City College of New York

Assistant Professor – Public Relations (tenure track)

The Department of Media and Communication Arts, at the City College of New York (CCNY), seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) for its Public Relations Track of the MPS in Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) program as well as the BA program in Advertising/Public Relations.

The successful candidate will be expected to be among the anchor professors in the newly launched BIC graduate program, serving as lead faculty member and overseer of the PR track. In this capacity, s/he will develop course syllabi, coordinate track courses into the overall curriculum, integrate discipline content into foundation and capstone courses, and be able to teach graduate courses in the track such as PR Branding Issues, PR Influentials, and PR Internal Communication as well as foundation, electives, or management track courses such as Research and Awareness, Leadership, Ethics, and the Law, Relationship Building, and BIC Campaign Practicums. As overseer of the BIC PR Track, administrative duties will include student advising, recruitment and admissions, and student portfolio development as well as serving as the industry liaison and fundraiser to the program. Undergraduate teaching assignments may include: Introduction to Public Relations, PR Writing and Media, Corporate Communications, Market Research, Social Media Strategies, Media Ethics and Senior Workshop. S/he will conduct research/scholarship and/or create a professional portfolio, write and update curriculum, provide academic advisement to students, network with industry professionals and academic public relations programs, recruit adjuncts, and serve on departmental, division, and college-wide committees.

Ph.D. degree or MA/S degree in public relations/communications in areas of expertise or related fields. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

All candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of professional agency, corporate, marketing or related experience with a successful industry track record in the areas of corporate communications, strategic planning and tactical execution, branding, and/or media relations, with knowledge of PR relating to social media and digital. Presentation experience and a working knowledge of digital PR applications/measurement essential. Active membership in related industry associations a plus. College teaching experience strongly recommended.

To apply, please view the job posting (Job ID 12266) at http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsearch.html, and follow all instructions.

Columbia University

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

Columbia University is pleased to announce three postdoctoral positions for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in a humanities or social science discipline—such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts—and who have extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research. These Presidential Scholars will form the inaugural members of an innovative program that will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute which, with the infusion of new funds and a new building, stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world. Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge. The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will add the perspective of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to intensify and broaden the neuroscientific research base and help advance transformative interdisciplinary research throughout the University.

The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanist and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior. In order to foster true interdisciplinary research, each Presidential Scholar will work very closely with two senior mentors, one drawn from neuroscience and the other from the humanities or social science discipline closest to the work of the scholar. The Presidential Scholars, mentors, and affiliated faculty will meet bi-weekly throughout the academic year, inviting guest discussions from accomplished scholars around the world and serving as a locus for the Presidential Scholars’ presentation of their own work.

Successful applicants will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. Appointments will be made at the level of postdoctoral scholar or scientist, or associate research scholar or scientist, with a start date of July 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year. Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance. The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2015 (and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2010) in a humanities or social science discipline, and must demonstrate extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of an aspect of neuroscience.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. All applications must be submitted through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include: a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample of up to 30 pages (article or book chapter), proposal for an interdisciplinary research project (or projects) that builds on your own disciplinary background and an aspect of neuroscientific research, work sample or portfolio (if applicable – for applicants with a background in the Arts), and three letters of reference. For more information and to apply, please go to academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60129

For questions about the application process, please contact researchinitiatives@columbia.edu.

Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

SUNY Geneseo

The Department of Communication at SUNY Geneseo invites applications for TWO tenure-track positions beginning August 2015. For full consideration, the online application must be completed by February 1, 2015. The application will remain open until the positions are filled. Please see https://jobs.geneseo.edu for a detailed description of each position and guidelines for applying.

The Department of Communication invites applications for an assistant professor position primarily in the area of mass communication. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach introductory courses in communication, mass communication and in one or more of the following subjects: media writing, media effects, media theories, free speech issues, quantitative research, and media and cultural studies.

The Department also seeks applications for an assistant professor position primarily in the area of public relations. Along with teaching courses in public relations, the successful candidate will also be prepared to teach classes in one or more of the following subjects: media writing, conflict and mediation, research methods, public speaking, and introduction to communication studies.

For both positions, an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary faculty cluster in statistics or Latin American issues is also available. Questions can be directed to Andrew Herman at hermana@geneseo.edu.

SUNY Geneseo is a highly selective public liberal arts college with a rich tradition of academic excellence. It is consistently ranked among the best public undergraduate institutions in the country. The campus is located in the historic, pastoral village of Geneseo in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Western New York, conveniently located close to the city of Rochester.

Hofstra University

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations
Faculty Position in Digital Journalism

Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position in digital journalism at the rank of assistant or associate professor (rank is commensurate with experience). The candidate hired for this position will join an ACEJMC accredited journalism program that prepares students to work across platforms and in various professional positions. The ideal candidate will have experience in some combination of: data journalism and visualization, programming, mobile and emerging platforms, entrepreneurship and/or multimedia video production.

The position requires at least a Master’s degree in journalism, mass communication or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching digital journalism at the college/university level.

Application Process: To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vita or resume to:

Professor Carol Fletcher, Chairperson
Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations
111 Hofstra University
322 Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Hempstead, N.Y. 11549
Email: Carol.T.Fletcher@hofstra.edu

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

The King’s College

The King’s College, New York City, is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position in journalism at the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2015. This growing college seeks an excellent teacher and entrepreneurial individual with a strong Christian faith as well as the ability and desire to interact with both popular and scholarly audiences.

Teaching responsibilities include seven courses per year (a mix of lower and upper division courses) or equivalent combination of teaching and administrative duties connected to the John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at The King’s College. Candidates should be able to teach college writing, intro to journalism and mass communications courses as well as journalism electives. Experience teaching and working in any of the following is welcome: multimedia journalism, foreign journalism, broadcast journalism and new media; and law, history and ethics of media.

King’s is a non-denominational Christian college, so candidates should be able to understand journalism and media from the context of a Christian worldview. All King’s faculty are required to subscribe to the college’s statement of faith (http://www.tkc.edu/abouttkc/Statement_of_Faith.pdf). A Ph.D. (or D. Phil.) in communication or a related field is required.

Applications received by Feb. 1 are guaranteed review.

Applicants should email cover letter that briefly addresses teaching and research interests, c.v., and unofficial graduate transcripts to Dr. Mark Hijleh, Dean of Faculty, mhijleh@tkc.edu.