Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication seeks an Assistant Professor in Electronic Media/Broadcasting beginning August 2018. A terminal degree in mass communication, communication, or related field is required for tenure-track appointment.

Qualified candidates will teach undergraduate courses in broadcasting and electronic media, which may include TV studio production, electronic media management, broadcast performance, media sales, or other courses within the curriculum; maintain a high level of scholarly and/or creative activity; advise students; and academic service.

Preferred qualifications include: professional experience in television, electronic media, or related fields; teaching experience with college-level students; a record of field-related creative and/or scholarly accomplishments; and the ability to integrate curriculum with AppTV, the department’s HD TV channel.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System and is located in Boone, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

The award-winning Electronic Media/Broadcasting program is part of the Department of Communication and is home to AppTV, the department’s hi-def TV channel, and WASU 90.5 FM.

Review of complete applications will begin on September 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description, including application details, go to: https://hr.appstate.edu/employment/faculty-vacancies/513

Hiram College

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION (Multimedia Journalism)

The Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in multimedia journalism beginning August 2018.  Responsibilities include teaching lower and upper level courses in the communication major both in the traditional and the Professional and Graduate Studies programs. The ability to teach online classes is desired. Examples of courses to be taught include: survey of journalism; digital, interactive and social media; web design; desktop publishing; media literacy; media law and ethics; sports communication. The candidate must be able to teach and supervise student senior capstone projects. Successful candidates must have a willingness to contribute to Hiram’s innovative general education curriculum and advise the online student newspaper. Interdisciplinary and study abroad teaching are strongly encouraged as well as teaching opportunities in the master’s program of interdisciplinary studies.  Capability to teach in a secondary area in addition to multimedia journalism is strongly desired.  This can include areas such as relational, rhetorical, and intercultural communication.  Teaching experience and/or an understanding of the traditions of the liberal arts are a must. Ph.D. is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference electronically as a PDF or Word document(s) to HR@hiram.edu. Please identify the position title in the subject line when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is a private, coeducational, residential, selective liberal arts BA-1 college, located less than an hour’s drive of Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown.  Privately endowed and non-sectarian in outlook and teaching, Hiram College is dedicated to freedom of intellectual inquiry.  Hiram has an innovative academic calendar that provides a semester of 12 weeks for extended coursework and a three-week session devoted to intensive, seminar-like classes and experience on and off campus.

University of Maryland

POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking a full-time, professional track faculty member with digital design experience.

Do you want the opportunity to teach bright, energetic students and lead our school in thinking about design and interactive journalism? Are you interested in working collaboratively with students and faculty to design creative digital experiences published throughout the college’s news organization?

Come join us!

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional experience in at least one of the following areas: digital design, web design, interaction design, UX/UI, data visualization, graphic design, cartography or front-end development
  • Experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

PREFERENCES: 
Not required, but worth mentioning if any apply to you:

  • Experience at a news or media organization
  • A Master’s degree or higher
  • Teaching experience (including part-time, adjunct, conference workshops or workplace training)
  • A strong digital design portfolio
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experimentation with design for emerging platforms (including virtual reality or augmented reality)
  • Experience building news applications and/or backend web development
  • Experience with data analysis

We hope you are someone who:

  • Expresses your creativity through code and has hands-on experience building digital interfaces that communicate information in compelling and memorable formats
  • Is dedicated to continual self-improvement

We hope you want to:

  • Build a better workplace for yourself and your colleagues
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in an academic environment, including good health insurance and tuition remission

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: 
None required

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities and admissions.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:

  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)

TO APPLY:
To apply, please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54678. For best consideration, please apply by October 31, 2017. 

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama Department of Communication invites applicants for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track assistant professor position in mass communication to begin August 15, 2018. ABD candidates nearing completion will be considered, but an earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a closely related field is required at the time of the appointment. Specialty is open, but degrees and experience in print journalism or public relations are preferred.

For more information, visit http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicaffairs/facultyposition.html.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/ Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Rowan University

Rowan University’s Department of Public Relations/Advertising welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor to join the department September 1, 2018.

The Department seeks a strategic communicator who can teach both skill-based and strategic planning classes in public relations and advertising. The individual should have a technology-driven focus as well as use traditional PR and advertising approaches. Additionally, the individual should be able to conduct cross-disciplinary research and contribute to a department that looks favorably on multidisciplinary approaches to strategic communication. Expertise in sports public relations or educational public relations is also desirable.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required for this position. ABD candidates with dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal degree is required at time of appointment. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/job-details.aspx?jobid=5501524

Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.

Xavier University

Department of Communication Arts Digital Media Assistant Professor, Xavier University

The Communication Arts department at Xavier University, a Jesuit Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in communication and digital media beginning in fall 2018. In accordance with university standards, our tenure-track colleague will be a teacher-scholar, with an emphasis on excellent teaching followed by an active research program. Although primary teaching duties would be in the digital media program, our new colleague should be comfortable teaching undergraduates from the department’s other majors (advertising, communication studies, and public relations) who take their classes. Other expectations include student advising and departmental, university, and community service.

