Kennesaw State University

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities
Kennesaw State University invites applications for a non-tenue, 9-month agreement Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media with a focus on Journalism and Emerging Media, and Manager of Video-Media Technology. Knowledge and use of HD video cameras, Adobe Creative Suite (including Premiere and Audition) and other software are required. Ability to manage technology spaces and digital media equipment and participate in planning for strategic improvements in the areas of digital production and digital literacy & innovation are essential. Responsibilities include teaching required and elective journalism courses. A particular need is in teaching digital media production, photojournalism, advanced video production.

Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
Qualifications include an earned master’s or doctorate in Communication, Journalism, or related discipline, or its foreign equivalent, with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. Professional experience in television news is strongly desired.  Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Questions about position:  Dr. Carolyn Carlson ccarls10@kennesaw.edu 470-578-2417

Application Instructions
To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be submitted electronically by September 1, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.
Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their position qualifications; current curriculum vita; a list of three references along with their email and telephone contact information; a statement of teaching philosophy; a summary of student evaluations and unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts are required before the hiring process). All application materials must be submitted via the online application system at  https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4143. Date Position Available:01/02/2018

University of West Georgia

Film & Video Production Assistant Professor
Department of Mass Communications

The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Film & Video Production to begin August 1, 2018 in an expanding department.

The department is a top-5 major with nearly 600 undergraduates housed in the College of Social Sciences; offers concentrations in Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and Public Relations; and is home to cutting-edge experiential learning labs, including bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV. Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the department partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.

Candidate should be able to teach fundamentals and advanced film and video production, and at least two intermediate production courses (digital cinematography, sound design, post-production, producing, documentary production, fiction, animation, etc.); and ability to teach Film & Culture and Short-Form Screenwriting & Analysis is a plus. Additionally, candidate will be expected to teach core courses as well as courses that support other concentrations, e.g., digital social media, diversity and mass media, introduction to mass communications, media ethics, photojournalism, and special topics.

Qualifications
Requires a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in the discipline, e.g., film, radio/television/digital communication, mass communication, or a closely related field; a 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester, though 3 credit-hours of reassign-time is granted each semester for professional growth and development activity; at least three years of part-time and/or full-time professional experience; and scholarship and service commensurate with rank.

To Apply
Email applications in PDF format, preferably in a single file, to Mr. Deon Kay, Search Chair (dkay@westga.edu). Applications should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and link to online portfolio. Only complete applications will be considered.

UWG is a University System of Georgia comprehensive, doctorate-granting institution of more than 13,000 students and an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. The department seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017 and will continue until position is filled. Salary is competitive, and the anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. Positions are contingent upon funding, and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

University of West Georgia

Public Relations Assistant Professor (Two Positions)
Department of Mass Communications

The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia invites applications for two Public Relations positions – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) – to begin August 1, 2018 in an expanding department.

The department is a top-5 major with nearly 600 undergraduates housed in the College of Social Sciences; offers concentrations in Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and Public Relations; and is home to cutting-edge experiential learning labs, including bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV.  Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the department partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.

Candidates should be able to teach public relations principles, writing, case studies, management, and campaigns; and will be expected to teach other courses related to public relations, e.g. digital social media, diversity and mass media, introduction to mass communication, media ethics, newswriting, research, and special topics.  Both positions require a 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester, though tenure-track faculty qualify to receive 3 credit-hours of reassign-time each semester for professional growth and development activity.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Additional Qualifications
Required:

  • Earned Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications, or closely related field
  • At least two years of professional public relations experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship

Preferred:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • At least three years of professional public relations experience
  • Proficiency in new media technologies, including social media platforms, Qualtrix, SEO and SEM processes, as well as email marketing applications such as MailChimp.

Clinical Assistant Professor: Additional Qualifications
Required:

  • Earned Master’s in public relations, mass communications, or closely related field
  • At least five years of professional public relations experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and service

Preferred:

  • At least two years of teaching experience
  • At least seven years of professional public relations experience
  • Proficiency in new media technologies, including social media platforms, Qualtrix, SEO and SEM processes, as well as email marketing applications such as MailChimp
  • Demonstrated ability to build and cultivate relationships with corporate and nonprofit entities
  • Knowledge of agency billing, corporate branding, and crisis management and response
  • APR certification

To apply, email applications in PDF format, preferably in a single file, to Public Relations Search Chair, Dr. Hazel J. Cole (hcole@westga.edu). Applications should include letter of application (specify desired position) addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume; names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three references; a link to online portfolio or a public relations strategic plan, if available. Other documentation may be requested.  Only complete applications will be considered.

UWG is a University System of Georgia comprehensive, doctorate-granting institution of more than 13,000 students and an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.  The department seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017 and will continue until positions are filled. Salary is competitive, and the anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. Positions are contingent upon funding, and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia College

Limited Term Lecturer in Mass Communication/Strategic Communication

Georgia College seeks applicants for a limited term lecturer (one-year) of mass communication specializing in strategic communication. The ten-month appointment begins August 1, 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities in strategic communication include writing, planning, management, and campaign courses. Other teaching responsibilities may include research, special topics, and/or introductory mass communication courses. This position will also contribute to the university core curriculum. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Apply at http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/4855.

We seek a highly trained professional who is committed to liberal arts education; who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research; and whose scholarship addresses any area of strategic communication including campaign communication, media effects, audience analysis, and emerging technologies.

Master’s Degree in Mass Communication or related field required. PhD preferred. Hiring preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience in the strategic communications industry and university teaching experience.

The Department of Mass Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and digital media mass communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the communication landscape and its wide variety of channels. Community engagement, particularly through service learning in the classroom, is emphasized in the department.

The department with almost 400 majors oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student newspaper, a student operated radio station, a video production club, and a weekly student cable news program. A research lab furnished as a living room and equipped with eye tracking instrumentation is also a part of the department.

The Department of Mass Communication is committed to upholding the mission of a public liberal arts university, developing a diverse workforce and student body, and modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.

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.