University of Maryland, College Park

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park, invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in computational journalism at the assistant or associate professor level. This will be a joint position with the College of Journalism and the iSchool, with the tenure home in the College of Journalism. The successful candidate will teach in both colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level, and will have a research agenda of interest to both schools.

The successful candidate will have a passion for journalism and the watchdog role it should play in a democratic society. Research and teaching topics of interest to both schools include data analytics as applied to journalism and/or social media; fairness, accountability and transparency in algorithms; news automation; audience analytics and engagement, including those illuminating trends in politics, society or sports; data visualization; social networks; and/or digital innovation.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and to seek external funding for research. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students on doctoral dissertations, master’s projects and other scholarly initiatives. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at Maryland are expected to be active in service both inside and outside the university.

The University of Maryland, College Park, located inside the Washington, D.C., Beltway nine miles from the White House, is Maryland’s flagship research university and a land grant institution. It is committed to rigorous research, quality teaching and informed public service. The College of Journalism and the iSchool are deeply committed to equity and excellence, embrace a broad range of theoretical and methodological orientations, and value collaborative research, including with faculty across program divisions and specializations. Applications from candidates in a wide range of disciplines will be welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Hood College

Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Hood College invites applications for a full-time opening at the rank of Assistant Professor of Public Relations position beginning August 1, 2018.

The Assistant Professor of Public Relations will teach in both the Communication Arts and Integrated Marketing Communication programs. Courses will include but are not limited to Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for PR, PR Campaigns, Social Media, and Communications Research. The candidate should be prepared to teach these courses across a variety of applications including print, video, and digital communications. Knowledge and experience in any of the following areas would also be helpful: communications law and ethics, global public relations, strategic communications, and advertising. A Ph.D. in Public Relations, Mass Communications, or a related field and professional experience is preferred. Teaching experience at the college level is desired. Candidates with a master’s degree in public relations or a related field, significant professional experience, and the ability to develop a research agenda will be considered. Experience for all candidates should include but not be limited to, public relations agency work, corporate marketing, supervision of PR campaigns, social media coordination, crisis management, event planning and execution, creation of press materials, and cultivation of strong media contacts.

Please visit for more details, including a description of the position. Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line,, via our electronic application which requires submission of a letter of application addressing teaching interests and scholarship goals, together with curriculum vitae and at least three letters of recommendation (one addressing teaching philosophy). Please send the letters of recommendation to For full consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application (including letters of recommendation) should include your name and the job requisition number. (i.e. c.smith, 17-0057) If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Katherine Orloff, chair of the search committee, at

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, “Apply On-line.” If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit