Michigan State University

Fall 2017: Immersive Storytelling & Visual Communication Faculty Search

The School of Journalism at Michigan State University seeks two tenure-track assistant professors, one with experience in immersive storytelling and the other who is a visual communicator with an emphasis in photojournalism or documentary photography. The ideal candidates will have well-defined research agendas with evidence of scholarly publication in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates must also have potential for external funding in their area of expertise. The candidate will share our vision for an exciting future for journalism and will teach our students to be world-class journalists.

Our innovative colleagues have the potential to be an exemplary teachers and prolific scholars. Thus, candidates will have a PhD, an MFA or other terminal degree in a related field by August 15, 2018. Experience in producing and teaching augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive 360 video or interactive immersive environment platforms is desired in the first position and a record as a photojournalist or documentary photographer is desired in the second. These scholars will be required to conduct research in his or her chosen area of communication and join our efforts to seek external funding.

To apply for the Immersive Storytelling position, please refer to Posting #476824 and for the Visual Communication Faculty Search position refer to Posting #476702. Complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website: www.careers.msu.edu. Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position and your vision for immersive storytelling or visual communication, 2) CV, 3) the names and contact info of three references, and 4) web link to an online portfolio or PDF document. The search committee will begin considering applications Dec. 18, 2017. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Please direct any questions for the immersive storytelling position to Dr. Rachel Mourao (mourao@msu.edu), and for the visual communication position to Dr. Howard Bossen (bossen@msu.edu), School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, Persons of Color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Rutgers University

The Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair
In Media, Culture and Feminist Studies

Rutgers University seeks a prominent leader to launch the prestigious Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies.  The successful candidate will be the first Gloria Steinem Chair and therefore play an important role in shaping the chair’s development, ensuring that its work is world-leading; he/she may come from the academic, media, and/or activist worlds.  This is a two to three year rotating position. Responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments; an active program of engagement in the candidate’s area of expertise and interest; initiating and facilitating events and collaborations; and communicating with all relevant stakeholders.  The expected start date for the position is September 2018.

This endowed chair is a joint effort of several Rutgers University units: The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) and its Department of Journalism and Media Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences and its Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Institute for Women’s Leadership.

For more details about this position and to apply, visit http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/55123

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement. http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

Syracuse University

The Communications Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for a full-time teaching position, in the area of communications law beginning in fall 2018, at the rank of associate or full professor. A candidate with extensive relevant professional experience will be considered for a position as a Professor of Practice. A Ph.D. or J.D. is required.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in research, policy development, or practice in the field of communication law. We are especially interested in candidates with specialties in 1) digital privacy, or 2) media and technology law.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in working with students from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. At the graduate level we regularly offer courses on media law for our professionally oriented master’s students. At the undergraduate level, we regularly offer specific courses on communications law for journalism students; for public relations and advertising students; and for students in the television, radio and film industries. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable teaching any of these classes; the course load will be 4 or 5 courses a year depending on background. The ability to teach other communication classes in areas consistent with the candidate’s experience is also desirable, including the possibility of specialty law courses.

The successful candidate should expect a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; mentoring junior faculty; department, school and university committee service; and occasional community outreach.

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. A recent $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 includes the Studio and Innovation Center. This center encompasses a high-tech entertainment production environment that rivals many Hollywood studios, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends and a top-of-the-line digital news center. This space provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.

Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and the brightest. Students are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.8 GPA.

The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden the diversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For full description and online application instructions, go to https://www.sujobopps.com – JOB# 073556. Cover letter, resume or vitae and names, addresses, and a list of four references must be attached online. Review of applications begins December 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, feel free to contact Brad Gorham, Search Chair, Communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Phone: 315-443-1950. Email: bwgorham@syr.edu

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University of Southern California Annenberg

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking to recruit distinguished professionals and scholars for tenured positions on its journalism faculty. Professional candidates should have earned a national reputation through news coverage on both legacy and digital platforms and/or work as managers or entrepreneurs. Scholars should hold advanced degrees, have important publications in a field relevant to journalism practice or journalism studies and, preferably, a background in journalism.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching and developing new curriculum at all levels of study. A track record of successful teaching experience is preferred; however, journalists with minimal teaching experience but a distinguished track record in the field are nevertheless strongly encouraged to apply. Moreover, candidates should provide evidence of plans to make ongoing contributions to their fields. The School expects its faculty members to continue to be highly productive and to have a major impact on their fields through their professional work and research.

For full job posting and requirements, please see job link below.

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. Relocation assistance may be available. Applications should be submitted through the USC Jobs site at the following URL: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/professor-of-journalism-tenured/1209/6272878

“USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.”

Hofstra University

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication seeks adjunct faculty for positions in our Public Relations program and our Media Studies program.

The Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University is seeking enthusiastic adjunct faculty to teach one to two courses in public relations each semester within its graduate and undergraduate programs. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Successful candidates must have professional and/or academic experience and be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in research fundamentals, media literacy, public relations campaigns, and other related course work. Adjunct faculty may be occasionally called upon to supervise internships and independent study. We are seeking candidates with the ability to work a flexible schedule that will likely include evening and possible weekend assignments.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in communication, public relations, or related degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
• Professional experience in public relations
• College-level teaching experience
• Excellent research and writing skills


The Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations seeks available Adjunct Faculty candidates to teach courses in our Media Studies program. Positions available in Spring and Fall 2018.  Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

We are particularly interested in adjunct faculty to teach 1) Media and the Law; 2) Media and Popular Culture; 3) The Mass Media, Politics and Policy Making;  4) Research in Mass Media Studies; 5) Media Literacy. The ideal candidate should have experience teaching undergraduate courses.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in Communication or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
• Terminal degree preferred.
• College-level teaching experience
• Excellent research and writing skills

Application Process: To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vita or resume to:

Dr. Cliff Jernigan, Chairperson
Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
111 Hofstra University
322 Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Hempstead, N.Y. 11549
Email: JRNLMSPR@hofstra.edu

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Northwestern University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science & Journalism

As part of an ambitious plan to expand interdisciplinary work in computer science and other fields, Northwestern University seeks to hire a new faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of Computer Science and Journalism/Media and has the potential to drive change and transformation in the field of journalism.

We invite candidates to apply for a new position as Professor of Computer Science & Journalism at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.  The search is open to academic candidates as well as distinguished technology professionals.  We are interested in candidates who have a track record of success in researching, developing and deploying technology relevant to journalism and media, as well as research interests in a computer science discipline such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction or Knowledge Management.

Candidates whose background is primarily in the media or technology industry should be able to demonstrate experience building or leading the development of software that addresses the needs of journalists, publishers and/or media consumers.  Academic candidates should have a research agenda at the intersection of computer science and journalism, and experience developing technologies for media practitioners or consumers.

Given Northwestern’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary work in these fields, an interest in teaching students from both journalism and computer science — and fostering collaboration between them — is critical.

The goal of the CS + X initiative in general and the CS + Journalism effort in particular is the transformational integration of CS with other fields. Preferred candidates are expected to work between fields in partnership with non-technologists with the goal of promoting shared understanding and research progress at the intersection.  With the dual focus of research and education, candidates will work across schools to help create an environment of cross-functional cooperation and coordination between disciplines. In line with this, we are certainly interested in researchers with joint degrees but are flexible with regard to the nature of applicants’ core education.  Our goal in this search is to hire new faculty who will have positions in both the McCormick School of Engineering and the Medill School of Journalism. The driver behind this goal is the further development of the partnership that already exists between the two schools.

Northwestern is a world-leading research and teaching university with an unrivaled combination of excellent schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located just outside of Chicago – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To apply for the position: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NTc

The University of Texas at Austin

Moody College of Communication: Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations
Assistant or Associate Professor – Public Relations

The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and with relevant expertise and interest in public relations. Salary is competitive.

In the Stan Richards School, our faculty is our best asset. We have 18 graduate faculty, 3 emeritus professors, 8 full-time lecturers and 12 part-time lecturers. Our unique mix of research expertise covers five main areas: pro-social persuasion, health and science communication, brand and identity, new technology, and sports media and marketing. Across those areas, our faculty members draw from qualitative and quantitative methods and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams across campus.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, organizational communication, telecommunication, mass communication, strategic communication, marketing, or a related field, or be a candidate near completion of the Ph.D., with evidence of outstanding research, teaching, service, and grant potential in the area of public relations.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of references, representative scholarly publications, statement of research interests, and a teaching statement by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/46527. Three confidential letters of recommendation are also requested. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lee Ann Kahlor at: kahlor@austin.utexas.edu.

The Richards School offers undergraduate degrees in advertising and public relations and masters and Ph.D. degrees in Advertising. For more information about our programs visit http://advertising.utexas.edu/. The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/ Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/

The Stan Richards School is emerging as a leader on campus in our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive home for students. Please see https://advertising.utexas.edu/about/diversity-commitment.

The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

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University of Florida

Department of Telecommunication
College of Journalism and Communications

Job Description:
The Department of Telecommunication at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 2018. The ideal candidate should be a scholar with a record using analytics or computational methods to analyze audience data, has experience studying and applying major digital/web and social media analytics to understand/engage audiences, and is familiar with the systemic process of moving from data to knowledge. The candidate should have a robust knowledge of audience analytics tools and research methodologies. Professional experience is desired but not required.

