University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Media
Assistant Professor of Convergent Media

The College of Media invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Convergent Media, including the interaction between the old and new media systems and platforms. Successful candidates should demonstrate an innovative research and teaching agenda. Appointments will be made on a tenure-track, 9-month academic year basis in one of the College’s three departments — Advertising, Journalism, or Media & Cinema Studies — beginning August 16, 2018.

Academic scholars and journalism practitioners are encouraged to apply. Scholars must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Journalism practitioners must have a master’s degree or equivalent.  All candidates should possess the potential for high-quality research and teaching.  The word “research” is interpreted to include not only traditional research and scholarship, but also to encompass journalism creative works  and research that is inter-disciplinary and/or translational. Of particular interest are candidates open to mixed-methods research and willing to develop collaborations. Candidates with special interest in original research or creative works in one or more of the following areas will be given higher priority:

  • Digital/multimedia journalism experience, including multi-linear storytelling
  • Media literacy, including news consumption patterns
  • Social and new media use and effects, including impact on the First Amendment
  • The impact of social media and other technologies on the way journalists gather and distribute news and information
  • Participatory media, including “citizen journalism” and study of the application of First Amendment protections
  • Digital ethics, privacy, and policy
  • Media management and strategic audience engagement
  • Virtual/augmented reality and other new storytelling tools, including the ethics of AR/VR use
  • Audience engagement analytics and application
  • Computational media studies, including the use of artificial intelligence to communicate ideas and stories
  • Big data and society, including analyzing, visualizing, and telling stories with data
  • Online /contextual messaging and behavioral targeting
  • Accessibility studies in information communication technology
  • Gaming and digital narrative
  • Locative and mobile media mapping
  • Mobile and interactive design
  • Social and cultural dimensions of Natural Language Processing

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research/creative works program with the potential to attract outside funding and to work collaboratively with faculty within the College of Media and across the campus. Teaching duties will include multimedia/convergent media courses and development of conceptual courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to convergent and emerging media and their impact on society. An ability to advance the College’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach is desired.

The College of Media’s faculty consists of internationally renowned social scientists, media professionals, and humanities scholars and serves 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students (http://media.illinois.edu/). The College is also home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Communications Research and Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois.

The position will begin on August 16, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background, including research, creative endeavors, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience, make the applicant suitable for the position; curriculum vitae and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 24, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the positions have been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor
Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising seeks a colleague whose research and teaching will focus on social media analytics. This is a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in our nationally recognized program at a world-class university.

Research
The successful candidate will have a research program that contributes knowledge to theory through research involving data analytics in advertising and strategic communication (broadly defined).  We welcome all applicants doing innovative work, regardless of methodological focus.  Areas of specialization could include, but are not limited to:

  • social media analytics
  • application of research and analysis of large data sets for developing persuasive messages or managerial strategy
  • data visualization; audience analysis;
  • modeling for the prediction of communication impact

Teaching
The position will require the candidate to teach classes centering on social media analytics in the Department of Advertising. Other teaching responsibilities will depend on expertise and interest, and may include undergraduate and graduate level courses. The candidate may also develop courses that focus on data-driven analysis.

Qualifications
Rank is at the assistant professor level. The position will begin on August 16, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates must be in communication or a related social science field. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2018. Candidate must have a demonstrated record of research productivity with an emphasis on social media analytics along with a desire for interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should also have evidence of effective teaching. Complementary research and teaching interests in other communication areas are highly attractive but not essential.

About Us
The Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois was the very first department of advertising, established in 1959 by Charles H. Sandage, considered by many to be the “father of advertising education.” His many “firsts,” including the first MS degree program in Advertising, continue to fuel a culture of innovation and leadership. In his own words, “A university should be concerned with training future leaders.” Our faculty members publish in flagship journals, assume leadership roles in major scholarly organizations, and win national teaching awards. They teach and mentor approximately 620 undergraduate majors, 25 MS students, and 15 doctoral students affiliated with the Institute for Communications Research (ICR). Together with the departments of Advertising, Journalism, Media and Cinema Studies, the ICR is housed in the world’s first College of Media. The College is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois.

Required Application Materials
Interested candidates should create a profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background, including research, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience, make the applicant highly suitable for the position, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of four academic references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 23, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Wake Forest University

The Journalism Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a permanent, non-tenure-track, teaching professional position to teach the introductory course in news reporting and storytelling as well as specialized journalism courses. We offer undergraduate students an interdisciplinary minor that grounds them in the principles and practice of verified, independent, and accountable journalism through a curriculum that teaches the skills and the subjects they will need to practice journalism in an ever-changing news environment.

The ideal candidate would be a journalist with 10 or more years of experience in multimedia storytelling, podcasting, data reporting, or other fields in digital reporting and storytelling. Applicants should have a Master’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field, or other equivalent qualifications. Teaching experience is highly preferred. The faculty member will teach six courses per academic year (on a 9-month basis), with renewable, two-year contracts and opportunities for promotion and longer contracts.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. For complete details and to apply, go to: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

MASS COMMUNICATIONS: Assistant Professor of Public Relations/Emergent Media with Social Media emphasis

Department of Mass Communications – AA# 27-7-079: Tenure-track position beginning Fall 2018. Requirements: Earned doctorate or ABD with anticipation of degree completion by August 17, 2018, is required; Professional experience in public relations, website, and image design/development and/or other relevant forms of digital media work required. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 27, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. For a full position description, including application procedures, visit www.bloomu.edu/jobs. AA/EEO Employer

