Albright College

Assistant Professor of Communications: Albright College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in communications, design and digital media. Candidates will teach a mix of courses from at least two of the following areas: communications theory, graphic design, website design, media convergence, and digital literacy. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Successful candidate should have an earned terminal degree in communications or a related field and be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Candidates should be active in scholarship and/or creative work in their field and committed to undergraduate education in a liberal arts institution. The College has recently developed interdisciplinary and innovative programs in digital communications and other fields that intersect with digital media. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to these developing programs.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit letters of application, CV, unofficial transcripts from graduate institution, three letters of reference, and portfolios of representative work to hr@albright.edu.

Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, and is located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu. We are an AA/EOE/ADA employer and are committed to diversity within our community. In pursuit of this commitment, we actively encourage diversity among applicants for this position.

Temple University

Faculty Position in Public Relations
Department of Strategic Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication (STRC) in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, effective Fall 2015.

Applicants should have interest and experience in teaching courses such as industry-related research methods, public relations writing, social media, and public relations campaigns. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of college-level teaching and significant professional experience in public relations. The qualified applicant should preferably have a Ph.D., but at least a master’s degree, in communication or in a relevant discipline.

Non-tenure-track (NTT) hires are full-time faculty members in the School of Media and Communication. The teaching course load for this position is 4-4. The initial contract is for one year, but it may be renewable to a multi-year contract pending an annual review during the first year and assessment of available funding for the position. The salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications (e.g., highest completed degree, teaching experience, professional experience).

The department is one of four in a school of more than 3,000 students. STRC has 12 full-time faculty members and 510 undergraduate majors in one of four tracks: general, organizational leadership, public relations, and rhetoric and public advocacy. STRC offers an M.S. degree in communication management and an online graduate certificate in cross-cultural leadership.

STRC 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 bachelor’s degree in communication studies, a Master of Science 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

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a summary of student evaluations of recent courses taught, and contact details for at least three references to

Dr. R. Lance Holbert
Professor and Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
216A Weiss Hall (265-65)
Temple University
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-3152
r.lance.holbert@temple.edu

Temple University, an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and educator, is committed to having a diverse community.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Department of Journalism – Tenure Track Position

The Department of Journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. The successful applicant will join a five-member faculty to teach and help develop digital, web-based, multimedia courses in information/news and persuasion/public-relations in its undergraduate program. Complete Ad https://iup.peopleadmin.com/postings/1263

Clarion University

The Department of Communication at Clarion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Communication with specialization in Broadcasting/Digital Media to begin in August 2015.

Clarion’s Department of Communication offers a BS degree featuring concentrations in digital media, journalism, and strategic communication. It is home to one of the university’s largest academic programs. The department offers a Baccalaureate degree in Communication and an online Master’s degree in Mass Media Arts and Journalism. The department comprises a vital faculty which embraces diversity.

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in Communication/Mass Communication with an emphasis in broadcasting/digital media. ABD considered. Candidates must demonstrate a record of, and continued commitment to a scholarly focus in mass media through teaching, research, and scholarship. Teaching responsibilities will include broadcasting principles and practices; basic and advanced techniques in video and audio production in both studio and field settings; the history, theory, and technology of broadcasting, film, and new mass media; and digital photography. This position requires facilitating experiential learning and supervision of student media activities outside the traditional classroom setting. Other responsibilities will include university service, departmental committee assignments, and continued scholarly growth. Completion of a successful on-campus interview and classroom presentation is required.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, letters of reference and complete an on-line application at https://jobs.clarion.edu. Applicants will be required to provide an official transcript of the highest degree earned if selected for an on campus interview.

Clarion University is building a diverse academic community and encourages people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. AA/EOE.

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, temporary position in Communication to begin August 22, 2015 and ending May 27, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Essential Duties: This position may require development and teaching of courses online.

Specific Duties: The successful applicant will teach general education communication courses such as Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Communication as well as courses in the Communication major in one or more of the following areas: multimedia journalism, advertising design, advertising sales, and new media (social media, online, multi-platform) applications for advertising and public relations. Ability to teach sports journalism also considered an asset.

Faculty member will teach four courses each semester and hold office hours.

The position will entail teaching at Clearfield campus as well as the Lock Haven campus.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Communication or related field.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well, perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration, and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Communication or related field.

Minimum 2 years college level teaching experience and/or professional communication experience.

Special Instructions for Applicants: Please upload your most recent student evaluations with your application.

In addition to the items requested, applicants must request three letters of reference. References will be contacted via email to upload letters on behalf of applicant.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding.

To apply for this position please use the following link: http://jobs.lhup.edu:80/postings/2366

Shippensburg University

The ACEJMC-accredited department of Communication/Journalism is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor – Public Relations, effective August 2015. The department, which is home to 300 majors, has a professionally-focused, skills-oriented program. Faculty in the department use their professional and academic experiences to guide, motivate and produce students who are ready to enter varied communication industries.

Position Description:
Successful candidates will be able to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication – public relations and mass communication. Other responsibilities include conducting research, providing service to the university and community and advising students. The university provides additional off-load opportunities and scholarship support through summer and winter term online/on-campus teaching and CFEST (http://www.ship.edu/CFEST/Grants/Overview). Candidates will be required to demonstrate their teaching effectiveness if chosen for an on-campus interview. Candidates are required to produce a portfolio of their professional work as part of the application process. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum Qualifications:
-MS/MA in strategic communication or related field.
-Professional experience in strategic communication – public relations.
-College-level teaching experience.
-Demonstrated research agenda.
As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ph.D. (or ABD) in strategic communication or related field.
-Active professional involvement in PRSA and/or IPRA or other public relations organizations.

