Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

MASS COMMUNICATIONS: Assistant Professor of Media Literacy and Emerging Communication Technologies

The Department of Mass Communications at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a full-time, permanent tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2015 (AA# 27-4-066). The candidate should have broad theoretical and professional experience in media literacy, as well as digital communication design and development using Adobe products. In addition to teaching emergent media courses in media literacy, visual communications (photo/video), user interface design, web design and development, mobile design, social media design and emerging technologies, applicants are expected to be able to teach in the department core. Instructional delivery can occur through online, face-to-face, and alternative instructional methods and can occur on main campus or off-site educational locations. Ongoing scholarship and service are expected. Voluntary summer and winter contracts may be available.

Earned doctorate in Mass Communications, Communication Design, Media Literacy, or relevant field is required by August 21, 2015. Broad theoretical and professional experience in media literacy, and digital communication design and development using Adobe products required. Research in media literacy, digital communication design and development, or emerging communication technologies is preferred. Teaching via distance education technologies is also preferred. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred.

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process, research presentation, and teaching demonstration as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed by the majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the department or area conducting the search.

A complete application includes a resume, letter of application, copies of unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Submit applications materials online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bloomuedu/default.cfm. Questions may be directed to Dr. David Magolis, Search Committee Chair at masscommsearch@bloomu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Completing the search is contingent upon available funding. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO employer. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

The goal of Bloomsburg’s Mass Communications program (http://www.bloomu.edu/mass_comm) is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in journalism, public relations, telecommunications and emerging media communications. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy. The successful candidate should be someone eager to engage in continuous curriculum innovation to enhance instruction in media convergence. This position is within a department that responds quickly to new trends and is a campus leader in curriculum development. The person best suited for this position is a generalist with a broad range of skills and a demonstrated record of leadership in digital and social media practice.

The Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor in Journalism and Telecommunications

The College of Communications and the Rock Ethics Institute (REI) at The Pennsylvania State University seek an outstanding scholar and teacher for a tenure-track appointment in Fall 2015 at the level of assistant professor in Journalism and Telecommunications. He or she will conduct interdisciplinary research, teach, and engage the professions with a focus on ethics and ethical literacy at the intersections of journalistic practice, new media industries, and communication technologies. This is a joint appointment, and the ability to collaborate with scholars on interdisciplinary projects across departments in the College and at the University is essential. The position will normally involve teaching three ethics-focused courses at the undergraduate or graduate level each year and conducting research and outreach appropriate to the appointment. Additional information on REI responsibilities is noted below. The search committee will be beginning reviewing applications October 31, 2014.

Ph.D. is preferred but ABD will be considered. Industry experience is a plus, but not required. Rock Ethics Institute background and position requirements: Penn State (www.psu.edu) is embarking on a transformative series of co-funded hires in ethics designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. This is one of twelve tenure-track appointments funded by the University to augment the Penn State mission in this important area. Co-funded faculty will be hosted as affiliate faculty in the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute (rockethics.psu.edu).

We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the curriculum. We are looking for individuals who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects including decision support research, and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics in undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Faculty who are hired will be Affiliate Faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute and receive a one-course release for the first five years designed to enhance collaboration with faculty and students on existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs in conjunction with the Institute’s mission.

To be considered, applicants must include cover letter, vita, a list of references and a statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the University and Rock vision and how such a position is likely to augment their own work. Additional supporting information may be sent to: Assistant Professor in Journalism and Telecommunications Search Committee, Communications – Rock Ethics, 201 Carnegie Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 or electronically to Tasha Smith at tce105@psu.edu.

Apply to job 53258 at http://apptrkr.com/515716

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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.

Duquesne University

Assistant Professor, Multiplatform Journalism

Location
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Position Type
Faculty

Position Description
The Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts at Duquesne University seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Multiplatform Journalism beginning in August 2015. The candidate will teach Multiplatform news reporting, news writing, and editing across a variety of platforms, including print, video, Web/social media. The candidate should possess hands-on familiarity with Abode Creative Suite and other state-of-the art digital storytelling programs. This position will require hands-on instructional expertise in the lab, the field, and in our recently upgraded multimedia studio. We are most interested in candidates with Print/Web/Backpack/Video journalism experience as opposed to on-air/affiliate broadcast news reporting and production. Our Multiplatform Journalism curriculum can be found on the JMA department Web site.

Qualifications
Significant professional experience and terminal Degree (Ph.D. or MFA) required. Ph.D. candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2015.

Pittsburgh is frequently cited by multiple publications as one of America’s most livable cities.

