September 26, 2014
Position description Associate/Assistant Professor of Communication
The Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts is seeks a candidate for a full-time tenure track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level to teach in the Integrated Marketing Communication track both at the undergraduate and Master’s levels. The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications: PhD in Integrated Marketing Communication, Public Relations or related field; professional Public Relations experience; experience in teaching courses in PR Writing and Research, Social and Digital Media and/or other subjects in the candidate’s area of specialty; knowledge and expertise in utilizing technology in IMC campaigns. In addition to a PhD, the associate level position requires at least 7 years of previous teaching experience at the college/ university level.
Additional responsibilities include student advising, assisting in PRSSA advising, service on department and/or university committees, research, mentoring senior capstone projects, and continuing professional development. A demonstrated track-record of working with students, colleagues, and community members that contribute to diverse cultural perspectives related to integrated marketing communication is expected.
John Carroll University is a Catholic, Jesuit University with approximately 3,000 students. The Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts offers a major in Communication with tracks in: IMC, Visual Media, Journalism, Theatre, Persuasive and Relational Communication and two minors: General Communication and Theatre Arts. The department’s namesake, Tim Russert, was a 1971 graduate of John Carroll. Since 2009, the University sponsors one student each year for the Russert Meet the Press Fellowship. The Russert Department has a recognized chapter of PRSSA.
Candidates should send a letter of application, a current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. Summary course evaluations are also appropriate to include. Review of materials will begin Nov. 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Please submit materials to: Mary E. Beadle, Chair, Russert Department of Communication, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, OH, 44118; telephone: 216 397 4356; fax: 216 397 1759; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
John Carroll University’s campus is located in a beautiful, residential suburb of Cleveland, 20 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from scenic countryside. Cleveland is host to a wide variety of industries and has experienced significant growth in the areas of biotechnology, health care and engineering. The city of Cleveland has undergone a series of transformations in recent years in downtown and lakefront development and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center. The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Playhouse Square are all nationally acclaimed cultural centers.
In addition to the wealth of cultural activities that are available, there are numerous opportunities to participate in outdoor activities. The Cleveland Metroparks represents one of the largest interconnected series of parks in the United States and has hiking trails, golf courses, campgrounds and a host of other outdoor activities. Approximately 30 minutes from campus is one of the newest U.S. national Parks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there are 30 state parks within a 2-hour drive, and Lake Erie shores and islands offer boating, swimming and fishing as well as 150 miles of pristine natural coastline.
Assistant Professor in Public Relations
The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations. Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach undergraduate core PR courses (principles of PR, communication research, PR writing, PR cases, and PR campaigns), have practical PR experience, and be committed to regular involvement with PR practitioners. Research interests should reflect contemporary PR issues, theory, and practice. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with professional accreditation and recent PR agency, integrated communication, nonprofit or international PR experience. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to cross-disciplinary curriculum development emphasizing integration of social networks and new technologies. Teaching expectations are two courses per semester or equivalent within a lab environment.
Applicants should have a doctorate in public relations, advertising, communication or journalism; demonstrated record or the potential for scholarly publication and successful teaching; and potential to secure extramural funding. Professional accreditation (APR or ABC) and work experience in public relations—especially in PR agencies, integrated-communication campaigns, or international PR—preferred. ABD applicants will be considered, but degree must be completed by August 10, 2015.
Application screening will begin October 20, 2014. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter of application briefly detailing applicant’s fit with the job description and department, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy with summary of any teaching evaluations, and a list of references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts for at least three references). Applications must be submitted electronically at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting number TR0140108. Please direct questions about the position to Douglas F. Cannon, PhD, APR+M, Fellow PRSA, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: (540) 231-7166, email: email@example.com.
The Department of Communication has 26 full-time faculty members and 12 graduate teaching assistants. Our department serves more than 600 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. The Public Relations Society of America has certified the Virginia Tech undergraduate public relations curriculum. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, Virginia Tech is Virginia’s top research university, a Carnegie-doctoral Research Extensive (Research 1) university, and a land-grant institution. For more information on the Department and Virginia Tech, go to http://www.comm.vt.edu.
Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech, is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. Virginia’s largest town, Blacksburg is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Jefferson National Forest and the New River. To learn more about the community and surrounding regions, see http://www.blacksburg.gov.
Virginia Tech is deeply committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining a diverse workforce. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We strongly value diversity in the college community and seek to assure equality in education and employment. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Douglas F. Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-231-7166, 540 231-9817 (fax), or 1-800-828-1120 (TTY) before the application deadline.
