University of Florida

Job Description: The Departments of Journalism and Telecommunication at the University of Florida invite applications for one tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 2018. The ideal candidate should be a scholar/teacher with expertise in sports media and communications. Professional experience is desired but not required. The successful candidate will become of member of either the Department of Journalism or the Department of Telecommunications, depending on his or her background.

The College of Journalism and Communications has a strong infrastructure in programs for sports media and communications, including a sports and media specialization in the Department of Journalism, various courses in the department of telecommunication, immersive experiences for students in television, radio, and multimedia – in both traditional media format, as well as with the partnership with the University Athletic Association and the SEC Network. The ideal candidate will conduct research in sports communication and be able to contribute teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sports Reporting
  • Sports Communication
  • On-Air Talent
  • Data in Sports Media
  • Live and Recorded Sports Production
  • Multimedia Sports Journalism
  • Narrative Sports: Writing, Podcast, Documentaries

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 areas related to sports communication. 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.

The College: The College of Journalism and Communications, now approaching its 50th anniversary, 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 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 United States.

The college has 57 full-time faculty members, 80 full-time staff and 3,083 students, including 69 doctoral students. The College offers master’s and doctoral degrees and ACEJMC-accredited bachelor’s degrees through four academic departments: advertising, journalism, public relations, and telecommunication. Additionally, the College offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. The College provides students hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, undergraduate research, and other extracurricular groups and activities.

The University: The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading research universities. UF’s students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The “Government in the Sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

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 to submit an online application. The requisition number for this vacancy is 505662.

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Wayne Wanta at The mailing address is College of Journalism and Communications, 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 Jan. 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Florida

College of Journalism and Communications
Department of Advertising
Department of Public Relations
Tenure-track Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of Advertising/Public Relations

The Department of Advertising and the Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida jointly invite applications for a nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2018.

The University of Florida 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 Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the U.S. News and World Report’s top-ten public research universities in the U.S.

Qualifications: Candidates for the assistant professor position in advertising/public relations must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication or other relevant field by August 2018 and a record of original scholarly research. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: digital/social media communications, digital media planning and strategy, social media management and evaluation, media analytics, and other areas relevant to advertising/public relations. Candidates for the position should have extensive knowledge of diverse current and emerging social media platforms, as well as a rich understanding of a wide range of digital media analytics/tools for making strategic communication decisions. Other qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, a publication record, potential to secure grant funding, and productivity and effectiveness in contributing to a collegial environment. Applicants should have the ability to understand and communicate with people with multicultural backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations and supporting a climate of inclusion with respect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, culture, and religion.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both advertising and public relations, with one of the departments as his/her tenure-home department. The faculty member will supervise master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He or she will advise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other service activities, and demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity, and the internationalization of the college and university.

The Department of Advertising is a national leader in advertising and strategic communications education with more than 600 majors. The department offers a complete curriculum consisting of 52 professional credit hours with a strong focus on understanding audiences and marketing strategy. With 11 full-time faculty and 10 part-time adjuncts, who are often working professionals, our students are exposed to a diverse range of teaching experiences, professional expertise and scholarly acumen.

The Department of Public Relations is one of the top public relations programs in the country, with eight tenured faculty members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and two full-time lecturers, for a total of 11 faculty members. It serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s students, and 10 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent international reputation.

The College of Journalism and Communications ( has 57 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College also houses a full-service communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students. The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities. UF’s more than 52,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Application Procedure: To view application instructions and complete an online résumé, visit The reference number for the vacancy is 505644. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Review of applications will begin January 24, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

The search is conducted under Florida’s open records laws, and all documents are open for public inspection.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO employer.

Questions can be directed to either Dr. Moon J. Lee, at (352) 273-1699/ or Dr. Eunice Kim, at (352) 392-5059/

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University of Rhode Island

Assistant Professor, Sports Communication and Media

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2018. We seek an academic and professional in sports communication and media to help develop and deliver a new program in this area.
The successful candidate will develop and deliver new courses in sports media and communication at introductory and advanced levels for undergraduate, and possibly graduate, students. The candidate may also teach and enhance existing course offerings. The standard workload includes three courses each semester, or 18 credit hours per year, advising undergraduate students, maintaining an active scholarly or creative program in sports media and communication, and performing service in the Harrington School, College, and University.

Visit the URI jobs website at:  to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00070).  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 and demonstration of teaching effectiveness,  (#4) “Other Document” 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.

Albright College

Assistant Professor, Public Relations and Advertising

The Communications Department at Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, seeks an Assistant Professor in Public Relations and Advertising, with the appointment beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses in our Public Relations and Advertising track, including Campaign Planning, Writing for Public Relations & Advertising, and Public Relations & Advertising Research, and serve as a mentor to students desiring careers in the field. Additionally, this faculty member will contribute to our general education curriculum as well as our department’s core curriculum, teaching classes such as Media and Society, Communication Theories, and Communications Research. Teaching load is six undergraduate courses per year. The new faculty member is encouraged to contribute to our department’s reputation for community engagement by overseeing internships and experiential learning projects.  Ph.D. or ABD in Communications or a related field required; professional experience in public relations and advertising highly desirable. Experience or interest in digital initiatives and Spanish-language or Latino media is a plus.

Review of applications will begin January 29, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted to  and should include: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) scholarship sample; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) recent teaching evaluations; and arrange to have sent three reference letters, at least one of which addresses teaching effectiveness.

A diverse learning community that encourages innovation and interdisciplinarity, Albright College is an equal opportunity employer. In pursuit of enriching the diversity within our community, we encourage the application of qualified women, minorities, protected veterans, and people with disabilities.  Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. For more information: about the position see; about Albright College:

Webster University

Three Faculty Positions
School of Communications

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for three tenure track faculty positions beginning August 2017:

  • Assistant Professor in Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • Assistant Professor in Games & Game Design
  • Assistant or Associate Professor in Games & Game Design

For more information about these positions and the School, please see:

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, and Athens, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Georgia Southern University

Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism—Search #67481
College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Communication Arts

The Department of Communication Arts in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Communication Arts is the largest in the College of Arts and Humanities, and is home to five majors: Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, Multimedia Film and Production, Public Relations, and Theatre. It is a vibrant, innovative department that stresses faculty collaboration and cross-disciplinary instruction. The department occupies a recently renovated building with studio, editing/lab, classroom and office spaces. Rigorous classroom instruction is complemented by experiential activities that encourage students to both learn about and apply class concepts. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, especially in the area of the University’s Quality Enhancement Program’s focus on writing.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the assistant professor of multimedia journalism requires teaching MMJ courses as well as courses in the area of converged news production curriculum, as well as research, and service responsibilities. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned terminal degree in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in journalism-based coursework, by August 1, 2018
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
• A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
• Ability to teach in the areas of required news/media courses, including teaching basic news creation across multiple platforms such as print, online, video and audio
• A demonstrated commitment to research
• A demonstrated dedication to professional development
• Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in managing experiential multiplatform environments
• Ability to support additional journalism course offerings such as sports reporting, STEM journalism, magazine writing and editing, opinion journalism, and/or copy editing

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jennifer Kowalewski, Search Chair, Search 67481
Communication Arts
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8091
Statesboro GA 30460-8091
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-0126

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.