United International College (UIC)

United International College (Zhuhai, China), New Media Communication (currently under Public Relations and Advertising Program)

United International College (UIC), a consortium between Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University, invites applications to join our global Faculty in a full-time teaching position to begin in September 2017. Located in Zhuhai, a southern Chinese city known for its excellent environment, UIC is committed to advancing the globalization of higher education and is known for its innovative initiatives in liberal arts education in China.

The instructional language at UIC is English.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in communication with a special focus on new media/digital media or closely related field. ABD also considered.
  • Or, Master’s degree with significant professional experience (8+ years) in the communication industry, with practice in new media/digital media.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • An interest in Chinese culture and society is a plus.

The position will include teaching undergraduate courses, supervising capstone projects, advising students, and providing service to the department and the university. Teaching duties include one or more of the following areas: introductory courses in new media, visual and interaction design, writing for new media, new media and technology, or data analytics.

Academic ranks as professor, associate professor, or assistant professor will be offered based on individual qualifications. Salary is globally competitive and is commensurate with experience. UIC offers healthcare benefits, a housing allowance, and support for research activities.

Review of applications begins immediately until the position is filled. Information on the college is available at http://uic.edu.hk/en. Please apply online at http://web.uic.edu.hk/en/hr/job-opportunities/job-vacancy/teaching-positions. Please include a letter of interest with specific reference to the new media position, a current CV, a list of 3 current references, and a recent teaching evaluation. References will only be contacted if a position is offered. Questions may be directed to Program Director of the Public Relations and Advertising Program, Dr. Fan Hu: fanhu@uic.edu.hk.

The University of Alabama

APR Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding faculty member for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of August 2018; possibility to start in January 2018.

Research: An earned doctorate in advertising, integrated marketing communication or related field is required by date of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to “shape the future of global advertising and public relations,” we welcome diverse research perspectives, an understanding of the changing media environment, and entrepreneurial, leadership-focused thinking.

Teaching: UA is a student-centered research university.  It is preferred that candidates have teaching experience and be able to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team. An understanding of the strategic foundation of advertising is necessary, and applicants with professional experience in this area will be particularly strong candidates. Primary teaching assignments will include advertising strategy courses, such as research methods, consumer insights, advertising account planning and media planning. Secondary assignments could include creative advertising development courses, dependent upon department’s needs and candidate’s skills.  The APR department houses a master’s program and participates in a college-wide doctoral program.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is nationally recognized with more than 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Student work has been exhibited during The One Club for Art & Copy’s Creative Week in New York.  The department is a frequent finalist in PRWeek’s Education Program of the Year.  The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply: Upload an application, resume and cover letter for the assistant-level position at: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/40587 and mail three letters of recommendation to:

APR Search Committee
Attn: Dr. Hyoungkoo Khang
University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search should be directed to khang@apr.ua.edu.

Doane University

Doane University invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting position as an Assistant Professor or Instructor of Communication. Ph.D. in Communication preferred, MA will be considered; preference may be given to a candidate who has a specialty in Strategic Communication. Candidate will teach basic courses in communication such as Fundamentals of Communication, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Relations.

Apply at www.doane.edu/jobs with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. For more information visit the Doane University website at www.doane.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of the nation.

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Communication program seeks an individual for a full-time (1.0 FTE), one-year temporary instructor position in Digital Cinema, beginning September 16, 2017, and ending June 15, 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in video production and film studies, advise students, and help develop curriculum for the Digital Cinema concentration within the Communication major.

We seek an innovative and vibrant practitioner with a background in camera work, lighting, and/or audio field recording, especially experience working on independent productions with small crews and limited resources. Applicants should be skilled in contemporary digital video production technologies, well-versed in industry standard workflows for film, video, or broadcast, and be qualified to teach such courses as Studio Production, Media Literacy, Digital Video Foundations, Intro to Film Analysis, Camera, Audio, and Lighting for Film and Video, Location Shooting for Film and Video, Editing for Film and Video, and additional upper division electives in the applicant’s area of specialization.

The teaching load for instructors on the professional track is 11 four-credit courses (44 ELU) per year, spread across three quarters. Instructors have service responsibilities, but research or creative work is not expected.

The successful candidate may also collaborate with additional academic units, including but not limited to Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA) and Theatre, may participate in campus/community media entities, such as the Digital Media Center (DMC), Rogue Valley Community Television (RVTV), and the SOU Student Film Festival, and will work to foster key partnerships with both regional and statewide media organizations, such as the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), Southern Oregon Film and Media (SOFaM), the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), and the Governor’s Office for Film and Television (Oregon Film).

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1015592

Saint Michael’s College

Visiting Instructor- Media Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts

The Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a one year visiting full-time instructor in media studies/journalism/digital arts starting Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of Media Revolutions, the introductory media history and culture course in addition to Digital Media, the introductory multi-media production course and a media elective. The successful candidate must hold at least a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline and have experience in media studies or a related field. The department will also have a recurring need for adjunct instructors and will continue to seek qualified applicants on an ongoing basis.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership.

For full job description and to apply online please go to: http://smcvt.interviewexchange.com/.

University of Macau

Visiting Assistant Professor / Visiting Senior Instructor / Visiting Instructor in Public Communication

The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable contract in the position of Visiting Assistant Professor / Visiting Senior Instructor / Visiting Instructor in Public Communication.

