May 3, 2013
Vice President for University Relations
West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for a visionary leader to serve as Vice President for University Relations. The position is the chief communications and marketing officer of the institution with executive authority to set policies and procedures. This person reports to the president and serves as a member of the senior leadership team.
The Vice President will oversee the communications and marketing operations for WVU and all news, information and institutional marketing that advances WVU as a premier land-grant institution for education, research, outreach and healthcare. Oversight of projects include: brand research, strategy, and management; print, video, photography and digital and social media outreach; content development and creative design; executive communications; internal communications; strategic media relations and news operations; crisis management communications; leadership of and collaboration with campus marketing communication professionals; support for external relations with alumni, donors and other constituencies; and innovation in technology and emerging media.
West Virginia University was founded in 1867 as a land-grant university and more than 100 years later, WVU remains true to the central land-grant mission of access and application of research and scholarship for the advancement of society. Today WVU also serves a unique role as the state’s only doctoral degree-granting research university with comprehensive health science programs. WVU is also among a small number of higher education institutions nationally that are public land-grant research universities with comprehensive health sciences. WVU offers 184 degree programs in 14 separate schools and colleges. The main campus is located in Morgantown, WV, and is spread over a thousand acres. Morgantown is a classic college town, frequently winning national acclaim as one of the nation’s most livable small cities. With year-round activities, including concerts and performances from national acts, film festivals in the restored historic Met Theater, and world-class outdoor events, Morgantown is a great place to live and learn.
The division of University Relations helps to connect WVU— its people, programs and progress — to the world. Through emerging media tools and technologies, WVU is using innovative strategies to engage with the largest audience in its history. University Relations professionals are telling WVU’s stories through multiple media and platforms to build a community of shared experience with students, faculty, alumni, opinion leaders, policy makers and others engaged in its educational, research or outreach programs. The University is harnessing the latest technologies to build a direct dialogue with its constituents and strengthen its relationship with the people it impacts and serves. Some of the past successes of University Relations are evident in the awards earned by the Division, listed at http://universityrelations.wvu.edu/awards.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field with extensive record of professional success is required. Master’s degree with significant professional experience is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in directing integrated communications campaigns and strategy across traditional and emerging platforms; superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; and a proven record as a collaborative leader in a complex, fast-paced organization.
A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible, successful experience in public affairs, higher education, association management or a closely related area such as marketing and communications.
Demonstrated experience in:
- Leadership, management and administrative experience in a large complex environment
- Leadership of an integrated marketing and communication team
- Media relations management
- Market research and data-driven decision-making
- Budget, personnel management and strategic planning experience
- Higher education experience preferred
HOW TO APPLY
Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by May 20, 2013. An application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting West Virginia University in the search.
Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
West Virginia University-Vice President for University Relations
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
For more information about West Virginia University please visit http://www.wvu.edu/.
WVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Strategic Communication Assistant Professor
The Missouri School of Journalism is seeking colleagues who will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in strategic communication in the areas of marketing research, data analysis, and consumer insights. We invite applications for two positions at the full-time tenure-track assistant professor level beginning in August 2013.
Qualifications: Ph.D. at the time of the appointment in journalism, marketing, communication, advertising, or related field is required.
Competitive recruitment: Candidates will be evaluated on scholarship (research and publication). Background in marketing research and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods.
Teaching Assignment: Teach research methods at the doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels including in the online master’s program. Teach Principles of Strategic Communication and Interactive Advertising. Teach and advise students in the School’s student-staffed full-service IMC agencies.
Application Process: Application screening will begin April 1 and continue until the positions are filled. Please provide a letter describing teaching, professional background, research, and a CV with the names and addresses of three references.
Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. This position is Job Opening ID 9882. 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.
CanWest Global Fellowship in Media
Deadline for receipt of applications — July 1, 2013 or until position is filled.
The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University invites applications for the CanWest Global Fellowship in Media. The role of the Fellow is to promote public discussion of a range of issues related to the nature of Canadian media. The successful candidate will be in residence for one term, to be negotiated: the fall 2013 term or the winter 2014 term. The successful applicant will also receive a stipend of $20,000 which includes benefits for the term, and up to $10,000 to support research activities during the tenure of the fellowship. The amount available to support the fellow’s research will depend upon the scope of the proposed project and an approved budget, to be determined in consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean. The relative balance of stipend and research funding may be adjusted to provide sufficient compensation for a successful candidate who must take a leave from a full-time Journalism position to take up the fellowship.
