Baker University

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MASS MEDIA

Baker University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in digital media and journalism with an appreciation for the role of the Mass Media curriculum in a liberal arts setting. In addition to teaching in the department’s core curriculum, duties will include serving as faculty adviser to the student newspaper and accompanying online site.  Applicants must be comfortable using and teaching media production software, especially Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as WordPress-based content management.  Courses to be taught may include Writing for Mass Media, Editing, Advanced Reporting, Digital Media, Publications Design, Graphic Design, Video Production, and Sports Writing.

The department’s Mass Media program, a regional leader in online student media, is home to award-winning student-run print and online newspapers and radio and TV stations, as well as strong Public Relations and sports broadcasting programs. The major is structured around tracks in Multimedia, Public Relations, and Sports Media.

Candidates with doctorate in hand by August 2018 preferred; ABD and MA/MS considered. Professional media experience is highly desirable. Application will include cover letter, separate statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three academic or professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Laura Young, Assistant Professor of Mass Media, at laura.young@bakeru.edu. Candidates should submit materials to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, continuing until the position is filled. EOE.

University of Kansas

10017BR Asst/Assoc Prof Position Ad
Final version approved by HRM 9/22/2017

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position in news/multimedia journalism at the assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2018. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or another appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment start date.  Applicants without a PhD or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the assistant professor with 15 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. Applicants without the PhD or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the associate level with 25 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. An active research program, teaching experience, and professional experience in at least one of the following areas will distinguish applicants: broadcast and multimedia production, newsroom analytics, media writing, media management, and entrepreneurial journalism. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Research and grant acquisition in issues related to health communication, sports media, scholastic journalism, or social media are preferred.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10017BR. Please submit a cover letter, a CV with three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

University of Kansas

Haynes Professorship Ad
Final version approved by HRM, 9/21/2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced news professional for the Lacy C. Haynes Professorship, starting in Spring or Fall 2018.  If you love writing and want to help students learn to write better, we want to talk to you. The successful applicant will be an accomplished professional with a strong interest in effective writing. The person needs to know how to teach, coach and polish writing and must enjoy working with students. The successful candidate will bring energy, innovation, knowledge of the best current professional practices, connections with industry professionals, and a drive for excellence. The successful candidate also should be able to demonstrate skills in teamwork, management and emerging/digital media. She or he will be responsible for coordinating media writing courses: developing, streamlining and unifying the writing curriculum. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach a capstone class each semester based in Kansas City or Topeka. The person will bring distinction to the School in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a full-time professor of the practice in the School.

The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of under representative groups. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Journalism including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see  http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10019BR. Please submit a cover letter, a CV with three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

University of Kansas

Professor of the Practice Ad
Final copy approved by HRM, 9/22/2017

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks an accomplished professional to teach courses that guide students in how to develop comprehensive strategic communication plans, starting in Spring or Fall 2018. The successful candidate will bring energy and knowledge of the best current professional practices, have extensive experience and documented success in working with teams and deadlines, and be able to start, build, and sustain strategic campaigns. This new colleague also should demonstrate abilities in consumer research and business insights; project and client development and management; social media and other digital strategies, including programmatic advertising; and group organization. We seek a candidate who can develop and maintain connections with industry professionals in local and national markets. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus.

The chosen candidate will bring distinction to the School in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a professor of the practice. Rank will be assigned at the time of hire based upon the recommendation of the Dean and approval of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development. The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of under representative groups. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Journalism including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see  http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10023BR. Please submit a cover letter, a résumé with three references, and a statement of teaching or strategy-implementation philosophy. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

Washburn University

Assistant Professor – Mass Media, Advertising and Public Relations
 (Recruitment Number #0550817)

Washburn University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Mass Media, emphasis in Advertising and/or Public Relations beginning August 2018.  This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. A terminal degree is necessary for tenure-track appointment.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Terminal degree in a media, design, marketing or a related field (Ph.D., MFA). ABD applicants will be considered.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching digital media, multimedia, new technology, and/or social media.
  • Industry experience in the field of digital marketing, advertising, and/or public relations highly preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • 12-hour per semester teaching load which may include Introduction to Mass Media and other undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate’s training and interests. Ability to teach digital marketing is a plus.
  • Play a role in developing and refining the advertising curriculum.
  • Engage in service activities in the department, university, and profession.
  • Develop community partnerships, internships and other experiential learning initiatives.
  • Engage in scholarly and/or creative work.

Application Procedures:
Application review will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Send cover letter, vita (including name/mailing and email addresses/phone numbers of three professional references), evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, and copies of transcripts to Ms. Anna Walker at anna.walker@washburn.edu (use mass media in the subject line and do not send additional materials until requested).  Electronic applications or print materials will be accepted. For questions Search Committee Chair may be contacted at: kristen.grimmer@washburn.edu

The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity employer. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. www.washburn.edu.