Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas
Advertising
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Fall 2018
Department of Communication

Communication: Trinity University. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication, Fall 2018. Ph.D. required by August start date. Teach five or six undergraduate classes per year (17-20 contact hours) with primary teaching and research responsibilities in advertising approached from any methodology. We seek an individual with the vision to see the future needs of students in our evolving media landscape and create new courses in this area of study. The ability to teach a course in advertising copywriting or strategic video production is also required as the department balances theory and practice in its course offerings.

Specifically, candidates would be expected to:

  • Develop and teach courses in advertising,
  • Develop and teach courses in advertising copywriting or strategic video production,
  • Teach either Mass Media, a media industries course, or Media Texts, a course on media interpretation and criticism,
  • Contribute to teaching the First Year Experience or other courses in Pathways, the university’s interdisciplinary general education program,
  • Have a productive research agenda, and
  • Engage in service to the department, the university, and the greater San Antonio community.

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise, a passion for mentoring undergraduate students, and an active research plan.

Trinity University is an independent, highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution with an ideal student-faculty ratio, and excellent facilities, equipment, and services. Embracing the liberal arts and sciences mission of the university, the Department of Communication stresses an integrated, non-sequenced approach to its curriculum. Students in Communication at Trinity build their major upon three core courses: Mass Media, Media Texts, and Media Audiences. They complete the major by undertaking a Senior Capstone Seminar where they synthesize their understanding of communication theories and practices into a substantial academic, professional, or creative project.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, October 16, 2017. Women, minorities, and applicants who demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary or liberal arts experience at any level are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate institution transcript(s), a sample of written work, samples of advertising-related syllabi, and teaching evaluations from those courses (if available) to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, jennifer.henderson@trinity.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Southern Methodist University

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Professor, Director of Fashion Media (Position Number 53188)

The Division of Journalism invites nominations and applications for an assistant professor and director of the Fashion Media program. The major in Fashion Media is based in the Division of Journalism in the Meadows School of the Arts and emphasizes basic skills in journalism, digital technology and social media as well as the historical and cultural aspects of fashion. Elective courses encourage students to pursue individual interests through interdisciplinary offerings in other academic units of the University. The Division of Journalism offers a major and minor in Journalism and the major in Fashion Media. The program trains journalists and fashion media professionals to communicate in all areas relating to news media, media relations, digital journalism and video. The state-of-the-art Journalism Complex includes offices, classrooms, a digital newsroom and broadcast studio. The programs in Journalism and Fashion Media emphasize strong technology skills as well as the traditional foundation in writing, editing, critical thinking and ethics. This is a tenure-track position, and the ideal candidate must have a media-specific research agenda that will lead to tenure. Teaching responsibilities include the introductory fashion history and culture course in addition to business, creative and/or design courses that match the candidate’s experience. Responsibilities include academic advising and service. The position begins August 2018.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. or MFA in a relevant field or graduate degree and significant professional achievement.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or MFA with experience in fashion magazines, digital fashion media, fashion promotions or a related field in a major media market, together with an established teaching record.

The division uses Interfolio for applications. Apply at apply.interfolio.com/44394. Upload a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, résumé, and three letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Oct. 31, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

The Division of Journalism is a program committed to teaching the media professionals of the 21st Century. Our program is situated in Dallas/Fort Worth, the top media market in the Southwest, and we emphasize teaching and scholarship in convergent media. Our digital facilities are state of the art. Our students excel in developing critical thinking skills with an uncompromising commitment to fairness, ethics and professionalism. Our Web site is http://www.smu.edu/journalism. Also see the SMU student media website at http://www.smudailycampus.com.

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu.

SMU has a beautifully shaded campus of Georgian Revival-inspired architecture and is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

The University of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Advertising. The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a global enrollment of over 58,000 students in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

UT Arlington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Advertising/Integrated Marketing Communication beginning Fall 2018 contingent on budgetary approval. Applicants with Ph.D.s are preferred; ABDs will be considered. Candidate should demonstrate a record of or potential for excellence in social scientific research, teaching, and service appropriate to the rank.  Preferred research and teaching areas include digital and emerging media in integrated marketing communication, account planning, and strategic messaging and media. A secondary teaching field in public relations, communication law and ethics, and/or media sales would be valuable.  The ability to contribute to the department’s M.A. in Communication is required.

Please visit our website at http://www.uta.edu/communication/ to learn about our faculty and course offerings.

