Penn State

Fixed-term Multi-Year Faculty in Advertising and Public Relations

The Penn State College of Communications invites applications for a multi-year fixed-term lecturer faculty member to join the Advertising and Public Relations Department. The teaching and service emphasis will be in the public relations sequence; experience in the areas of advertising and digital/social media is a plus. We are looking for an individual who enjoys the art of teaching and working with a faculty group that maintains a high degree of collegiality, collaboration, and professionalism. Strong writing and organizational skills will be necessary to teach both introductory and advanced classes. The candidate should demonstrate a firm understanding of strategic communications functions and responsibilities, strategic campaign design, standards of measurement and required skills. Experience developing creative material including graphic and web design would be ideal. Relevant professional industry experience is required; individuals with classroom teaching experience preferred, online teaching experience a plus. Master’s degree required, Ph.D. in a communications discipline a plus. The search committee will begin reviewing applications beginning March 27, 2017; the position will remain open until filled. To apply, candidates must complete an online application and upload a cover letter describing qualifications, a current resume, and list of three references.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/969174

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Biola University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Visual Media in the Department of Media, Journalism & Public Relations at Biola University

Position Summary: 
The Department of Media, Journalism & Public Relations (MJPR) at Biola University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank to begin in Fall 2017 in the area of digital media with emphasis in visual/photography and interactive communication and design.

Education and Experience Required:
The successful candidate for this position should have a record of significant professional and/or teaching experience in photojournalism, media design, publishing and/or digital media for news and/or public relations as well as evidence of successful endeavors in research. Evidence of effective teaching and a terminal degree (PhD, MFA) in an appropriately related academic field of study are expected. ABD will be considered.

Successful teaching is a hallmark of this department. The department is committed to embracing a convergent model of journalism, public relations and media learning for students, so secondary areas of professional competency will enhance the application.

The candidate could be asked to assist or supervise leadership of any of our award-winning student media or to coordinate special projects as needed. The willingness to be innovative and passionate about the field and demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset in pedagogy and in regards to the industry will enhance this candidate’s application.

University and Department Overview:
We are looking for an individual who cares about students’ development not just as scholars and pre-professionals, but as people who own their faith in Christ in a globalizing marketplace. The candidate must show a passion for helping students prepare for living out that faith and, by diligent professionalism, earning the respect of peers in rapidly changing multicultural media careers. The candidate will also need to hold personal theological beliefs that are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement, and maintains a lifestyle consistent with the Biola Standard of Conduct. The ideal candidate will have experience with, or a compassion for, marginalized ethnic groups in the U.S. and other countries. Bilingual and cross-cultural media experience are desired in the candidate.

Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work effectively with diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and to integrate multicultural content and issues into their teaching.

Application Procedure:
Please go to biola.edu/employment to create and submit your application, as well as to submit the following materials.

  • Application letter showing fit with the job, the university mission and the department’s goals
  • Current CV
  • Statement describing your Christian faith and its integration with your work
  • Statement concerning teaching philosophy
  • 20 visuals demonstrating your own work in the visual
  • 20 images of visuals demonstrating work by your students with description of assignment and assistance you gave or critique you offered of the work
  • Samples of published research (if available)
  • Sample Syllabi you’ve written and used in recent teaching

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice in Multimedia Writing
College of Media & Communication
REQ# 10028BR

SUMMARY:
The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a media and communication writing professional and teacher with media writing, multimedia writing, editing and publication experience.  This is a non-tenure-track, full-time position, renewable annually based on performance.

TEACHING AND SERVICE:
Candidates should be prepared and credentialed to teach in the COMC’s online professional MA program in addition to teaching undergraduate face-to-face and online courses. Instructional duties would comprise 40% of this position’s overall assignment, equating to a teaching load of four courses (2/2) per 9-month academic year, with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions for additional compensation. The remaining 60% of the position would be devoted to leading a student, faculty and staff production team that produces traditional and digital publications and productions. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

AFFILIATION:
This position would report to the Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Media & Communication.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media writing including but not limited to: traditional and online magazines, new media, newspaper, television, advertising, public relations, non-profit and other types of organizations.
  • A completed Master’s degree (MA/MFA) or PhD at the time of appointment; plus exceptional professional experience at the time of appointment;
    experience managing students and/or professional staff in the completion of professional-quality media projects;
  • a strong writing portfolio;
  • excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media and communication writing experiences
  • Master’s degree (MA/MFA) or PhD completed at the time of appointment;
  • Traditional and new media experience;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and/or professional writing (honors, awards, etc.);
  • Skills in writing and editing for fast-paced social media environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those applications completed prior to April 1, 2017.  A complete description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/employment/.  Apply on-line at http://careers.texastech.edu/.  You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, a link to your professional portfolio, and a letter of application describing your teaching experience and creative/professional accomplishments.  The Requisition Number for the position is 10028BR.

