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.


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.

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

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Position Type

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.

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.