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August 27, 2015

California State University Dominguez Hills

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication
College of Arts and Humanities

CSU Dominguez Hills invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of strategic communication, to begin August 2016.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach courses in public relations and advertising, communication theory and research, and a senior capstone seminar. Student advising, scholarly research productivity and service at the department, college, and university levels are expected.

Communications Department
The department serves more than 500 undergraduate majors with a curriculum in advertising/public relations, journalism, and media studies.

The University
CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The position requires:
    a Ph.D. in communication or a related field prior to the beginning of the fall semester (August 15, 2016).
  • a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
  • a promising research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional industry experience in public relations is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated success and experience teaching a diverse student population.
  • Experience with high impact practices and pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation.
  • Record of scholarship in strategic communication or related area.

How to apply
A review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://www.csudh.edu/employment/

Please upload as one document a cover letter addressing the above stated qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information.

After the initial screening of applicants, semi-finalists will receive instructions for submitting a complete portfolio, including reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly writing.

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Washburn University

Assistant Professor – Mass Media, Public Relations/Advertising
(Recruitment Number 11150815)

Washburn University’s Department of Mass Media invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Mass Media, emphasis in Public Relations/Advertising beginning August, 2016. This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. A completed doctorate is necessary for tenure-track appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mass Media, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field; ABD applicants may be considered
  • Graduate training and a research program in Public Relations and/or Advertising
  • Minimum one year teaching experience at the college level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching digital media, multimedia, mobile technology, and social media
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Relevant field experience in public relations and/or advertising


  • 12-hour per semester teaching load which may include Introduction to Mass Media and other undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate’s training and interests
  • Develop ongoing research program
  • Engage in service activities in the department, university, and profession

Application Procedures:
Application review will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Send cover letter, vita (including name/mailing and email addresses/phone numbers of three professional references), evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, and copies of transcripts to Ms. April Evans at april.evans@washburn.edu (use mass media in the subject line and do not send additional materials until requested). Only electronic application materials will be accepted. For questions Search Committee Chair may be contacted at: maria.stover@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.washburn.edu

August 26, 2015

California Polytechnic State University

Assistant Professor in Public Relations/Strategic Communications

The Journalism Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks a full-time (academic year), tenure-track professor to teach courses in public relations writing and editing, public relations campaigns, and advertising. Duties also will include developing new courses in areas such as social media engagement and branded digital content. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in multimedia and knowledge of data analytics and digital strategies. Applicants with an earned doctorate in Public Relations, Advertising, Strategic Communication, Mass Communication, Marketing Communications or a related field are preferred. We will also consider candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) or outstanding candidates with a master’s degree and professional experience in public relations, marketing communications or advertising. Demonstrated effectiveness in college or university-level teaching and evidence of scholarly and/or creative achievement are also required.

Cal Poly operates on a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their fields of interest, advise students and provide service to the institution. The successful candidate will join six full-time faculty and 250 undergraduate students in digital, print and broadcast journalism; public relations; and advertising. Our digital-first student news organization, student-run public relations agency, campus TV and radio stations, and interdisciplinary collaborations provide laboratories for elevating knowledge and opportunities for research.

To Apply: Interested applicants should visit http://www.calpolyjobs.com, complete the required online faculty application, and apply to Requisition #103770. Completed applications received by November 1, 2015, will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled. Position Start Date: September 15, 2016.

Emmanuel College

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston’s educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. As part of its Catholic identity, the College encourages students, faculty, administrators and staff of all religious backgrounds to learn, teach, and work in a respectful, civil environment shaped by strong ethical values, a commitment to social justice and service, the Catholic intellectual tradition and the global mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

The English Department at Emmanuel College (Boston MA) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies. This is a tenure-track position with a 3/3 teaching load beginning fall 2016. The English Department at Emmanuel College offers three Majors: Communication & Media Studies, Literature, and Writing & Literature. All three Majors, while distinct, benefit from curricula that emphasize the interconnection of different disciplines. The Communication & Media Studies Major is the most interdisciplinary of the three Majors, utilizing courses from the Art, Management, and Political Science Departments.

