Illinois Institute of Technology

Open faculty position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for a Fall 2018 appointment. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s core disciplinary areas: communication, information architecture; history; linguistics; media studies; philosophy and ethics; and science, technology, and society. Competitive candidates must demonstrate a research agenda that integrates digital media technologies and humanistic scholarship. The department is interested in candidates whose research questions are approached and answered through large-scale quantitative or corpus-based research methods. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2018 and must provide evidence of potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Please visit our website for the full job description at: http://goo.gl/BDKD4z

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing (1) letter of interest, (2) C.V., and (3) contact information for three references to 2017.hum.search@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community.  It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

North Carolina Central University

Assistant or Associate Professor

The dynamic Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in broadcast journalism to teach core and concentration courses, beginning Fall 2018. We are especially interested in a candidate able to combine an academic and professional background with a willingness to help mentor students involved with audio and video production focusing on multimedia reporting from a variety of beats as well as storytelling/narrative communication.

Successful candidates are expected to be effective teachers and actively involved in scholarly research and/or creative activity at a level that would lead to promotion and tenure at the University. In addition to contributing to curriculum assessment, the candidate is also expected to participate in service activities related to the department, the college, the university, and the profession that will help to advance the mission and vision of the department.

A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field is required, along with professional expertise in multimedia writing, reporting, storytelling, and production. College-level teaching experience and documentation of teaching effectiveness and evidence of professional expertise are also desired.

Created in 2012, the Department of Mass Communication has nine full-time faculty members and offers a B.A. degree with four concentrations. The department enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students. NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation’s first public HBCU. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The university serves its traditional student body of African Americans in addition to a student body that is racially and socioeconomically diverse.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to jobs.nccu.edu. Select “Search Postings” and search for position #617425 to apply and submit application materials.

A complete application will contain the following: 1) application letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) sample course syllabus; 5) sample of scholarship; 6) sample of appropriate media content; 7) names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. After final review, you will be asked to send official college transcripts and recent teaching evaluations, if available.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Bruce dePyssler, search committee chair, via email at bdepyssler@nccu.edu, or by phone at (919) 951-4088.

NCCU, an EEO/AA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three days of employment with the University. Accommodations of applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Louisiana State University

DEAN, MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication. We seek applications from individuals nationally or internationally recognized as scholars and/or professionals. Candidates must possess the skills necessary to lead and manage a dynamic program of scholars, professionals, and students focused on research, teaching and public relations in media and public affairs.

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the School, which offers undergraduate education in Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Advertising, and Political Communication as well as the only graduate program in the U.S. in media and public affairs. The School oversees the innovative Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, the Media and Diversity Forum, three state-of-the-art research labs, and student media. With a combined endowment of more than $29 million, the School currently has a total of 34 full-time faculty and 21 full-time staff positions, along with approximately 500 undergraduate majors and 60 Masters and Ph.D. students. The School is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The Dean is responsible for all matters related to the administration of the School, including academic programs, faculty, staff, students, facilities, budget, alumni relations, and fundraising. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean works collegially with the faculty to advance the school’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the communications professions. He or she is able to articulate a vision for producing and understanding mass communication in the 21st century; shows an understanding of and commitment to continually developing relevant and innovative education for today’s rapidly changing media world; demonstrates business acumen in all aspects of the school’s endeavors, including strategic planning and developing new sources of external and internal funding; forms and maintains partnerships with the private sector, professional organizations and campus entities; maintains a deep commitment to diversity in its broadest terms; and effectively represents the school’s best interests internally and externally.

Candidates must have a degree in one of the School’s fields of study or a related field, or commensurate experience in a related professional field, and academic or professional credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor, including a sustained and outstanding record of scholarly publication or comparable professional achievement. Experience and knowledge in both academic and mass communication professions is ideal.

For a brief description of the position as well as the Manship School, please visit: Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication Search Website

Anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are preferred, including a curriculum vitae and letter of interest, and should be submitted online at: Dean, Manship School of Mass Communication. Letters of nomination may be sent to Cynthia Peterson, Chair of Search Committee, College of Science, 336 Hatcher Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

LSU SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

University of Florida

The University of Florida’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in agricultural communication. The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 26 faculty members and 14 support personnel. The departmental web site at http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu provides additional information.

Required Qualifications:
A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural communication, communication, or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. Teaching experience preferred in video editing and production, graphic design and/or social media. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

How to Apply for this Job:

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

The Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations. The position will begin in fall of 2018. The department is home to a 21 semester-hours minor in public relations, which includes 5 core courses and serves students from a variety of degree programs.

The successful candidate will participate in the development of a Public Relations Track that serves as a bridge between the Communication Studies and Media Arts areas; and be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support the public relations curriculum, including: new media and communication, introduction to public relations, public relations campaigns, public relations theory, as well as topics related to their research interests. Peer-reviewed scholarly work and ongoing service to the department and college are expected.

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 12,000 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the “Island University” was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Public Relations or a related discipline, reflecting extensive coursework in public relations and/or strategic communication; possess experience teaching public relations or strategic communication courses for a post-secondary institution; and demonstrate a record of, or the potential for, scholarly presentations and publication. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Public Relations (including social media) working with civic groups and community organizations is preferred.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu

A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application;
2. A current curriculum vitae;
3. Names and contact information for three professional references; and
4. Copies of transcripts.

