Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professors – Communications Media
The Department of Communications Media at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; a large, growing, and collegial department; invites applications for three or more full-time tenure-track faculty position(s) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. The department is searching for dynamic teachers/scholars in the following specialty areas.

Position 1: Video Production
The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching courses related to TV/Video production, video editing, scriptwriting, and multimedia production at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Position 2: Photography/Media Graphics
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach all aspects of digital photography and/or media graphics. The ability to teach in both areas is highly desirable. Furthermore, this individual will have expertise in and the ability to teach post-production editing and workflow. Highly sought after candidates may indicate the ability to teach courses in web design, animation and game design.

Position 3: Instructional Technology
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses related to Instructional Design and Technology, as well as other communications media courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This position will include teaching assignments for the department’s service courses for the College of Education and Educational Technology and in the department’s joint Master’s degree program with IUP’s Adult and Continuing Education department.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a terminal degree in communication or a related field at the time of appointment (MFAs with college teaching experience and significant production experience will be considered: doctorate preferred (degree must be completed by time appointment). An active research agenda and evidence of scholarly activity is essential. Candidates must also possess advanced knowledge of appropriate software and equipment used in their field. Please see the full descriptions at for additional requirements specific to each position.

Responsibilities: Applicants should be prepared to advise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in departmental and university service, advance an active research agenda, and supervise doctoral dissertations as qualified. Appointed faculty members may be required to teach courses online or face-to-face (on and/or off campus).

How to Apply: To view full position descriptions and to apply, visit The review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. All questions can be sent to Search Committee Chair Dr. Steven Kleinman (

Thiel College

Assistant or Associate Professor – Departments of Communication and Business Administration/Accounting

Tenure-track assistant or associate professor sought to teach public relations courses in a public relations, advertising and integrated marketing B.A. program offered jointly by the Department of Communication and Department of Business Administration/Accounting. (Thiel College, one of a small number of undergraduate programs following PRSA recommendations for a business-oriented PR degree, currently is renaming and redesigning its Business Communication major.) Thiel seeks an excellent teacher with demonstrated knowledge, preferably extensive professional experience, of all major aspects of public relations and its roles in integrated marketing. This professor will teach Introduction to Integrated Marketing 155, Public Relations 340, Advanced Public Relations 405, other communication courses in the current curriculum, and new PR courses to be designed. New PR courses might include PR campaigns, PR research, PR management, international PR, media relations, public opinion, PR law and/or PR ethics, each focusing on legacy and new media, and on traditional and expanded constituencies. Current plans envision specialized public relations majors in cooperation with various other departments, such as education PR, health/medical PR, government/political PR, etc.

This professor will teach four courses per semester; advise students; supervise undergraduate research; engage in on-going scholarly and professional activities within the discipline; and participate in appropriate service to the department, College, and community.

Professional PR experience required. Ph.D. in a PR-related field strongly preferred; ABD with scheduled completion will be considered. Candidates holding an M.A. in journalism/mass communication with PR emphasis, MBA or MS in marketing, and/or JD also will be considered. Joint appointment in Communication and Business Administration is possible for the appropriately credentialed new professor. Applicants should have previous, demonstrably successful college-level teaching experience. The appointed candidate should expect to consistently engage in peer-reviewed scholarly and/or professional activities.

Inquiries and Application Process
Inquiries can be made to the search committee chair, Dane S. Claussen, James Pedas Professor of Communication, 724-589-2851,

The application letter must address the candidate’s approach to teaching public relations, background in Internet-based PR, and other courses in the Department of Communication that the candidate is qualified to teach.

Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, names and contact information for five references, and an unofficial transcript of highest degree(s) to: (preferred) or mail application materials to Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.

Review of applications will begin Friday, October 16, 2015, and accepted until the position is filled.

Thiel College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ursinus College

URSINUS COLLEGE invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Journalism beginning Fall 2016. The Media & Communication Studies Department seeks candidates with expertise in journalism and a background that prepares them to help students tell powerful and compelling stories across multiple journalistic formats, such as online, print and/or broadcast media. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the date of initial appointment.

Applicants should have competencies in one or more areas of specialization, such as public affairs journalism, environmental journalism, science journalism, civic journalism, communication law and ethics, global news. The new hire will be expected to teach at least one of the department’s core courses as well as the College’s interdisciplinary first year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE).

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, mentor students’ research projects, and continue a program of scholarly or professional development.

Submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published writing, and request three confidential letters of recommendation including email addresses of referees. Ursinus College uses Interfolio to collect all application material; Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Rowan University

Assistant Professor, Studio Television Production

The Department of Radio, Television, and Film welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join the department September 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will primarily teach studio television production classes. Our studios are scheduled for an extensive renovation and upgrade to high definition in the summer of 2016.

This tenure track position carries an expectation of successful creative activity or scholarly research and publication with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development and academic and career advisement of students.

The Radio TV Film Department is one of six departments within the College of Communication and Creative Arts. The department enrolls over 400 students in undergraduate study focusing on media production, history and business. We are looking for an exceptional and creative colleague who will take a dynamic role in expanding and strengthening a growing department.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 15,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients in Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

A Ph.D. or MFA is highly preferred for this position. Candidates approaching completion of terminal degree will be considered; degree receipt is required prior to date of employment. Candidates with a Master’s degree in a related field and professional television production experience equivalent to an MFA are eligible for consideration.

Starting Date: September 2016

Application Process:
Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at

Applications must be received by October 25th, 2015.

Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of research or creative agenda including a Vimeo or other URL link to sample work.

Three current letters of recommendation should be emailed to

For more information, please contact department chair Keith Brand at

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.