During the term of the Fellowship, the CanWest Global Fellow will teach one half course in his or her area of expertise in one of the Faculty’s programs and will be engaged in a significant media-related research project that will lead to public dissemination. We anticipate that this position will appeal either to visiting academics or to journalism/media practitioners who would value an opportunity to engage in teaching and scholarly reflection relating to some aspect of media. We also anticipate that the successful applicant will be a distinguished leader in the area of journalism/media studies who will use the opportunity of the CanWest Global Fellowship to enrich teaching and scholarship in media at Western. Familiarity with political, economic, environmental, or business reporting, or newspaper editing would be considered an asset.
The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is a vibrant, expanding, interdisciplinary Faculty comprising some 51 full-time faculty members and 23 non-academic staff. It currently offers an undergraduate program in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) with an enrolment of more than 1,000 students, as well as an MA in Journalism, a Master’s and Doctoral program in Library and Information Science, and an MA and PhD in Media Studies. Information about the Faculty can be found at http://www.fims.uwo.ca. The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is one of eleven Faculties in Western University, a research intensive University of 27,000 full-time equivalent students.
Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, sample publications, names and addresses of three references, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position by July 1, 2013.
Dr. Nick Dyer Witheford, Acting Dean
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
North Campus Building
London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7
Phone: (519) 661-3542
Fax: (519) 661-3506
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
April 29, 2013
The journalism program at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks to add up to 3 instructors and/or assistant professors to teach courses in online editing, reporting, multimedia journalism and photojournalism on a full-time or part-time basis, beginning 8/26/2013. The applicants will be added to the Department of Writing Studies’ hiring pool and may teach on a full-time or part-time level.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate teaching ability either through one year of classroom instruction or the equivalent in professional experience and to have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field. Preferred qualifications include an interest in teaching full time, a Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience working in journalism or a related field, and skills in online journalism, multimedia production, social media and digital photojournalism.
The journalism program is housed in the Department of Writing Studies, which offers a journalism-track major and a minor. The University of Minnesota requires that you apply online for this position. For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit http://employment.umn.edu/, and search for Job Requisition 184213. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning 5/20/2013 and continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
April 26, 2013
School of Communication
One-Year Term Faculty Search
The School of Communication at American University is seeking a candidate to fill one full-time one-year temporary faculty position in the Public Communication Division to begin Fall 2013.
We’re looking for an instructor who has a strong background in teaching both communication theory as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods and how they can be applied within the field of strategic communication through public opinion and target audience research, message testing as well as evaluation and measurement including analytics and metrics.
The ideal candidate should have at least an MA degree and professional experience with practical application in research. The candidate will teach three classes per semester and must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate professional research and/or theory-based courses in strategic communication and communication studies. Courses may be in the weekday or weekend graduate program. Experience with online communication and social media highly preferred. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level highly preferred.
Email your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: email@example.com.
American University is an AA/EEO institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
April 24, 2013
The University of Alabama Honors College invites applications for a renewable instructor position to begin in August 2013. This is a 9/12 month position, non-tenure earning, but is renewable annually depending on need, funding, and performance. Candidates will be expected to teach four three-credit seminar classes every semester for the University Honors Program plus other non-instructional responsibilities as determined by the Dean and Associate Dean of the Honors College.
Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in Communications or Political Science with preference of at least two years teaching at the college level. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with or teaching gifted/honors students. Applicant must demonstrate proven expertise in their field and an eagerness to teach to our diverse student body.
Apply online at jobs.ua.edu under Faculty Positions.
April 22, 2013
Olivet Nazarene University seeks a candidate who will 1) direct the TV/Video concentration in a strong multimedia studies major; 2) teach courses in applied TV/video/film learning experiences for students in small class settings and project-oriented course work in an equipment-intensive- learning environment; 3) guide students as they engage in ongoing creative work that meets industry standards; 4) collaborate enthusiastically with six other team-oriented communication faculty.
Candidates will bring professional experience working in film and/or TV/Video to the classroom. Experience in Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Suite preferred. You may view Current curriculum and program information regarding ONU’s Multimedia Studies concentrations. The ideal candidate will have either completed advanced degrees or be willing to commit to graduate studies.
Olivet Nazarene University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts university (www.olivet.edu). We seek only applicants who have a personal commitment to Christ in belief and lifestyle as well as a commitment to the mission of a Christian University within the Wesleyan Tradition (www.nazarene.org).
Send application materials and a statement describing your commitment to integrate faith and teaching electronically (or hard copy) to Dr. Beth Patrick-Trippel, Search Committee, Olivet Nazarene University, One University Ave., Bourbonnais, IL 60914. firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 815 939 5286.
April 19, 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, Emerging Technologies
Start Date: August 2013 or January 2014, depending on the successful candidate’s availability.