The Department of Communication is the largest unit within the College of Liberal Arts with more than 1,000 undergraduates and 20 master’s students. The 12 departments which comprise the College of Liberal Arts offer 26 bachelor, 18 master, and 3 doctoral degrees in the broad areas of arts, humanities, languages and linguistics, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts supports interdisciplinary teaching and research within its 12 departments and across the university through such centers and programs as the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Women’s Studies program, the Center for Southwestern Studies, and the M.A. in Humanities.

The Department of Communication offers areas of undergraduate specialization in advertising, broadcasting, communication studies, communication technology, journalism, and public relations. The master’s program takes an integrated approach to communication with students exposed to communication studies and mass communication theories with relevant application across interpersonal, organizational, mass media, and technologically mediated settings. The Department of Communication supports a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches and encourages collaborative experiences which cross the spectrum of communication inquiry.

The UT Arlington main campus is central to a diverse city population of more than 350,000, and is served by two major international and regional airports. The 16-county region boasts top 10 newspaper, radio, and television markets as well as a top 10 Hispanic media market. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to two major-market daily newspapers, more than 60 radio and television outlets, and corporate headquarters such as Southwest and American Airlines, J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay, Dr Pepper and Bell-Textron. The area’s educational and research activity is supported by many private and public universities, health science centers, and community colleges.  Residents in the Metroplex are able to take advantage of a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional sporting events.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of on-going research, a sample of professional work [if applicable], and evidence of teaching effectiveness using the following website link: www.uta.edu/faculty-search.

Review of applications will begin in October 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Southern Methodist University

Professor of Practice of Film and Media Arts
Position Number 052699

The Division of Film and Media Arts in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University is seeking a full-time professor of practice to join creative faculty and students in an intellectually and culturally inclusive environment in one of the nation’s leading media markets. We are looking for an innovative colleague who will take an active role in strengthening a growing department and contribute to a diversity of perspectives and approaches through their teaching and service. The ideal candidate is one who can inspire a new generation of storytellers in our classrooms, and has the skills to prepare them for a shifting media and cultural landscape. Teaching will primarily cover introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in screenwriting, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s other area(s) of expertise.

Minimum qualifications: Consistent, recognized professional experience in screenwriting, particularly in independent film, television, video games, and/or online media. Some previous collegiate teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: MFA or equivalent terminal degree. Potential secondary areas of expertise that contribute to the division’s teaching mission in producing, directing, or other aspects of production and/or postproduction. Approaches and courses that foster global and multicultural perspectives are of particular interest.

The three-year position, renewable contingent on performance, is funded with a start date in August 2018.

Application: Please submit the following: vita, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, statement of current and future creative production interests, a portfolio of recently completed work, and the names and contact information of three references. The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials: apply.interfolio.com/43913. Files should be saved to the smallest practical size, preferably in .pdf format, and include any appropriate links to websites. If you have a need to mail any materials, those can be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, SMU Division of Film and Media Arts, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0113.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 15, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions only after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Division of Film and Media Arts
The Division of Film and Media Arts guides undergraduate majors and graduate students through the practical and the conceptual aspects of film and media and encourages interdisciplinary connections to related fields. Our faculty includes a uniquely-talented group of scholars and award-winning film and video makers with active local, national, and global profiles. Our alumni have become successful industry professionals with distinction that include Emmys, a student Academy Award, and various film festival awards, among others. We award the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Masters of Arts degrees. Visit the Meadows School and the Division’s website for detailed information: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/FilmMediaArts

SMU
SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor in Hispanic Media
REQ# 11317BR

SUMMARY:
The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Hispanic Media. The position is affiliated with the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication. This position may be hired in any of the college’s four departments—advertising, communication studies, public relations or journalism & electronic media. We seek an energetic scholar who will support the Institute, mentor graduate students, and assist in managing Institute initiatives, including the International Journal of Hispanic Media (www.internationalhispanicmedia.org).  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.  Appointment begins September 1, 2018 with faculty on duty August 22, 2018.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree by August 2018 in a media-related discipline, an established record of academic publication related to Hispanic media, and college-level teaching experience as instructor of record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants with experience in teaching courses related to Hispanic media, experience in the media industry and/or community development, and background in academic publishing. The ability to review manuscripts in fluent Spanish is a plus.

