The University of Texas at Austin

Moody College of Communication: Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations
Assistant or Associate Professor – Public Relations

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/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and with relevant expertise and interest in public relations. Salary is competitive.

In the Stan Richards School, our faculty is our best asset. We have 18 graduate faculty, 3 emeritus professors, 8 full-time lecturers and 12 part-time lecturers. Our unique mix of research expertise covers five main areas: pro-social persuasion, health and science communication, brand and identity, new technology, and sports media and marketing. Across those areas, our faculty members draw from qualitative and quantitative methods and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams across campus.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, organizational communication, 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 in the area of public relations.

Application Instructions

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 by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/46527. Three confidential letters of recommendation are also requested. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution. 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 immediately 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 Richards School offers undergraduate degrees in advertising and public relations and masters and Ph.D. degrees in Advertising. For more information about our programs visit http://advertising.utexas.edu/. The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/ Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/

The Stan Richards School is emerging as a leader on campus in our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive home for students. Please see https://advertising.utexas.edu/about/diversity-commitment.

The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

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Midwestern State University

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mass Communication – Public Relations/Advertising

The Department of Mass Communication at Midwestern State University invites applications for a faculty position in public relations and advertising to begin August 2018. Midwestern State University is the only Texas public institution that is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The department offers a variety of courses across the discipline leading to a broad mass communication degree with specialized minors in public relations/advertising, digital media, broadcasting and journalism. We are highly student-oriented, and faculty are expected to be accessible to the students.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in mass communication or a related field, and relevant professional experience with public relations or advertising, is required for the rank of instructor on non-tenure track. A doctorate or terminal degree in mass communication or a related field is required for the rank of assistant professor on tenure track. In all cases, teaching experience is a plus.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach a range of advertising and public relations courses and may be assigned to teach other courses in the major as needed. The successful candidate will also serve as an academic adviser; lead students to participate in extracurricular activities such as AAF and PRSSA; maintain a record of scholarly activities commensurate with rank; actively recruit; engage in departmental, university and community service; develop relationships with area professionals; be a positive representative of the department both on and off campus; and perform other duties as assigned.

Process: Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, submit materials by January 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mitzi Lewis, Chair of Search Committee: mitzi.lewis@mwsu.edu.

AN EEO/ADAAA COMPLIANCE EMPLOYER
This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.

The University of Texas at Austin

Moody College of Communication: School of Journalism
Assistant or Associate Professor – Media and Democracy

The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism seeks a leading scholar to be appointed at either the rank of tenured associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2018. The School, which offers a B.J., M.A., and Ph.D., is housed in the Belo Center for New Media. It is part of the top-ranked Moody College of Communication, which includes the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Departments of Radio-Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders.

School of Journalism: https://journalism.utexas.edu/

Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/

Qualifications

Candidates’ research and teaching should engage with the intersection of journalism and democracy, and the related subject of media literacy. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or J.D., with a promising program of research and publication, a commitment to teaching, and interest in mentoring graduate students. We will consider a range of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological expertise, with special interest in media law, ethics, theories of the press, and First Amendment issues.

Desirable but not required qualifications include interdisciplinary collaboration, attracting and overseeing funded projects; creative use of technology; developing and teaching online-only, flipped, and/or hybrid courses; and journalism/media professional experience.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, up to three copies of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/46666. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Screening of applicants will begin Jan. 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution. 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.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Stephen Reese, at steve.reese@austin.utexas.edu.

The School of Journalism and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/

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.

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The University of Texas at Tyler

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in MASS COMMUNICATION: The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor appointment beginning Spring or Fall 2018.  Ph.D. or MFA in journalism, communication, or closely-related field required (ABD considered). Successful candidates will be qualified to teach courses in the areas of journalism/public relations sequences as assigned. Successful applicants will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students.

