Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte (Queens) seeks a visionary academic leader and experienced administrator with a strong record as both a teacher and a scholar for the position of Dean of the Knight School of Communication, the only school of communication in the country to be endowed by the Knight Foundation.

Founded in 1857, Queens University is a small, private, co-ed, masters-level university focused on tailoring dynamic students in and outside of the classroom. In all of its programs, Queens emphasizes active and collaborative learning, meaningful student-teacher relationships, a creative synthesis of the liberal arts with the world of work, and the value and necessity of lifelong learning. As a testament to the quality of its offerings, its commitment to students, and the transformational nature of its educational experience, the University recently received an extraordinary $35 million gift for scholarships from the late Porter Byrum, a generous and longtime supporter of the institution.

Queens is consistently recognized for its strengths. The University is ranked #20 in U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Colleges – Regional Universities South. Within that same category, Queens is ranked #13 in Best Colleges for Veterans and #30 in Best Value Schools. The University’s John Belk International Program is lauded annually for its support of Queens’ students study abroad. Queens consistently ranks among the top 20 institutions in the country for study abroad.

The University’s campus is nestled in the historic neighborhood of Myers Park, just minutes from uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, a top-25 media market, and an extended classroom for students – full of research, service, and internship opportunities.

Queens offers 2,330 academically talented undergraduate and graduate students a demanding education, grounded in the liberal arts, with 43 majors and 66 minors, through six schools: Knight School of Communication; McColl School of Business; Cato School of Education; College of Arts and Sciences; Presbyterian School of Nursing, and Blair School of Health. The curriculum is enriched by a robust and dynamic general education program, an effective experiential learning and internship program, a vibrant campus life dedicated to community and service, and extensive opportunities for study abroad.

The Knight School has developed a dynamic and broad-based program that emphasizes the importance of media literacy, digital storytelling through digital journalism, and digital media production. The School provides an outstanding education for 123 undergraduate and 85 graduate students, offering rigorous, relevant undergraduate programs in communication and journalism and digital media, a graduate program in communication, and a graduate certificate in integrated digital strategy. The Knight School develops students into creative and critical communicators who become engaged citizens, advocates, and leaders in the communities they serve. The Knight School also is the home for Digital Charlotte, which empowers organizations to deliver digital inclusion resources to their communities.

The Dean of the Knight School reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a valued member of the Deans’ Council. The Dean oversees eight fulltime faculty and a gifted operational staff of six. The Dean serves as the primary advocate and liaison for the School’s faculty in matters of curriculum, interdisciplinary collaboration, policy, program development, and resource allocation and must also be externally focused particularly in advancing grant-related initiatives.

The next Dean will be an innovative, creative, and engaging leader who will lead the development of a shared vision for the Knight School that is forward looking and can leverage the School’s unique qualities. She or he will have a collaborative leadership style and the ability to enhance relationships within the Knight School, across the University, with the Knight Foundation, and in the broader community to promote interdisciplinary initiatives. The next Dean will have an understanding of the constantly changing landscape in communication to ensure the Knight School provides students with a relevant education grounded in best practices and market-driven experiences. She or he will be collegial, approachable, and engaging to sustain a relationship-centered working environment at the School and value the contributions of faculty, staff, and students across the University. The successful candidate will possess the appropriate terminal degree in her or his field, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly/creative productivity, and exemplary experience in academic administration reflective of the University’s own high standards.

For more information on Queens University, please explore www.queens.edu.

Applications will be received until the position is filled, but in order to ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants are encouraged to have all required materials on file by December 31, 2017. All application materials must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format to QueensCommunication@storbecksearch.com.

Julie Tea, Partner and Brian Bustin, Associate at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP are assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact them at QueensCommunication@storbecksearch.com to arrange confidential conversations.

Queens values campus diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply. Queens University of Charlotte is completely and firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identify, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.


Elon University

Communication Design, Elon University

The School of Communications at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position focusing on communication design, effective August 2018.

We seek an outstanding faculty member with a Ph.D. or M.F.A. and professional experience to join our school’s 65 full-time teacher-scholar-mentors. Teaching assignments could include courses in visual communication, writing for visual media, interactive design, web publishing, and design strategies, as well as core courses in the school and a willingness to teach in the Elon Core Curriculum. The tenure-track process involves six years at rank and can be shortened by up to two years for those with full-time university teaching experience.

