University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Position Announcement
Teaching Specialist/Lecturer | Strategic Communication/Advertising
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Liberal Arts

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications and nominations for a full-time, nine-month instructional position in strategic communication/advertising.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins spring semester 2018 (01/11/2018) or fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). The appointment will be made at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. Salary is competitive.

The Hubbard School seeks an outstanding instructor with expertise in strategic communication and/or a practicing professional in the field of strategic communication. The Hubbard School is especially interested in reviewing applications from individuals willing and able to teach three courses each term in the following areas: digital marketing communication, campaigns, digital strategy, cases in strategic communication, or public relations writing. This position will be responsible for teaching six semester courses per academic year (3/3 distribution) in these areas.

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources website, at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs:

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    • Job Opening ID: 319107
    • Job Opening Title: Teaching Specialist/Lecturer, Strategic Communication/Advertising

You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your experience teaching undergraduate courses in strategic communication, and/or your professional work experience; and (2) your curriculum vitae/resume. Additional materials, including names and contact information for references may be requested from select candidates at a future date.

Please refer to the job posting for a complete position description and application instructions.

Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome and may be sent to Professor Stacey Kanihan, Search Committee Chair, at skanihan@umn.edu.

Inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication may be sent to Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director, at ecohen@umn.edu or 612.625.1338.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Position Announcement
Associate Professor/Professor | Journalism/Media
Associate Professor/Professor | Strategic Communication
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Liberal Arts

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for two senior, tenured faculty positions, one in journalism/media and one in strategic communication. The Hubbard School seeks faculty with unique research expertise complementing current faculty members’ strengths in branding, corporate and non-profit communication, data/analytics, ethics, law, health, international/cross-cultural communication, political communication, science communication, or the sociology of news. Additional expertise addressing ethical problems in journalism, media or strategic communication with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, stereotyping, bias or minority representation is desirable.

Qualifications
Candidates for these positions will demonstrate expertise from a social scientific orientation, and provide evidence of excellence in teaching, research and publication credentials commensurate with schools at doctoral-granting research extensive universities. All candidates must have a terminal degree in media, journalism, communication or a relevant related field. Meaningful journalistic, media and strategic communication professional experience or a strong history of engaged research in media industry-related corporate or non-profit settings is highly desirable.

Successful candidates will demonstrate national or international recognition and a program of high-quality empirical research; teaching excellence both at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a commitment to establishing linkages with the profession and related academic departments. Ongoing outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is expected. Candidates with experience or potential to secure research support from private foundations and federal agencies (such as the Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health) should note this in their application.

These positions are 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). Appointments will be made at the ranks of tenured professor or tenured associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication and five-year B.A. to M.A. program in health communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

The HSJMC is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of- the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of- the-art multimedia classrooms; a 150-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.

The operating budget for HSJMC is approximately $7 million, and the school has a $41 million endowment supporting its 27 full-time faculty (including 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty). Faculty and students enjoy the support of 13 staff who professionally manage the school’s information technology, media studios, accounting, and communication needs.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, the Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and academe in both research and teaching.

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome and may be sent to Professor Marco Yzer, Search Committee Chair, at mcyzer@umn.edu. For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the SJMC at 612.625.1338.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for either position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website, at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

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Candidates for the position in Journalism/Media, search for:
Job Opening ID:
318605
Job Posting Title: Associate Professor/Professor of Journalism/Media

Candidates for the position in Strategic Communication, search for:
Job Opening ID:
318607
Job Opening Title: Associate Professor/Professor of Strategic Communication

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Please refer to the job posting for a complete position description and application instructions.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.