Ball State University

Journalism
Assistant Professor of Journalism

The Department of Journalism has a full-time tenure track position available August 2018. The Assistant Professor of Journalism will be expected to teach, maintain a scholarly agenda of research, and provide service to the Department of Journalism.

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promise to graduate real-world ready professionals for the communication careers of the future. The $1 million Holden Strategic Communication Center (HSCC) and Advertising Sales and Creative Suite are the state-of-the-art home to departmentally supported advertising and public relations agencies. The agencies work in cooperation with Ball State University’s independent student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), NewsLink Indiana (television newscast), and Btye (online magazine), and student media content aggregation site, ballstatedaily.com, which are housed in the $4 million Unified Media Lab.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Mass Communication by June 1, 2018 or Ph.D. in closely related field from an accredited college or university and highly qualified to teach particular classes due to professional experience. Demonstrated ability to teach diversity and media, as well as other classes as assigned and a defined scholarly research agenda.

Preferred qualifications: Professional media experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level and successful record of scholarly research.

Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11842 Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Kimberly Lauffer and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest degree earned prior to an in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Ball State University

Journalism
Assistant Professor of Journalism: Public Relations

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the PRSA-certified undergraduate and graduate programs in the ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism available August 2018.

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in public relations principles, management, research, campaigns, and skills classes; teaching graduate classes in public relations theories, management, case studies, measurement and evaluation techniques, campaigns, and research methods; conduct and publish scholarly research in related areas and advise theses and creative projects; provide leadership for Cardinal Communications (student-run public relations firm).

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promise to graduate real-world ready professionals for the communication careers of the future. The $1 million Holden Strategic Communication Center (HSCC) and Advertising Sales and Creative Suite (ASCS) are the state-of-the-art home to departmentally supported advertising and public relations agencies. The agencies work in cooperation with Ball State University’s independent student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), NewsLink Indiana (television newscast), Btye (online magazine), and student media content aggregation site, ballstatedaily.com, which are housed in the $4 million Unified Media Lab.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in mass communication, journalism, public relations, or related field from an accredited college or university; evidence of research productivity.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in mass communication, journalism, public relations, or related field from an accredited college or university, professional experience in public relations or strategic communication; successful research record; specialization in media analytics; evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level; evidence of excellence in service to the academy and professional community with demonstrated potential for administrative leadership of the undergraduate PR major.

Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11811 Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. YoungAh Lee and curriculum vitae Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 25, 2018. Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest related degree earned prior to an in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Indiana University Bloomington

Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy
2018 – 2020 (with possibility for a one-year renewal)

The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington (http://sgis.indiana.edu) and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) (http://www.cima.ned.org) invites applications for a 2018-2020 (July – June) Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy. We seek applicants from all disciplines and methodological backgrounds working on research that contributes to understanding how media and/or media ownership influences political outcomes. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. The chosen fellow will reside at IU Bloomington with occasional travel to CIMA’s offices in Washington, D.C. as required.

The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested to build a career at the intersection of research and policy-making. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and will be invited to organize a small research workshop for the purposes of facilitating publishing a special issue or edited volume related to media and democracy. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to his or her own research agenda related to media, internet, press freedoms, and democratic institutions. The fellow will have opportunities to contribute academic and policy-oriented reports related to evaluating the health of media systems and the implications of contemporary changes to media systems for democratic politics. In addition, the fellow may be asked by CIMA from time to time to write for the CIMA blog, speak at events, and provide input into CIMA’s other research initiatives.

The Fellow will receive a competitive stipend, research support, and benefits comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. This fellowship has the added advantage of providing the successful candidate access to CIMA-NED’s global network of researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers working to address contemporary democratic challenges. The two-year position has the possibility to be extended for a third year, until June 2021.

Applications should include a C.V., a research statement, one writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applications can be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5316.  Questions about the fellowship should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Nick Cullather at SGISEAD@indiana.edu. This position is to remain posted until filled, with all applications received by February 23, 2018 being assured full consideration.

The School of Global and International Studies is a new international affairs school that builds on two centuries of tradition and excellence in global studies at Indiana University. The school hosts four academic departments and twenty-one institutes and centers that cover every corner of the globe and include 250 scholars from nearly every academic discipline.

The Center for International Media Assistance is a research and knowledge platform that aims to improve the effectiveness of media development around the world. The Center provides information, builds networks, conducts research, and highlights the indispensable role media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies. Housed at the National Endowment for Democracy, CIMA coordinates working groups and discussions, and commissions reports and commentary on critical issues to the field.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Ball State University

JOURNALISM
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CENTER FOR MEDIA DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development in the ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in interactive media, augmented reality, game storytelling, design thinking, and/or emerging media design and development available August 2018. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach topics in interactive media, cross-platform storytelling and design thinking and also be proficient in augmented reality and storytelling for persuasive games and audience engagement.

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promises to graduate real-world ready professionals for the communication careers of the future.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. or M.F.A. in digital journalism/storytelling, media informatics, interactive media or other related field from an accredited college of university by the time of appointment; a defined scholarly research and/or creative endeavor plan; evidence of teaching in the area of cross-platform storytelling, emerging media or related fields.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in digital storytelling, media informatics, interactive media or other related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment; professional experience developing interactive media and/or augmented reality experiences or a related field; graduate-level teaching experience; record of creative endeavors with successful peer review or a scholarly research record with corresponding publications.

Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11623 Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Sparks and curriculum vitae.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 8, 2018. Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest related degree earned prior to an in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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