University of Maryland

POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking a full-time, professional track faculty member with digital design experience.

Do you want the opportunity to teach bright, energetic students and lead our school in thinking about design and interactive journalism? Are you interested in working collaboratively with students and faculty to design creative digital experiences published throughout the college’s news organization?

Come join us!

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional experience in at least one of the following areas: digital design, web design, interaction design, UX/UI, data visualization, graphic design, cartography or front-end development
  • Experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

PREFERENCES: 
Not required, but worth mentioning if any apply to you:

  • Experience at a news or media organization
  • A Master’s degree or higher
  • Teaching experience (including part-time, adjunct, conference workshops or workplace training)
  • A strong digital design portfolio
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experimentation with design for emerging platforms (including virtual reality or augmented reality)
  • Experience building news applications and/or backend web development
  • Experience with data analysis

We hope you are someone who:

  • Expresses your creativity through code and has hands-on experience building digital interfaces that communicate information in compelling and memorable formats
  • Is dedicated to continual self-improvement

We hope you want to:

  • Build a better workplace for yourself and your colleagues
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in an academic environment, including good health insurance and tuition remission

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: 
None required

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities and admissions.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:

  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)

TO APPLY:
To apply, please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54678. For best consideration, please apply by October 31, 2017. 

University of Maryland-College Park

Department of Communication Assistant Professor, Public Relations

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland-College Park invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in public relations. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2018.

Position Summary
The successful candidate will have or show clear promise of a strong, active research program in public relations. The ideal candidate will specialize in digital public relations, with preference given to those who specialize in digital research of diverse and underserved populations. The successful candidate will also connect with or complement one or more of the other research foci in the department: communication science and social cognition and rhetoric and political culture. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations theory, writing, campaigns, and qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field at the time of appointment and have the ability to advise graduate students.

An ability to contribute to one of the department’s three research centers is also desirable (Center for Health and Risk Communication, Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership, and the Oral Communication Center). Experience with extramural research funding is highly desirable along with an interest in pursuing extramural funding (e.g., grants and contracts). Preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to college and university-level interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies (dsah.umd.edu), the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (start.umd.edu), the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (crge.umd.edu), African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (https://arhusynergy.umd.edu/programs/aadhum); and/or the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (http://mith.umd.edu/).

About the Department/University
The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Communication and an M.P.S. degree in Interpreting or Translation. The undergraduate communication major is the fifth largest major on campus and the largest within the College of Arts and Humanities. The undergraduate public relations program is certified by the Public Relations Society of America. The University of Maryland is a “Big Ten” university located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse and internationally-significant cities. Applicants interested in the area’s research resources, including federal funding agencies (e.g., NEH, NIH, NSF), government agencies (e.g., Departments of Defense and State, National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress), and NGOs are especially encouraged to apply. The Department of Communication is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. To that end, women, racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBT community, veterans, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

More information about the Department of Communication is available at www.comm.umd.edu.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin September 22, 2017. The application should include: (1) a letter of interest that describes the applicant’s program of research and other qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendations, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and, (5) samples of recent research (i.e., journal articles, book chapters, conference papers). Application materials should be submitted to https://ejobs.umd.edu.

Applicants with questions should email Dr. Erich Sommerfeldt, chair of the search committee, at esommerf@umd.edu or (301) 405-6528.

Towson University

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Assistant Professor, Journalism and New Media

Tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in journalism and new media in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies beginning August 2018. PhD in journalism or related fields. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be complete by February 1, 2019. Demonstrated success or potential to teach journalism courses with an emphasis on mobile and web site development, visual communication and multimedia storytelling techniques. Demonstrate the potential to develop a strong body of scholarship. Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Teach courses such as Digital Publishing, News Reporting, News Editing, Feature Writing and Broadcast Journalism. Opportunities might exist to teach other courses in the applicant’s area of specialty, such as Media Criticism, Research Methods, Media Ethics or Media Law. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COFAC-N-3110

Application Process
:
Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research statement, three letters of recommendation (send under separate covers) by October 1, 2017, to Dr. Thom Lieb, chairman of the Towson University Journalism Faculty Search Committee, at tujournfacsearch@towson.edu. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Towson University

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Assistant Professor, Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications

Tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies beginning August 2018. PhD in the field of public relations/mass communication. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2019. Demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher, and potential research productivity. Ideal candidates may have (1) strong theoretical background on social media and expertise in social-media analytics and (2) skills in digital production (print, audio, and/or video). Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Teach two or more undergraduate courses among: Social Media & Strategic Communication, PR Campaigns, Principles of PR, and PR writing (in the order of priority). Graduate teaching responsibilities include one or more core courses including Communication Theory, Research Methods, and others in the candidate’s area of scholarship and expertise. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. COFAC-N-3106

Application Process:
The review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate covers), and official graduate transcripts to:

Chair, Asst. Prof-PR
Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001