Tenure track faculty position available August 17, 2015. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at New Mexico State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialty in public relations.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mass communication or a closely-related field and a proven record of scholarly publications. Ph.Ds. in related fields such as communication, or IMC (integrated marketing communication) with an extensive experience in public relation are accepted. Preference will be given to a candidate with an extensive professional experience in public relations, or related area, and to a candidate with an experience in the use of Social Media platforms as a means of interactive Communication. ABDs may be considered, but must have degree in hand by August 17, 2015. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research and service to the department, university and community. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The position requires scholarly activity, including research published in academic journals. To apply online for this position, go to: http://hr.nmsu.edu/jobs/. For more information, contact the search chair, Prof. Bruce Berman, at email@example.com. To ensure full consideration of your application, submit your online application with all required materials by October 31, 2014.
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%.
For further information contact:
Dept. of Journalism/Mass Communication
675.646.4403 (Main Office)
September 24, 2014
Department Head Communication & Dramatic Arts
The Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) invites applications for the position of Department Head beginning August 2015. The Department maintains undergraduate curricula in communication (Public Relations and Journalism/Broadcast), theatre, and speech pathology and audiology. Enrollment in the department has increased each year for the past three years and currently stands at 172, with the majority of these in Journalism/Broadcast. The Department seeks an academic leader who is knowledgeable about current technology and is able to provide vision for a diverse multidisciplinary department.
Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must currently hold either the Associate Professor or Professor rank and demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, scholarly publications, evidence of an ongoing research agenda, and university/community service. Candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in communication, public relations, or related discipline and have administrative experience that includes obtaining external funding, working with constituencies, and managing a budget. The position has reduced teaching responsibilities. Rank and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, complete an online application at www.jobs.aum.edu and send a letter of interest including C.V., links to samples of your scholarship, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:
Auburn University at Montgomery
Dept. of Communication & Dramatic Arts
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124
Review of applications begins immediately and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Public Relations Faculty Job Description
Department of Communication seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in public relations, beginning August 2015. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate public relations courses, publish communication research, participate on graduate committees and provide other service. Teaching opportunities in the professor’s specialty possible.
Preference: Ph.D. in Communication or a related field. Desirable: teaching experience, public relations experience, and expertise in new technologies. While open to candidates representing the broad spectrum of public relations research, the committee will give special consideration to candidates pursuing research in science, technology, health, or environmental communication, and/or minority perspectives on these issues.
Located in North Carolina’s capital city, NC State anchors one corner of the Research Triangle Park, which houses more than 170 global companies dedicated to innovative research and development. This fast-growing area consistently ranks as one of the best places to live and work. A plethora of organizations provide student internship and job opportunities, along with partnerships and sites for faculty and graduate research.
Application review begins November 1, 2014. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For ADA accommodations contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135. AA/EOE. Apply at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/42466.
School of Communication and Information
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FACULTY POSITION:
DIGITAL JOURNALISM AND EMERGING MEDIA
THE DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks applications for a three-year renewable, non-tenure track faculty position from distinguished practitioners of journalism with expertise in digital journalism and emerging media. We seek candidates with proven leadership skills whose work aligns with our departmental and school-wide interests in the expanding forms and opportunities of journalism in digital, mobile and emerging media environments.
The School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University is home to three departments with substantially overlapping research and teaching interests: Journalism and Media Studies, Communication, and Library and Information Science. The School values a climate of cross-department collaboration and interdisciplinary commitment to the development of discoveries and new ideas in response to contemporary challenges and is committed to four problem-based research foci: health and wellness; global media and democracy; organizations, policy, and leadership; and social media interaction and collaboration. For more about the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and the Rutgers-School of Communication and Information, including school-wide research interests and other active faculty searches, see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.
Qualifications: Applicants should have substantial previous experience in journalism and digital media with a nationally acclaimed record of professional accomplishment. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of organizational or administrative experience and be eager to develop innovative initiatives in curriculum and program development. We particularly welcome candidates who place race, gender, ethnicity at the center of their work. The ability to teach courses in multi-platform media, digital news production, social media, and/or digital curation, is desirable. Letter of application should address these points, and clearly articulate the candidate’s contributions to departmental and school-wide directions including increasing diversity, leadership and educational excellence. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include departmental, school, and university assignments in teaching; leadership in strengthening and developing the school’s journalism and media programs; continued publication or other journalistic productivity; enhancing the prominence of the department and school through public discussions, events, and outreach; and service in accordance with university and school policy expectations for non-tenure-track appointments.
Submissions: Applications must be received no later than November 7, 2014. Include letter of application, CV or detailed résumé, and names and contact information of three references (no letters at this time please). Submit to: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/jms-search/nttfaculty.
For questions please contact Prof. John Pavlik, search committee chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the elite AAU research universities in North America and of the CIC (Big Ten). An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.