The University and College: The University of Florida is a top-ten public research university (U.S. News and World Report, 2017) with one of the largest student populations in the United States. The College of Journalism and Communications is a recognized leader in communications education with more than 2400 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduate students. The College also houses a full-service news center and communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students.

The College of Journalism and Communications, is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding 15 new lecturer and faculty positions across the Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S.

The Department: The Department of Telecommunication is one of the premiere programs in electronic mass media. Our admission standards are high and the academic standards of our courses are rigorous. The department has 741 majors, 15 faculty and 17 adjunct faculty. The department offers specialized study in Management and Strategy, News, Production and Media and Society. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Affiliated with the College and located in the same building are the Division of Multimedia Properties and our 14,000 sq. ft. “Innovation News Center.” The properties include four commercial stations: WRUF-AM, ESPN 95.3/850; WRUF-FM, Country 103.7, the Gator; WRUF-TV; and three non-commercial stations, WUFT-FM , WJUF-FM, and WUFT-TV.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will provide evidence of an active research agenda that can lead to significant publications and external grants. He/she will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in audience analysis, consumer and audience analytics, data analytics, network analysis, and data visualization. The candidate should have experience or willingness to develop and teach online courses.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to Communication, Telecommunication, Mass Communication, or the social sciences with a media and communication focus, and a strong commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population of undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests,
  2. A current curriculum vitae,
  3. Teaching evaluation data, where available, or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  4. Copies of two to three representative publications, particularly pieces the candidate has sole-authored or where she/he is listed as first-author,
  5. Names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of at least three references, along with a description of the candidate’s relationship to the references.

Please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu to submit an online application. The requisition number for this vacancy is 505254.

For more information, contact Dr. Sylvia Chan-Olmsted at chanolmsted@jou.ufl.edu. The mailing address is Department of Telecommunication, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400. The University of Florida is a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer)

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Manhattan College

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Sports Media Production

Section I: Scope

Manhattan College’s Communication Department seeks a tenure-track faculty member, at the assistant or associate professor level, to join and participate in the building of our dynamic and still relatively new undergraduate program. We are looking for someone who will guide our new concentration in Sports Media Production, with its Fall 2018 start date.

Section II: Responsibilities

Reports to: Chair

Responsibilities: The new concentration has been designed in support of the College’s initiative to produce Jasper Athletics programming to be streamed on ESPN3. Production of game events, utilizing our new Mobile Production Unit, will be carried out by students under the aegis of a Producer/Director we are also hiring for this purpose. The successful candidate will teach courses in the concentration including Introduction to Sports Media, Sports Remote Production, Sports Media Performance, Advanced Sports Media Production, and Field and Post-production for Sports. Sports Remote Production and Advanced Sports Media Production will be taught using the MPU as a lab classroom.

In addition, we seek a committed faculty member who will participate in the life of our department, the School of Liberal Arts in which we are housed, and the College. We seek someone committed to a balance of theory and practice, given our commitment to the liberal arts tradition and the College’s Lasallian tradition. Finally, we seek someone with a record of professional experience and/or a willingness to work and network with the industry in Manhattan to create internship and professional opportunities for our students.

Section III: Qualifications

Qualifications: Ph.D. in communication, media, or journalism, and some background in sports media production or television production required. ABD considered. Research program and commitment to teaching a must.

Application Link: https://manhattan.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/0727d293-548d-05ea-8ec2-c5ac5a2632ad/apply?source=651792-CS-26067

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V

University of Maine

Position Title:
Lecturer in Journalism (id:44597)

Communication & Journalism

Bargaining Unit:

The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine seeks to hire a full-time lecturer to teach in journalism. The anticipated start date for this nine-month, ongoing appointment is September 1, 2018.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The normal course load for lecturer positions is four courses per semester. This position ordinarily comes with a two course reassignment to coordinate internships and serve as Departmental liaison to campus media, as well as the Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Maine Press Association. With reassignment, teaching responsibilities include three undergraduate courses per semester, such as multiplatform journalism (digital video production and reporting), journalism writing, and other news production courses. Regular service to the department, college, and the university is expected.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Completed MA in Journalism or related field by the start date and professional journalism experience required. Preference is given to candidates who have recent experience working in journalism, demonstrate high quality teaching at the college level, and show excellence in digital multimedia production and reporting through examples of original, professional work. Successful candidates possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position”.  You will need to create a profile and application; upload 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume/curriculum vitae, 3) samples of professional work (up to three), 4) a teaching statement, 5) a sample syllabus, and 6) teaching evaluations if available. Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by their authors or a dossier service to the chair of the search committee, Professor Judith Rosenbaum at judith.rosenbaumandre@maine.edu. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018. Candidates with completed applications by this date are guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Other, Resume/CV, Syllabi, Teaching Evaluations, Teaching Philosophy
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=44597&job=lecturer-in-journalism