The search committee is headed by Dr. Todd Chambers.  Questions may be addressed to him at todd.chambers@ttu.edu or by voice at 806.834.5712.

The preferred start date for employment is September 1, 2017 (Fall 2017).

ABOUT US:
The College of Media & Communication has approximately 1,650 undergraduate majors, 150 MA students and 36 Ph.D. students.  It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media and communication research center grows. Junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect the college’s ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, health, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods.

Texas Tech University is included among the elite group of 115 doctoral institutions that has received the “Highest Research Activity” designation in the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

EEO:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Butler University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Journalism and Sports Media

Position Overview

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in Journalism and Sports Media, beginning Fall 2017. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 31, 2017. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching multimedia journalism and sports media courses. The ability to mentor students during Butler athletic events is required.

A terminal degree in Journalism or a closely related field is required. The teaching load will be 9 credit hours per semester, and this position requires an active program of scholarly or creative pursuits.

The Sports Media program is a fast growing and innovative major. Students have the opportunity to work on the production of local sporting events, and internship opportunities abound in the Indianapolis area with professional and amateur sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, the Indianapolis 500, and the NCAA national headquarters.

More information about the Sports Media program is available at https://www.butler.edu/sports-media.

To Apply
Applicants must submit:

  • Completed Butler University Employment Application form available at https://www.butler.edu/sites/default/files/employee_application_form.docx
  • Letter of application outlining qualifications and teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of three references who can speak to candidate’s educational and professional abilities
  • Sample of creative or scholarly work
  • Unofficial transcripts

Application and completed support materials should be submitted via email to:
Dr. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication sportsmediasearch@butler.edu

Or via mail to:
Dr. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Sports Media Search Search Committee Chair
College of Communication
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice in Creative Media
College of Media & Communication
REQ# 10027BR

SUMMARY:
The College of Media & Communication (COMC) at Texas Tech University seeks a creative professional and teacher with production and post-production skills in film/video production and/or interactive multimedia design to lead a client-driven student production team. This is a non-tenure-track, full-time position, renewable annually based on performance.

TEACHING AND SERVICE:
Candidates should be prepared and credentialed to teach in the COMC’s online professional MA program in addition to teaching undergraduate face-to-face and online courses. Instructional duties would comprise 40% of this position’s overall assignment, equating to a teaching load of four courses (2/2) per 9-month academic year, with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions for additional compensation. The remaining 60% of the position would be devoted to leading a student, faculty and staff production team that produces traditional and digital publications and productions. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

AFFILIATION:
This position would report to the Chair of the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media, and in most cases her/his teaching assignments would be in JEM/JOUR/EMC. Opportunities for media production will be developed through the College’s Center for Communication Research.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10-15 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media production, particularly with regard to film/video production, digital editing, audio, and web/multimedia design;
  • media sales, donor development, and/or administrative experience;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching and/or creative/commercial production (honors, awards, etc.);
  • skills in emerging content production techniques (e.g., digital delivery, virtual reality, etc.).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10-15 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media production, particularly with regard to film/video production, digital editing, audio, and web/multimedia design;
  • media sales, donor development, and/or administrative experience;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching and/or creative/commercial production (honors, awards, etc.);
  • skills in emerging content production techniques (e.g., digital delivery, virtual reality, etc.).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/employment/. Apply on-line at http://careers.texastech.edu/. You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, a link to your professional portfolio, and a letter of application describing your teaching experience and creative/professional accomplishments. The Requisition Number for the position is 10027BR.

The search committee is headed by Drs. Glenn Cummins and Robert Peaslee, co-Chairs. Questions may be addressed to them at glenn.cummins@ttu.edu or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu or by calling +1 (806) 834-2562.

The preferred start date for employment is September 1, 2017 (Fall 2017).

ABOUT US:
The College of Media & Communication has approximately 1,650 undergraduate majors, 150 MA students and 36 Ph.D. students. It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media and communication research center grows. Junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect the college’s ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, health, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods.

