Georgia College

Assistant Professor in Mass Communication/Strategic Communication

Georgia College, the Public Liberal Arts University for the State of Georgia, is seeking a tenure track, assistant professor specializing in strategic communication with an emphasis in advertising in the Department of Mass Communication. The ten-month appointment begins August 1, 2018. Courses in writing, planning, management, and campaigns constitute the primary teaching responsibilities. Other teaching responsibilities may include research, special topics, and/or introductory mass communication. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum. University teaching experience is desired. Terminal degree (PhD preferred) is required; ABD will be considered, but a completed terminal degree is required to be considered for promotion and/or tenure at Georgia College. We seek a highly trained professional who is committed to liberal arts education, who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, as well as evidence of an agenda in scholarship and/or creative works addressing any area of strategic communication including campaign communication, media effects, audience analysis, and emerging technologies.

Ideal candidates will participate in the development of online courses and community engagement. The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Review of application will continue until position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. Apply online at https://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/5069.

The Department of Mass Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and digital media communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of channels. The department has almost 400 majors and oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student newspaper, a SPJ chapter, a student-operated radio station, video production club, and a weekly cable news program. A research lab furnished as a living room and equipped with eye tracking instrumentation is also a part of the department. http://www.gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/masscomm

Strengthened by diversity Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (478) 445-5596. Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Georgia Southern University

Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism—Search #67481
College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Communication Arts

The Department of Communication Arts in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Communication Arts is the largest in the College of Arts and Humanities, and is home to five majors: Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, Multimedia Film and Production, Public Relations, and Theatre. It is a vibrant, innovative department that stresses faculty collaboration and cross-disciplinary instruction. The department occupies a recently renovated building with studio, editing/lab, classroom and office spaces. Rigorous classroom instruction is complemented by experiential activities that encourage students to both learn about and apply class concepts. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, especially in the area of the University’s Quality Enhancement Program’s focus on writing.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the assistant professor of multimedia journalism requires teaching MMJ courses as well as courses in the area of converged news production curriculum, as well as research, and service responsibilities. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned terminal degree in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in journalism-based coursework, by August 1, 2018
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
• A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
• Ability to teach in the areas of required news/media courses, including teaching basic news creation across multiple platforms such as print, online, video and audio
• A demonstrated commitment to research
• A demonstrated dedication to professional development
• Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in managing experiential multiplatform environments
• Ability to support additional journalism course offerings such as sports reporting, STEM journalism, magazine writing and editing, opinion journalism, and/or copy editing

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jennifer Kowalewski, Search Chair, Search 67481
Communication Arts
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8091
Statesboro GA 30460-8091
Electronic mail: jkowalewski@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-0126

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/commarts/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.