September 23, 2014
Position Number: 930561
The School of Communication at East Carolina University (ECU) invites applications for a fixed-term Teaching Instructor position in its Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (IOC) and Media Studies (MS) sequences, starting August 2015. We seek an outstanding teacher who will be expected to teach four courses per semester and to contribute to the delivery and the development of our curriculum in both IOC and MS concentrations.
Primary teaching areas include Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory, Communication Research, Organizational Communication, Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media, Media Effects, and Media Culture and Society. Courses include traditional face-to-face and online delivery. All faculty members are also expected to provide service to the university and profession.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in the field of communication and prior teaching experience are required.
Qualifying degrees should be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at ECU’s HR website (www.jobs.ecu.edu), candidates must submit in hard copy format: a letter of application, curriculum vitae or detailed resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Finalists will be required to provide an official transcript once screening is complete showing master’s degree conferred.
Submit materials to:
East Carolina University
School of Communication
Joyner East 102
Greenville, NC 27858
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Visit this job posting at ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76086.
Position Number: 940697
Job duties include teaching, research, and service obligations. Teaching responsibilities include at least two of the following courses: PR and Corporate Writing, PR Strategies, and PR Campaigns. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing a program of research and publication in Public Relations. Finally, service obligations include service to the school, university, and profession.
ECU is a diverse, dynamic, and growing UNC-system university of 27,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. ECU is located in Greenville, NC a growing economic, cultural, and medical hub approximately a 90 minute drive from the Atlantic coast to the East and the greater Raleigh-Durham metro/Research Triangle to the West. The School of Communication serves more than 20 students in its MA in Communication with an emphasis in Health Communication and over 800 undergraduate students, 300 of which are in Public Relations.
Qualifications: Candidates holding a PhD in Communication or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. ABD in Communication or a closely related field will be considered at the rank of Instructor.
Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Communication or closely related field is preferred.
ECU has a two part application process. First, applicants must complete an online candidate profile at www.jobs.ecu.edu and second, interested candidates also must submit a hard-copy application packet consisting of a letter of application/cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly work, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be required to provide two written letters of recommendation and official transcripts for their terminal degree.
Materials should be sent to:
Administrative Office Manager
East Carolina University
School of Communication
102 Joyner East
Greenville, NC 27858.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Visit this job posting at ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76102.
Assistant Professor of Film & Media Arts
Position Number 006028
The Division of Film & Media Arts is seeking a tenure-track candidate to join a creative and productive faculty and student body located in one of the leading media markets in the nation. We are looking for a top-notch production colleague who will take an active role in expanding and strengthening a growing department. The ideal candidate is one who will reach a new generation of storytellers in a convergent media landscape and has the skills that would lead to success in our classrooms. Teaching will cover introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in film and media production, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise.
Minimum qualifications: MFA or equivalent is required, along with previous teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in production techniques, particularly in television and/or new media production. Other potential areas can include editing, animation, directing and screenwriting, special effects, production design, and programming. The tenure-track position is funded with a start date in August 2015.
Application: Please submit the following: vita, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future creative production interests, along with a portfolio of completed work. We encourage digital applications: E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size preferably in .pdf format with any appropriate links to websites. All emailed materials may be sent to email@example.com and all mailed information directed to: Chair, Search Committee, SMU Division of Film & Media Arts, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0113.
To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 17, 2014. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
Division of Film & Media Arts
The Division of Film & Media Arts guides its 75 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate students through the practical and the conceptual aspects of film and video and encourages interdisciplinary connections to related fields. The Division plays an active role in the annual Dallas International Film Festival and is home to the G. William Jones Film Collection Archive. Our faculty includes a uniquely-talented group of writers, scholars, and award-winning film and video makers. Our alumni have become successful industry professionals with distinction that include Emmys, a student Academy Award, various film festival awards, among others. We award the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Masters of Arts degrees. Visit the Meadows School and the Division’s web site for detailed information http://smu.edu/meadows/
SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org
SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism Studies
The Missouri School of Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in August 2015.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication, or related discipline at time of appointment.
Competitive recruitment: Candidates will be evaluated on teaching in undergraduate and graduate journalism or related fields and scholarship (social scientific or humanistic research and publication).
Teaching Assignment: Candidate will teach one or more courses in the undergraduate core curriculum, such as Communications Law, Cross-Cultural Journalism or Principles of American Journalism and communications law and/or ethics at the doctoral and master’s levels.
Application Process: Application screening will begin October 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Please provide a letter describing teaching, professional background, research, and a CV with the names and contact information of three references.
Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. Please see job number 14440. Email Elizabeth Hardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity, and it is expected that successful candidate will share this commitment. MU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.