Texas Tech University is included among the elite group of 115 doctoral institutions that has received the “Highest Research Activity” designation in the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

EEO:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

North Carolina Central University

DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
BROADCAST MEDlA • JOURNALISM • MEDlA STUDIES • PUBLIC RELATIONS

ENDOWED CHAIR, MASS COMMUNICATION

The Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University invites applications for the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair, which will be a two-semester scholar-in-residence program for Fall 2017.

The department seeks a distinguished scholar with a Ph.D. in mass communication or a distinguished practitioner with an extensive record of professional achievement and significant industry experience in the following areas: media studies, digital and new media, broadcast, and/or public relations.

The candidate who holds the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair will teach two courses each semester. The candidate will also make one public presentation during each semester he or she teaches. If the candidate is a distinguished practitioner, the presentation will be of a professional nature; if the candidate is a distinguished scholar, the presentation will focus on scholarly work. The holder of the endowed chair position will also be required to provide the department with assistance for attaining accreditation and to assist the department in the areas of grant writing and fundraising.

Created in 2012, the NCCU Department of Mass Communication offers a B.A. degree and enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students. The department offers four concentrations: Broadcast Media, Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations. The department also includes the award-winning Campus Echo newspaper, our web-based radio station AudioNet, and access to our NPR radio station WNCU-FM 90.7, and a television studio.

NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation’s first public historically black college. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The university continues to serve its traditional student body of African Americans while expanding on its commitment to meet the educational needs of a student body that is diverse in race and other socioeconomic qualities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Go to jobs.nccu.edu. Select “Search Postings” and search current postings by selecting Mass
Communication in the “Department” drop-down menu at the jobs.nccu.edu site.

A complete application will contain the following: 1) an application letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one­ page statement of teaching philosophy; 5) copies of college transcripts for each degree earned; 4) the name, phone number and e-mail address of three references. You also may include recent teaching evaluations, if available. Official transcripts will be required if a contract is offered. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries, please contact selection committee chair Dr. Lisa Paulin via email at lpaulin@nccu.edu.

NCCU, an EEOIAA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three days of employment with the University. Accommodations of applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Xavier University

The Communication Arts department at Xavier University, a Jesuit-Catholic university, invites applications for a Visiting Faculty member in communication and digital media for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. Pending funding and approval, there will be the opportunity to apply for a tenure-track position the following year. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching a 4-4 course load in our rapidly growing Digital Media major and minor. Courses to be taught include digital design, understanding new media, and our introductory mass communication course.

We seek candidates with both teaching experience and research interests in internet studies, new media, digital media, computer-mediated communication, and/or human-computer interaction. Ideal candidates will also have some expertise in teaching the creation of digital media (production, design, etc.). We are a diverse, energetic department with Advertising, Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Digital Media programs. Candidates may come from a wide range of disciplines, including media studies, rhetoric, communication studies, communication science, mass communication, journalism, etc. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a commitment to the teacher-scholar model in a liberal-arts setting.

Our department has embedded community-engaged learning throughout our curricula and they are supported by Xavier University’s culture. The Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning supports developing relationships with community partners. Our department has made excellent use of this and other resources, and we look forward to the additional and enhanced collaborations we can develop with a new colleague.

For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy and three reference letters by March 31, 2017 on Xavier University’s website.

Please note:  only 5 attachments are allowed per position at step 3 of the application process online.  Consolidate documents if necessary.

Questions and reference letters should be forwarded to ­­­­­­­Wendy Maxian, Department Chair, maxianw@xavier.edu.

Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women and minorities.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employee

Manhattan College

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track *Search Extended*

Manhattan College’s Communication Department seeks a tenure-track faculty member, at the assistant professor level, to join and participate in the building of our dynamic and still relatively new undergraduate program.  We are looking for someone who will guide our concentration in journalism, but who is also a communication generalist.  In addition, we seek someone committed to the balance of theory and practice, given our commitment to the liberal arts tradition and the College’s Lasallian tradition and to take advantage of our location in the northernmost borough of New York City.  By theory, we mean theory that connects our discipline to the liberal arts, to ethical practice in the media/mass media industry, to the use of media by citizens and consumers, to media’s impact on individuals and society/culture, and to the role of journalism within a democratic political system.  By practice, we mean someone with either or both a record of professional experience and a willingness to work and network with the industry in Manhattan to create internship and career opportunities for our students.

