University of Alabama

The College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama seeks an individual to fill a full-time, 3-year renewable contract faculty teaching position (renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, funding, etc.), in the area of sports communication. Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in a communication-related field. The position begins August 16, 2017. Salary is nationally competitive.

The successful candidate will serve as the Assistant Director for the Alabama Program in Sports Communication (APSC), facilitating student groups, coordinating student internships, promoting diversity and underrepresented populations, and pursuing APSC partnerships with the local community. Information on that program can be found at: Additionally, candidates should be able to serve and teach in at least one of three departments comprising the college: Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Journalism & Creative Media.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record–professionally or in academia–in one or more of the following areas: sport journalism, sport broadcasting, sport and new media, sport and society/culture, sports advertising, and sports public relations. Preference will be given to candidates who can ably teach in more than one of the aforementioned areas. Collaboration with other College units is encouraged, including the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets–the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market.

The College of Communication and Information Sciences is one of the largest AEJMC-accredited communication colleges in the nation, with over 3,000 students and plentiful offerings at the Masters and Doctoral levels. More information on the college can be found at:

The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 37,000 students, including around 5,000 graduate students in more than 120 master’s and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 45th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Andrew C. Billings (

To apply, visit Attach an (a) application letter; (b) vita/resume, (c) evidence of engagement in sports communication, and (d) names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Screening of applications begins March 1, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


University of North Alabama

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor, Communications

The University of North Alabama invites applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor position in the Department of Communications. The position will teach four undergraduate courses per semester in the Radio-TV & Interactive Media program. Courses may include TV Production and Performance, Broadcast News Writing, and Advanced Radio-Television Production. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in television news production and a record of teaching excellence. The position will begin August 2017. Successful candidates for the Visiting Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a related field. Successful candidates for the Visiting Instructor position must have a Master’s degree in Mass Communication or a related field. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Butler Cain (, Search Chair. Applications for this position will be accepted through March 1, 2017.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, and reference list.  Please also be prepared to provide three letters of reference and unofficial or official transcripts.  For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.