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September 28, 2016

Washington State University

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Description of Positions: The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, invites applications for one permanent, full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin on August 16, 2017.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Requirements for Assistant Professor: Earned Ph.D. or nearing completion of dissertation in communication or a related area before the date of hire but with Ph.D. degree requirements completed before start of employment, evidence of potential for a productive research agenda in health communication, and evidence of potential for successful teaching.

Requirements for Associate Professor: Earned Ph.D. in communication or a related area, evidence of a productive research agenda in health communication, and evidence of successful teaching, and must have served at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent by the date of hire.

Preference: Demonstrated success in research and/or teaching in doctor-patient communication and/or one of the following areas: health disparities, health promotion/education, mobile health, risk communication, or health literacy, demonstrated success or potential for securing grants, strong background in quantitative methods, demonstrated record of interacting with industry professionals, and evidence of online teaching.

Duties: Contribute to the college’s Health Communication graduate programs through teaching, scholarship and grants. Contribute to one of the college’s undergraduate areas in Strategic Communication, Journalism & Media Production, and Communication & Society. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to the following: Health Communication Theories for Behavior Change, Communicating Health in Practice, Health Message Design and Effectiveness, Professional Health Communication Management and Campaigns, Youth and the Media, Mobile Media, Persuasion, Organizing for Social Change, Intercultural Communication, or Consumer Insights and Branding.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers within the college and across campus, such as Washington State University’s Research Collaborative for Addressing Health Disparities, which involves diverse faculty conducting research on human health and health disparities across biological, behavioral, family and community levels.

Application Procedure: Applicants must send curriculum vitae, cover letter summarizing qualifications, research statement, and contact information for three references, and apply online at https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/27826

In the cover letter, candidates should address which research area mentioned above best fits their interest and how they can contribute to the teaching needs identified above.

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding. For more information, contact Stacey Hust, Chair, Strategic Communication, sjhust@wsu.edu.


September 27, 2016

Bridgewater College

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies –Tenure Track

The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater College invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2017.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Communication or related field (ABD considered). The department seeks a teacher-scholar with expertise in interactive media management and message design. Experience in visual design will strengthen an application.  We are looking for an individual with a broad-based understanding of the intersections between communication technology and culture, as evidenced through their research agenda. Teaching responsibilities may include some combination of the following: Public Relations, Nonprofit Communication, Organizational Communication, Oral Communication (public speaking emphasis) and/or participation in the first-year seminar (introduction to the liberal arts). The successful candidate can expect opportunities to develop new courses in their areas of interest.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melanie Laliker, Chair, at mlaliker@bridgewater.edu.

APPLICATION: Please complete online application https://www.bridgewater.edu/careers and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie, administrative assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, at critchie@bridgewater.edu.

DEADLINE: To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by November 1, 2016.

Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse faculty, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.  Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Pepperdine University

Public Relations – Assistant Professor
Seaver College of Arts and Sciences

The Communication Division of Pepperdine University invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track appointment in public relations. The successful candidate will be able to teach several courses within our 100-plus student major, including Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Writing and Media, and Public Relations Techniques and Campaigns. The ability to teach general media courses, such as Storytelling Through Media, Communication Theories, and Communication Research, is preferred. The opportunity to teach courses in the Communication Division’s strategic communication master’s degree is also a possibility. An emphasis on innovative teaching is highly desirable. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful applicant will provide academic advising for a cohort of majors within the division. Skill at assessment, curriculum development and service learning/community based research are emphases that would be greatly appreciated. Documented research interest, teaching experience, and professional experience in public relations are required.  A Ph.D. is also required.

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just over 3400 students situated in Malibu, Calif. All applicants must have an active commitment to the university’s Christian mission and indicate that in their application materials.  (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/seaver-mission/)

We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.  Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.

If interested, please apply through this website: http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/administration/dean/facultyemployment/

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Dr. Denise Ferguson@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Public Relations Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211

James Madison University

The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in public relations to begin August 25, 2017, pending budgetary approval.  We seek someone who can bring innovative teaching, engaged scholarship, and practical experiences to the classroom and can add to the intellectual climate of the school.  Applicants must be able to teach a variety of public relations courses (including writing, theory, visual communication, and/or campaigns). Successful applicants will complement the strengths of existing faculty.

Ideal applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, and possess a record of continuing or promising scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest and ability to secure external funding, develop cross-disciplinary work, contribute to graduate education in the area of health communication, and are able to teach the basic course in the general education program.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are urged to submit completed applications online as soon as possible at http://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/emp/joblink.shtml where they can complete the faculty profile and upload the following information: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial transcripts as document #1, student evaluations as document #2, and names, phone numbers and email addresses for three academic references (whom we will contact directly to upload a letter of recommendation). Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Corey Hickerson, Search Committee Chair, at hickerca@jmu.edu.

JMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access employer.  We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School.  The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.

Columbia University

PSSN Job Description –  full version

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 1, 2017.

Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society & Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in:

(1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline – such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, journalism, music and the arts – and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research;


(2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences, and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which includes a total of nine postdoctoral research scholars and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2017, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2012.

Please visit Columbia University’s online application site for further information about this posting and to submit your application.  All submissions must include a proposal for an interdisciplinary research project, and must be submitted via the online platform.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Temple University

Faculty position in the Department of Journalism (non-tenure-track) focused on video journalism

The Department of Journalism within the School of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track faculty position focused on video journalism. Primary teaching responsibilities will include audio/visual newsgathering, video editing, broadcasting, and/or documentary videography. Teaching load is four courses per semester. The ideal candidate will have recent news experience shooting digital video and editing with state-of-the-art audio and video software. This position provides an opportunity for leadership in advancing the curriculum to prepare students for tomorrow’s digital media landscape. The successful candidate must provide evidence of strong teaching experience and professional work. An advanced degree is preferred.

