University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Probationary tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 24, 2015 in Department of Communication and Journalism.

Requirements: Doctorate in mass or strategic communication or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution. ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2016. Academic preparation in advertising-specific approaches to strategic communication. The ability to teach courses in account management, research and planning, campaigns, and related areas, as is the ability to integrate multimedia and social media perspectives throughout the curriculum. Also required are strong communication skills and potential for excellent teaching in the department and high quality scholarly and/or creative activity in the discipline. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.

Desired assets include one or more: professional experience in advertising or strategic communication, commitment to integrative learning and high-impact practices, ability to teach creative skills for strategic communication, ability to enhance research or teaching in communication and diversity in the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities, and ability and interest in teaching other courses in the departmental curriculum. We seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us in developing/implementing innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core programs fall 2016.

Responsibilities: Applicants expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in mass/strategic communication emphases of advertising and public relations to further develop and deliver a theoretically grounded, contemporary curriculum emphasizing experiential learning and other high-impact practices. Applicants expected to teach a variety of courses related to advertising and strategic communication. Hired candidate expected to engage in scholarly activity; provide engaged academic advising to students as assigned; provide service to the department, university, and discipline; and participate in committee work at the department, college, and university levels.

The Department of Communication and Journalism serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and minors in journalism, communication studies, organizational communication, public relations, and advertising. Department faculty members emphasize development, integration, and practical application of theories, knowledge, and skills and are committed to the principle that communication and journalism are crucial to a democratic society.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of approximately 11,500 students and 800 faculty/administrative/professional staff. UW-Eau Claire university community members are dedicated to excellence, particularly in regard to faculty-student collaborate research.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and surrounding countryside has many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports and other recreational activities. A city of approximately 65,000, Eau Claire is considered an affordable community with employment opportunities and outstanding schools. Eau Claire is located 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which offer additional cultural and recreational activities.

You must apply online at http://www.uwec.edu/Employment. Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link Communication and Journalism Department Assistant Professor Mass/Strategic Communication. Instructions available under Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click Here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Be sure to include the following in PDF format:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vita
• Graduate school transcripts; unofficial are acceptable with initial application
• Summary of student evaluations, if available
• Names and contact information of three references

If you have application questions, contact: Dr. Mary Hoffman, Chair, hoffmamf@uwec.edu, 715-836-4431.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2014. Screening may continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing diversity. To learn more, visit http://www.uwec.edu/acadaff/jobs/.