Application Process:
All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on-campus interview) and professional portfolio. Portfolios may be mailed to the attention of the search chair. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Dr. Carrie Sipes, Search Committee Chair
Communication/Journalism Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-477-1432
Email: casipes@ship.edu

Applications received by Nov. 10, 2014 will be given first consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check as well as sufficient course enrollment and budget allocations. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Shippensburg University

The Communication/Journalism Department at Shippensburg University, an ACEJMC-accredited program, is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Print and Online Media, effective August 2015.

The department is home to more than 300 majors in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate program encompasses three emphases — Electronic Media, Print Media, and Public Relations. The master’s program in Communication Studies offers two tracks — Public Relations and Digital Media. The programs are professionally focused and skills-oriented. Faculty in the department draw upon their professional backgrounds and experiences for classroom instruction and for advising student media organizations. Award-winning student-run campus media include a television station (SUTV), a newspaper and website (The Slate/theslateonline.com), a radio station (WSYC), and yearbook (The Cumberland). The department also is home to a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Position Description:
Candidates must be able to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in print, online, and social media. Additional responsibilities will include advising students, conducting research and other scholarly activity, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. The Communication/Journalism Department provides opportunities for summer online/on-campus teaching as well as a winter online term. The university provides funding through the Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship & Teaching to assist in the development of teaching expertise and scholarly growth (http://www.ship.edu/CFEST/Grants/Overview/). Candidates will be required to demonstrate their teaching effectiveness if chosen for an on-campus interview. Candidates are required to produce a portfolio of their professional work as part of the application process.

Minimum Qualifications:
• MS/MA in print/online/social media or a related communication field.
• Professional experience in print, online, and/or social media.
• College-level teaching experience.
• Professional portfolio.
• Demonstrated research or scholarly activity agenda.

As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate (ABD or evidence of progress toward doctorate considered) in print/online/social media or related communication field.
• Five (5) to ten (10) or more years of professional experience.

Application Process:
All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. Materials submitted in other formats, including paper applications, will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on-campus interview), and a professional portfolio. Portfolios may be mailed to the attention of the search chair.

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Michael W. Drager, Search Committee Chair
Communication/Journalism Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-477-1594
Email: mwdrag@ship.edu

Applications received by Nov. 10, 2014, will be given first consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check as well as sufficient course enrollment and budget allocations. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Misericordia University

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Communications - The Department of Communications at Misericordia University invites qualified candidates to apply for a non-tenure-track faculty position to begin August 15, 2015. Qualified candidates will possess demonstrated expertise in graphic design, web design, content management systems, Adobe Design Suite, SMO, SEO, Google Analytics, and major social media platforms. Professional media experience, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to a collegial and collaborative environment are required. Candidate should possess a doctoral degree in communications or related field. Candidates who are ABD or those with Master’s degrees and extensive professional media experience may be considered. Teaching experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in web design, graphic design, social media, integrated communications campaigns, and others according to his/her expertise and interests. The successful candidate may also be required to advise a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.

For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, an online professional media portfolio, curriculum vitae/resume, and three letters of recommendation by email to hr@misericordia.edu. The application can also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612

Misericordia University, an 90-year-old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City, and Philadelphia. The university’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.

King’s College

King’s College seeks an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications in Journalism to begin August 2015. A Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track position or a technical specialist position is available if the successful candidate possesses a master’s degree and substantial full-time journalism experience. The successful candidate will support the Holy Cross mission and Catholic identity of the College.

Courses to be taught include Introduction to Writing for Mass Communications, Broadcast Newswriting, Sports Journalism, Multi-Platform Storytelling, Electronic News Gathering & Field Reporting, Politics & the Media, Oral Communication and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, advising student media, and maintaining a program of research. Other duties include advising students, serving on committees, and participating in college, department, and community programs and events.

Candidate should send a single *.pdf document that includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of references with contact information to hrjobs@kings.edu. Also have three current letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts sent to hrjobs@kings.edu. Materials must be received by December 23, 2014. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

King’s College is a private, Catholic, teaching college of the liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The College serves over 2400 FT and PT undergrad and graduate students. A rigorous core curriculum provides the foundation for all majors. The College is located near downtown Wilkes-Barre, on the edge of the Pocono Mountains. King’s College is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes applications from persons of traditionally under-represented groups. EOE www.kings.edu.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies – Media

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communication Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2015. We are seeking candidates who have the ability to teach courses and conduct research in one or more of the following areas: communication technology, social media, and/or digital culture. Candidates with professional experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will involve teaching courses within our media emphasis area including, but not limited to, Introduction to Communication Technology, Living in the Digital Age, Digital Video Production, or Strategic Social Media. In addition, we are interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to teach and develop courses in one or more of the following secondary teaching areas: digital design, broadcast production, audience research, public relations, advertising, or writing for the media. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the development and delivery of the general education program.

Successful candidates for these positions must: (1) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach courses in the primary media emphasis area; (2) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach courses in one of the secondary areas of specialization listed above, including general education; (3) Articulate a scholarly agenda that complements department needs; (4) Exhibit the potential to meet Department, College and University requirements for tenure & promotion; and (5) Possess a Ph.D. in communication by August 2015 (ABD may be considered).

The Department of Communication Studies values faculty who combine excellent teaching with active scholarship and a commitment to service. We seek individuals who like to teach, who are comfortable with communication technology, and who value a collegial atmosphere.

Candidates should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa. Along with a completed application, candidates should include a current vita, a list of at least three references with contact information, graduate transcripts, and sample teaching evaluations. Finalists for this position must successfully complete an on-campus interview including a teaching/research demonstration. Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Philip A. Thompsen at pthompsen@wcupa.edu.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 15,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia. Libraries, museums and hospitals are nearby, as are New York City, Washington D.C and the Atlantic Ocean.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.