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE:
Instructional duties would comprise 30% of this position’s overall assignment, equating to a teaching load of four courses (2-2) per nine-month academic year, with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions for additional compensation. Teaching will include bilingual classes.  Research would count for 40% of the assignment; the appointee will be expected to actively seek external research funding individually or in conjunction with other faculty. The remaining 30% of the position would include service duties assisting with program building, as well as diversity-related initiatives within the college. Moderate service to the department, college, and university is expected.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE:
The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (comc.ttu.edu/research/hihic) aims to improve public understanding of Hispanic-oriented and international communication through its teaching, research and community engagement activities. It is the only such academic unit in Texas that is linked with a Ph.D. program. Launched in 2006, the Institute received a generous gift from the estate of Thomas Jay Harris in 2013. It occupied a renovated office suite in 2016. Institute-affiliated faculty and students collaborate on research and outreach projects. As noted, the Institute publishes the International Journal of Hispanic Media.

COLLEGE OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION:
The College of Media & Communication serves approximately 1,600 undergraduate majors, 235 MA students in three programs, and 35 Ph.D. students. It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media research center expands¾junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect this ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, science, health, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods. The College’s Center for Communication Research offers state-of-the-art facilities for studying audience responses to media messages (www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), and the Communication Training Center trains instructors, faculty and graduate students to enhance oral and visual communication skills (www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc).

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY:
Texas Tech University is a public national research university with an enrollment of over 35,000. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas and is the state’s only campus with an adjoining research university, law school, and medical school. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries.  Significant to the Harris Institute’s mission, the university has exceeded 25% Hispanic enrollment, qualifying it for Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) status, and Texas Tech’s current Quality Enhancement Plan is “Bear Our Banners Far and Wide: Communication in a Global Society.” (www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications). Texas Tech University is recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University. The university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a vibrant city of 249,000.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should apply on line at www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the Requisition Number 11317BR. They will be asked to provide a letter of application describing their research interests, teaching experience, and professional experiences, a current curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. The search committee chair is Dr. Kent Wilkinson, Thomas Jay Harris Professor of Hispanic and International Communication. Questions may be addressed to him at kent.wilkinson@ttu.edu or +1 (806) 834-0199.

University of Houston

Assistant Professor position in journalism

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, located within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, seeks applicants for an assistant professor in a tenure-track position in journalism. Candidates should have teaching or professional experience in areas such as video storytelling, visual communication, broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, photojournalism, infographics, and/or data visualization. Strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in Spanish-language media.

The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of research, or the potential thereof, with preference for research that looks at journalism from a global perspective. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate journalism courses and graduate courses in mass communication in a developed program that focuses on writing, editing, convergent news production, and investigative/civic journalism. The ideal candidate could also teach in our new Spanish language journalism minor.

Approximately half of the 2,000 undergraduate majors specialize in journalism and/or media production. The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution and is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls over 60,000 students. As the fourth largest city in the U.S., a top ten media market, and the most ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant city to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies and, of course, is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as the No. 2 most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation.

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, please apply by September 1, 2017. For more information or questions, please contact Lindita Camaj, chair of the search committee, at lcamaj@Central.UH.EDU.

Apply online: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC000278&tz=GMT-05%3A00

The University of Texas at Austin

The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018. We are seeking an outstanding scholar, teacher, mentor, and practitioner with relevant expertise and interest in multicultural issues in advertising, public relations, consumer behavior and/or persuasive communication. We are foremost interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Salary is competitive. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in advertising, public relations, telecommunication, mass communication, strategic communication, marketing, or a related field (or be a candidate near completion of the Ph.D.), with evidence of outstanding research, teaching, service, and grant potential. More information can be found at http://apply.interfolio.com/42934.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of references, representative scholarly publications, statement of research interests, and a teaching statement. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH INTERFOLIO: http://apply.interfolio.com/42934. Three confidential letters of recommendation are also requested. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lee Ann Kahlor at: Kahlor@austin.utexas.edu.

The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3tcknb6f8gxn7r77

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University of Texas At Austin

DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR, STAN RICHARDS SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
MOODY COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations within the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding candidates for the position of School Director and tenured full Professor, holding the Isabella Cunningham Endowed Chair, named in honor of the former longtime department chair.

The Director will serve as the leader for advancing the School’s mission and vision while providing intellectual leadership for the School’s highly-regarded advertising and public relations programs. Engaging faculty, students, and alumni, the Director will ensure that the School remains distinctive in its distinctive mix of programs, distinguished for the excellence of its curriculum, and strengthened by its ongoing commitment to both theory and practice.