The English Department seeks a generalist in Communication to teach a variety of courses in the Communication & Media Studies Major, including Introduction to Communication & Media Studies, upper-level seminars, and a Senior Capstone course. The Communication & Media Studies Major at Emmanuel College has an interdisciplinary focus rooted in the Liberal Arts, emphasizing critical media literacy, media and gender studies as well as intercultural and applied communication.

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Rhetoric, Media Studies, or a related field preferred, though ABD candidates near completion may also be considered. The ideal candidate would have meaningful industry experience in one or more of the following fields: Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, New Journalism and/or expertise in the fields of Social Media, Gaming, or Digital Humanities. Applicants must demonstrate potential for academic scholarship.

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

To apply, please use the following link: http://emmanuel.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=63056

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter, a fifteen-to-twenty-five-page writing sample and list of at least three professional references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all documents: a resume, cover letter emphasizing teaching and research interests, writing sample and a list of three references.

John Carroll University

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor Communication – Media

The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts seeks a candidate for a one year visiting assistant professor position to teach in Communication/Media to begin in Fall 2016 and renewable for one additional year. The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications: MA or MFA in media or related field, Ph.D. preferred, experience in teaching courses in digital and social media, video production, and/or other subjects in the candidate’s area of specialty. Experience in professional media production is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrable record of culturally-responsive teaching.

Additional responsibilities include some departmental service. A demonstrated track-record of working with students, colleagues, and community members that contribute to diverse cultural perspectives is expected.

The ideal candidate would have experience in teaching or designing courses in multimedia with applications for journalism and IMC. Familiarity with common Cloud based media production tools is necessary. Familiarity with still and video cameras and other devices such as tablets used in producing media also is needed.

John Carroll University is a Catholic, Jesuit University with approximately 3,000 students. The department currently has one of the largest majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts offers a major in Communication with tracks in: IMC, Visual Media, Journalism, Persuasive and Relational Communication and two minors: Communication Studies and Theatre Arts. We also offer a Master’s in Communication Management. The department’s home in the O’Malley Center includes a television laboratory, an Apple computer lab; and support for faculty development and travel. The department’s curriculum has been recognized by PRSA and has an approved PRSSA chapter. The department is also a member of NCA’s national honor society, Lamda Pi Eta. JCTV, a student organization, produces news, sports, talk and other programs that air on the campus cable system. The University operates a full class A NCE FM radio station that programs 24-7 on 88.7 FM with multiple webstreams and podcasts.

The department’s namesake, Tim Russert, was a 1972 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. Visit our website at: http://sites.jcu.edu/russert/

Candidates should send a letter of application, a current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. Summary course evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness are also appropriate to include. Review of materials will begin Oct. 10 2015, 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: mbeadle@jcu.edu. Online applications are preferred.

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. To learn more about Cleveland, visit:


August 24, 2015

California State University, Fresno

Advertising – Assistant Professor
Vacancy # 12675

The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Advertising. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in advertising, which may include: advertising procedures, advertising media, advertising copywriting, advertising sales, and strategic advertising campaigns. Other courses taught may stem from the candidate’s specific area of expertise and/or the department’s needs. The successful candidate will advise advertising students, supervise the advertising curriculum sequence, advise the College Chapter of the American Advertising Federation and the university’s entry in the National Student Advertising Competition. Faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship or creative activities and participate in service activities at all levels of the university. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. The successful candidate will also establish connections between the advertising program and the local and regional advertising industry and appropriate organizations.

Required Education:
An earned master’s degree in advertising or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required.

Required Experience:
1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) Professional experience in the field of advertising; 3) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals and/or adjudicated creative work, and; 4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. in advertising or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/660724.



August 21, 2015

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Communication Assistant Professor/Public Relations, The University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks an individual to teach introductory and advanced public relations courses within the department’s journalism and strategic communication programs. Other courses could include those covering layout and design, Digital Storytelling, Communication Software, or Global Media Literacy. Familiarity with current software, including Adobe Creative Suite is imperative. Online teaching and publication design are a plus. We are seeking a candidate who understands how journalism and strategic communication fit together with digital media. Required: PhD or other appropriate terminal degree. ABD will be considered. Tenure-track faculty member will commit to undergraduate education by advising students, serving on committees, and maintaining an active interest in research/creative activity and service. Preferred: Teaching experience and or equivalent practical/professional experience. Start Date: Applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. Review continues until position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a list of references with contact information, and evidence of skill in creative design and technology.

