Temple University

Open Rank Faculty Position
Department of Advertising

Description: The Department of Advertising at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate or full professor whose research and teaching focuses on advertising, persuasion or communication genres related to advertising. Candidates should employ a social scientific research approach.

Qualifications: Candidates will have a Ph.D. (completed by August 2015) in communication or a related social science discipline. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated record of publishing in leading academic journals as well as evidence of effective teaching commensurate with the level of appointment. Research and teaching interests in other communication areas that complement advertising, such as digital, health, political, race/ethnicity, intergroup or interpersonal communication, are highly desirable. Professional experience in advertising is also preferred.

About the Department: The Department of Advertising (www.temple.edu/smc/advertising) is one of four departments in the School of Media and Communication (SMC). The advertising program has over 500 undergraduate majors in one of five tracks: copywriting, art direction, account management, research and strategy, and media planning.

About the School: Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. In addition to Advertising, departments in the SMC include Journalism, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication, along with a shared bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the School of Media and Communication, with more than 100 students pursuing graduate degrees in the Ph.D. in Media and Communication, M.A. in Media Studies and Production, Masters in Journalism, M.S. in Communication Management, and M.S. in Globalization and Development Communication. The university community at large includes nearly 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. For more information about the Department of Advertising, School of Media and Communication, and Temple University, please visit http://www.temple.edu/smc. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

Application Instructions: To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than October 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least one research manuscript. Applicants should submit all of these materials in a single .zip formatted file. Please name the zip file using your first and last name (e.g., BrianSmith.zip). All materials should be submitted via email to: Gayle Conley at tuadvertisingdepartment@temple.edu. Questions can be directed to Dr. Osei Appiah, Chair of the Department of Advertising, at appiah@temple.edu.

Lehigh University

Department of Journalism & Communication
Assistant Professor in Data Journalism, Tenure Track, Fall 2016

The Department of Journalism & Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in data journalism. This position is part of a major interdisciplinary strategic hiring initiative at Lehigh University called Data X (http://lehigh.edu/datax). Lehigh is also hiring a complementary position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Qualifications: While the primary research focus of this position is journalism and mass communication, the successful candidate will be dedicated to research and teaching at the intersections of journalism, data and computer science. Relevant areas of journalism and mass communication research can include data visualization, data-driven investigative reporting, data mining, storytelling with data, social network analysis, and data analysis focusing on privacy and veracity. Relevant areas of computer science interests can include, but are not limited to, data mining, natural language understanding, machine learning, graphics and visualization, human computer interaction, and data analytics, all within the context of journalism and mass communication. Professional experience in journalism and mass communication related fields is a plus. A Ph.D. is required by the appointment start date.

Duties: The candidate will teach two courses per semester, advise students, participate in departmental service, and conduct an active, high-quality research program that leads to publications in major academic journals. This person also will actively engage in the Data X initiative, including possibly offering graduate courses. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Application Process: Applicants should apply at Academic Jobs Online:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5678. Required materials are a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements on research and teaching and three letters of reference. Statements should include information about both journalism and computer science areas of interest. Applications should arrive by September 30 to receive best consideration.

Lehigh faculty will be interviewing interested persons at the 2015 AEJMC Conference.

About Us: The Department of Journalism & Communication (http://lehigh.edu/journalism) offers an undergraduate program of superior quality with major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication. It has eight full-time faculty who have won numerous teaching and research awards, serve on the editorial boards of international publications, and been elected to major positions in academic societies.

Lehigh University is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Its four colleges provide graduate and undergraduate education to approximately 7,000 students. The university is located on a 1,600-acre campus in Bethlehem, PA, about one and one-half hours from New York and Philadelphia.

Inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Sharon Friedman, Department of Journalism & Communication, smf6@lehigh.edu, 610-758-4179 or Prof. Michael Spear, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, spear@lehigh.edu, 610-758-3285.

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. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Lehigh offers excellent benefits including partner benefits. Please also see Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html.

Ursinus College

URSINUS COLLEGE invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Journalism beginning Fall 2016. The Media & Communication Studies Department seeks candidates with expertise in journalism and a background that prepares them to help students tell powerful and compelling stories across multiple journalistic formats, such as online, print and/or broadcast media. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the date of initial appointment.

Applicants should have competencies in one or more areas of specialization, such as public affairs journalism, environmental journalism, science journalism, civic journalism, communication law and ethics, global news. The new hire will be expected to teach at least one of the department’s core courses as well as the College’s interdisciplinary first year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE).

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, mentor students’ research projects, and continue a program of scholarly or professional development.

Submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published writing, and request three confidential letters of recommendation including email addresses of referees. Ursinus College uses Interfolio to collect all application material; http://apply.interfolio.com/30162. Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site: http://www.ursinus.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.