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

Lehigh University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor — Multimedia and International Communication

The Department of Journalism & Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position dedicated to research and teaching on how digital and mobile media are transforming global and community life in arenas such as politics, culture, migration, health, environment or others. An ability to teach multimedia, digital or visual classes in journalism is preferred. The candidate should also have relevant professional experience. A Ph.D. is required by appointment start date.

The position is a joint appointment between the department and the university’s Globalization and Social Change Initiative. Broad, interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Preference is for candidates with depth of experience in a particular region of the world with knowledge of language and culture that enriches their research and teaching.

The candidate will teach two courses per semester, advise students, participate in departmental and program service, and conduct an active research program. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The department has offered a small undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927. It has eight full-time faculty. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, it enrolls about 160 majors and minors. The Globalization and Social Change Initiative has supported the popular interdisciplinary major, Global Studies, since 2006. Participating faculty are drawn from throughout the college. http://www.lehigh.edu/journalism and http://www.lehigh.edu/globalization

Lehigh University is a Research 1 university and ranks in the top 50 among national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley. It is about one and one-half hours from New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

Applicants should apply at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4104

The site will have instructions for the easy upload of all materials by candidates and references. Required materials are cover letter, vita, statements on research and teaching, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Jack Lule, Department Chair, Journalism & Communication: jack.lule@lehigh.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences at 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.

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

*Original Posting Published on: Jun 19, 2014 @ 19:12

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://www.Click2apply.net/cj3rb4b