University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama Department of Communication invites applicants for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track assistant professor position in mass communication to begin August 15, 2018. ABD candidates nearing completion will be considered, but an earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a closely related field is required at the time of the appointment. Specialty is open, but degrees and experience in print journalism or public relations are preferred.

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The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/ Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

University of North Alabama

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Communications; Public Relations

The Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Public Relations faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should be able to teach Public Relations principles, writing, case studies, management, and campaigns. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to teach courses involving visual communications, digital social media, and special topics. Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud programs and familiarity with emerging social media trends is a plus and should be specifically noted. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Public Relations, Mass Communication, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Three or more years of professional public relations experience is preferred. The successful candidate will teach four undergraduate classes per semester and will be expected to mentor students, advise majors, provide service to the university community, and engage in scholarly activities. The Department’s Mass Communication program is accredited through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The Public Relations concentration has 100-plus undergraduates and is home to UNA PRide, an award-winning PRCA/PRSSA-affiliated student chapter, which was awarded the Public Relations Council of Alabama’s Student Chapter of the Year award for 2015. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Beth Garfrerick (, search chair. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please visit UNA’s Online Employment System at  Applications will only be accepted through this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, and reference list at the time of application, and provide three letters of reference and transcripts to complete the application packet.  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.

Samford University

Howard College of Arts and Sciences

Samford University invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for assistant or associate professor in broadcast journalism. This tenure-track faculty position begins August 2017.

Qualified candidates will hold an ADB and have a minimum of two years of professional experience in broadcast journalism. A Ph.D. in mass communication or a related field is preferred, as is the ability to teach sports media and film production courses. 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 vitae, 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

University of South Alabama

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The Communication Department has four concentrations: Communication Studies, Digital Cinema and TV, Multi-media and Broadcast Journalism, and Strategic Communication. The Department also offers a Master’s degree in Communication, focusing on Strategic Communication. The Department Chair is responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative needs of the Department and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication or a related field and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.

Specialization is open. Other requirements for consideration include a strong research and publication record, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated administrative experience.

The start date for this position is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. While the search will remain open until the position is filled, applicants should send materials as soon as possible. Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement that outlines a strategic vision for leading and developing a research department, and the names of three references. Recommendation letters from three references must be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee before the application deadline. Upon request, applicants will arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Steven Trout, at HUMB 240, 5991 USA Dr N, Mobile, AL 36688-0002.

Applications must be submitted online at:

Additional information regarding this position, the Communication Department, and the University of South Alabama is available here:

Questions may be addressed to Professor Steven Trout at

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

University of Alabama

Associate Professor in Health Communication

The Department of Journalism & Creative Media in the College of Communication and Information Sciences seeks a full-time associate professor in the area of health communication. The position begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will pursue research and teach courses in health communication. Candidates are welcome from all subfield specializations in health communication, including emerging media, health information, health journalism, health disparities, and health research focusing on diverse populations or related areas. The ideal candidate should have a record of success in securing external research funding.

The successful candidate is expected to bolster our graduate offerings in health communication and to collaborate across the college and university on health communication initiatives. The University of Alabama has recently created the Alabama Life Research Institute, which serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary biopsychosocial research that seeks to investigate the human condition at all levels. The successful candidate in this position will collaborate with the Institute and with others from across the University, as well as with peer institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and concerned individuals in an effort to improve life throughout the state, globally, and for future generations.

A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have the academic credentials and professional reputation that warrant a mid-career-level appointment at a major research institution.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Candidates must apply online at and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Kim Bissell (205-348-8547 –

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.