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.

Ohio Wesleyan University

Assistant Professor of Communication (2 positions)
Search #1617-0020

Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus. Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Journalism and Communication invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Communication (two positions). These are three-year term positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2017 with the possibility of conversion to tenure track positions.

Position 1:
Primary – Organizational Communication
Secondary – Strategic Communication

Candidate must have practical and academic expertise in Organizational, Interpersonal and Group Communication and a secondary interest in Strategic Corporate Communication. This position will include teaching courses in organizational communication, interpersonal and group communication, conflict resolution, and inter-cultural communication. Candidate will be expected to also teach the core communication courses, including organizational communication, communication theory, research methods and a capstone communication course.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse students to develop outside-classroom and internship opportunities in addition to regular classroom responsibilities. The course load is 9 contact hours (3 courses) per semester. A Ph.D. is required.

Position 2:
Primary – Media Production Studies
Secondary – Organizational Communication

Candidate must have practical and academic expertise in Media Production Studies and a secondary interest in Organizational, Interpersonal, and Group Communication. This position will include teaching courses in media effects & society, digital media, advanced video production, and persuasive communication. Candidate will be expected to also teach the core communication courses, including communication theory, research methods and a capstone communication course.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse students to develop outside-classroom and internship opportunities in addition to regular classroom responsibilities. The course load is 9 contact hours (3 courses) per semester. A Terminal degree is required.

Completed application packets will include:
1) Letter of interest (cover letter)
2) Resume or curriculum vitae
3) Transcripts from Graduate School(s)
4) Copies of teaching evaluations
5) Writing sample of professional work
6) Statement of teaching philosophy
7) Three professional references

Please e-mail application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

City University of Hong Kong

Worldwide Search for Talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The University has seven Colleges/Schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy, engineering, environment, humanities, law, science, social sciences, veterinary sciences and other strategic growth areas.

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
(Computational Social Science for Communication Research)
Department of Media and Communication
[Ref. C/400/30]

The Department of Media and Communication continues to build up its faculty strength and invites applications and nominations for the above posts. The Department has a strong international team of scholars at the forefront of research and publication in International Communication, Media Effects, New/Social Media, Computational Communication Research, Communication for Social Change, and Political Economy of the Media.

Duties: The appointees will work in one or more of the following areas: (1) Text Mining/Natural Language Processing, (2) Machine Learning, (3) Social Network Analysis, (4) Computer Programming (e.g. R, Python), (5) Infographics/Data Visualization, (6) Mobile Application Design, (7) Data-Driven Journalism, and (8) Computational Humanities; and teach both theoretical content and hands-on skills (i.e. coding for some of the above areas is highly desirable).

Requirements: A PhD in Communication/Media Studies/Computer Science/Information Science/Network Science or related disciplines. Candidates for Chair Professor/Professor/ Associate Professor should have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements in both teaching and research, a strong record in research grant coordination and/or academic management expertise. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a solid and promising record of scholarly achievements in both teaching and research. The appointees are expected to work well with colleagues.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email: hrojob@cityu.edu.hk / Fax: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include a current curriculum vitae. Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office.

Your curriculum vitae should include the following:
•         Academic and Professional Qualifications
•         Chronological Employment History
•         Teaching Record
•         Research/Applied Work Achievements
•         Publication List
•         Community and Professional Service
•         Three copies of most recent papers or papers that contain most significant work (preferred)

The Department accepts applications and nominations on a continuing basis until the positions are filled. The University will give full consideration to all applications and nominations. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department [Email: com@cityu.edu.hk], specifying the position applied for. The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2016); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2015).

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU’s main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University is seeking a full-time, tenure-eligible assistant professor who is a content-driven reporter adept at storytelling with both traditional and cutting-edge technologies. The successful candidate will have experience in writing for print and digital platforms as well as skill in and appreciation of interacting through social media.

The School’s reputation for excellence and tradition of success continues to attract outstanding faculty and top students from across the nation. We seek a professional writer and reporter who understands the importance of cross-platform storytelling and who is excited to work with our faculty, students and staff to fulfill the School of Journalism & Broadcasting’s mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment. Employment begins in August 2017.

Responsibilities: In addition to teaching courses in news writing, intermediate and advanced reporting as well as multiplatform news, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach one or two School core courses per year. Other responsibilities include research/creative work, student advising and service to the School and University.

A Master’s degree appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of 5 years of professional media experience OR a terminal degree (MFA/Ph.D.) appropriate to the appointment plus 3 years of professional media experience. Candidates should have a record of exceptional teaching and service in a professional and/or university setting.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745-5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

The following items must be submitted our electronic talent management system by March 6, 2017, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled. Use this link, http://www.wku.edu/employment/. Select Faculty and Select Assistant Professor, Journalism.