Application Instructions
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/25735.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

Susquehanna University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communications – Advertising/Public Relations

Susquehanna University seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in Advertising and Public Relations to join seven colleagues in a broad-based, flourishing undergraduate communications program. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered. Rank will be determined by credentials and experience. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates essential. Professional accreditation (APR or ABC) is a plus, but not required. Teaching duties include a variety of advertising courses along with Public Relations courses. Supervise students in PRSSA lab. Ongoing scholarly and/or creative productivity and institutional service expected.

Please submit application letter, CV, and current reference letters online at http://apptrkr.com/513220. Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Larry Augustine, at augustin@susqu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2014.

Susquehanna University is a selective, residential liberal arts college. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 35 states and 21 countries, and 94 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.

Susquehanna University is committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming community and encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer.

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://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/238.

Temple University

1. Assistant Professor of Journalism focused on emerging journalism technologies

A tenure-track assistant professor in emerging news media technologies: The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for a tenure- track assistant professor position to begin in August 2015, focused on journalism and emerging media technologies. This could include mobile technologies, social media and convergence culture. The successful candidate needs to provide evidence of teaching experience and a clear research agenda. A Ph.D. is preferred.

The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism, with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

The Department of Journalism is more than 80 years old with 15 full-time faculty members who teach over 650 undergraduate and graduate students. A Master of Journalism program offers professional training to full- and part-time students. Departmental faculty members who hold the Ph.D. also have the opportunity to participate in the School of Media and Communication doctoral program in Media and Communication.

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

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) statement of research/professional activity philosophy; and (5) names/contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014.

Apply to:

Emerging Technologies Search Committee
Department of Journalism, Temple University
316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080

or email journ@temple.edu.

2. Open-rank professor position in new journalism business models

The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for an open-rank professor position (tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on qualifications) to begin in August 2015. The position will focus on journalism business models and entrepreneurship, including an understanding of audience engagement and measurement, and news organization management. The successful candidate should have significant professional experience in revenue generation, whether within start-ups, within larger businesses or both. This person will be expected to build a professional or academic research agenda in these areas. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred.

The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism, with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

The Department of Journalism is more than 80 years old with 15 full-time faculty members who teach over 650 undergraduate and graduate students. A Master of Journalism program offers professional training to full- and part-time students. Departmental faculty members holding the Ph.D. also have the opportunity to participate in the School of Media and Communication doctoral program in Media and Communication.

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

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) statement of research/professional activity philosophy; and (5) names/contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014.

Apply to:

New Business Models Search Committee
Department of Journalism, Temple University
316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080

or email journ@temple.edu.

 

Cabrini College

Assistant Professor of Communication

The Department of Communication, Cabrini College, invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position to teach undergraduate courses in communication, especially digital communication and social media, and the core curriculum. The successful candidate should be someone eager to engage in continuous curriculum innovation to enhance instruction in media convergence.

This position is within a department that responds quickly to new trends and is a leader among small colleges in curriculum development, and so the person best suited for this position is a generalist with a broad range of skills and a demonstrated record of leadership in digital and social media practice.

Another distinctive feature of the department is a commitment to producing communication for the common good. Cabrini College is well known for its cutting-edge core curriculum, “Justice Matters” (see http://bit.ly/AyYgvm).

The department faculty has received national recognition for student media projects that support the common good. See student work for examples: www.cabrini.edu/convergence. We desire a new faculty member who demonstrates similar interests in his/her work.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students, work cross-functionally with existing faculty to grow students’ multimedia skills, maintain a vigorous professional development agenda, and nurture contacts with professional media in America’s 4th largest media market.

The position requires teaching 12 semester credits (normally 4 courses) per semester or the equivalent. Expectations for all Cabrini faculty include teaching excellence, scholarship and professional activities, curriculum development, student advising, and departmental and college-wide service.

This position is full-time. Start date is negotiable.

Cabrini College is a Roman Catholic institution dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. The College welcomes learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds and prepares them to become engaged citizens of the world.

Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
• Professional communication experience with demonstrated ongoing innovation and leadership in digital communication, social media, and cutting-edge approaches in communication
• Master’s degree is required at a minimum; Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Communication preferred
• A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; previous teaching experience is desired
• Ability to teach in the Justice Matters core curriculum
• Ability to work collaboratively and collegiately in support of the department’s and the college’s goals
• A clear research agenda in field of expertise.

To be considered, submit all of the following electronically to jobs@cabrini.edu:
1. A letter of application addressing specific qualifications for the position
2. A current vita
3. A relevant digital portfolio
4. Statement of teaching philosophy
5. Copies of all graduate transcripts
6. Contact information for three to five professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until October 1, 2014. Late applications will only be considered if a suitable applicant pool has not been identified. Only complete application files will be considered.

Cabrini College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).

Please visit the Cabrini College website for more information: www.cabrini.edu