The University of Alabama

APR Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding faculty member for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of August 2018; possibility to start in January 2018.

Research: An earned doctorate in advertising, integrated marketing communication or related field is required by date of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to “shape the future of global advertising and public relations,” we welcome diverse research perspectives, an understanding of the changing media environment, and entrepreneurial, leadership-focused thinking.

Teaching: UA is a student-centered research university.  It is preferred that candidates have teaching experience and be able to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team. An understanding of the strategic foundation of advertising is necessary, and applicants with professional experience in this area will be particularly strong candidates. Primary teaching assignments will include advertising strategy courses, such as research methods, consumer insights, advertising account planning and media planning. Secondary assignments could include creative advertising development courses, dependent upon department’s needs and candidate’s skills.  The APR department houses a master’s program and participates in a college-wide doctoral program.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is nationally recognized with more than 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Student work has been exhibited during The One Club for Art & Copy’s Creative Week in New York.  The department is a frequent finalist in PRWeek’s Education Program of the Year.  The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply: Upload an application, resume and cover letter for the assistant-level position at: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/40587 and mail three letters of recommendation to:

APR Search Committee
Attn: Dr. Hyoungkoo Khang
University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search should be directed to khang@apr.ua.edu.

Auburn University

School of Communication and Journalism
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Journalism

Position: The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning fall semester, Aug. 16, 2018.

Responsibilities: The candidate’s primary teaching assignments will include broadcast and digital media. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the ability to teach reporting, editing, shooting and producing news for broadcast and digital platforms. The candidate should be able to teach the impact of social media on journalism and how to use social media as a reporting tool.

Applicants may offer other areas of teaching and/or research specialization in journalism, such as international, sport, political, business, photojournalism or media law. The successful candidate will have taught or have an interest in developing online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities.

The School of Communication and Journalism partnered with Raycom Media in 2013 to create a broadcast newsroom to train student journalists. Faculty and Raycom news professionals work with students in the newsroom to reinforce classroom lessons with live reporting experiences. Our desired candidate will contribute to this initiative.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or appropriate creative work. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the school, college and the professional journalism community; teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.

Requirements/Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication and more than three years of professional television news experience. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for an ABD candidate requires the earned doctorate by the Aug. 16, 2018 start date. If the candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2019. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching collegiate-level journalism courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/

Review of applications will begin Sept. 8, 2017, and continue until a candidate is selected.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. The university’s enrollment of 25,134 students includes 20,175 undergraduates and 4,959 graduate students. The School of Communication and Journalism has almost 1,000 students in its four undergraduate majors and master’s program (www.cla.auburn.edu/cmjn).

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.