in Management and Strategy, News, Production and Media and Society. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Affiliated with the College and located in the same building are the Division of Multimedia Properties and our 14,000 sq. ft. “Innovation News Center.” The properties include four commercial stations: WRUF-AM, ESPN 95.3/850; WRUF-FM, Country 103.7, the Gator; WRUF-TV; and three non-commercial stations, WUFT-FM , WJUF-FM, and WUFT-TV.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will provide evidence of an active research agenda that can lead to significant publications and external grants. He/she will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in audience analysis, consumer and audience analytics, data analytics, network analysis, and data visualization. The candidate should have experience or willingness to develop and teach online courses.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to Communication, Telecommunication, Mass Communication, or the social sciences with a media and communication focus, and a strong commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population of undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests,
  2. A current curriculum vitae,
  3. Teaching evaluation data, where available, or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  4. Copies of two to three representative publications, particularly pieces the candidate has sole-authored or where she/he is listed as first-author,
  5. Names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of at least three references, along with a description of the candidate’s relationship to the references.

Please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu to submit an online application. The requisition number for this vacancy is 505254.

For more information, contact Dr. Sylvia Chan-Olmsted at chanolmsted@jou.ufl.edu. The mailing address is Department of Telecommunication, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400. The University of Florida is a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer)

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Florida

College of Journalism and Communications
Department of Public Relations
Tenure-track Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of Public Relations

The Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2018.

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding 15 new lecturer and faculty positions across Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the U.S. News and World Report’s top-ten public research universities in the U.S.

Qualifications: Candidates for the assistant professor of public relations position must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication or other relevant field by August 2018 and a record of original scholarly research. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: corporate reputation and identity, crisis/risk, digital/social media, health, international, public interest communications, ethics, and other areas relevant to public relations. Other qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, a publication record, potential to secure grant funding, and productivity and effectiveness in contributing to a collegial environment.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations. The faculty member will supervise master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He or she will advise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other service activities, and demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity, and the internationalization of the college and university.

The Department of Public Relations is one of the largest public relations programs in the country, with eight tenured faculty members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and two full-time lecturers, for a total of 11 faculty members. It serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s students, and 10 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent international reputation.

The College of Journalism and Communications (www.jou.ufl.edu) has 57 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College also houses a full-service communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students. The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities. UF’s more than 52,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Application Procedure: To view application instructions and complete an online résumé, visit www.hr.ufl.edu/job. The reference number for the vacancy is 505348. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The search is conducted under Florida’s open records laws, and all documents are open for public inspection.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO employer.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Moon J. Lee,
Associate Professor, at (352) 273-1699 or mlee@jou.ufl.edu.

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The University of Florida

College of Journalism and Communications
Investigative Journalism Lecturer

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, now approaching its 50th anniversary, is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding 15 new lecturer and faculty positions across advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top 10 public universities in the United States.

The Department of Journalism is seeking an accomplished journalist with a national reputation in investigative journalism to join our faculty.

This candidate will have a portfolio of traditional and emerging techniques for in-depth reporting involving data, public records and FOIA queries. We are seeking someone who can help elevate our student work by building an immediate and long-term commitment to published investigative projects that attract state and national attention.

This faculty member will serve as instructor for intermediate- and advanced-level journalism courses each semester, depending on her or his expertise. The college strives to build a diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

This faculty member will work with colleagues in journalism and other departments to deliver and develop cross-disciplinary contemporary curriculum to prepare our students for the ever-shifting media and communication industries. We have a long history of our courses employing the “teaching hospital” model through our cross-platform newsroom and other areas of experiential learning. We’re equally adept at research and have centered much of our intellectual exploration at the intersection of science, storytelling and the social good.

We envision this position collaborating with the managers of our college’s Innovation News Center, home to NPR, PBS, ESPN affiliates providing hands-on learning opportunities for nearly 400 students each semester. This faculty member may also develop projects in collaboration with the director and staff of our Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.

This is a nine-month, non-tenure-accruing faculty appointment with an initial three-year term, renewable annually.

Advertised Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a portfolio of investigative journalism projects that have benefited the public interest.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of professional experience.
  • Experience reporting and presenting stories with a variety of media.
  • For faculty who wish to teach at the graduate level, a master’s degree.
  • Previous experience teaching is welcome, but not a limiting factor.

Please submit samples of, or links to, two to four projects and a memo to the search committee outlining how you would help us accomplish the goals for this position. Please include at least five references, with affiliation, title and contact information, in a separate document.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with review starting on Nov. 13. We would like this candidate to start as early as January 2018.

Please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu to submit an online application. The requisition number for this vacancy is 505133.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Matt Sheehan, or the department chair, Ted Spiker.

About the College of Journalism and Communications

The College of Journalism and Communications has 53 full-time faculty members, 80 full-time staff, approximately 2,360 undergraduate majors and 163 graduate students, including 63 doctoral students. The College offers master’s and doctoral degrees and ACEJMC-accredited bachelor’s degrees through four academic departments: advertising, journalism, public relations, and telecommunication. Additionally, the College offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. The College provides students hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, undergraduate research, and other extracurricular groups and activities.

