April 19, 2016
University Star – Director
The Director of the University Star combines a student media advising role (75%) with classroom teaching (25%) at the Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track position.
The School seeks an innovative and committed adviser to work with a digitally focused campus newspaper to equip students with the skills necessary to meet the demands of a changing media environment. The Director is responsible for coordinating and sustaining a journalistically independent, student-driven learning atmosphere.
The Director also serves as the primary fiscal/budget and equipment officer of the University Star and manages a professional staff.
- Master’s degree or higher in journalism, mass communication or related field.
- Three years of professional experience working in the area of print and online media.
- Experience and training in digital media methods and practices.
- Experience with oversight of budgets and financial plans.
- More than three years professional experience working in the field of journalism with experience in working across multiple platforms.
- Previous experience advising a college or university news outlet.
- Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
- Current experience working with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or similar programs.
- Successful track record of growing web, mobile and social media services.
Please send vita, letter of application, unofficial transcripts, and list of three references to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ATTN: Dr. Judy Oskam, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666. Consideration of applications will continue until filled.
You can find more information on the position here: http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/faculty-employment/2016-93.html
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
April 18, 2016
Lecturer: Human Communication
Nicholson School of Communication
The Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer faculty position in the Human Communication program beginning Fall 2016.
The successful candidate for the position shall possess an earned doctorate in Human Communication or a related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment.
Instructional duties include teaching four courses each semester (“4-4”) at the undergraduate level in the Human Communication program, including subjects among the following: Exploring Human Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Research Methods, Persuasion and Interpersonal Communication.
Other typical responsibilities include appropriate service in student advising (academic and career), internship supervision, participating in the academic life of the school (e.g. attending faculty meetings, graduations, assessment of student learning, etc.), as well as serving on various committees as appropriate for an instructor or lecturer in the school.
External service expectations include work with appropriate academic disciplinary bodies and professional organizations.
Preference will be given to candidates who have instructional experience teaching in a variety of delivery modes including large lecture and small skills classes, online (web) or mixed-mode environments, and expertise in quantitative methods.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.jobswithucf.com and complete an online application. In addition to the online application, candidates must attach a curriculum vita (CV), a cover letter, and three (3) academic or professional references (include name, mailing address, email address, and phone number for each reference).
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
NSC strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research scholarship and education. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. The curriculum emphasizes both applied and theoretical aspects of the field and encourages diversity in all aspects of communication. For more information about the school and its program, visit http://communication.cos.edu.
UCF, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 63,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200-degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
For more information about this position, please contact Ms. Debbie Doyle at email@example.com.
April 15, 2016
Department of Communication
One-Year Instructor Appointment
Video Production and Critical Media Studies
Beginning August 2016
Communication: Trinity University. Instructor, one-year appointment, beginning fall 2016, A.B.D. (Ph.D. preferred); 9 contact hours per semester. Primary teaching responsibility is in video production and the critical study of media.
Candidates would be expected to teach two courses on Media Interpretation and Criticism each semester, and one video production course each semester (three sections total). Because our department values the integration of theory and practice, at least one year of professional experience in film or video production is preferred.
Trinity University is an independent, highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution with an ideal student-faculty ratio, and excellent facilities, equipment, and services. Embracing the liberal arts and sciences mission of the university, the Department of Communication stresses an integrated, non-sequenced approach to its curriculum. Students in Communication at Trinity build their major upon three core courses: Mass Media, Media Interpretation and Criticism, and Media Audiences. They complete the major by undertaking a Senior Capstone Seminar where they synthesize their understanding of communication theories and practices into a substantial academic, professional, or creative project.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, May 6, 2016. Women, minorities, and applicants who demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary or liberal arts experience at any level are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, graduate institution transcript(s), a sample of written work, sample of a course syllabus, and teaching evaluations from any courses taught (if available) to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, firstname.lastname@example.org Electronic submissions preferred. EEO Employer.
April 13, 2016
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Digital Film and Television Production
The Department of Media, Journalism & Film (http://mjf.missouristate.edu) at Missouri State University anticipates an August 15, 2016 opening for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Digital Film and Television Production. For a full position description and to apply online, go to https://jobs.missouristate.edu/.
