University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in the area of Social Media and Data Analytics

Position Announcement

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with professional experience in public relations/advertising/strategic communication to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Social media have transformed communication, from creating online communities, to empowering consumers to make demands of corporations, to enabling the spread of social causes and movements. Social media analysts and digital strategists use data to track issues, gain consumer insights, determine social media spheres of influence, create visualizations, examine source credibility, and the like. The ideal candidate should be poised to help position the SOJC at the forefront of research in this field.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will have scholarly expertise in the areas discussed above, offering the ability to research, teach, create, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in social media strategy, data analytics, and others in our public relations and/or advertising undergraduate areas. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs in Media Studies, the new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility that launches in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations, four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies. The SOJC Insights and Analytics Lab has plans to offer psychophysiological capabilities for research led by faculty and students. Candidates with psychophysiological experience and quantitative data analysis skills are encouraged to apply.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520586/assistant-professor-of-social-media-data-analytics.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Nicole Dahmen, ndahmen@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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