Indiana University Bloomington

Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy
2018 – 2020 (with possibility for a one-year renewal)

The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington ( and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) ( invites applications for a 2018-2020 (July – June) Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy. We seek applicants from all disciplines and methodological backgrounds working on research that contributes to understanding how media and/or media ownership influences political outcomes. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. The chosen fellow will reside at IU Bloomington with occasional travel to CIMA’s offices in Washington, D.C. as required.

The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested to build a career at the intersection of research and policy-making. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and will be invited to organize a small research workshop for the purposes of facilitating publishing a special issue or edited volume related to media and democracy. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to his or her own research agenda related to media, internet, press freedoms, and democratic institutions. The fellow will have opportunities to contribute academic and policy-oriented reports related to evaluating the health of media systems and the implications of contemporary changes to media systems for democratic politics. In addition, the fellow may be asked by CIMA from time to time to write for the CIMA blog, speak at events, and provide input into CIMA’s other research initiatives.

The Fellow will receive a competitive stipend, research support, and benefits comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. This fellowship has the added advantage of providing the successful candidate access to CIMA-NED’s global network of researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers working to address contemporary democratic challenges. The two-year position has the possibility to be extended for a third year, until June 2021.

Applications should include a C.V., a research statement, one writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applications can be submitted online at:  Questions about the fellowship should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Nick Cullather at This position is to remain posted until filled, with all applications received by February 23, 2018 being assured full consideration.

The School of Global and International Studies is a new international affairs school that builds on two centuries of tradition and excellence in global studies at Indiana University. The school hosts four academic departments and twenty-one institutes and centers that cover every corner of the globe and include 250 scholars from nearly every academic discipline.

The Center for International Media Assistance is a research and knowledge platform that aims to improve the effectiveness of media development around the world. The Center provides information, builds networks, conducts research, and highlights the indispensable role media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies. Housed at the National Endowment for Democracy, CIMA coordinates working groups and discussions, and commissions reports and commentary on critical issues to the field.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Central Michigan University

The School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, at Central Michigan University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in digital and online media. We seek a dynamic colleague to take the lead in creating and redesigning curriculum to teach multi-platform and social media elements across current and emerging media channels. This position will strengthen newly focused connections with other departments in our college, such as journalism, pursuing collaborative opportunities for students and faculty in digital design and media analytics. The successful candidate will join a media program nationally recognized for excellence in student radio and television production, and we seek innovative candidates to progress our school to continue as a leader in the field. This position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate digital media and quantitative research methods courses, and advising graduate student research projects, as well as maintaining an active scholarly/creative, and service agenda.

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in mass media or related field; however, an ABD will be considered if it is clear the degree will be conferred by August 15, 2018.
  • Active research agenda immersed in quantitative methodology and statistical analysis.
  • Experience with social media, web design, media analytics and quantitative research design.
  • Ability to teach media courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry experience in digital media areas.
  • At least 2-years of teaching experience at the college level.

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Position is open until filled, although priority consideration will be given to applications completed by February 19.

CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. (see

Ferris State University

Assistant Professor of Communication Ferris State University

Ferris State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to join our growing Communication programs. The successful candidate will be a communication generalist with an advanced degree focused on Mass and Digital Media. Opportunities exist to develop course(s) in the candidate’s area of specialty. Ferris State University is primarily a teaching institution, and the Humanities Department houses the Communication programs. Ferris State University offers degrees in Sports Communication, Applied Speech Communication, and Applied Speech Communication with a concentration in Public Advocacy. There are opportunities to revise existing curricula and to collaborate with undergraduate students on research projects. There are also opportunities to collaborate with existing programs in other departments, including Journalism and Television & Digital Media Production.

Required: Ph.D. in a Communication field, with a focus in Mass and Digital Media OR master’s degree in Communication or a related field, with ABD status in a doctorate program with a focus in Mass and Digital Media. It is expected that a Ph.D. will be earned within 2 years (August 1, 2020). Demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduates. Demonstrated experience in teaching excellence, effective communication, and interpersonal skills in working with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

To apply, visit

Ferris State University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to inclusion and equity. Learn more about the Ferris mission, commitment to diversity and to equal opportunity, and dynamic, student-focused community at Applicants requiring accommodation or assistance completing an application/participating in the hiring process should contact Human Resources at (231) 591-2150 or

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University of Memphis

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public Relations
University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media

The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position in public relations. The position is open to two types of candidates: 1) those with a doctorate in mass communication or a related field (ABD considered with a record of publication demonstrating research capacity and Ph.D. completion within a year of starting date) and professional experience or 2) those who have a master’s degree in a relevant field, APR certification, and substantial, full-time public relations professional experience.  College or university teaching experience is a plus. Any area of public relations specialization will be considered.