University of Kansas

10017BR Asst/Assoc Prof Position Ad
Final version approved by HRM 9/22/2017

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position in news/multimedia journalism at the assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2018. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or another appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment start date.  Applicants without a PhD or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the assistant professor with 15 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. Applicants without the PhD or another appropriate terminal degree will be considered at the associate level with 25 years of nationally recognized experience in journalism or related professions. An active research program, teaching experience, and professional experience in at least one of the following areas will distinguish applicants: broadcast and multimedia production, newsroom analytics, media writing, media management, and entrepreneurial journalism. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Research and grant acquisition in issues related to health communication, sports media, scholastic journalism, or social media are preferred.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10017BR. Please submit a cover letter, a CV with three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

University of Kansas

Haynes Professorship Ad
Final version approved by HRM, 9/21/2017

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced news professional for the Lacy C. Haynes Professorship, starting in Spring or Fall 2018.  If you love writing and want to help students learn to write better, we want to talk to you. The successful applicant will be an accomplished professional with a strong interest in effective writing. The person needs to know how to teach, coach and polish writing and must enjoy working with students. The successful candidate will bring energy, innovation, knowledge of the best current professional practices, connections with industry professionals, and a drive for excellence. The successful candidate also should be able to demonstrate skills in teamwork, management and emerging/digital media. She or he will be responsible for coordinating media writing courses: developing, streamlining and unifying the writing curriculum. Additionally, the successful candidate will teach a capstone class each semester based in Kansas City or Topeka. The person will bring distinction to the School in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a full-time professor of the practice in the School.

The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of under representative groups. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Journalism including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see  http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10019BR. Please submit a cover letter, a CV with three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

University of Kansas

Professor of the Practice Ad
Final copy approved by HRM, 9/22/2017

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks an accomplished professional to teach courses that guide students in how to develop comprehensive strategic communication plans, starting in Spring or Fall 2018. The successful candidate will bring energy and knowledge of the best current professional practices, have extensive experience and documented success in working with teams and deadlines, and be able to start, build, and sustain strategic campaigns. This new colleague also should demonstrate abilities in consumer research and business insights; project and client development and management; social media and other digital strategies, including programmatic advertising; and group organization. We seek a candidate who can develop and maintain connections with industry professionals in local and national markets. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus.

The chosen candidate will bring distinction to the School in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a professor of the practice. Rank will be assigned at the time of hire based upon the recommendation of the Dean and approval of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development. The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of under representative groups. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Journalism including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see  http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10023BR. Please submit a cover letter, a résumé with three references, and a statement of teaching or strategy-implementation philosophy. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a full-time assistant professor with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in health communication research and teaching beginning August 20, 2018. A Ph.D. in communication or related field is required or expected by the start of the appointment. Successful candidate must engage in high-quality research and teaching commensurate with experience

For full job description and application procedures, see: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/496263/professor-of-journalism-and-mass-communication

Unless Confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applications must be released upon request.   Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.  Employment will require a background check.  UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Marquette University

Assistant Professor of Multicultural Branding

University Description
Marquette University is an urban Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to principles of excellence, leadership, faith, and service, and lives out these principles as a dedicated and involved member of the Milwaukee community. The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes departments of Communication Studies, Digital Media and Performing Arts, Journalism and Media Studies, and Strategic Communication; and faculty are provided robust funding to support research and teaching. The faculty is dedicated to bringing strategic communication to life by combining an innovative curricular structure with engaging teaching, robust research and strong industry integration.

Job Description
The Department of Strategic Communication in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 15, 2018 with a teaching and research concentration in Multicultural Branding, with secondary interests in health communication and/or data analytics. The position is part of a cohort hire, which will contribute to a new cross-disciplinary Race and Ethnic Studies program. The candidate, once tenured, would be are encouraged to aspire to leadership within the department and the college. Further, program development, advising students and leadership within the new Race and Ethnic Studies program will be encouraged. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in making a positive difference in the world of branding and the lives of the students she or he touches.

The Candidate
The candidate should hold a Ph.D. advertising, strategic communication, branding, mass communication, race and ethnic studies, or a field related to one of the secondary areas of interest noted above and should be prepared to teach in these areas. She or he should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and high-quality research. Professional experience is a valued asset.

The ideal candidate should be able to teach classes and conduct research in Multicultural Branding and one potentially of the secondary interest areas. Teaching responsibilities will include, Multicultural Branding and courses within one of the secondary interest areas and may also include introductory courses in Advertising or Public Relations.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications must be filed at: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/8421

High Point University

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

High Point University is seeking candidates for two tenure-track positions.

1. Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic communication, with a focus on PR or Advertising campaigns, as well as courses in Strategic Message Development, Applied Research, and Campaign Analysis and Design.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Prof. David Radanovich (dradanov@highpoint.edu).

2. Open Rank Position in Health Communication
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in health communication, with a focus on health campaigns, as well as courses in Strategic Message Development, Applied Research, and Campaign Analysis and Design.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Prof. John Mims (jmims@highpoint.edu).

Requirements for both positions:

  • Terminal degree required. ABD candidates will be considered for initial appointment but must complete their doctorate within the first semester of employment.
  • University-level teaching experience with evidence of student-centered learning and innovative teaching
  • A record of published and presented research
  • Ability to interact with colleagues in a team environment

The screening for both positions will begin November 1, 2017 with the position remaining open until filled. It is anticipated the position will begin employment with the fall 2018 semester.

Applicants should apply online: http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/

Attach the following documents as one file:

  • A cover letter of interest briefly addressing your qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research agenda
  • A current CV with professional and academic history
  • An unofficial transcript that includes your highest awarded degree
  • Examples of innovative and effective teaching
  • Email and phone contact information for three (3) references

Only complete packages electronically submitted will be considered and reviewed.  High Point University is committed to excellence and diversity, is an EOE, and can interview only those who are qualified to work in the USA.