The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

The Department of Journalism is more than 80 years old with 15 full-time faculty members who teach more than 500 students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. SMC is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments include Advertising, Media Studies and Production, and Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments, and more than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A., M.J., and M.S. degrees.

The university community at large includes nearly 38,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, school and university, please visit http://www.temple.edu/smc. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016.

Apply to:
Video Journalism Search Committee Department of Journalism, Temple University 316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080
or email your materials to: journ@temple.edu

American Political Science Association

Gain first-hand knowledge of Congress and policymaking by spending a year on Capitol Hill!

The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2017-2018 APSA-MCI Communications Congressional Fellowships, open to journalists and academics from all disciplines and fields who have a professional interest in public policy and telecommunications. Fellows gain hands-on experience in Congress and the policymaking process by serving on congressional staffs, following an intensive one-month orientation. Fellows also participate in enrichment programs throughout the fellowship year.

Candidates must have US citizenship or permanent residency. Scholars must have a PhD completed within the last 15 years or will have defended a PhD dissertation by November of the fellowship year. Journalists may be print or broadcast journalists (including online journalists) and must hold a bachelor’s degree, along with two to ten years of professional experience in writing, reporting, editing, producing, or directing.

Stipend: $50,000 + travel allowance

Applications are due Dec. 5, 2016. Learn more and apply online at www.apsanet.org/cfp.

University of the Incarnate Word

Assistant/Associate Professor – Communication Studies

UIW Mission
The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary:
The Assistant/Associate Professor- Communications position for the School of Media and Design will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to communication, writing, and/or media studies. Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated teaching, scholarship, and administrative ability. Strong interpersonal skills and writing abilities. Ability to take initiative and thrive in a demanding and diverse environment. Must be collegial, open to new ideas for improving processes, and willing to learn and adapt to change. Must be able to teach communication courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Education:
Earned Doctorate in Communication or related degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
Priority will be given to applicants with demonstrated teaching effectiveness, university leadership, record of scholarship, and mainstream publications.

Essential Duties :
Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at UIW include teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities. Specific duties for this position would include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to communication, writing, and/or media studies, as well as working collegially with other faculty and staff to advance the program. In addition, faculty are expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of the Incarnate Word is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

To be considered, applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uiw.edu/, attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendations.

University of Memphis

Instructor/Coordinator Public Relations Online Program
The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis is seeking a full-time instructor/coordinator to lead its online undergraduate public relations major. We are looking for a dynamic individual to teach our undergraduate public relations classes, administer and market the online public relations program, advise the online students, and serve as a member of the department’s dynamic public relations faculty. This person will also have opportunity to teach graduate classes in our integrated strategic media master’s, offered both on-campus and online. The instructor/coordinator is expected to bring cutting-edge ideas for enhancing the quality of online instruction, motivation for marketing the online program as well as enthusiasm for mentoring the online public relations students. The ability to teach core requirements such as media writing and visual media is a plus. Requirements include a master’s degree in journalism, public relations or related field as well as experience in professional public relations and online teaching.

Screening will begin Oct. 20, 2016, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty no later than August 2017 in time to start the fall 2017 semester. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript at workforum.memphis.edu. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Matthew Haught, 901-678-2401.

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 the knowledge and skills to compete successfully in the changing media landscape, while retaining a strong focus on the core values of quality journalism.  The department has three undergraduate majors, Advertising, Journalism and Public Relations. 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 integrative communications agency Meeman 901 (housed in the U of M Crews Center for Entrepreneurship), an active Public Relations Student Society of America student chapter, the peer-reviewed Newspaper Research Journal and two international exchange programs, the department celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008. 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 surprising, 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, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

Texas Tech University

Requisition Number: 8795BR

Position Description
The Department of Advertising in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks an assistant or associate professor to join its collegial faculty. The department seeks a forward-looking colleague who shares our passion for balancing excellent research with outstanding classroom teaching. We are looking for an energetic, creative-minded person to join a dynamic social scientific department that accommodates varied research interests. The College is in an exciting period of growth marked by opportunities for interdisciplinary research partnerships within HSTEM fields (Health-Science-Technology-Engineering-Math). Our undergraduate curriculum prepares students for careers in advertising and strategic communication with relevant theory and practical application. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise in strategic communication as well as a passion for mentoring graduate students. They will also have a productive research agenda and desire to contribute to interdisciplinary research collaborations with researchers across campus, funding agencies, and industry. Candidates who have strong records of scholarship and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

The College of Media & Communication offers significant research support through the Center for Communication Research. The center is one of the world’s premiere academic research facilities and includes resources for qualitative and quantitative approaches including a multi-station experimental lab, in-home simulation lab, focus group room, gaming/virtual reality lab, psychophysiology and eye-tracking labs, and a continuous response measurement theatre. The College currently has strong academic research clusters in health communication, crisis communication, political communication, as well as environmental communication and welcomes applicants with research and teaching experience in these areas.

Application Procedure
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in media, communication, or a closely related field, and teaching experience. Professional experience in strategic communication is also desirable. The position will require teaching courses in the Department of Advertising, publishing programmatic research in peer-reviewed publications, and service activity. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on the college is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/, and applicants can apply online and see a complete description at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. Applicants should provide a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application describing your research agenda and teaching experience. The Requisition Number for this position is 8795BR. The Search Committee chair is Dr. Shannon Bichard, Advertising Department Chairperson. Questions may be addressed to shannon.bichard@ttu.edu.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.