Penn State

Fixed-term Multi-Year Faculty in Advertising and Public Relations

The Penn State College of Communications invites applications for a multi-year fixed-term lecturer faculty member to join the Advertising and Public Relations Department. The teaching and service emphasis will be in the public relations sequence; experience in the areas of advertising and digital/social media is a plus. We are looking for an individual who enjoys the art of teaching and working with a faculty group that maintains a high degree of collegiality, collaboration, and professionalism. Strong writing and organizational skills will be necessary to teach both introductory and advanced classes. The candidate should demonstrate a firm understanding of strategic communications functions and responsibilities, strategic campaign design, standards of measurement and required skills. Experience developing creative material including graphic and web design would be ideal. Relevant professional industry experience is required; individuals with classroom teaching experience preferred, online teaching experience a plus. Master’s degree required, Ph.D. in a communications discipline a plus. The search committee will begin reviewing applications beginning March 27, 2017; the position will remain open until filled. To apply, candidates must complete an online application and upload a cover letter describing qualifications, a current resume, and list of three references.

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Robert Morris University


Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

The Department of Media Arts seeks applicants for a faculty position (9-month) to teach all levels of undergraduate digital television and cinema production courses, particularly courses in multi-camera studio production and field production. Successful candidates will have diverse television and cinema production skills, expertise in multiple genres, and experience in networking with industry partners.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in film, television, media studies, communication, or in a closely related field; an ABD in these fields may be considered; multi-camera television production experience; demonstrated record of development, production and distribution of digital television and/or cinema; demonstrated creative and/or research agenda in television and/or cinema; knowledge of contemporary creative and digital editing software and ability to teach FCP X; strong commitment to teaching; online media production and program distribution experience desirable; ability to teach advanced multi-camera studio production and television history desirable; three years or more of university teaching experience and professional television production experience desirable.

RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued. Salaries are market competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is Fall, 2017 and dependent upon final budgetary approval.

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Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vitae and a list of three academic and/or professional references via email to: c/o Dean LeBlanc.

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We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world.

Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. EEO

Mansfield University

The Department of Communication is an energetic department that sponsors a variety of student/faculty events, promotes innovative teaching, and boasts a strong connection with alums and the community. The department offers bachelor degrees in Organizational Communication and Mass Communication (including degree emphases in Electronic Media, Public Relations, and Sports Information) and has a solid track record of employment in the field for graduating seniors. See more at

The successful candidate is expected to teach Com/Media Law. Additional classes will be derived from the following list: Intro to Electronic Media, Intro to Mass Media, American Electronic Media History, TV and Radio Announcing, Intro to Video Production, Advanced Video Production, Audio Production, Principles of Advertising, Film and Society, Electronic Media Programming Electronic Media Workshop, Sports Information, Electronic Media Sales & Management, and/or Oral Communication or Public Speaking.

Minimum Requirements: Earned Master’s degree in Electronic Media or Mass Communication. Evidence of effective college-level teaching experience in basic and advanced courses and/or applied experience in professional TV production and completion of successful SKYPE and campus interviews which will include a demonstration of relevant knowledge and skills. Additional qualifications: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including the ability to work collaboratively with others; ability to teach and evaluate students; ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; possess excellent administrative and organizational skills; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University’s principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service ( and the University’s strong student-centered vision and mission. Preferred: PhD or ABD in Electronic Media or Mass Communication and genuine interest in connecting with students. Other conditions of employment are verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts, acceptable background clearance reports, authorization to be employed in the United States or the ability to obtain prior to commencement of employment, and positive references.

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