Date of first consideration: May 9, 2016. Open until filled. MFA in filmmaking and a minimum of two years of professional production experience. Must be able to teach cinematography, Adobe Premiere editing, single camera narrative film-style production, and have familiarity with HD and 4K production workflows. Demonstrated teaching experience and ability to describe how multicultural issues have been or will be brought into the curriculum. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, names, addresses and phone numbers for 3-5 references, and the link to a professional reel can be uploaded electronically via the online application form. For additional information, contact Dr. Mary Jane Pardue, MJF Department Head, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897, email@example.com or 417-836-5218.
Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.
April 8, 2016
General Manager of Broadcast News
The Northern Illinois University Department of Communication invites applications for the position of General Manager of Broadcast News at the Northern Television Center (NTC). This is a 10-month-per-year supportive professional staff position.
Duties: Oversee day-to-day operations of the Northern Television Center including the development and management of broadcast policies and strategies to stay current with technological changes related to broadcast journalism and interactive media production; teach one upper-division broadcast news course each semester; supervise and train staff and students; mentor and advise students about career and internship opportunities; oversee entry of student work into competitions; develop grants to grow NTC’s potential; coordinate contacts and foster relationships with departments and organizations internal and external to the university.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; advanced study and/or professional training relevant to duties; two years of professional experience producing television news programming.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree, or other advanced degree, in relevant field; teaching experience at the college level; experience supervising internships; knowledge of media law and FCC regulations; five years of professional experience producing television news programming.
Application: Send letter of application (include mention of this position), resume or curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts of all college work to Dr. Bill Cassidy, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Professor Cassidy by U.S. mail or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of complete applications will begin May 3, 2016. Official transcripts will be required for employment. A pre-employment criminal background investigation will also be required. We will not pay moving expenses or interview travel expenses for this position.
University and Department: NIU is a Carnegie Research University (High Research Activity) and a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The Department of Communication, one of 18 departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in communication studies and journalism and an M.A. in communication studies. The department serves a diverse student body of approximately 800 undergraduate majors (including approximately 130 journalism majors) and 30 graduate students with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 14 instructors, and six supportive professional staff members. The journalism major provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in a wide variety of occupations in the industry, as well as a broad liberal arts education. NTC is an integral part of the major and offers career training for students via participation in producing its multiple-award-winning newscast, which is broadcast throughout the University, online, and on a local cable channel. The NIU main campus is located near the western suburbs of Chicago and offers the advantages of a nearby cosmopolitan atmosphere in a semirural setting. The Department and University are committed to the principle of diversity and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to this objective. University website: www.niu.edu. College website: www.niu.edu/clas/. Department website: www.comm.niu.edu/comm/. NTC website: www.comm.niu.edu/comm/ntc/; NIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity institution.
Essential Functions: WZIP and ZTV computer and network systems installation, maintenance, operation, and training, including radio automation and audio editing system, Avid/Premiere video editing systems, PC and MAC computer systems, and other equipment and systems used in the field. Must have the ability to create and maintain technical documentation; diagnose and troubleshoot highly complicated broadcast systems and equipment, including the ability to troubleshoot to the component level when appropriate; and provide 24/7 on-call technical support for systems and equipment. Must have ability to select, install, maintain, and repair broadcast radio facility equipment, including analog and digital audio equipment and RF transmission systems.
Requires 18 months of education or training beyond high school, FCC 3rd Class Certification, and 4 years of experience working with radio, TV, IT, broadcast systems with a demonstrated track record of strong interpersonal communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s in technology, electrical engineering, information technology or related field & two years professional experience in radio broadcast work, and Broadcast Engineer Certification by Society of Broadcast Engineers and familiarity with audio over IP systems, consoles, Enco automation systems, and HD video field acquisition equipment.
For complete details and to apply visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job # 9442. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled
April 5, 2016
Associate Professor of Strategic Communication
Fall 2016 [Requisition Number 6879BR]
The Department of Advertising in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks an active scholar and teacher 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 very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding 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.
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 April 1, 2016 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 6879BR. The Search Committee chair is Dr. Shannon Bichard, Advertising Department Chairperson. Questions may be addressed to email@example.com.
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.