In 2016, the Stan Richards School was ranked #1 in the nation for Advertising by Campus Explorer, noting UT Austin’s dedicated advertising school, unlike other universities that place advertising under the umbrella of marketing and communication. Campus Explorer also recognized the size and resources of the program, adding that the School offers the only Ph.D.- level advertising program in the nation. The school’s 23 faculty members also support bachelor’s degree programs in both advertising and public relations as well as a master’s degree in advertising.

Sitting within the comprehensive Moody College of Communication, the Stan Richards School is one of five highly-regarded schools and departments, the others being Journalism, Radio- Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders. For more information about the College, visit https://moody.utexas.edu/.

Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in either advertising or public relations, as well as an outstanding reputation and academic achievements commensurate with appointment as a full Professor with tenure. The successful applicant is also expected to have demonstrated leadership abilities, administrative skills, and experience in fostering collaboration and building consensus amongst colleagues.

For the complete position description, please click here or copy and paste the following link in a browser: https://adobe.ly/2w0Zcz8

The Moody College of Communication has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of the Director. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing a brief letter describing their interest/qualifications and their curriculum vitae/resume to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Applications received by September 30, 2017 will receive full consideration. UT policy requires that a background check be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it strongly encourages applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. UT Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/.

University of Texas At Austin

DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
MOODY COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

The School of Journalism within the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin invites outstanding applicants for the position of School Director and tenured full Professor, holding an endowed professorship. The Director will provide academic and executive leadership for the School, and will lead a widely respected faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and practice. The Director will provide vision and direction for a program and field in transition, as journalism education adapts to changes in the profession and the industry.

Established in 1914, the School of Journalism has long been recognized as a leader in journalism education, preparing its students to work in an ever-changing variety of media platforms while also grounding them in fundamental journalistic values and skills. The School’s mission is to “educate ethical, socially responsible, well-rounded and fair-minded reporters and producers of visual and verbal messages [and to] prepare students for lifelong learning beyond their first job by teaching them to be active participants in society who can critically consume as well as produce media content.”

The School’s faculty includes professionals who continue to contribute to and remain current with developments in their field, as well as scholars conducting cutting-edge research relevant to the profession and to a larger democratic society. In a recent evaluation by the ACEJMC, the School was praised for the faculty’s level of scholarly productivity, visibility in both academic and professional circles, and exceptional student-faculty relations.

The faculty, which includes internationally renowned journalists and scholars, gathers together diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in both the traditional areas of print, broadcast, and photojournalism and more contemporary genres, such as data journalism and multimedia journalism, including combined expertise in digital production (video, audio, text, and graphics) and in social media, mobile technology, and podcasts.

In addition to a large and innovative undergraduate program, the School has a highly regarded graduate program for students who intend to work as professional journalists or who are interested in teaching and conducting advanced research in the field. As of Fall 2016, the School had more than 550 students enrolled in undergraduate studies, approximately 40 working towards a Master of Arts degree, and approximately 40 students in the Ph.D. program.

Journalism is one of the five highly regarded schools and departments in the Moody College of Communication, one of the largest and most comprehensive communication colleges in the country. It benefits from its collaborations with Radio-Television-Film, Advertising & Public
Relations, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders.                 For more information, visit https://moody.utexas.edu/.

The Director will be appointed as a full Professor with tenure and must therefore have a record of scholarly credentials and/or exceptional professional accomplishments in journalism appropriate for a tenured appointment at that rank.

The Director will have a keen understanding of the changes that journalism continues to go through with developments in technology, media, data, and disruptive business models. S/he will embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship fostered at the School, and will provide a confident vision for how to lead faculty, develop curriculum, and teach students to prepare for, take advantage of, and influence the continued evolution of the profession. Candidates who share the values expressed in the School’s mission are encouraged to apply.

Additional qualifications will include: (1) management experience, preferably within an educational environment, (2) a commitment to diversity within the profession and the School,
(3) an appreciation for the merits of having a school of both professional journalists who have entered academia and research-focused academics, and (4) an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to experimentation with curriculum and ways of learning that make the School unique.

For the complete position description, please click here or copy and paste the following link in a browser: https://adobe.ly/2uZA3I5

The Moody College of Communication has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this Director. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing a brief letter describing their interest/qualifications and curriculum vitae/resume to: jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Applications received by September 30, 2017 will receive full consideration. UT policy requires that a background check be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it strongly encourages applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. UT Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/.