Webster University

School of Communications
Faculty & Administrative Positions

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for three positions:
Assistant Professor, Games and Game Design

Visiting Assistant Professor, Audio Production

Associate Dean, School of Communications

Consult the full job descriptions and application instructions posted on the School’s website (http://www.webster.edu/communications/about/job-opportunities.html)

University of Alabama

The College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama seeks an individual to fill a full-time, 3-year renewable contract faculty teaching position (renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, funding, etc.), in the area of sports communication. Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in a communication-related field. The position begins August 16, 2017. Salary is nationally competitive.

The successful candidate will serve as the Assistant Director for the Alabama Program in Sports Communication (APSC), facilitating student groups, coordinating student internships, promoting diversity and underrepresented populations, and pursuing APSC partnerships with the local community. Information on that program can be found at: https://sportscom.ua.edu. Additionally, candidates should be able to serve and teach in at least one of three departments comprising the college: Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Journalism & Creative Media.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record–professionally or in academia–in one or more of the following areas: sport journalism, sport broadcasting, sport and new media, sport and society/culture, sports advertising, and sports public relations. Preference will be given to candidates who can ably teach in more than one of the aforementioned areas. Collaboration with other College units is encouraged, including the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets–the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market.

The College of Communication and Information Sciences is one of the largest AEJMC-accredited communication colleges in the nation, with over 3,000 students and plentiful offerings at the Masters and Doctoral levels. More information on the college can be found at: https://cis.ua.edu

The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 37,000 students, including around 5,000 graduate students in more than 120 master’s and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 45th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.cis.ua.edu. Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Andrew C. Billings (acbillings@ua.edu).

To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an (a) application letter; (b) vita/resume, (c) evidence of engagement in sports communication, and (d) names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Screening of applications begins March 1, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Northern Illinois University

Department of Communication invites applications for an anticipated tenure- track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in strategic communication / public relations, effective August 16, 2017.

We seek a candidate who has a strong research agenda in strategic communication/ public relations. The candidate also must be qualified to teach undergraduate courses in: PR principles and practices; PR writing; PR cases and campaigns; and corporate advocacy and issue management.

The hired candidate will also be expected to teach graduate courses in the Communication Studies M.A. program, engage in an active research program, and perform service to the Department, profession, and discipline.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in journalism, communication, or related field at the time of appointment; record of scholarship, teaching, and service to the discipline commensurate with the appointment rank; and the previously specified expertise.

Preferred qualifications: Professional experience in public relations, journalism, advertising, or related field; demonstrated ability to serve a diverse student population.

Application materials should be submitted electronically. Send electronic copy of letter of interest addressing qualifications relevant to job description, CV, evidence of scholarly activity, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcript of Ph.D. coursework, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Mehdi Semati (Strategic Communication / Public Relations Search Chair) msemati@niu.edu.

An official transcript will be required from those candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Review of completed applications will begin on February 20, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  A pre-employment criminal background investigation is required.

NIU is included in the Research Universities—High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the Association of Public and Land- Grant Universities. NIU, located in a semirural area with easy access to the Chicago and Rockford media markets, has a diverse student body. The University has two public radio stations (WNIJ and WNIU) and an award-winning student-run campus newspaper (the Northern Star). Departmental facilities include the Northern Television Center (a dedicated building for news reporting and production and transmission of student-created content) and several editing suites and computer labs. The Department is affiliated with the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association and maintains an active chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

The Department of Communication, one of seventeen departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Communication Studies and Journalism and an M.A. in Communication Studies. The Department serves a diverse student body including approximately 700 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 16 full-time instructors and visiting faculty, and 6 full-time supportive professional staff.  Department faculty are active in such organizations as the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Communication Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the National Communication Association, the Popular Culture Association, and the University Film and Video Association. The Department and University are committed to the principle of diversity and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to this objective. The Department website is: http://www.comm.niu.edu/comm/.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations, and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different-sex domestic partners.

University of Toledo

Multimedia/Broadcasting Journalist Lecturer Job Description

The Department of Communication at the University of Toledo seeks applications for an instructor position in multimedia/broadcasting journalism.  Teaching responsibilities will primarily focus on journalism in a television studio and multimedia lab environment. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate multimedia courses such as reporting, video production, and digital newsroom. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing cross-discipline integration of new media technologies and multi-platform journalism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four to five courses per semester and advise a student media group.  A start date of August 2017 is expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in communication or related field
  • Professional experience in broadcast and/or online journalism, or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience managing student productions for public dissemination.
  • Knowledge of television and multimedia tools and web technologies.
  • Previous teaching experience.


Applications must be made online at https://jobs.utoledo.edu under the “Faculty” tab (Posting# 0600394).

Application materials must include the following materials only:

  1. A cover letter articulating your professional journalism experience in broadcasting
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Links to two examples of published work and creative works
  4. Three references with personal knowledge of the applicant’s experience and qualifications related to this position

Consideration of applications will begin February 8, 2017 until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to:
Dr. Jackie Layng, Search Committee Chair at Jacqueline.layng@utoledo.edu

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

University of Toledo

Assistant Professor of Broadcasting Job Description

The Department of Communication at the University of Toledo seeks a dynamic candidate to teach broadcasting and to reflect the changing realities of the media industry. This position will begin in August 2017.

Preference will be given to candidates well versed in broadcasting and new media who can teach students to thrive in today’s multimedia newsroom. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in television production, as well as other departmental core media courses as appropriate. Such areas include beginning and advanced broadcasting and journalism courses, video production, editing and broadcast writing and mass communication.

We seek a candidate who will also advise program majors, engage in scholarship and help develop innovative approaches to communication education in a global environment. The ideal candidate will be one who reaches across academic disciplines to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities.

Minimum qualifications:
Applicants must have a terminal degree in a Communication related field with a focus in Television Broadcasting and must also have significant professional media experience.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.utoledo.edu/ under the “Faculty” tab (Posting 0600395) and application materials must include the following materials only:

1.  A cover letter that clearly articulates your qualifications, education and professional broadcasting experience;
2.  Curriculum vitae;
3.  Links of two examples of published work and/creative works
4.  Three references able to address the candidate’s qualification for this position.

Consideration of applications will begin February 8, 2017 until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. David Tucker, Search Committee Chair at david.tucker@utoledo.edu.

University of Toledo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.