Deadline for applications has been extended to November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Michelle M. Maresh-Fuehrer
Associate Professor of Public Relations
Phone: (361) 825-2273
Email: michelle.maresh-fuehrer@tamucc.edu

University of Cincinnati

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Journalism
Assistant Professor
A&S Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati seeks a tenure- track Assistant Professor to conduct research in one or more of the following areas: minority journalism; urban affairs reporting; diversity and news media. Teaching responsibilities would be in multimedia news reporting based upon candidate interest/expertise and departmental need. The teaching load will be 2/2 with an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and national conference presentations. The ideal candidate would have an interest in advising our growing Association of Black Journalists student chapter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication, or an appropriate related field is required at time of appointment, anticipated to be August 15, 2018.

We will begin reviewing applications November 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu (Search Requisition #22862). Applicants must complete our online application, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page diversity and inclusion statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research, and/or mentoring, along with the name and contact information for 3-to-5 references.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration.

FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES
OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

University of Southern Indiana

Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Relations/Advertising

The University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to teach classes in the area of Public Relations/Advertising beginning August 2018. A Ph.D. in a mass communication, or closely related area required. ABD candidates may be considered. Candidate will teach undergraduate courses involving strategy, campaigns, writing, and design across the curriculum. There are also opportunities to teach in our Master of Arts in Communication program. The University is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional activity, and service to the University and the community.

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

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit www.usi.edu/hr/employment.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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University of Utah

DEAN
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities. The College comprises seven academic departments—Communication, English, History, World Languages and Culture, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Writing and Rhetoric Studies—along with nine interdisciplinary centers and eight interdisciplinary programs, with a total budget over $43m, more than 170 tenured and tenure-line faculty, 85 full- and part-time staff, 2500 undergraduate majors, and 400 graduate students. The Dean will serve for a five-year renewable term, commencing July 1, 2018.

  • Among the qualities we seek in a Dean are:
  • A distinguished record as a scholar and educator
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills
  • A commitment to faculty governance
  • Effective fundraising and community engagement
  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity

The Dean reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Applications, including a CV and a letter describing the candidate’s interest and qualifications, and a list of references should be submitted to https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69986. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Robin Jensen at r.e.jensen@utah.edu and Alberta Comer at alberta.comer@utah.edu. The search committee will review applications on a rolling basis beginning November 6, 2017, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans.  Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice.  For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html

Inquiries about University nondiscrimination and disability accommodation policies may be made to the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.  (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underserved students. The College of Humanities is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The College and University recognize that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.

More information about the University of Utah and the College of Humanities can be found at www.utah.edu and http://humanities.utah.edu/.

Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with teaching and research concentrations in strategic communication and public relations, and an emphasis in social media or data analytics. The start date is fall 2018. Our new colleague will be expected to teach undergraduate courses within our strategic communication major, including public relations strategies, campaigns, and public relations writing, as well as digitally oriented courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Candidates should have experience in strategic communication, and professional experience with digital platforms is desirable. A Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications or a related field and teaching experience at the college level are preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree in public relations or a related field, significant professional experience and a creative or scholarly research agenda will be considered.
A completed application should include:

  • A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position
  • A curriculum vita
  • Names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers of at least three references.

Washington and Lee is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. W&L’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is the nation’s only accredited journalism program in a highly competitive liberal arts university.

Review of applications will begin Dec. 1. Send applications and inquiries to Professor Dayo Abah at abahd@wlu.edu, 204 Reid Hall, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450.

Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor in Data Journalism & Analytics
Department of Communication


Position Summary:

The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focus on data journalism, analytics, and multimedia storytelling. Ideal candidates will have academic and professional backgrounds relevant to application of advanced analytic techniques to multimedia journalism practice. Relevant research background for the position includes areas such as data visualization, crowdsourcing, computational science, and network analysis. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses related to multimedia journalism, data journalism, and analytics. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing integration of advanced analytic techniques with multimedia journalism and storytelling production in a lab environment. Typical teaching expectations are two courses per semester or equivalent within a lab environment.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Creativity & Innovation (C&I) Strategic Growth Area, one of several new university-wide initiatives at Virginia Tech (see http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html). The C&I Strategic Growth Area is focused on empowering partners and stakeholders to collaborate on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship efforts that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Faculty working together in this area comprise a vibrant ecosystem that melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions. Candidates with demonstrated experience of interdisciplinary teaching or research in areas that align with the C&I vision are especially encouraged to apply.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in communication or related field, broadly defined.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly publication and successful teaching.
  • Potential to secure extramural funding.
  • Evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching and of potential for the development and maintenance of a nationally or internationally recognized research program.
  • ABD applicants will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be awarded by the appointment date of August 10, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with “big data,” large public data sets, and public records.
  • Background and research expertise related to advanced analytic techniques such as, but not limited to, “big data,” data visualization, crowdsourcing, computational science, and network analysis.
  • Experience working with scripting and analysis packages such as, but not limited to, R, Python, SQL, and / or other scripting languages
  • Background related to technology and innovation in journalism and multimedia storytelling.
  • Interest in teaching students concepts and technical skills involving integration of data and information in multimedia journalism packages.

How to Apply for this Job:
Application screening will begin November 15, 2017. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing applicant’s fit with the job description and department; a complete CV; a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; two writing samples of research related to multimedia journalism and data analytics; and names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts for at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.vt.edu. Direct questions to James D. Ivory, Department of Communication, 111 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061; Telephone (540) 231-6507, email jivory@vt.edu.