James Madison University

Assistant / Associate Professor – Advertising Copywriting and Media Production – 0407513

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track or renewable-term assistant/associate professor position beginning in August 2017.

SMAD seeks a student-oriented colleague to teach creative advertising, including advertising copywriting and other courses in his/her areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also teach introductory skill courses in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, web and/or video production in the department’s foundation course sequence.

SMAD has four concentrations: Converged/Interactive Media, Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication (IACC), Digital Video and Cinema, and Journalism. IACC will be replaced by a newly developed Creative Advertising concentration in fall 2017. SMAD faculty represent a blend of professional and academic interests. The school has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about our program, go to www.jmu.edu/smad.

All SMAD faculty are engaged in teaching, service and research or creative activities. An MFA or Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment; ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered. A master’s degree is required for a renewable-term appointment. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.

JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top public master’s-level university for 17 of the past 21 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/.

To apply go to http://JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0407513 and submit the faculty profile, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references. Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and continue until the job is filled. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant/Associate Professor, Mass Communications
The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions, commencing on August 16, 2017. VCU is a major public research university in Richmond, Virginia (classified Carnegie “high research activity”) enrolling more than 31,000 students; the Robertson School has about 1,300 total students. This is an exciting time to be at VCU and a great opportunity to join our collegial team of faculty and staff. The individuals hired for these positions will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Two scholarship tracks are available, academic and professional. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member is required. Interest is desired in contributing to the School’s growing international presence and demonstrated commitment to community engagement. Find out more about the School at http://robertson.vcu.edu/.

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism

The ideal candidate will have strong college/university-level teaching experience and extensive professional experience in broadcast journalism as a journalist and/or journalism educator. In addition, a significant record of, or the potential for, academic or professional scholarship is required. TV production and multimedia skills are also required. The position requires a master’s degree in mass communications or a related field; a Ph.D. is preferred. Primary teaching assignments will include skills classes such as journalism writing and reporting, online journalism, multiplatform reporting and/or data journalism/visualization, and broadcast production. Possible supervision of the School’s student-produced TV newscast may be required.

Assistant and Associate Professors of Public Relations

These two positions require a Ph.D. in mass communications or a related field. (ABD, with expected completion by August 15, 2017, is considered for the Assistant Professor position.) The ideal candidates should have college/university-level teaching experience and professional experience. For the Assistant Professor position, the faculty member should have an established research agenda, clear potential for external funding as appropriate, and potential for traditional research or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the School. For the Associate Professor position, the faculty member should have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external grant funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the School. Both faculty members will teach courses in digital media, research, writing, campaigns, international public relations, and strategic public relations.

Application Materials and Process

Please provide the following application materials: (1) a letter of application (to Dr. Clarence Thomas, Chair, Broadcast Journalism Search Committee or Dr. Marcus Messner, Chair, Public Relations Search Committee); (2) current curriculum vitae (to include the name and contact information of three references); and the following as one PDF file: (3) separate statements on scholarship and teaching; (4) non-returnable samples/examples of scholarship, teaching materials, and/or professional work (for the broadcast journalism position); non-returnable samples/examples of scholarship (for the PR positions); and (5) if possible, examples of student work. (For the broadcast journalism position, students’ television/multimedia work is preferred.)

Apply online at https://www.vcujobs.com/.

For full consideration, application must be completed by October 1, 2016; position remains open until filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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University of Virginia

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in public relations and advertising beginning in August 2017. Teaching responsibilities include quantitative research methods, and/or a basic course in media studies along with developing and teaching courses in public relations, advertising, and social media. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in communication, or a related field (with at least 18 graduate hours in communication) or Master’s degree in communication with substantial experience in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Tenure-track rank will depend upon academic credentials and experience. Successful candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills, computer skills, experience teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate education. Additionally, successful applicants must be able to guide students in applied communication contexts like original research in the field and internships.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a four-year, public, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Teaching load is a 4/4.

Interested applicants should apply online at jobs.virginia.edu, posting #0619084. Along with the completed candidate profile, please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation (upload to Other 1, Other 2, and Other 3), contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR; A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

UVa’s College at Wise is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.