Elon’s nationally accredited School of Communications is home to 1,250 students, representing 20 percent of Elon’s student body, in a new 105,000-square-foot Communications Commons in the heart of campus. Students select among six majors: Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics and Sport Management. More than 130 students already have declared a major in Communication Design, which the school began three years ago to address a curricular need in graphic design and emerging media. To learn more about the School of Communications, visit http://www.elon.edu/communications.

Elon is a dynamic private university known as a national model for engaged learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit http://www.elon.edu. Elon features small classes, an international focus and outstanding technology. The university attracts 10,000 applicants a year for 1,500 seats in the incoming class and ranks first among master’s-level universities in the South in the U.S. News rankings. The university is located between Raleigh-Durham to the east and Greensboro to the west on a campus that is a designated botanical garden.

Review of applications will begin promptly and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be received by November 6 to be assured of consideration. Email a letter of application, CV, a link to a professional portfolio (and samples of student work if you already are a teacher), and the names and contact information for four references to commdesignsearch@elon.edu. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Wake Forest University

The Journalism Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a permanent, non-tenure-track, teaching professional position to teach the introductory course in news reporting and storytelling as well as specialized journalism courses. We offer undergraduate students an interdisciplinary minor that grounds them in the principles and practice of verified, independent, and accountable journalism through a curriculum that teaches the skills and the subjects they will need to practice journalism in an ever-changing news environment.

The ideal candidate would be a journalist with 10 or more years of experience in multimedia storytelling, podcasting, data reporting, or other fields in digital reporting and storytelling. Applicants should have a Master’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field, or other equivalent qualifications. Teaching experience is highly preferred. The faculty member will teach six courses per academic year (on a 9-month basis), with renewable, two-year contracts and opportunities for promotion and longer contracts.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. For complete details and to apply, go to: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com.

High Point University

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

High Point University is seeking candidates for two tenure-track positions.

1. Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic communication, with a focus on PR or Advertising campaigns, as well as courses in Strategic Message Development, Applied Research, and Campaign Analysis and Design.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Prof. David Radanovich (dradanov@highpoint.edu).

2. Open Rank Position in Health Communication
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in health communication, with a focus on health campaigns, as well as courses in Strategic Message Development, Applied Research, and Campaign Analysis and Design.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Prof. John Mims (jmims@highpoint.edu).

Requirements for both positions:

  • Terminal degree required. ABD candidates will be considered for initial appointment but must complete their doctorate within the first semester of employment.
  • University-level teaching experience with evidence of student-centered learning and innovative teaching
  • A record of published and presented research
  • Ability to interact with colleagues in a team environment

The screening for both positions will begin November 1, 2017 with the position remaining open until filled. It is anticipated the position will begin employment with the fall 2018 semester.

Applicants should apply online: http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/

Attach the following documents as one file:

  • A cover letter of interest briefly addressing your qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research agenda
  • A current CV with professional and academic history
  • An unofficial transcript that includes your highest awarded degree
  • Examples of innovative and effective teaching
  • Email and phone contact information for three (3) references

Only complete packages electronically submitted will be considered and reviewed.  High Point University is committed to excellence and diversity, is an EOE, and can interview only those who are qualified to work in the USA.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is searching for an outstanding assistant or associate professor to conduct research and teach in its internationally renowned media law and policy program.

To learn more about this position and to apply go to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127603

UNC-Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University reaffirms its commitment to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication seeks an Assistant Professor in Electronic Media/Broadcasting beginning August 2018. A terminal degree in mass communication, communication, or related field is required for tenure-track appointment.

Qualified candidates will teach undergraduate courses in broadcasting and electronic media, which may include TV studio production, electronic media management, broadcast performance, media sales, or other courses within the curriculum; maintain a high level of scholarly and/or creative activity; advise students; and academic service.

Preferred qualifications include: professional experience in television, electronic media, or related fields; teaching experience with college-level students; a record of field-related creative and/or scholarly accomplishments; and the ability to integrate curriculum with AppTV, the department’s HD TV channel.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System and is located in Boone, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

The award-winning Electronic Media/Broadcasting program is part of the Department of Communication and is home to AppTV, the department’s hi-def TV channel, and WASU 90.5 FM.

Review of complete applications will begin on September 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description, including application details, go to: https://hr.appstate.edu/employment/faculty-vacancies/513