The successful candidate will have a robust public relations research agenda and teach public relations courses as well as core journalism and strategic media graduate classes in an ACEJMC-accredited department serving 400 undergraduate and 35 master’s students, enrolled in both on-campus and online programs. In addition, faculty members advise students and engage in professional development activities; this position will include advising the student chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Superior teaching and communication skills are required for a program emphasizing balance in teaching, research and service. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Screening will begin January 31, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2018.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Janoske, 901-678-2853 or

University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media
We are a dynamic, ACEJMC-accredited department of journalism and strategic media that works hard to offer our students cutting-edge knowledge and skills for the changing media landscape, while retaining a strong focus on the core values of quality journalism. Undergraduate majors include Public Relations, Journalism, Creative Mass Media, and Advertising.  The Public Relations major is one of the few programs in the country that boasts both ACEJMC accreditation and PRSA certification. In 1995 we pioneered the first online journalism/mass communication master’s program in the nation and continue to offer our M.A. and public relations B.A. online as well as on campus. Home to award-winning campus newspaper The Daily Helmsman, the student-run strategic communication agency Meeman 901, an active PRSSA chapter, and multiple international exchange programs, the department will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2018. Journalism and Strategic Media is one of six departments in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is at the center of America’s heartland, a commercial and transportation hub made famous by the Mississippi River, by railroads and by FedEx. It is also a crossroads at the cusp of the Delta, a mixture of urban and rural, black and white, country and soul, gospel and secular. Not surprisingly, it is the birthplace of rock n’ roll and the home of the blues. Memphis boasts a diverse population of nearly 700,000, in a metro area of more than 1 million, thriving arts and music scenes, nationally recognized parks and libraries, and—oh, yes—world-famous barbecue.

The University of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

Ball State University


The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development in the ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in interactive media, augmented reality, game storytelling, design thinking, and/or emerging media design and development available August 2018. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach topics in interactive media, cross-platform storytelling and design thinking and also be proficient in augmented reality and storytelling for persuasive games and audience engagement.

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promises to graduate real-world ready professionals for the communication careers of the future.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. or M.F.A. in digital journalism/storytelling, media informatics, interactive media or other related field from an accredited college of university by the time of appointment; a defined scholarly research and/or creative endeavor plan; evidence of teaching in the area of cross-platform storytelling, emerging media or related fields.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in digital storytelling, media informatics, interactive media or other related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment; professional experience developing interactive media and/or augmented reality experiences or a related field; graduate-level teaching experience; record of creative endeavors with successful peer review or a scholarly research record with corresponding publications.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Sparks and curriculum vitae.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 8, 2018. Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest related degree earned prior to an in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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Michigan State University

The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a Professor of Practice in Filmmaking and Media Production.

A portfolio demonstrating significant professional experience is required. Teaching experience is a plus. A terminal degree, such as an MFA or Ph.D., is desirable but not required.

For more information, visit and search job posting # 479489

Review of applications will begin in February 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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

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University of Missouri

Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair/Professional Practice Professor

The University of Missouri School of Journalism is seeking a visionary leader ready to help transform a newsroom and inspire the next era of great journalists at the world’s top-ranked journalism school.

This benefit-eligible, renewable, 12-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track). The anticipated start date for the position is July 2018.

As the Missouri Community Newspaper Manager Chair and Executive Editor you must have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of writing, editing and managing staff in a digital publishing journalism environment.
  • The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls in the 24/7 audience engagement environment.
  • A proven track record of implementing budgets.
  • A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
  • A bachelor’s degree.

Application Process
Please visit and reference job number 24953. Review of applications will begin in February of 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact Mark Horvit, search committee chair, at

To request ADA accommodations, please contact 573-884-7278 or

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville


The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS). The Dean serves as the chief academic, administrative, and fiscal officer for the College and reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean provides leadership to advance the College’s mission and realize its strategic plan. He or she fosters outstanding teaching, student learning, and persistence to graduation; scholarly and creative works; and service to the university, the community, and the profession. The Dean is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the College, including curriculum development, faculty recruitment and evaluation, planning, and budget.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position of CAHS Dean must hold a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution, as well as academic and scholarly accomplishments meriting appointment to the rank of professor with tenure in an academic department within the College.