About the University of Florida

The University of Florida 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 seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The “Government in the Sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

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University of Miami

School of Communication
Lecturer to Teach Television and Web Producing
Department of Journalism and Media Management

The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Department of Journalism and Media Management in the School of Communication at the University of Miami is seeking a colleague to join our broadcast journalism faculty at the rank of Lecturer. This non-tenure track position will begin in January 2018 and requires a Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant professional media experience. Lecturers teach the equivalent of four courses per semester. The person who assumes this position will teach students to produce news and public affairs content for television and online audiences. The candidate should demonstrate familiarity, comfort, and engagement with social and mobile media platforms, online distribution, and live and recorded television production. Courses may include television producing, television reporting, fundamentals of newsgathering, web producing, mobile newsgathering, writing for the mass media, broadcasting journalism, and social media.

This person may also be required to assume advising duties with UMTV, our student-run cable television channel, and its affiliated website and mobile app. This faculty member will work with counterparts in our Interactive Media program to identify and capitalize on opportunities for collaboration, and work closely with the advisors to the Miami Hurricane newspaper, WVUM-FM radio station, and Distraction magazine to promote and support student media initiatives. The ability to write and report news for television, radio, online, and print media is essential. In addition, this position requires knowledge of digital technologies such as television studio and field equipment (cameras, recording, lighting, graphics, etc.), newsroom scripting and content management software (the School uses the Associated Press’ ENPS system), non-linear editing, smartphones and tablets.

Experience with creating and managing social and mobile media strategies and workflows is preferred. Previous experience with Spanish-language media and fluency in Spanish as well as English is desirable, though not required.

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. If you are interested and qualified for this position, please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THIS LINK and include a cover letter, resume, links to professional work, and at least three references.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

University of Florida

The University of Florida’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in agricultural communication. The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 26 faculty members and 14 support personnel. The departmental web site at http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu provides additional information.

Required Qualifications:
A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural communication, communication, or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. Teaching experience preferred in video editing and production, graphic design and/or social media. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

How to Apply for this Job:

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

University of Central Florida

The Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a tenure-earning assistant professor of Communication with an emphasis in Environmental/Science Mass Communication, to enhance NSC’s forthcoming Ph.D. in Strategic Communication. August 8, 2018, is the anticipated start date.

The successful candidate for the position shall possess an earned doctorate in Communication or other related, relevant field from an accredited institution by the start of employment and have a record of commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion; have an active program of social scientific scholarship appropriate for a research university; demonstrate motivation and strategies for pursuing external research funding; possess the capacity to teach at the doctoral and master’s level, including courses in mass communication. In addition to teaching at the graduate level, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in and provide service to one or more of NSC’s undergraduate programs in Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism and/or Radio-Television.

Preference is for candidates who have professional experience in their respective field of mass communication (e.g., Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Radio, Television, etc.). Preference is also for candidates who have proven experience and/or strong interest in building collaborative research teams focused on environmental and/or science mass communication, sustainability, risk and/or crisis communication and/or the intersection of groups, organizations, and the environment. Examples include (but not limited to) the role science journalists play in communicating information about climate change; social media/marketing for health or environmental issues; and/or the role entertainment content plays in developing attitudes about conservation, etc.

NSC is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity and inclusion. NSC is a very student-focused school, with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSC strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research scholarship and education. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. The curriculum emphasizes both applied and theoretical aspects of the field and encourages diversity in all aspects of communication. NSC offers six baccalaureates and a master’s degree and is developing a doctoral program that is anticipated to begin in 2019. For more information about the school and its programs visit, http://communication.cos.ucf.edu.

UCF, one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. The university is classified as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity” and a “Community Engagement” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 200 degree programs, more than 100 of them are at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Candidates must apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com and attach the following materials:
  • Curriculum vita (CV)
  • Signed cover letter
  • Maximum two-page statement outlining research vision and teaching interests
  • List of three academic or professional references including address, phone number, and email address

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

For more information about this position, please contact, Ms. Debbie Doyle at (407) 823-5570 or debbie.doyle@ucf.edu.

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University of Miami

Associate Professor/Professor, Research Center Director
School of Communication

The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The School of Communication at the University of Miami is seeking applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level with expertise in health communication, science communication, or environmental communication.  The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one or more of the School’s four academic departments, and assume leadership for the School’s Center for Communication, Culture, and Change (com.miami.edu/center-for-ccc).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related discipline, and a strong record of teaching and publication. Candidates should also evidence appreciation for both creative activity and research, and an interest in collaboration across methodological approaches. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant and successful experience in securing and managing grants, as well as some proven facility for administration.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates should apply online at: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-Campus/Associate-Professor–Research-Center-Director_R100018588-1 and include: (1) a letter summarizing teaching, research, grants related activity, and any relevant administrative experience, (2) a current CV, and (3) three letters of recommendation.

For general inquiries, please contact Tyler Harrison (harrison@miami.edu).

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

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.