University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication (www.asc.upenn.edu) seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of digital culture, to begin fall semester 2015. Applicants’ research and teaching should contribute to grounded theories of the relationship between digital media and ongoing cultural and socio-political transformations.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or related fields by the start of appointment. Candidates who add to our School and University’s diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and instructions on applying visit http://www.Click2apply.net/cj3rb4b

Lehigh University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor — Multimedia and International Communication

The Department of Journalism & Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position dedicated to research and teaching on how digital and mobile media are transforming global and community life in arenas such as politics, culture, migration, health, environment or others. An ability to teach multimedia, digital or visual classes in journalism is preferred. The candidate should also have relevant professional experience. A Ph.D. is required by appointment start date.

The position is a joint appointment between the department and the university’s Globalization and Social Change Initiative. Broad, interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Preference is for candidates with depth of experience in a particular region of the world with knowledge of language and culture that enriches their research and teaching.

The candidate will teach two courses per semester, advise students, participate in departmental and program service, and conduct an active research program. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The department has offered a small undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927. It has eight full-time faculty. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, it enrolls about 160 majors and minors. The Globalization and Social Change Initiative has supported the popular interdisciplinary major, Global Studies, since 2006. Participating faculty are drawn from throughout the college. http://www.lehigh.edu/journalism and http://www.lehigh.edu/globalization

Lehigh University is a Research 1 university and ranks in the top 50 among national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley. It is about one and one-half hours from New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

Applicants should apply at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4104

The site will have instructions for the easy upload of all materials by candidates and references. Required materials are cover letter, vita, statements on research and teaching, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Jack Lule, Department Chair, Journalism & Communication: jack.lule@lehigh.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.
Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please also see Lehigh Work/Life
Balance for Faculty: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.

Temple University

Chair and Senior Faculty Member
Department of Advertising

The Department of Advertising in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks a senior faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor to serve as department chair beginning fall 2015.

This tenured faculty member will play a key role in guiding a dynamic department of more than 500 undergraduate students that is responding to the challenges and opportunities of advertising in the digital age. This position is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned advertising scholar or executive to bring vision and leadership to a growing department (www.temple.edu/advertising) and to the School of Media and Communication. Temple University is located in Philadelphia, which is the fifth-largest media market in the nation, at the heart of an urban laboratory for media and communication.

The ideal candidate for this position should be a productive scholar or professional and ideally could to teach in one or more of the department’s four tracks of study (art direction, copywriting, account management/media planning, and research). The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Preference will be given to applicants whose background, dedication, vision, and leadership skills are well suited to guiding the Department of Advertising in its mission to train students, to serve the community, to collaborate with industry professionals, and to develop innovative research. Significant academic or professional experience, including experience in administration and management, is preferred.

Advertising is one of four departments in the School of Media and Communication, which is among the largest and most comprehensive schools of communication in the nation. It enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and has nearly 60 full-time faculty members. The school houses four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. It also offers three programs that are shared across the school: a B.A. in Communication Studies, an M.S. in Global Communication and Development, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. For additional information on the department, school, and Temple University, visit http://www.temple.edu/smc.

The Search Committee plans to begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2014, and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please submit a hard-copy cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Professor Linn Washington
Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4268
E-mail: lwashing@temple.edu

Temple University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.