Experience in other mass media industries such as broadcasting or new technologies is desirable. Evidence of service to past programs and colleges as well as experience with the implementation of or teaching within an online or hybrid program are also a plus. Experience teaching video/audio production, mediated storytelling and writing, photography, new media, etc. and use of Final Cut Pro X, Premiere, AfterEffects, Photoshop (and other Adobe Suite applications), Motion, etc. are a plus as well, Candidates must also be able to demonstrate the potential for producing and maintaining a record of publishable and/or creative research in the field.

For full consideration, please submit (electronically) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to Search Committee, Department of Communication at mmatthews@uttyler.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Texas at Tyler is a rapidly growing university located on a 200 acre wooded campus in Tyler, Texas, 95 miles east of Dallas. Tyler is the East Texas regional center for health care, higher education, and economic development. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.  This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

St. Mary’s University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Fall 2018)

The Department of English & Communication Studies at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, seeks an assistant professor to fill a tenure-track position in communication studies starting Fall 2018. We are interested in teaching and scholarship in communication specialties related to journalism, media studies, digital and visual communication, and/or digital humanities—and particularly how theory and practice from those traditions are situated in community contexts. Teaching duties include core curriculum, upper-division, and MA-level courses, with general and specific topics in communication theory and methods, writing across media contexts and platforms, journalism and broadcasting, and media design and production. Ability to teach quantitative methods at graduate and undergraduate levels is preferred.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, dedication to service, and research potential in the candidate’s field of specialty. A commitment to student-centered learning is essential, and engaged and innovative pedagogies and community-focused teaching practices such as experiential and service learning are favorable. Successful candidates will integrate research into their teaching, and vice versa. Interdisciplinary, collaborative, and student- and pedagogy-centered research programs are preferential and encouraged institution-wide. Dedication to serving the campus and local community is elemental to the mission and culture at St. Mary’s University. St. Mary’s fosters a community of faith in which people of varied traditions and experiences unite in commitment to an educational venture, in dedication to a life of scholarship, and in service to society. Candidates should be prepared to conduct academic advising, advise student media organizations such as the national award-winning student news publication The Rattler, and contribute to department, school, and university committees and initiatives. Ph.D. or ABD in communication or related field by August 2018 required. Some professional experience is desirable.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applications and full job description can be found at https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/, and questions may be emailed to Amanda Kennedy (akennedy4@stmarytx.edu). Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check. Underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of religion, race, gender, sex, sexuality, age, disability, or any other legally protected category. AA/EOE

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an Open Rank position in bi-lingual (English/Spanish) for Fall 2018. UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm).

Job Posting #: FRGV0665 Open Rank, Associate or Full Professor in (Bilingual –English/Spanish)

For complete position description, go to http://careers.utrgv.edu

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

The Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations. The position will begin in fall of 2018. The department is home to a 21 semester-hours minor in public relations, which includes 5 core courses and serves students from a variety of degree programs.

The successful candidate will participate in the development of a Public Relations Track that serves as a bridge between the Communication Studies and Media Arts areas; and be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support the public relations curriculum, including: new media and communication, introduction to public relations, public relations campaigns, public relations theory, as well as topics related to their research interests. Peer-reviewed scholarly work and ongoing service to the department and college are expected.

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 12,000 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the “Island University” was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Public Relations or a related discipline, reflecting extensive coursework in public relations and/or strategic communication; possess experience teaching public relations or strategic communication courses for a post-secondary institution; and demonstrate a record of, or the potential for, scholarly presentations and publication. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Public Relations (including social media) working with civic groups and community organizations is preferred.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu

A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application;
2. A current curriculum vitae;
3. Names and contact information for three professional references; and
4. Copies of transcripts.

Deadline for applications has been extended to November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Michelle M. Maresh-Fuehrer
Associate Professor of Public Relations
Phone: (361) 825-2273
Email: michelle.maresh-fuehrer@tamucc.edu

University of North Texas

Associate Dean

The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The successful applicant will be a visionary administrator, dynamic leader, strategic thinker, and established professor. The position will begin in August 2018. The Associate Dean will have a diverse academic and professional background and hold a Ph.D. in journalism, communications, public relations, advertising or a related field.