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.). Candidates may come from a wide range of disciplines, such as media studies, rhetoric, communication studies, communication science, mass communication, or journalism. A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD candidates who will have completed their degree by the start date are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additionally, our department has embedded community-engaged learning pedagogy and experiences throughout our curricula. An ideal candidate would demonstrate an interest in community-engaged learning, which is clearly connected to the University’s mission and it institutionally supported. Our department has made use of excellent on-campus and professional development resources, and we look forward to additional and enhanced collaborations we can develop with a new colleague.

An equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to Xavier University’s educational mission. Therefore, the Communication Arts department is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity, including our capacity for teaching students from all backgrounds.  Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy by October 15, 2017 to http://www.xavier.edu/working-at-xavier/.

Under separate cover, please have two reference letters sent to ­­­­­­­Wendy Maxian, Department Chair, maxianw@xavier.edu. Direct any questions to her as well.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

American University of Sharjah

Assistant/Associate professor position in Media Studies

The Department of Mass Communication (MCM) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor with a background in media studies beginning Fall 2018-19. Candidates must have a Ph. D. in Media Studies or Mass Communication with teaching experience and a proven record of scholarly publications. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching a variety of theoretical and other core courses in media studies/mass communication at the university level in a liberal arts environment.

The Mass Communication Program at AUS is one of the most vibrant and successful programs of its kind in the region. The program offers a wide range of mass communication and media studies courses as both major requirements and major electives and in fulfillment of the General Mass Communication Area of the program.

AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. Our Mass Communication Program at AUS is accredited by the UAE Commission of Higher Education and the US Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received before Nov. 19, 2017. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu and with Subject: Application for Media Studies position.

West Virginia University

Strategic Communications Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks an energetic, innovative faculty member for a tenure-track assistant professor position in strategic communications/public relations, with a start date of August 2018.

The College encourages and supports innovation through teaching, research and service activities.

Professional & Teaching Experience: The College of Media prides itself on its innovative, experiential curricula. Ideal candidates should have recent professional experience in strategic communications/public relations, successful collegiate teaching experience, and a passion for collaborative engagement. Primary teaching assignments will include service learning and experiential courses, such as strategic communications writing, strategic communications campaigns, and our new student-run agency course. Skills in graphics and/or video production are a plus. The College currently offers three master’s programs, two of which are professionally oriented and specific to integrated communications.

Research: An earned doctorate in communications, public relations, strategic communications, integrated marketing communications or related field by the time of the August 2018 appointment is required as well as relevant professional experience. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of, or strong potential for, establishing and maintaining a scholarly research program.

The Reed College of Media’s strategic communications major is ACEJMC–accredited. WVU is a very high research (R-1), land-grant university with a strong commitment to service and outreach. The College houses and supports the collaborative Public Interest Communication (PIC) Research Lab as part of its new Media Innovation Center.

Located in Morgantown, WV, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, West Virginia University is home to some 30,000 students. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply: Upload an application, CV, cover letter and the names and contact information for at least three references to: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=06657&tz=GMT-04%3A00.  For questions related to this position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Rita Colistra at rita.colistra@mail.wvu.edu

Applications received by Oct. 6, 2017, will receive priority consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted through Dec. 31, 2017.

Azusa Pacific University

Faculty Position Job Description

Position Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor – Journalism (F507)

School/College:  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

Department: Communication Studies

Description:  The Azusa Pacific University Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a journalism faculty member who will primarily teach introductory and advanced journalism classes and anchor the journalism curriculum. Additional responsibilities may include coordinating the journalism program. Position begins Fall 2018.

Specialization: Journalistic Writing, Reporting, and Storytelling

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Journalism, Communication Studies, or Rhetoric and Writing, a commitment to teaching excellence in liberal arts, and an active scholarship agenda. Candidates must also adhere to Azusa Pacific University’s Evangelical Christian tradition.

Additional Information:

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates

Application Procedure:
To review the complete job description and to apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications to begin October 1, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

Azusa Pacific University

Faculty Position Description

Position Title:  Clinical Faculty – Convergent Journalistic Writing (F066)

School/College:  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department: Communication Studies

Description:  The Azusa Pacific University Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a full-time faculty member who will teach writing classes in both journalism and communication studies programs, serve as Writing Coach for APU’s converged student media, and help manage APU’s new Convergent Newsroom.  Position begins Fall 2018.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in a Journalism or Communication Studies related field strongly preferred.  Master’s Degree in relevant field and professional writing and/or writing instruction required.  Candidates must adhere to Azusa Pacific University’s Evangelical Christian tradition.

Specializations: Writing and Editing, Convergent Journalism, Media Advising, Writing Across the Curriculum

Hire Date:  Fall 2018.

Additional Information: 
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.  Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:
To review the complete job description and to apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/.