Term of Appointment, one semester to one year, depending on the successful candidate’s availability.
The School of Communications, Webster University, invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in emerging technologies as applied to communication and journalism, including digital analytics, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media, mobile media, information graphics, or interface and application design for advertising, marketing communication, public relations, journalism, or any of our other curriculum areas. This position is available for one or both semesters of the 2013-14 academic year, depending on the successful candidate’s availability.
The position requires a record of teaching success and evidence of successful creative work, scholarship, or professional accomplishment.
We are especially interested in candidates with the experience and interdisciplinary interests to help us develop new curriculum in these emerging areas. Terminal degree preferred but we encourage candidates with a master’s degree and substantial, appropriate professional experience to apply.
Applicants should forward: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae detailing courses taught, (3) contact information for three references who can speak of qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may mail application materials to Search Committee Chair, School of Communications Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63119-3194, or submit electronic applications to email@example.com using the subject line “Emerging Technologies position.”
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer; we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Film Production
The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Film Production. The successful candidate will teach our introductory and advanced film production courses. Applicant must be familiar with digital film technology and be able to guide students through the pre-production, production, and post-production of individual short films. The position is available for the full 2013-14 academic year.
The position requires a record of teaching success and evidence of successful creative work, scholarship, or professional accomplishment; MFA is required.
Applicants should forward: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae detailing courses taught, (3) samples of work, such as a demo reel, and (4) contact information for three references who can speak of qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will assume this position by August 2013. Interested candidates may mail application materials to Search Committee Chair, School of Communications Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63119-3194, or submit electronic applications to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Film Production position.”
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer; we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.
April 17, 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor/Knight Visiting News Editor
Do you want to help create the right, bright future for journalism? If so, consider spending a year where that’s happening every day.
You: A top-notch news professional who has a strong foundation in the principles of journalism but isn’t stuck in past practices. You are the editor who is ready to remake a digital production hub and interactive copy desk that is already on the front edge. You not only speak for the quality and integrity of stories, but for a new relationship with readers. You are savvy about social media as an exciting way to report, publish and engage with the community. You understand analytics and can help others interpret them to create better journalism.
Us: The nation’s top journalism school with a professional daily newsroom at its center. We build on more than 100 years of tradition and excellence to move boldly into the future. Our student staffs are led by experienced professionals and together deliver award-winning community news. We pride ourselves on innovation, experimentation and taking risks that many newsrooms can’t or won’t. Words like “convergence” and “Web-first?” So yesterday. Our Interactive Copy Desk is the hub of our digital newsroom. Our reporters grab whatever tool is best to tell the story. And as soon as we figure those things out, we try something new.
Sound like a good fit? Then apply to be the 2013-2014 Knight Visiting Editor at the Missouri School of Journalism. Our team of editors each year welcomes a visiting professional to learn, work and teach side-by-side with some of the most forward-thinking people in the industry.
We want a person who believes in serving the public, can ask hard but respectful questions about how readers and users interact with our news products, and can help us find creative ways to meet reader needs. We want someone who brings a sense of joy and possibility about the future of news. Someone who is excited about redefining copy editing in the digital age. Someone able to learn and lead in our newsrooms and classrooms, and eager to share those lessons with the news industry at large.
Did we say learn? You can take courses, at the j-school or elsewhere on campus at a very low cost while here. Or let’s say you hunger for new skills in CSS. There’s a free class for that and many other technical programs. Or you want the latest from thought leaders on digital publishing. There’s a conference for that, and it’s free too. Be sure to bring a brown bag,; in one week, lunches here might feature a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, a nationally known editor, a journalism scholar and an international war reporter.
As Visiting Editor, you will be based at the Columbia Missourian, a service-oriented news organization that collaborates with professional radio, broadcast and magazine newsrooms at the School of Journalism. You will teach, coach, mentor (and learn) from some of the best students in the country. You will collaborate with the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Futures Lab and the Knight Chair in Editing on several experiments in journalism for this new age.
When your year in our innovation playground is over, you’ll be ready for a new challenge.
The successful candidate will have:
– A proven commitment to accuracy and word editing.
– Design experience (either print or Web) that goes beyond aesthetics, picas or pixels into real visual storytelling.
– An ability to envision multiple ways users interact with information, and plan packages for digital and print products with the user in mind.
– Curiosity about and comfort with digital tools and trends.
– Comfort with or desire/ability to learn: InDesign, html, CSS, Photoshop.
–A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.
Application screening will begin immediately. Applications must include a letter of interest, a C.V. or resume and a list of professional references. Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. The job opening ID is 9987.
The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment. MU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.