Xavier University of Louisiana

The Department of Mass Communication at Xavier University of Louisiana, a Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will participate in the development of a Public Relations Concentration that serves as a bridge between the Digital Media and Media Entrepreneurship; and be expected to teach undergraduate courses that support the public relations curriculum, including: principles of strategic communication, social media, media writing and public relations campaigns.

The successful candidate will demonstrate professional experience in public relations, strategic communications, or digital/social media at the management level, as well as  full-time college teaching experience.  Desired skills include: the ability to teach online; and demonstrated professional experience in data analytics for public relations (such as data analysis, media planning, and/or promotion and management) or journalism (such as investigative reporting, infographics, and/or web publishing). Applicants should have a PhD in mass communication, journalism or related field, though ABDs will be considered.

The mass communication program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through community service projects and community-based research collaborations. In addition to New Orleans’ vibrant culture and dynamic urban revitalization, Xavier’s location provides a rich and fertile research environment with ample opportunities for community engagement, teaching innovation, and research collaborations.   Faculty in Xavier’s Department of Mass Communication enjoy the intimacy of teaching small classes and working closely with individual students, while being affiliated with a larger Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2018. Applications received by that date will be assured consideration. To apply, log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a teaching portfolio, and a research agenda.  Address letters of interest to Dr. Lisa Flanagan, Search Committee Chair. EOE/AA.

Louisiana State University


Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication. We seek applications from individuals nationally or internationally recognized as scholars and/or professionals. Candidates must possess the skills necessary to lead and manage a dynamic program of scholars, professionals, and students focused on research, teaching and public relations in media and public affairs.

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the School, which offers undergraduate education in Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Advertising, and Political Communication as well as the only graduate program in the U.S. in media and public affairs. The School oversees the innovative Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, the Media and Diversity Forum, three state-of-the-art research labs, and student media. With a combined endowment of more than $29 million, the School currently has a total of 34 full-time faculty and 21 full-time staff positions, along with approximately 500 undergraduate majors and 60 Masters and Ph.D. students. The School is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The Dean is responsible for all matters related to the administration of the School, including academic programs, faculty, staff, students, facilities, budget, alumni relations, and fundraising. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean works collegially with the faculty to advance the school’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the communications professions. He or she is able to articulate a vision for producing and understanding mass communication in the 21st century; shows an understanding of and commitment to continually developing relevant and innovative education for today’s rapidly changing media world; demonstrates business acumen in all aspects of the school’s endeavors, including strategic planning and developing new sources of external and internal funding; forms and maintains partnerships with the private sector, professional organizations and campus entities; maintains a deep commitment to diversity in its broadest terms; and effectively represents the school’s best interests internally and externally.

Candidates must have a degree in one of the School’s fields of study or a related field, or commensurate experience in a related professional field, and academic or professional credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor, including a sustained and outstanding record of scholarly publication or comparable professional achievement. Experience and knowledge in both academic and mass communication professions is ideal.

For a brief description of the position as well as the Manship School, please visit: Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication Search Website

Anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are preferred, including a curriculum vitae and letter of interest, and should be submitted online at: Dean, Manship School of Mass Communication. Letters of nomination may be sent to Cynthia Peterson, Chair of Search Committee, College of Science, 336 Hatcher Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Apply through LSU career site here: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Dean-of-the-Manship-School-of-Mass-Communication_R00017864-1