The University of Missouri

The Leonard H. Goldenson Endowed Chair in Radio & Television Journalism

The Missouri School of Journalism invites applications for the Leonard H. Goldenson Endowed Chair in Radio and Television Journalism. The School has a long-standing reputation for cutting-edge research, teaching, and outreach. With an increasing need to improve the quality of American journalism while the media industry maneuvers through the fast-changing environment of broadcasting, satellite/cable, wireless, broadband and mobile, the Goldenson chair will collaborate with scholars and professionals to chart a path for the future of the profession. The Goldenson Chair has been endowed by gifts from local broadcasters, the ABC Affiliates Board and the ABC Television Network to improve journalism in the transition into the digital age.

The Endowed Chair, open effective August 2017 or January 2018 at the rank of tenured Professor will serve journalism as follows:

  • Teach classes and lead student/faculty discussions of changes in the television and radio professions as new technologies become established in the industry.
  • Demonstrate research excellence with a primary focus on broadcast journalism.
  • Collaborate with scholars and professionals at the School of Journalism and elsewhere.
  • Represent the Journalism School and the University of Missouri as a national expert on broadcast journalism and communicate the workings of journalism to audiences narrow and broad.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in journalism, communication or related fields is required. The successful candidate must have an established research program including high impact publications befitting the rank of a tenured Professor at a Research One university. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with professionals, mentor graduate students, and help maintain a climate attractive to students of diverse backgrounds. Professional experience in journalism is desired.

Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic by uploading (a) a letter of application that describes your research, teaching, and outreach/professional experiences; (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information for three references. Please reference job number 21663. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Missouri School of Journalism
Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the world’s oldest and leading journalism program and has been widely recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate education and scholarship.  In its 2014 annual ranking of top journalism schools, NewsPro-Radio Television Digital News Association again ranked the Missouri School of Journalism “far and away” the No. 1 journalism school in the country. The National Research Council ranks the School’s doctoral program among the top journalism/communication programs in the nation. In addition, the School’s Reynolds Journalism Institute provides state-of-the-art resources for researchers and professionals to test new ideas, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness, and delivers solutions that citizens and journalists can put to use in their communities.

Currently, the School offers academic education and practical training to more than 2,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The School has a close and productive relationship with other academic units on campus, the media industry and the local community. It operates award-winning, community-based, multiplatform news outlets and produces comprehensive research-based advertising and public relations campaigns for real clients.  The School also houses headquarters of prominent professional organizations, including American Society of News Editors, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Picture of the Year International, among others.

About Columbia, Missouri
The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of 35,000 students and is Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions.

With a population of 100,000, Columbia is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World ReportMen’s Journal, and MSN.com have named Columbia one of the best places in the United States to live because of its high quality of life. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools, including two top-ranked high schools. The city provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts and has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with many parks and trails.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

Webster University

School of Communications
Faculty & Administrative Positions

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for three positions:
Assistant Professor, Games and Game Design

Visiting Assistant Professor, Audio Production

Associate Dean, School of Communications

Consult the full job descriptions and application instructions posted on the School’s website (http://www.webster.edu/communications/about/job-opportunities.html)

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor – PR
Job ID 21831

The Dept. of Communication & Media at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) seeks a non-tenure track assistant or associate teaching professor in the field of public relations. We offer a competitive benefits package and a starting salary commensurate with background and experience. Expected start date: August 2017. Required: master’s degree in communication or related discipline; minimum four years’ experience as a working public relations professional; experience in training, employee development, or mentoring in professional or academic context. Preferred: professional PR experience as supervisor or manager; APR credential or the ability to secure it within two years; college-level teaching experience; familiarity with or interest in digital media. Candidates will find more detail and must apply online at http://umsl.jobs. (Job #21831) Provide a letter of application with an overview of their experience, current CV, three substantive samples of their work, and three letters of reference. three substantive samples of their work, and three letters of reference. Review of applicants will begin on February 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position and confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed to CommSearchPR@umsl.edu.

University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, individuals with disabilities, and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.