Northwestern University

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) beginning in the 2018–19 academic year. We will also consider applications from advanced tenure-track candidates. The application deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion of a doctoral degree in marketing, advertising or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarly research focuses on marketing communications strategy, advertising and/or public relations in the digital environment.

The position will begin September 2018-2019. Required documents include: CV, copies of research papers, and at least two letters of recommendation to Search Committee. Questions should be directed to Robin Young at To apply for this position, please click on

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

College of Media
Department Head, Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign seeks an enterprising journalist and administrator whose understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing journalism and journalism education will develop and guide the department’s vision for the future. The department head will explore new strategic initiatives and seek to build alliances across campus, particularly with units working on digital media, data analysis, and digital innovation (e.g., Computer Science, School of Information Sciences) that have international standing in their fields. The department head will provide academic and administrative leadership, including faculty development and evaluation, and will oversee long-range planning and budgeting. The head will report to the dean of the College of Media and, as a member of the college administrative team, will be expected to provide departmental leadership among multiple constituencies within a college and campus that emphasize academic excellence.

Responsibilities: The department head will serve as the executive officer and will play a crucial role in strengthening and increasing the size of the program. The head will cooperatively lead faculty, staff, and students in journalism education, scholarship, and in strategic planning to prepare the next generation of professional and scholarly leaders.

Qualifications: The candidate must be qualified for an appointment as a tenured, full professor at the University of Illinois and have a strong record of leadership, teaching, and scholarship and/or an extensive career in the field of journalism. A graduate degree is required; terminal degree preferred.  The candidate must be able to articulate an understanding of academic culture, policies, and procedures typical of a major public research university. Preferred qualifications include experience with the development of new curricula for a digital world, advancement and alumni outreach, accreditation, and diversity initiatives. We encourage applications from diverse disciplines (e.g., business, communication, sociology).

Department Description: Within a university that draws distinguished international faculty and values innovation, the department faculty are a diverse group of award-winning academics and professionals who advance learning through their journalistic and creative work, scholarly research, and previous newsroom experience. The department is committed to mentoring students as they build the expertise necessary to produce relevant and enterprising journalism for global, multi-media platforms.

This is a full-time position with an administrative stipend. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date can be July 16, 2018 or August 16, 2018.

Applicants should create a candidate profile at and upload a cover letter describing their qualifications for leadership and insights into how best to prepare the next generation of journalists, a curriculum vita/resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can speak to leadership qualifications and experience. Applicants will be notified before we contact references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 2, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at or 217-333-2351.

The College of Media at the University of Illinois is a highly selective and internationally respected college where nearly 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students are taught by distinguished scholars in media studies, world-renowned experts in advertising and consumer behavior, and award-winning journalists. The mission of the College of Media is to bring scholarship, professional expertise, and social responsibility to the landscape of new digital media, both nationally and globally.

Urbana-Champaign is a welcoming community that combines small-town charms like a short commute to work and locally owned markets with a dynamic cultural and intellectual environment that is the hallmark of our diverse population, brought together here by the prestige of a tier-one research university. Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis are just a few hours away.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Northwestern University

Daniel H. Renberg Chair

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications seeks to hire a full-time faculty member (open rank) with expertise in media coverage of sexual and gender minorities for the Daniel H. Renberg Chair. The search is open to academics and journalists.

Candidates who are journalists will be expected to produce exemplary coverage of sexual and gender minorities (in any medium) and provide thought leadership surrounding media treatment of these communities. No advanced degree is required for candidates who have distinguished themselves through the quality of their journalism. Preferred candidates will have ten years or more of experience producing high impact journalism or analysis and several years of teaching at the university level.

Academic candidates will be expected to conduct and publish innovative research and also engage in thought leadership on gender minorities, sexuality, and media. Medill is a professional school, and thus the successful candidate will be able to integrate theory and professional practice, making research actionable for professionals. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a record of high impact research in the core areas, and a strong teaching record.

Candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to continue producing first-rate journalism or research, and to perform professional service within the school, university, and community.

Those eligible for appointment on clinical, tenure-track, or tenured basis will be considered. Appointment will begin either on June 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a full CV, and key pieces of professional work/academic research.

These materials should be submitted online no later than September 1, 2017 at the following address: Jenna Braunstein, Northwestern University, 1845 Sheridan Road, Fisk Hall, 204, Evanston, IL 60208,

Northwestern University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.


University of Illinois at Chicago

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications:

This position is responsible for a comprehensive communications strategy and marketing program for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. A Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressive experience required.

This position is responsible for implementing strategic marketing and communication efforts for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. A Bachelor’s degree and of two years of progressive experience required.

TO APPLY, VISIT:; Candidates who wish to be considered for both positions, must apply separately to each position. Please complete the on-line application including the three references, cover letter, and resume. FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY JULY 14, 2017.

UIC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.