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 applications begins October 6, 2017, and 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.

University of Georgia

Department of Advertising and Public Relations

Faculty Position in Public Relations

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations of the Grady College at the University of Georgia seeks applications for a tenure-track position in public relations to begin August 2018.

Academic Rank/Salary

Assistant Professor. Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary competitive.

Responsibilities

Candidates must have a teaching and research concentration in public relations. A successful candidate must have a thorough grounding in theory, research, and practice, and have the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly such classes as public relations writing, administration, research, and campaigns. The ability to create experiential learning experiences and develop online courses is a plus. A minimum of 3-5 years industry experience is preferred.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in communication or related field is required.  Sustained evidence or strong promise of research productivity and ability to mentor and direct graduate students required.

Application Deadline

Screening of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2628. Applicants should direct questions to Dr. Karen Miller Russell, Public Relations Search Committee Chair, at karenm@uga.edu.

Learn more about the Grady College and the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, a top ranked program and home of the nation’s largest PRSSA chapter, at www.grady.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its natural beauty and quality of life (www.georgia.gov). Athens, the home of UGA, is consistently rated as one the nation’s best college towns and a wonderful place to live (www.visitathensga.com). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, in close proximity to major media outlets, global agencies, national and international government and nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and the world’s busiest international airport.

The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

University of West Georgia

Digital Media & Telecommunication 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 Digital Media & Telecommunication 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 telecommunication and electronic media, media programming and management, writing for digital media, television or radio production, and social media campaigns and management within a converged, digital context.  Ability to teach mass communication law, research methods, theory, and/or photojournalism is a plus.  Additionally, candidate will be expected to teach core courses as well as courses that support other concentrations, e.g., introduction to mass communications, media ethics, diversity and media, and/or special topics.

Qualifications
Requires a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in the discipline, e.g., 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 professional experience; and scholarship and service commensurate with rank.

To Apply
Email applications in PDF format, preferably in a single file, to Dr. Patrick Hadley, Search Chair (phadley@westga.edu).  Applications should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and link to online portfolio if available.  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 September 25, 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.

The University of Georgia

Journalism Instructor & Digital Editor

The Department of Journalism in the Grady College at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position, to begin January 2018.

Faculty Rank/Salary
Academic Professional salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities
The person hired for this position will teach two courses per semester and serve as managing editor of a multimedia website that showcases Grady students’ best work. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of courses, which may include multi-platform journalism, photo/video skills, graphics or other topics of interest. The successful candidate will oversee the production of digital content from the Department of Journalism’s advanced and capstone courses. This includes facilitating student and faculty workflow and distribution of editorial content for the online news site. The person hired for this position also will plan and execute the Grady College’s annual summer Management Seminar for College News Editors.

Qualifications
A master’s degree in journalism or a related field is required.  An MFA degree or a PhD in journalism or related field preferred.  Candidates with a master’s degree must document exceptional accomplishments in journalism or related media and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.  A minimum of five years of full-time industry experience required, as well as excellent writing, reporting and content-editing skills. A minimum of two years of teaching experience of significant mentoring experience required, in addition to familiarity and ease with a variety of digital news tools, including social media and basic website design.  A strong candidate for this position also will have the ability to plan and coordinate student and professional training programs, and to work collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues in a complex, fast-paced environment.

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position go to http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2491. Questions may be address to: Professor Welch Suggs, Journalism Search Committee Chair, at wsuggs@uga.edu.

The Grady College celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is home to the Peabody Awards and the National Press Photographers Association. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Grady College also confers doctoral and master’s degrees. Learn more about the Department of Journalism and the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. Athens, the home of UGA, is consistently rated as one the nation’s best college towns. The University of Georgia is a land grant/sea institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. More information about UGA is available at www.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

The University of Georgia

Faculty Position in Journalism
Department of Journalism
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Department of Journalism in the Grady College at the University of Georgia seeks a health and medical journalist of national or international stature to serve as the tenured Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism.

Academic Rank/Salary
Professor
or Associate Professor, with responsibilities in teaching, outreach and service. Salary competitive.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will direct a professional master’s degree program in Health and Medical Journalism, endowed by the Knight Foundation, currently in its ninth year of teaching students to cover health and medicine for any market or audience. The chair advises students in the program and helps them create digital content for Grady College’s laboratory newsroom, Grady Newsource, as well as for professional media organizations. An entrepreneurial sense of the possible and a willingness to experiment with new forms of storytelling to engage audiences around health and medical topics are essential as we seek to deepen ties between the college and the profession. The chair holder will have the opportunity to expand programs at UGA with media and journalism organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Medical College of Georgia and the Morehouse School of Medicine, among others.

Qualifications
We seek an innovative, digital-savvy health and medical journalist with experience in obtaining and analyzing health-related datasets, including methods of communicating that information clearly. Computer-assisted reporting skills and the ability to teach beginners the basics of data reporting are essential. Candidate should be comfortable with interactive, immersive and multi-platform media formats. Candidates for the rank of professor must document a successful career in quality health and medical journalism, and hold a PhD, or an MD. Candidates for the rank of associate professor must document exceptional professional accomplishments in quality health and medical journalism, hold a master’s degree, and be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire. Candidates who have not been tenured at a prior institution, must be approved for tenure on appointment by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

Application Materials and Deadline
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vita and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2263. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Screening of applications will begin in the Fall of 2017, with the chair holder joining the faculty of Grady College in the fall semester of 2018. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Keith Herndon (klhern@uga.edu).

Learn more about UGA and the Grady College at www.uga.edu and www.grady.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoors, urban, cultural and arts activities (http://www.exploregeorgia.org/). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com).

The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

The University of Georgia

Faculty Position in Journalism
Department of Journalism
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Journalism to begin in August 2018.

Academic Rank/Salary
Assistant Professor. Salary competitive.

Responsibilities
The assistant professor must have a teaching and research concentration in, and a commitment to, mass communication and journalism.  We seek excellence in scholarship befitting a major research institution and expertise in visual journalism, especially, but not limited to, photojournalism and multimedia journalism.

Qualifications
A PhD or MFA in mass communication or a related field expected by the time of hire, and required within nine months of hire. Evidence and strong promise of sustained research productivity required, as is the ability to mentor and direct graduate students. A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in journalism is preferred.

Application Materials and Deadline
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2262. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Barry Hollander (barry@uga.edu).

The Grady College celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is home to the Peabody Awards and the National Press Photographers Association. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Grady College also confers doctoral and master’s degrees. Learn more about the Department of Journalism and the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoors, urban, cultural and arts activities (http://www.exploregeorgia.org/). Athens, the home of UGA, is consistently rated as one the nation’s best college towns. The University of Georgia is a land grant/sea institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com). More information about UGA is available at www.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.