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.

West Chester University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Digital Journalism – West Chester University (Pennsylvania)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in digital journalism to begin teaching in the Fall of 2015.

Successful candidates for these positions must (1) demonstrate an ability and desire to develop/teach undergraduate courses in one of the department-specific areas of specialization listed below; (2) demonstrate evidence of a scholarly agenda related to the department-specific areas of specialization listed below; and (3) hold a Ph.D. in the field of journalism, mass communication or related fields (Master’s degree plus extensive professional experience considered). Other desirable characteristics include professional experience in journalism.

The journalism program is shared by the Department of English and the Department of Communication Studies at WCU. Candidates will teach two courses in the journalism program and two courses in their home departments. Finalists for both positions must successfully complete an on-campus interview, which includes teaching and research demonstrations.

  • Department of English position – In addition to two courses in the journalism core, applicants will also teach two other courses from the English writing curriculum, including first-year composition. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach two courses in emerging journalism technologies and news story forms and design, with an emphasis on mobile technologies, web page design, and app development.
  • Department of Communication Studies position – In addition to two courses in the journalism core, the successful candidate will teach two courses from the Communication Studies curriculum. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach Mass Communication and Digital Media Production as well as at least one of the following courses: Communication Theory, Social Media, Video Production, Public Relations or Advertising. Candidates with professional experience focusing on new and emerging media are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and list of references with contact information to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Candidates for the English position should address any inquiries to Dr. Cheryl Wanko at cwanko@wcupa.edu. Candidates for the Communication Studies position should address any inquiries to Dr. Edward Lordan at elordan@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. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

Filling 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 and consumer reporting checks.

University of Scranton

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Strategic Communication – PR/Advertising (or related)

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Scranton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations, advertising, or a related field for its major in Strategic Communication. The position begins Fall 2015. Review of applications will begin in September 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should possess evidence of teaching excellence and strong scholarly promise in communication research. Preference will be given to applicants with professional experience, as well as a record of publishing in top-tier academic journals and presenting peer-reviewed research at national or international communication conferences. The successful candidate also will demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher of college-level courses across the public relations, advertising, and related curricula at undergraduate levels. An earned Ph.D., or dissertation defended by December 2015, in communication or a relevant discipline, is required.

The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and offers degrees in Communication, Strategic Communication and Journalism & Electronic Media. The department also offers a five-year joint BA/MBA degree with the Kania School of Management.

The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. A full statement of our mission may be found at http://www.scranton.edu/mission. The University of Scranton is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.

Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor in International Communication

The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute to the broad intellectual and creative life of an interdisciplinary media studies program. As such, we seek to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in international communication starting August 2015.

Candidates should have demonstrable research interest and teaching expertise in international communication and related topics (e.g., comparative media systems). To that end, experiential knowledge in the form of grounded research exposure and/or an extended period living outside the US is advantageous. Applicants with geopolitical expertise related to the regions/countries within Central/South America or the Middle East are particularly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester (including – with required qualification – the possibility of graduate-level teaching and mentoring), service on departmental and college committees and the active pursuit of a substantive research/creative agenda. As a department committed to the premise of integrated educational experiences including a study abroad component (embedded/summer programs) for students interested in international communication, the preferred candidate will bring an interest, fresh ideas, and an enterprising agenda for developing similar initiatives in his/her area of expertise on board. An earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Media Studies, or a related field is preferred, although ABD status will be considered.

The College of Communications at Penn State is home to four departments: Advertising/Public Relations; Film-Video and Media Studies; Journalism; and Telecommunications. In addition, the College offers a master’s degree program in media studies, and a Ph.D. program in mass communications. The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational and cultural activities, and excellent public schools. The campus is also within a half-day drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit http://comm.psu.edu/and http://www.cbicc.org/.

Candidates must electronically submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita detailing teaching and research/creative experience and the names of three to five references. All candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Tasha Smith, tce105@psu.edu. Applications received by October 31, 2014, will be assured of full consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Apply to job 53269 at http://apptrkr.com/532180

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Temple University

School of Media and Communication
Chair, Department of Media Studies and Production

The Department of Media Studies and Production in Temple University’s School of Media and Communication invites applications from senior faculty for the position of department chair to begin summer 2015. This is a tenured faculty position in a department of approximately 900 majors who study audio, video and electronic media production; management of media institutions; and social and psychological functions, processes and effects of media. The department offers an M.A. degree and contributes to an inter-departmental M.S. program in Globalization and Development Communication and the Ph.D. program in the School of Media and Communication.

We seek an established media studies scholar with qualifications suitable for appointment as full professor, whose teaching and research complement departmental offerings and strengths. The successful candidate will possess the dedication, vision and leadership skills to guide the department in its mission to prepare students to become responsible communicators as they create, critique and analyze media content designed for audiences in a global society.

A Ph.D. is required, as is an understanding of and appreciation for the creative processes and industry dynamics involved with media production. Applicants should have an established scholarly research trajectory and a record of teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses commensurate with the qualifications for full professor.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. SMC is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments include Advertising, Journalism, and Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments, and more than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A., M.J. and M.S. degrees. The university community at large includes nearly 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (high research activity). For more information about the department, school, and Temple University, please visit http://www.temple.edu/smc.

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to mspchairsearch@temple.edu or by mail to

Search Committee
Department of Media Studies and Production
School of Media and Communication, Temple University
205 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.