Bridgewater College

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies –Tenure Track

The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater College invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2017.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Communication or related field (ABD considered). The department seeks a teacher-scholar with expertise in interactive media management and message design. Experience in visual design will strengthen an application.  We are looking for an individual with a broad-based understanding of the intersections between communication technology and culture, as evidenced through their research agenda. Teaching responsibilities may include some combination of the following: Public Relations, Nonprofit Communication, Organizational Communication, Oral Communication (public speaking emphasis) and/or participation in the first-year seminar (introduction to the liberal arts). The successful candidate can expect opportunities to develop new courses in their areas of interest.


APPLICATION: Please complete online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie, administrative assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, at

DEADLINE: To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by November 1, 2016.

Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse faculty, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.  Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

James Madison University

The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in public relations to begin August 25, 2017, pending budgetary approval.  We seek someone who can bring innovative teaching, engaged scholarship, and practical experiences to the classroom and can add to the intellectual climate of the school.  Applicants must be able to teach a variety of public relations courses (including writing, theory, visual communication, and/or campaigns). Successful applicants will complement the strengths of existing faculty.

Ideal applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, and possess a record of continuing or promising scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest and ability to secure external funding, develop cross-disciplinary work, contribute to graduate education in the area of health communication, and are able to teach the basic course in the general education program.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are urged to submit completed applications online as soon as possible at where they can complete the faculty profile and upload the following information: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial transcripts as document #1, student evaluations as document #2, and names, phone numbers and email addresses for three academic references (whom we will contact directly to upload a letter of recommendation). Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Corey Hickerson, Search Committee Chair, at

JMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access employer.  We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School.  The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.

Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor in Public Relations

The Virginia Tech Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations. The position begins in August 2017. Research interests should focus on reputation, security, or crisis management. Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach undergraduate core PR courses (principles of PR, research, PR writing, PR cases, and PR campaigns), have practical public relations experience, and be committed to regular involvement with PR practitioners. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with professional accreditation or certification; recent PR agency, integrated communication, nonprofit, or international PR experience; and active involvement with PR practitioners. Standard teaching load is two courses per semester per academic year.

Applicants should have a doctorate in public relations, advertising, mass communication, communication, or journalism; demonstrated record or the potential for scholarly publication related to reputation, security, or crisis management; and successful teaching experience. Professional accreditation or certification (APR, ABC, CMP), PR work experience—especially in PR agencies, integrated-communication campaigns, or international PR—and evidence of involvement with PR practitioners preferred. ABD applicants will be considered, but degree must be completed by August 10, 2017. Candidates should be willing to travel occasionally to attend professional conferences. A criminal background check is required.

Application screening will begin October 17, 2016. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing applicant’s fit with the job description and department; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy with summary of teaching evaluations; two writing examples of research relating to reputation, security, or crisis management; and names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts for at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically at posting number TR0160093;  Direct questions to Douglas F. Cannon, PhD, APR+M, Fellow PRSA, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone (540) 231-7166, email

The Department of Communication has 26 full-time faculty members and 15 graduate teaching assistants. Our department serves more than 700 undergraduate majors (400 in PR) and 22 graduate students. The Public Relations Society of America has certified the Virginia Tech undergraduate PR curriculum. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, Virginia Tech is Virginia’s top research university, a Carnegie highest research activity doctoral university (Research 1), and a land-grant institution. For more information on the Department and Virginia Tech, go to

Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech, is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. To learn more about the community, see

Virginia Tech is committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining a diverse workforce. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law ( For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Douglas Cannon at, 540-231-7166, 540 231-9817 (fax), or 1-800-828-1120 (TTY) before application screening begins.

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

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

To apply go to, 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

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.)

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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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