The CAHS Dean shall nurture a vibrant intellectual environment that encourages student and faculty success, research and creative achievement, community engagement, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will be able to

  • advance enrollment, student retention, and persistence to graduation
  • build working relationships between students, faculty, staff, alumni and other UAH colleges and divisions
  • promote excellence in teaching, learning, and student success
  • demonstrate a record of successful administrative experience and leadership in higher education that includes collaborative leadership, effective fiscal management, and development
  • display excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • champion diversity among faculty and students

College: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS) at UAH comprises 10 departments and 75 full-time faculty. It offers undergraduate degrees in Art History, Art Studio, Communications Arts, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, World Languages and Cultures, and Writing, along with graduate programs in English, History, Psychology, Professional Communications, and Public Affairs. CAHS plays a key role in Charger Foundations, the University’s general education curriculum, and participates in multiple interdisciplinary minors or programs, including Ancient and Medieval Studies, Game Production, Global Studies, Latin American Studies, Public History, Web Communications, and Women’s and Gender Studies. CAHS houses the Humanities Center, an NEH-funded endowment that promotes research and public discussions by funding eminent scholars, scholarly presentations, library enhancement, workshops, and faculty research and travel.

The University: UAH offers 85 degree-granting programs that meet the highest standards of excellence, including 41 bachelor’s, 29 master’s, and 15 doctoral degree programs through its seven Academic Colleges — Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional and Continuing Studies; and Science as well as the Graduate School. The UAH Honors College blends traditional emphasis on arts and sciences and critical thinking with a practical, career-oriented education. Since 2008, the University has undertaken more than $160 million in new construction. The University is implementing new strategic and campus master plans that plot a clear vision for our future. For more information on the strategic plan, visit Total UAH enrollment is approximately 9,100, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. The undergraduate class is made up of 42% women and 58% men. The UAH 2017 freshman class scored an average of 27.9 on the ACT examination, the best of Alabama’s public universities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching rates UAH as a “high” research activity institution.

UAH tops many lists. It is number one in Alabama both for early career pay after graduation and for the economic outcome of its graduates. U.S. News and World Report ranks UAH as a Tier 1 university where students are “eager to enroll” and touts UAH as the number one return on investment in Alabama for both in-state and out-of-state students. UAH is ranked Alabama’s second most affordable college for incoming freshmen with financial need.

UAH is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Numerous departments and programs also hold accreditation or certification from professional associations, including the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Greater Huntsville Community: Located in the Tennessee Valley of Northern Alabama, Huntsville is the home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center where the first rockets to take Americans to the moon were designed and built. Huntsville has an international reputation as a high tech center with ties to NASA, the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, and major government and private research organizations. UAH is the anchor tenant of Cummings Research Park, the second largest university-related research park in the United States, and home to approximately 300 companies.

The population of the Huntsville metropolitan area is over 400,000 and is the fastest growing area in the state. The Huntsville community is recognized nationally for its strong economy and high levels of educational attainment, with public schools that are among the best in the nation. The Wall Street Journal named it among the nation’s “New Silicon Cities” and Southern Living referred to Huntsville as among the best college towns in the South. MoveHub recently described Huntsville as one of the 20 most “hip” cities in the U.S. We are number four on the list of cities with the lowest cost of living, one of the top seventeen most affordable U.S. cities, number twenty-seven on the list of most educated cities in America, and number three on the list of best mid-size cities to make a living in the U.S.

In addition to its diversified high-tech economy, Huntsville offers abundant outdoor activities, is rich in cultural and recreational activities and has a thriving music and arts scene. The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences plays an integral role in this cultural fabric. There are collaborative efforts with the professional symphony orchestra, a renowned community chorus, a world-class community concerts series, and several theatre and arts organizations. Within the college, there is a strong commitment to community service. Huntsville is also the home to America’s largest independent center for the arts, housed in the historic Lowe Mill. For more information on the Greater Huntsville Community, visit

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing professional experience as it relates to the requirements of the position; a current resume/curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five references. Please send the application to For additional information or questions please contact William Wilkerson, Dean of the Honors College and Chair of the Search Committee at or Peggy Bower, Search Committee Support at For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 31, 2018, although applications will be received until the position is filled.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Please refer to log number: 18/19-349.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio


Advanced Assistant or Associate
Professor of Communication

The Department of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2018. Specialization sought is open, with preferred areas including Journalism, Mass Communication, or Public Relations.

The Communication Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio offers a relevant, skills-oriented course of study responsive to today’s fast-changing media landscape. We emphasize the fundamentals of journalism and public relations, along with contemporary topics such as social media and entrepreneurship. Our students annually earn regional and national distinction, competing for and winning awards, scholarships, grants and professional development opportunities. Since the launch of the academic program in 2010, our students have received scholarships from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Google, the Online News Association (ONA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ), the San Antonio Professional Chapter of Women in Communications, as well as awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), the Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Communication.
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • University teaching experience commensurate with the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
  • Broad training in Communication with particular expertise in Journalism, Mass Communication, or Public Relations.
  • Familiarity with the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body.
  • Familiarity with high-impact educational practices such as cooperative education, service learning, and undergraduate research.
  • Experience with contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.

The full job notice, along with the online application portal, may be viewed at:

The priority date for applications is January 26, 2018. The position is open until filled.
Please direct any questions to Dr. William S. Bush at

The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.