The successful candidate must be willing to teach basic courses as well as courses in journalism, and will serve as advisor for our student newspaper, The Quadrangle (for which s/he will receive either course release time or a stipend).  The candidate must also be committed to steering our students across the frontier of our digital future, with respect to the changes and uncertainties digital media present for the news industry and journalistic practice, and the consequence of these changes and uncertainties for the provision and necessity of news in a democratic society.

Finally, we are particularly interested in a candidate who would be interested to teach core courses in our program including ethics in mass communication, media theory and research, and our capstone senior thesis course.

Ph.D. in journalism expected.  Record of publication and commitment to teaching a must.

To start Fall 2017. Applications will be considered until 15 March 2017.

Please send a cover letter and CV via e-mail to thom.gencarelli@manhattan.edu, apply with the application link below, or by mail to the Communication Department, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, New York 10471-4098.

Application Link: https://inside.manhattan.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs-faculty.php

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V

Montclair State University

Director
School of Communication and Media

Overview:
Montclair State University seeks the next Director of its School of Communication and Media. The Director will oversee the continued development of a School distinguished by an interdisciplinary, innovative, and creative environment where students pursue studies in communication, diverse media, and related emerging fields of study and professional practice. One of four academic units in the highly regarded College of the Arts, the School offers B.A. degrees in Communication and Media Arts, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Television and Digital Media, a B.F.A. in Filmmaking, and an M.A. in Public and Organizational Communication. While these programs currently serve approximately 800 majors and graduate students, enrollment is anticipated to grow by fifty percent over the next five years.

The School will shortly take occupancy of an extraordinary new facility, providing a physical and technological environment at the front edge of both academic and industry standards. The University seeks a Director with the energy, vision, and experience to seize the opportunity of shaping this exciting School through planning the growth of its faculty, realizing the potential of its physical facilities, and continuing the development of curricula that will provide a superb and future-oriented education for students. The successful candidate will be charged with building substantial connections to the media and communication industries in the region and beyond and establishing a robust network of external fundraising to support the realization of the School’s aspirations.

Responsibilities:
The Director will exercise intellectual and academic leadership within the School and will contribute to a strategic vision for its growth and development within the framework of the expanding mission and reputation of the College and the University. The Director will be responsible for building and maintaining a national and international identity for the School and for developing external partnerships capable of contributing to the excellence and the capacities of the School. The Director will also be an advocate and representative of the School to the campus, the alumni, the Advisory Board of the School, and the professional communication and media communities in New Jersey, New York, and the larger national and international communications and media community.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates must possess a record of distinguished academic and professional achievement appropriate to a significant academic leadership position and to a senior faculty appointment in a discipline represented in the School. Candidates must also have demonstrated successful administrative and management experience, including a record of working within large and complex institutions. Skills in leading people, managing budgets, assuring effective administrative operations, and communicating effectively with various publics are critical.

For further details, please visit: http://www.montclair.edu/director-search-scomm/

University of Miami

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Public Relations
Department of Strategic Communication
School of Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Miami’s School of Communication is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to teach in the Public Relations program, beginning in August 2017. This professionally oriented position entails teaching six (6) courses per academic year, academic advising of undergraduate students, service to the department, school, and university, and the maintenance of significant professional standing in the field of public relations. A Master’s degree is required; a terminal degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of five years of professional experience in public relations is required. The ideal candidate will have senior-level experience in the field of Public Relations. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Successful candidates must have the ability to teach at courses in at least three of the following subjects: Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Strategy Development, Writing for Public Relations, Public Relations Research, Public Relations Message Development and Execution, Public Relations Management, and Public Relations Campaigns. In addition, the ideal candidate also will be able to teach courses in more specialized areas such as travel and tourism, media relations, international public relations, corporate communication, crisis management, public relations measurement, health care administration. The candidate must be passionate about working with students, be willing and able to embrace new technology and help students adapt to new media demands, and assist students Candidates should be able to connect students to seasoned professionals in the Public Relations field, helping to provide them with solid leads to good job and internship opportunities.

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2017. Interested and qualified candidates should send 1) a letter summarizing their teaching philosophy and how they feel their professional experience will benefit the technology-savvy students in our program; 2) a current resume; and 3) three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Alyse R. Lancaster, Chair
Department of Strategic Communication
School of Communication
University of Miami
PO Box 248127
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2105

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.