The Associate Dean will manage a variety of administrative aspects including supervising and mentoring full-time faculty, staff and part-time instructors, scheduling courses and teaching one course each semester. Additionally, he or she will assist with strategic planning, student engagement, accreditation preparation, curriculum assessment and other special projects as needed. Our program is growing rapidly and the Associate Dean will have opportunities to contribute to an evolving and forward-thinking program. Service to the university and some travel to assist with partnerships and fundraising is required.

The Associate Dean will provide strong, collaborative leadership in a school that is expanding and implementing a multi-platform curriculum. Student internships are required and students gain valuable hands-on experience by working in student media in print/online as well as with Denton Public Access TV, Mayborn Magazine and the Denton Live magazine. Students also manage an advertising and public relations firm as well as a student-run photo agency. This position will report directly to the dean and help oversee the academic undergraduate and graduate units that are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Mayborn has the only professionally accredited graduate journalism program in the four-state region of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas. The Mayborn has more than 1,200 students, 23 full-time faculty members and a number of adjuncts. The Mayborn offers journalism classes in broadcast/digital, print/digital, advertising and public relations as well as photojournalism. The Mayborn is proud that all full-time faculty members have substantial professional experience, and the university is a Carnegie Tier One research university with strong global partnerships in Mexico, Europe and Asia. The Mayborn has a strong commitment to narrative journalism and hosts the annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, the nation’s leading conference for aspiring and experienced writers, journalists and authors.

Application Process
Apply online at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu, including your Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, List of Names and Contact Information of Three References.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have significant experience in journalism or a media-related field and the academy.
  • Experience leading diverse teams and managing change are required.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills and collaborative leadership experience are required.
  • A Ph.D. in journalism, communications, public relations, advertising or a related field is required.
  • A proven track record of current and past research in journalism, public relations, communications, advertising or a journalism-related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Actively involved in academic and professional journalism organizations, such as AEJMC, BEA, NCA, SPJ or PRSA.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Mass Communication invites applications for an assistant professor of mass communication. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position is to begin Sept. 1, 2018.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes. An ideal candidate will teach required courses predominately in multimedia journalism such as media writing, multimedia production, and convergence reporting.  The ability to teach courses in social media and future technology and other related areas of mass communication is highly desired.  Being able to teach photojournalism is a plus.  Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.  The ability to teach quantitative research methods would be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to serve as the faculty advisor to the department’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) student chapter and promote and guide external student competition in this role, teach courses in the unit’s master’s degree in mass communication and maintain an active research agenda that contributes new knowledge to the discipline and to the graduate program.

The preferred candidate would hold a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline; ABDs will be considered, but the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the degree will be completed within the first year of employment. MFAs will be considered. Professional experience as a journalist is a plus. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to maintaining an active scholarly agenda and participate in advising, recruitment, service and committee work at the department and university level.

To apply, submit your application online at http://www.sfasu.edu/personnel  along with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarly work, copies of all transcripts and five references with complete contact information. Questions may be directed to Dr. John Hendricks at (936) 468-4001. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Mass Communication invites applications for an assistant professor of mass communication. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position is to begin Sept. 1, 2018.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes. An ideal candidate will teach required courses predominately in advertising and public relations.  Courses may include advertising campaigns, public relations strategies, public relations cases and campaigns, writing and more.  The ability to teach courses in social media and other related areas of mass communication is highly desired. The ability to teach quantitative research methods would be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to teach courses in the unit’s master’s degree in mass communication and maintain an active research agenda that contributes new knowledge to the discipline and to the graduate program.

The preferred candidate would hold a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline; ABDs will be considered, but the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the degree will be completed within the first year of employment. MFAs will be considered. Professional experience in the advertising and public relations professions is a plus. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to maintaining an active scholarly agenda and participate in advising, recruitment, service and committee work at the department and university level.

To apply, submit your application online at http://www.sfasu.edu/personnel along with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarly work, copies of all transcripts and five references with complete contact information. Questions may be directed to Dr. John Hendricks at (936) 468-4001. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.