The University of Alabama

Assistant Professor in Digital Media Technology

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of digital media technology. The position begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will pursue research and teaching with a focus on new platforms and technologies in a changing media landscape. Research areas include, but are not limited to, social, mobile and interactive media, and emerging media and identity. Relevant teaching areas include core skills for media technology, and emerging skills and concepts for social media, mobile media, and data and analytics. Collaboration with other College units will be encouraged, including the School of Library and Information Studies and the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets. Candidates should have earned a doctorate in communication or a closely related area before the start date. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for successful undergraduate and graduate teaching and for developing a program of scholarship that is suitable for tenure consideration. Salary is competitive.

The department, created in 2016 with the merger of the Journalism Department and the Telecommunication & Film Department, includes approximately 900 undergraduate majors and master’s students. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program, and the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis and focus group facilities, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College’s Digital Media Center houses 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’s School of Library and Information Studies offers an MLIS degree and an MFA in Book Arts.

Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Wilson Lowrey (205-348-8608 – wlowrey@ua.edu).

To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Screening of applications begins August 21; 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.

Samford University

Howard College of Arts and Sciences

Samford University invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for instructor or assistant professor in broadcast journalism. This nontenure-track faculty position is a one-year appointment beginning August 2017.

Qualified candidates will hold an earned master’s degree in mass communication or related field with a minimum of one year of professional experience in broadcast journalism; Ph.D. in mass communication or related field is preferred. Ability to teach sports media and film production is preferred.  A commitment to academic excellence, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. Candidates must support the Christian mission of Samford.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vita, three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, description of leadership experience, research interests and activities, and philosophy of teaching in a Christian university, specifically supported by two syllabi within the last three semesters. Philosophy must include discussion of how candidate has contributed to Christian mission in their career and how candidate will contribute to the Christian mission of Samford.

Submit to:
Drs. Bernie Ankney and Betsy Emmons
Search Committee Chairs
rnankey@samford.edu
ememmons@samford.edu
samford.edu/employee/faculty-employment-opportunities

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 involve teaching multimedia, design and data visualization. Candidates should be proficient in teaching the Adobe Creative Suite.

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 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.

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.