To apply go to http://unkemployment.unk.edu.

Direct questions about the application process to 308-865-8655 or employment@unk.edu. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment free from discrimination against any person upon the basis of race, age, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, marital status, or veteran status. UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.

The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Director/ADA Coordinator. www.unk.edu

Ball State University


Tenure-track faculty position available August 19, 2016. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in telecommunications with emphasis in emerging media sales, promotion and management; ability to teach foundations, critical analysis, and social responsibility a plus; knowledge of analytics and big data encouraged; teach graduate courses in telecommunications as needed; publish in area of specialization along with teaching and service on various committees. Minimum qualifications: master’s degree in telecommunications, communications, media arts, media sales, management, marketing, or related field that focuses on writing and/or composition; demonstrated expertise in one or more of the potential teaching areas as noted above; evidence of active involvement in state, regional, national, and international organizations related to scholarship and pedagogy potential. Preferred qualifications: terminal degree and industry experience.

Send letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, professional portfolio, transcripts (copies allowed but must have official transcripts for final consideration), names and contact information for four references to: Dr. Rob Brookey, Department of Telecommunications, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 or electronically to rabrookey@bsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu/tcom)

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Texas Tech University

Associate Dean for Faculty Success and Institutional Effectiveness
Requisition #4909BR

The College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Success and Institutional Effectiveness. This is a new position made possible by the growth of the college’s faculty, academic offerings, graduate program, and commitment to research and teaching excellence. The College of Media and Communication is home to 53 full-time faculty members and four academic departments – Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism and Electronic Media, and Public Relations – as well as other tracks like Sports Media and Health/Science Communication. The college enrolls some 1,400 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students in its Ph.D. program and three MA programs. It also houses:

  • The Center for Communication Research, one of the country’s premier media research facilities with cutting-edge technology to study media consumption and response, including eye-tracking and psychophysiology/biometric labs, a continuous-response dial testing theater, focus group room, and in-home simulation lab.
  • The Thomas Jay Harris Institute of Hispanic and International Communication, promoting better understanding of Hispanic-related and international media communication through research, teaching, and community outreach and supporting on-campus initiatives as well as external activities and collaborations related to its mission.

The associate dean will work with department chairs to oversee faculty relations, including recruitment, retention, mentoring, peer reviews, and annual reviews, and coordinate the college’s program planning, assessment, and national accreditation. Qualified candidates must have a proven record of excellence in scholarship and teaching and qualify for tenure at the rank of full professor. The position is not specific to any one college department or discipline, but qualified candidates are expected to have the academic experience necessary to teach and conduct research in areas covered by our discipline writ large. Special consideration will be given candidates with administrative experience and/or a track record of securing extramural funding.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin October 12 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. You will be asked to provide a CV, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application detailing your experience as an administrator, scholar, and teacher. The Requisition Number for the position is 4909BR. Queries should be directed to Dr. Kevin Stoker, Senior Associate Dean and search committee chair, at kevin.stoker@ttu.edu or call 806-834-2277.

Recognized by the State of Texas as an Emerging Research 1 University, Texas Tech University enrolls 35,000 students. The university is located in Lubbock, a city of 230,000 that is known for its high quality of life, affordable real estate, and friendly people.

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.

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Fall 2016
Department of Communication

Communication: Trinity University. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication, Fall 2016. Ph.D. required by August start date. Teach six undergraduate classes per year (9 contact hours per semester) with primary teaching responsibilities in the theory, critical study, and practice of advertising.

Candidates would be expected to (a) develop and teach courses in advertising principles, strategy, analytics, and/or copywriting, (b) be active in teaching core communication courses in the department, and (c) contribute to teaching courses in the university’s interdisciplinary general education program. Because our department values the integration of theory and practice, at least one year of professional experience in advertising is strongly 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 Monday, October 5, 2015.

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 recommendation, graduate institution transcript(s), a sample of written work, samples of advertising course syllabi, and teaching evaluations from those courses (if available) to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, jennifer.henderson@trinity.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. EEO Employer.