Ohio University

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, tenure-track

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in strategic communication. Successful candidates will teach courses in advertising and public relations in the strategic communication track, will maintain an active research agenda and/or professional creative activity, and will be responsible for advising students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in journalism, communications, marketing, business or a related-field by the start date of the appointment and strong professional experience in advertising or public relations.

Specific courses the position will teach include strategic social media, PR and advertising research, and PR and advertising theory. This person in this position will be expected to chair and serve on thesis and dissertation committees.

The E. W. Scripps School of Journalism is invested in this candidate’s creative and academic success through start-up funding, generous travel allowances to attend conferences, potential graduate student research assistants, and access to advanced labs and other equipment. The school offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities, many international opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, and a collegial, teamwork-oriented work environment.

Our undergraduate students are academically oriented; many of them come from honors programs in high school. Our graduate program, which includes master’s and Ph.D. students, provides additional teaching, mentoring, and research opportunities. We expect this candidate to help recruit and mentor graduate students in PR and advertising research.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Ohio University supports and encourages all to apply, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ, and veterans. We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business, or a related field required by the start date of the appointment (8/16/2018)
  • Strong industry/professional experience with at least two years of experience in public relations and/or advertising required

Preferred qualifications:
At least five years of industry experience, at least two years teaching experience, strong research publication record, experience working with graduate students.

Pay rate:

Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

Applicant review will begin 30 days after posting, and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by November 27, 2017.


University of Cincinnati

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Journalism
Assistant Professor
A&S Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati seeks a tenure- track Assistant Professor to conduct research in one or more of the following areas: minority journalism; urban affairs reporting; diversity and news media. Teaching responsibilities would be in multimedia news reporting based upon candidate interest/expertise and departmental need. The teaching load will be 2/2 with an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and national conference presentations. The ideal candidate would have an interest in advising our growing Association of Black Journalists student chapter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication, or an appropriate related field is required at time of appointment, anticipated to be August 15, 2018.

We will begin reviewing applications November 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu (Search Requisition #22862). Applicants must complete our online application, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page diversity and inclusion statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research, and/or mentoring, along with the name and contact information for 3-to-5 references.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.