April 4, 2016
Georgia College, the Public Liberal Arts University for the State of Georgia, is seeking a tenure track, assistant professor specializing in strategic communication with an emphasis in public relations in the Department of Mass Communication. The ten-month appointment begins August 1, 2016. Courses in writing, management, and campaigns constitute the primary teaching responsibilities. Other teaching responsibilities may include advertising and/or introductory mass communication. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum. University teaching experience is desired. Terminal degree (PhD preferred) is required; ABD will be considered, but a completed terminal degree is required to be considered for promotion and or tenure at Georgia College. We seek a highly trained professional who is committed to liberal arts education, who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and whose scholarship and/or creative works addressing any area of strategic communication including campaign communication, media relations, and emerging technologies (i.e. social media, mobile apps).
Ideal candidates will participate in the development of online courses and community engagement. The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. Apply online at http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/2562.
The Department of Mass Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and hybrid communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of channels. The department has over 400 majors and oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student newspaper, a SPJ chapter, a student-operated radio station, and a weekly cable news program. http://www.gcsu.edu/masscomm/index.htm
Strengthened by diversity Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (478) 445-5596. Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.
March 30, 2016
Chief Operating Officer
Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), Northwestern University’s only international campus, seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join and help lead this exciting educational experiment in Education City of Doha, Qatar. This is a tremendous opportunity to participate in leading a high-quality endeavor, serving as part of a one-of-a-kind media school that is a world-class entity. As the university’s 12th school, an integral relationship with the home campus is essential both at the university level and with collaboration schools, departments, and institutes as appropriate. While fully a part of the university itself and reflective of its values, NU-Q also has an obligation to adapt and relate to the local culture and condition and is often said to be “an American institution with an Arab accent.”
As a result of creative collaborations between the universities within Qatar Foundation, Northwestern University is one of six leading American universities that have established campuses in Education City, Doha. Each of those American universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned. Northwestern accepted the invitation to leverage its excellence in journalism and communication and establish this school as the university’s first independent degree program overseas and created a unified media-centric school with degree programs in journalism and communication as well as collaborative work in liberal arts. It did so because of the university’s commitment to having a global presence and impact and to expanding academic programs in Middle East studies, and because of Qatar’s deep commitment to high-quality higher education, independent media, and communications.
NU-Q is an exciting educational experiment like nothing else in the world, driven by the nation’s grand strategy and national vision and an extraordinary state-of-the-art building that comes online in 2016. The new COO joins the university as the school is evolving yet solidly established. He or she will play a critical role in major undertakings and capitalize on the remarkable efforts already underway. Appreciation for the distinctive mission of an educational institution is essential.
This is a high impact position for an institutionally ambitious and creative professional. The ideal candidate will bring significant experience in academic/operational leadership with line leadership and a proven track record in effective management; a degree (advanced degree preferred) in operations, planning, or related discipline; international/cross-cultural awareness and appreciation and a willingness to work within the cultural traditions of the Middle East; interest in media; and an understanding of an intellectually oriented organization and passion for higher education. Of special importance is the role the COO plays in the transition to a new building in 2016-17 when NU-Q will leave its present quarters for a 500,000-square-foot new facility in Qatar’s Education City, designed by the eminent architect Antoine Predock.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a professional resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership statement available at www.wittkieffer.com 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 e-mail to NU-Q’s consultants Robin Mamlet and Monica Burton at email address NUQCOO@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.
All faculty and staff at NU-Q are employed by Northwestern University.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Harrison/Omnicom Visiting Professor in Data Marketing Communications
The West Virginia University Reed College of Media seeks a dynamic and innovative visiting assistant or associate professor for the Harrison/Omnicom Endowed Professorship to support instruction and course development in a new Data Marketing Communications master’s degree program.
Candidates must have significant industry experience and a current working knowledge of data marketing communications trends, platforms and industry best practices. Subject matter expertise in both communications and quantitative data analysis is required. While a terminal degree (Ph.D. or DBA) is preferred, candidates with a master’s degree and significant, specialized and relevant experience will be considered.
This position will lead the development of all graduate-level courses in the Data Marketing Communications master’s degree program. In addition, the selected candidate will teach graduate courses in the area(s) of his/her specialty.
Interested qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) application letter, 2) academic vita or resume, 3) academic transcripts, and 4) names of three references and their contact information. Applicants must apply online at jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The WVU Reed College of Media is an ACEJMC-accredited program with more than 1,200 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university has approximately 30,000 students and is located in Morgantown, WV, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Morgantown has received a number of national rankings in recent years, including “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its quality of life; one of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.
WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of a NSF ADVANCE award for gender equality. The University is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.