University of Rhode Island

Assistant Professor –Multimedia Journalism

The Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Department of Journalism at the University of Rhode Island invite applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach multimedia classes at the introductory and advanced level to undergraduates and possibly graduate students.

Visit to apply for posting (F00066).  Only applications submitted through the online portal will be accepted.  Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter including a description of how your qualifications match the requirements for the position, (#2) Curriculum Vitae or resume should include the names and contact information for three academic/professional references, (#3) Statement of teaching philosophy, (#4) A sample of written work and/or link to an example of a creative production.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Mansfield University

Electronic Media – Digital Communication (Fall 2018, Tenure Track, Full-time)

The Department of Communication is an energetic department that sponsors a variety of student/faculty events, promotes innovative teaching, and boasts a strong connection with alums and the community. The department offers bachelor degrees in Communication (including degree emphases in Electronic Media, Public Relations, Sports Information, and Organizational Communication) and has a solid track record of employment in the field for graduating seniors. See more at

For full position requirements and description, including application procedures, visit . Completing search is contingent on available funding. Last day to apply is January 14, 2018. EEO Employer.


California State University, Los Angeles

Tenure Track Journalism Position
College of Arts & Letters

Department of Television, Film and Media Studies
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Starting Date: August 2018

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Earned MA, MS, or MFA degree in Journalism or closely-related discipline from accredited institution required;
2) Minimum three years of professional experience in multi-platform, digital journalism;
3) Successful university-level teaching experience, and;
4) Ability to demonstrate commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Supervision of university-based student-driven online, broadcast and print journalism platforms;
2) Record of research, scholarly and/or creative activity involving students;
3) Earned Ph.D. in journalism or related disciplines from an accredited institution;
4) Demonstrated experience and/or training in visual, audio and print news production, including graphic design and animation;
5) Demonstrated experience and/or training with Adobe CC, Adobe Clips, ENPS, R, as well as related or similar software used to produce news content, and;
6) Ability to communicate in multiple languages.

Required Documentation:
Submit: 1) letter of application specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) list of three professional references, and; 4) University Application for Academic Employment (found here). Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Review of applications begins December 20, 2017, and continues until position filled.

Email applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:
Prof. Jon Beaupré; Search Chair – Journalism
(323) 343-4211

Texas Christian University

Instructor Position in Strategic Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites application for a full-time instructor position in the area of public relations and/or advertising to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. For full job posting and qualifications, click:

Applications must include a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.” The system is not compatible with the Safari browser. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to or 817-257-7790.

TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourage all to apply.

Simmons College

Dean of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Simmons College invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of the inaugural Dean of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should provide a resume or CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to Simmons College’s consultants Ann Yates and Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D. at the following:

Simmons College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

University of Southern California


The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor of Journalism and Director of the School of Journalism. The ideal candidate will be a nationally and internationally recognized practitioner or scholar with an interest in academic experience, have an impressive record as an institution-building administrator or management experience with large organizations. Candidates are also expected to meet School and University standards for full tenured professors.

A successful candidate will possess the qualifications necessary to assume responsibility for the direction of the School of Journalism. The Director will oversee graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Journalism and Public Relations. The qualified candidate will be responsible for developing, in conjunction with the faculty and the Dean, the School’s evolving mission, goals, and long-range strategic plans. He or she will provide leadership in academic and professional communities; promote public and scholarly inquiry on the future of Journalism and Public Relations; understand the diverse and evolving digital landscape, encouraging critical thinking, experimentation and innovation; and will help the School invent new field-defining practices for public-facing digital communication professionals. Additionally, the Director will promote and support teaching and scholarly research; lead recruitment of new faculty, support professional growth and encourage collaboration within current faculty.

The candidate should be passionate about the role that Journalism and Public Relations play in defining public life and recognize that the changing media and societal landscape calls for forward-thinking, innovative, ethics-based education in both fields.

In order to be considered for the position, all candidates must apply via the Careers at USC website at this link Click Here where you will find the full job description. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The cover letter should be addressed to the School of Journalism Faculty Search Committee, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, California 90089-0281. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information regarding accommodations is available by contacting

Washington State University


Washington State University, one of the nation’s leading land grant institutions, announces a nationwide search for a new Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 27,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State is one of only 96 public and private institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” university. In addition to the Pullman campus, WSU has campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, and a developing campus in Everett; four research and extension centers within the state and extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University’s annual operating budget expenditures are nearly $1 billion.

Name for its most illustrious alumnus, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. In addition to its Pullman location, the College offers programs at the University’s campuses in Vancouver and Everett. The College offers a Bachelor of Arts program in communication and society, journalism and media production, and strategic communication. Master’s and Doctoral programs focus on media and health promotion; media, society, and politics; and science and environmental communication, along with an online MA in strategic communication. The College enjoys custom-designed teaching, research and production facilities that have allowed to the College to rank among the most productive communication colleges in the country. The College’s current undergraduate enrollment exceeds 1,150, in addition to a postgraduate enrollment of 140. Additional information about the Murrow College of Communication can be found at

It is expected that strong candidates for the position will have demonstrated an ability to lead and manage a complex academic organization and will possess an outstanding record as an accomplished scholar and educator who merits tenure at the rank of full professor. The Dean is expected to be a champion of both teaching and research and be devoted to excellence and shared governance. The next Dean should be a collaborator who possesses exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; impeccable integrity; a collegial and consultative demeanor; a team orientation; an astute understanding of finances; a student-centered approach to academic leadership; and the ability to acquire resources from private and public sources.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by December 10, 2017 to assure optimal consideration.

WSU Communication Dean Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Fax: 214/523-9067

~Washington State University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. ~


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: 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 (, and for the visual communication position to Dr. Howard Bossen (, 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

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our 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 – 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:

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