Qualifications
Candidates should possess a PhD/Master’s/Bachelor’s degree (for Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Senior Instructor/Visiting Instructor position respectively) in Communication or a related discipline or equivalent relevant professional experience, and demonstrable expertise in university teaching. Candidates must be fluent, and able to teach, in English. An ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have teaching experience in the areas of Organizational Communication, Public Relations and/or Advertising. In addition, specific teaching expertise in professional writing skills, in either Chinese or English, would be an advantage. An ability to guide students’ projects, as well as familiarity with the Macau media industry, is desirable.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2017.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/VAP/05/2017). Review of applications will commence on 05 June 2017. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment; Email: vacancy@umac.mo
Tel: +853 8822 8577; Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

University of Kansas

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks an accomplished and innovative journalist to be the next news director/executive producer of the School’s award-winning newscast and online content.

The successful applicant will have multi-platform journalism experience and have the knowledge, skills, and passion to help students prepare a daily TV newscast, support student-generated broadcast and web site content, and teach undergraduate courses. Successful candidates should have the ability to teach in areas such as media writing, multimedia reporting, digital media, visual communication, and advanced media courses. The successful applicant must be organized, energetic and innovative, and work effectively with students and others.

This full-time, 12 month position is non-tenure track and will be 50% managing the newsroom and newscasts and 50% teaching undergraduate courses.

Duties:
50%

  • Assist and instruct students on
    – Producing effective and quality newscasts
    – Writing effective and quality content for broadcast newscasts, sportscasts, live events, special projects and the web
    – Using critical thinking skills to find, create, and post quality content
    – Creating effective and quality graphics
    – Being an effective and reliable assignment desk editor/web producer
    – Having effective and quality on-camera and editing skills
    – Responding to breaking news/weather/sports events
  • In coordination with other course instructors, the executive producer will establish working newsroom shifts and other events for students
  • Coordinate broadcast entries for state and national competitions
  • Create and maintain relationships with state and national broadcast professional organizations and to facilitate internships and jobs
  • Produce new recruitment video during summers
  • Other duties as assigned

50%: Teach two classes each semester and one course each summer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Journalism or related field; or have an advanced degree in progress to be completed within two years
  • Have excellent video and editing skills as evidenced in application materials
  • At least 5-years of professional broadcast experience, including working with digital media production
  • At least 5-years of professional experience in producing a daily newscast and/or website
  • Experience working with students in professional, scholastic, or university settings
  • Experience with content management as evidenced in application materials

Review of applications begins on June 10, 2017 and continues as needed throughout the posting period to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and based upon experience

For More Information: journalismsearch@ku.edu

To Apply: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/8722BR

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination.

University of South Carolina

Public Relations Instructor Position

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time instructor in public relations to join the faculty in August 2017. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and preparing undergraduate students for the professional work of public relations.

Candidate must have expertise and experience in public relations writing, strategic planning and creative use and monitoring of digital public relations. Candidate must have a master’s degree in communications or related areas, or an MBA, and at least five years of professional experience in public relations. Previous teaching experience is a plus.

We are particularly looking for a candidate with the ability to teach public relations writing for multiple platforms and the desire to advise our growing chapter of PRSSA. The ideal candidate would have national press and/or agency experience and expertise in digital/social media.

The teaching load is four classes per semester. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position.

The School
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications currently enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 60 graduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications. The school moved to its new state-of-the-art, 55,000-square-foot facility in Fall 2015. The SJMC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and a Ph.D. in mass communication, and has enjoyed consistent and sustained growth in its accomplishments in academic and professional areas. For more information, visit the school’s website at www.jour.sc.edu.

The University
The University of South Carolina is in South Carolina’s capital, a family-friendly city located equidistant from beautiful Atlantic beaches and the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure
Applications, nominations or questions should be addressed to:
Lisa Sisk
Chair – Public Relations Instructor Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
lisasisk@sc.edu
(803) 777-8605

Applicants should send electronically a letter of application, CV or resume, the names of at least three references and three writing samples demonstrating professional expertise. The application materials should be prepared in a single PDF and emailed to the search committee chair. The search committee’s review of applications will begin June 1 and continue until the position is filled.

University of California, Berkeley

The Media Studies program at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for a part-time lecturer position in the area journalism/online news at 33%-time with an expected start date of August 2017.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials go to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01375

Please direct questions to: Jean P. Retzinger, Interim Director, Media Studies, jpretz@berkeley.edu or (510) 664-7684

The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Faculty Recruitment

School of Media and Design (SMD) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is now accepting applications for the positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor in new media studies, new media technologies, new media art, journalism, film & television, psychology, visual communication, and management related to cultural & creative industries.

Founded in 1896, SJTU is one of the three oldest universities in modern China. Its outstanding graduates include former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and “The Father of Chinese Aerospace” Qian Xuesen. Established in 2002, SMD of SJTU consists of four departments: Journalism and Communication, Film and Television, Design, and Cultural Management, offering a series of undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs. Currently, SMD has more than 700 undergraduates, over 400 master students, and 100 doctoral students (including more than 250 international students in various programs).

SMD has launched four international graduate programs taught in English, including M.A. in Mew Media Studies, Ph.D. in New Media Studies, M.A. in Design and Arts, and Ph.D. in Design Science and Engineering. Therefore, we especially need to recruit new faculty to teach in these international programs; meanwhile, we expect the new faculty to conduct high-quality research in related areas.

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a Ph.D. degree in journalism, communication, design, management, new media studies, or related fields by August 15, 2017 from globally renowned universities. Candidates for Associate Professor should not only have a Ph.D. in hand but also have demonstrated a significant influence on the profession by their research and a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates for Full Professor should not only have a Ph.D. in hand but also be nationally/internationally recognized for their scholarly achievements while demonstrating a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae via email to Ms. Lutong Zhang at smd_intl@163.com. Completed applications received by July 15, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. If you have further questions, you may call her at 0086-021-34208622. For any further information, please visit the home page of School of Media and Design at http://smd.sjtu.edu.cn/