University of South Alabama

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication or a related field and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at a regionally accredited four-year institution. Specialization is open. The start date for the position is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. While the search will remain open until the position is filled, applicants should send materials as soon as possible. For more information on this position, please see the following link: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicaffairs/facultyposition.html

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

University of Maryland, College Park

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park, invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in computational journalism at the assistant or associate professor level. This will be a joint position with the College of Journalism and the iSchool, with the tenure home in the College of Journalism. The successful candidate will teach in both colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level, and will have a research agenda of interest to both schools.

The successful candidate will have a passion for journalism and the watchdog role it should play in a democratic society. Research and teaching topics of interest to both schools include data analytics as applied to journalism and/or social media; fairness, accountability and transparency in algorithms; news automation; audience analytics and engagement, including those illuminating trends in politics, society or sports; data visualization; social networks; and/or digital innovation.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and to seek external funding for research. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students on doctoral dissertations, master’s projects and other scholarly initiatives. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at Maryland are expected to be active in service both inside and outside the university.

The University of Maryland, College Park, located inside the Washington, D.C., Beltway nine miles from the White House, is Maryland’s flagship research university and a land grant institution. It is committed to rigorous research, quality teaching and informed public service. The College of Journalism and the iSchool are deeply committed to equity and excellence, embrace a broad range of theoretical and methodological orientations, and value collaborative research, including with faculty across program divisions and specializations. Applications from candidates in a wide range of disciplines will be welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/55483

The University of Alabama

Dept. of Advertising and Public Relations / College of Communication and Information Sciences

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations and College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding colleague to join our nationally recognized program.

This tenure-track position will have teaching responsibilities in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations including coursework such as advertising copywriting, portfolio development, art direction, concepting strategies, and advertising campaigns. Opportunities for new course development, and additional summer and Interim teaching are available. There is the expectation of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As we seek an individual with expertise in the conceptualization of advertising efforts, the successful candidate will bring the proper academic expertise and professional experience. The academic certification required for this position is a terminal degree such as a MFA or Ph.D. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in advertising and digital communication. Some college-level teaching experience is also preferred, as the successful candidate must have a record of effectively engaging students in the classroom. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to contribute to the graduate education mission of the university as well as being active and involved member of a highly collaborative team at both the departmental and college levels.

As this is a tenure track position, it is important to note that tenure can be achieved via a creative track or research track. Regardless of the track selected, the position requires an individual who is dedicated to the highest standards in creative/scholarship and teaching.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has enjoyed over 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Our creative students have won awards in regional, national and international advertising competitions and is ranked among the top creative programs by the One Club for Art & Copy. The Department’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and its student-run Capstone Agency prepare our students to be socially-conscious leaders in the field. Our department is focused on building a diverse culture of intellectual and creative engagement for our faculty and students.

The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse city with a population of more than 115,000 and offers an excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living.

To apply: Upload an application, resume and a cover letter that includes a list of three references at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin November 10, 2017. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Caryl Cooper (205-454-9320; cooper@apr.ua.edu).

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Saint Louis University

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Media Production

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track position in media production. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in creative non-fiction storytelling and multimedia production, who also can oversee studio production and postproduction.  The position is at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2018.

Duties include a 4/4 teaching load that will include video production and media writing classes (e.g., Video Production and Design, Studio Production, Media Scriptwriting) as well as courses in the department’s undergraduate core (e.g., Media Lab). A course release each year is provided for service as the coordinator of the communication studio.

Requirements:
-Earned master’s or MFA degree by August 1, 2018
-Documented teaching experience and excellence or evidence of excellent teaching potential
-Experience supervising and mentoring students working on multimedia projects or evidence of potential to supervise and mentor students and their projects
-Demonstrated mastery of various editing software and Adobe Creative Suite
-Additional consideration will be given to individuals who also have a record of professional experience in multimedia production, broadcast or another related field

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions.  The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Please include a link to an online portfolio, website, or reel of your work in the cover letter. Additionally, if you have teaching experience, please include a link to examples of student projects that have been produced under your supervision. For additional information, contact Dr. Dan Kozlowski, the search co-chair, at Dan.Kozlowski@slu.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

Saint Louis University

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track position in advertising or integrated strategic communication. The position is at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2018.

Duties include teaching both required courses and electives in advertising and integrated strategic communication such as Advertising Writing & Production, Principles & Practices of Strategic Communication, and the National Student Advertising Competition class. The individual in this position may supervise our internship program. Duties also include advising our student advertising club and participating in department service.

Requirements: Earned master’s degree by August 1, 2018, documented teaching experience and excellence, an ability to build networks within the professional community, and a record of professional experience.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Additionally, if you have teaching experience, please include a link to examples of student projects that have been produced under your supervision. For additional information, contact Dr. Matt Carlson, the search co-chair, at Matt.Carlson@slu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

Coastal Carolina University

Assistant Professor of Sports Communication

The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sports Communication. The appointment will be effective August 16, 2018.

A Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Relations or related area is required. The successful candidate must be well qualified to teach courses in Sports Communication. Duties also include being an active scholar, advising students, and service to the department and university.  Additional teaching experience that aligns with one of the department’s existing concentration areas in Communication Studies, Interactive Journalism, or PR/Integrated Communication is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will work with members of the department to develop courses for a new concentration in Sports Communication. A record indicating potential for scholarly productivity and institutional service are required. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses.

The Department of Communication, Media and Culture is one of Coastal Carolina University’s largest departments serving over 600 majors and 100 minors. The Department offers programs and courses in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism, and Public Relations/Integrated Communication. Our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline. The department provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in an increasingly global workforce, to facilitate understanding of effective communication practices in varied contexts, and to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of diverse communities globally.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. To assure full consideration applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

Xavier University of Louisiana

The Department of Mass Communication at Xavier University of Louisiana, a Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will participate in the development of a Public Relations Concentration that serves as a bridge between the Digital Media and Media Entrepreneurship; and be expected to teach undergraduate courses that support the public relations curriculum, including: principles of strategic communication, social media, media writing and public relations campaigns.

The successful candidate will demonstrate professional experience in public relations, strategic communications, or digital/social media at the management level, as well as  full-time college teaching experience.  Desired skills include: the ability to teach online; and demonstrated professional experience in data analytics for public relations (such as data analysis, media planning, and/or promotion and management) or journalism (such as investigative reporting, infographics, and/or web publishing). Applicants should have a PhD in mass communication, journalism or related field, though ABDs will be considered.

The mass communication program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through community service projects and community-based research collaborations. In addition to New Orleans’ vibrant culture and dynamic urban revitalization, Xavier’s location provides a rich and fertile research environment with ample opportunities for community engagement, teaching innovation, and research collaborations.   Faculty in Xavier’s Department of Mass Communication enjoy the intimacy of teaching small classes and working closely with individual students, while being affiliated with a larger Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2018. Applications received by that date will be assured consideration. To apply, log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a teaching portfolio, and a research agenda.  Address letters of interest to Dr. Lisa Flanagan, Search Committee Chair. EOE/AA.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an Open Rank position in bi-lingual (English/Spanish) for Fall 2018. UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm).

Job Posting #: FRGV0665 Open Rank, Associate or Full Professor in (Bilingual –English/Spanish)

For complete position description, go to http://careers.utrgv.edu

American University of Armenia

Full-time Faculty Position, American University of Armenia (AUA), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), BA in English and Communications Program.

The BA in English and Communications Program of the American University of Armenia is seeking for a full-time faculty in English & Communications starting in August 2018, at the assistant or associate professor level, with possible administrative responsibilities.

Faculty positions at AUA typically involve teaching three courses per semester, engaging in program development and university service, and pursuing a research agenda in line with a definition of scholarship which allows AUA to tailor recognition of faculty activities and efforts to the unique qualities and strengths of the university.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in PR, Communications, Journalism, or related field and have relevant experience in teaching Introduction to Communications, Language and Culture, Discourse Analysis, Media and Society, Journalism, and PR.

Documented excellence in teaching is required; preference will be given to candidates with an international setting. MFA or ABD with significant teaching experience may be considered.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with university-wide pay scale, qualifications and experience.

To apply: A letter of application, CV with the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to academicjobs@aua.am, with the subject heading “BA in English and Communications”. Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given priority.

University of Montana

Wanted: the founding director for a new media lab at the University of Montana School of Journalism

One of the nation’s leading journalism schools, the University of Montana School of Journalism, is looking for a dynamic founding director to lead a new stand-alone laboratory that will discover, teach and implement best practices in storytelling. This center will prepare students, communities and organizations across a range of disciplines to succeed in a media-driven world. The director will help define and launch the lab, working closely with Journalism School dean and faculty, with partners across campus, and with industry figures from across the country. Successful applicants should be entrepreneurial, independent thinkers, well-versed in the tools of media engagement, and well-grounded in the challenges and opportunities facing modern media creators. Seven-plus years of experience in media creation on multiple platforms is a must, as is the ability to inspire students and faculty, develop meaningful connections and partnerships and help in fundraising and attracting new talent. Applicants should also believe in the value of journalism in sustaining an informed citizenry, and should have an understanding of the ethical values behind responsible journalism. Salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000 per year DOE.

Priority Application Date: November 15, 2017.

For application instructions as well as more information on duties, responsibilities, desired qualifications, required application materials, and to learn more about UM’s School of Journalism and Missoula, please apply at http://bit.ly/1836umjschool.