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

Robert Morris University

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – MEDIA ARTS (TV/VIDEO PRODUCTION)

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

OPPORTUNITY
The Department of Media Arts seeks applicants for a faculty position (9-month) to teach all levels of undergraduate digital television and cinema production courses, particularly courses in multi-camera studio production and field production. Successful candidates will have diverse television and cinema production skills, expertise in multiple genres, and experience in networking with industry partners.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in film, television, media studies, communication, or in a closely related field; an ABD in these fields may be considered; multi-camera television production experience; demonstrated record of development, production and distribution of digital television and/or cinema; demonstrated creative and/or research agenda in television and/or cinema; knowledge of contemporary creative and digital editing software and ability to teach FCP X; strong commitment to teaching; online media production and program distribution experience desirable; ability to teach advanced multi-camera studio production and television history desirable; three years or more of university teaching experience and professional television production experience desirable.

OTHER INFORMATION
RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued. Salaries are market competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is Fall, 2017 and dependent upon final budgetary approval.

For more information on Robert Morris University, please visit rmu.edu; degree programs and accreditations, please visit, rmu.edu/academics and rmu.edu/accreditations; candidate and new employee information, please visit rmu.edu/careers and rmu.edu/benefits.

HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vitae and a list of three academic and/or professional references via email to: SCIS_Faculty_Apps@rmu.edu c/o Dean LeBlanc.

At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origins, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds.

We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world.

Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. EEO

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University’s accredited School of Journalism is seeking a tenure-track (#143060) Assistant or Associate Professor of Advertising and Strategic Communication https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/3951. The department seeks an enthusiastic candidate who exhibits teaching excellence, maintains an active research or creative agenda and ensures student success through mentoring, participating in service and providing exceptional learning opportunities. The position begins August 1, 2017.

Our new colleague will understand the intersection of advertising, strategic communication and public relations. Teaching responsibilities include courses such as Foundations of Advertising, Advertising and Strategic Communication Case Studies, Copywriting, Interactive Advertising and Social Media, Strategic Communication Research Methods, and Campaigns. The ability to teach media strategy and buying is highly desirable. Other responsibilities include developing a creative or research and service agenda in support of tenure and promotion. Additional responsibilities include student mentoring, advising the student advertising club and school service.

Required Education:  Earned doctorate in Advertising, Strategic Communication, Public Relations, or related field.  ABDs due to be completed by August 1, 2017 will be considered. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in advertising, public relations or strategic communication. Candidates will also have a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, research or creative activity, and service.

For position information about either position, contact Dr. Greg Pitts, Director, School of Journalism, 615-494-8925 or greg.pitts@mtsu.edu.

MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, TN, about 35 miles from Nashville, and offers a low cost of living and high quality of life.

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Professor of Practice, Non-tenure track (Position Number 50682)

The Division of Journalism invites applications for a professor of practice to teach courses in news reporting and digital journalism while also advising digital student media operations. Our program trains journalists to communicate in all areas relating to news media, digital journalism and video. Our state-of-the-art Journalism Complex, located in the top media market in the Southwest, includes a digital newsroom and broadcast studio. Programs in journalism and fashion media emphasize strong technology skills as well as the traditional foundation in writing, editing, critical thinking and ethics. The ideal candidate will have a versatile reporting background as well as a proven and ongoing curiosity in embracing new media techniques. Teaching responsibilities will include basic and advanced courses that cover writing, reporting, digital skills, social media and multimedia, as well as the possibility of developing other elective courses depending on area of expertise. Responsibilities also include academic advising and committee work. The position begins August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or other relevant field, as well as full-time professional experience in print, digital or broadcast news in a major media market.

Preferred qualifications: An advanced degree with an established record of teaching experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/40509 by uploading a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 10, 2017.

University of Minnesota

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) invites applications for a 100%-time, nine-month, contract faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for academic year 2017/18 (08/28/2017 – 05/27/2018). The SJMC seeks an outstanding instructor with teaching interests in journalism and/or mass communication. All requirements for the Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, mass media or a closely related discipline with an emphasis in journalism/ mass communication/ mass media must be completed by the start-date of the appointment (08/28/2017). Meaningful professional journalism experience and the capacity to contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of a rapidly evolving curriculum in journalism/ mass communication/ mass media fields are highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of successful undergraduate teaching and advising at a four-year research University. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of, or a commitment to a scholarly program of original research and publication, and to institutional and professional service and engagement. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity and commitment to develop and teach a mix of introductory, large-enrollment undergraduate courses in areas such as journalism studies, mass communication, new media, media and culture, media and diversity, visual communication, etc.

To apply go to https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. In keywords, search for 315545.

Francis Marion University

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (17-35)

The Department of Mass Communication is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses, including introduction to mass communication, ethics, online journalism, convergence journalism and other classes as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum of five years newsroom experience. Master’s in journalism or related field required. Ph.D. preferred.

Start Date: August 2017

Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 17-35); 2) FM Faculty Application; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and 5) copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).

Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To obtain the FM Faculty Application, please visit http://www.fmarion.edu/about/positions.

To obtain information about the State of South Carolina and other support services for state employees, please visit http://www.fmarion.edu/about/hrlinks.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution