December 15, 2014
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Multiplatform Journalism
Join a vibrant university community dedicated to student engagement and success! Teach multiplatform journalism in Middle Tennessee State University’s comprehensive, technologically-advanced innovative media and journalism program.
The School of Journalism invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in multiplatform journalism. We seek an individual with digital skills who can develop and teach undergraduate courses in storytelling across print, radio, broadcast, video and online platforms. Tenure track faculty members must establish a record of effective teaching, service and either scholarly research or creative activity.
College-level experience in teaching multimedia journalism and demonstrated ability to function effectively in a university environment are essential. Master’s degree in mass communications, journalism, or related field and professional journalism experience are preferred. Applicants also should be experienced with the latest digital journalism applications, social media analytics, content management systems, social media platforms and tools for mobile and digital storytelling. The successful candidate will also teach courses such as media ethics, media criticism, or topical seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise.
Salary will depend on education and experience. Qualified candidates should complete an online application at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu:#143030.
Submit a letter of interest, current CV or resume, and teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for employment.
MTSU values diversity and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.
Review of all applications will continue until the position is filled.
The appointment begins August 1, 2015.
The School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University is located 30 miles southeast of Nashville, a national media and publishing center. The School is an ACEJMC accredited program with majors in advertising, journalism, media studies, public relations, and visual communication.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA SCIENCES
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 1000 faculty and staff serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, arts and culture, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction.
Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.
The College of Communication and Media Sciences
Communication and information are vital to the development of the United Arab Emirates. The College of Communication and Media Sciences is dedicated to excellence in professional education to serve the nation, the Gulf region and the global community. The College’s vision is to be nationally and regionally recognized as a premier provider of bilingual education, scholarship, and outreach in the discipline of communication and its professional fields of study.
The College’s mission is to graduate students who:
- Understand the role of mass communication in Islamic and global cultures;
- Master written, oral, and visual skills in English and Arabic;
- Use digital media technologies thoughtfully and appropriately;
- Value truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
- Think critically, are innovative, and engage in dialogue;
- Contribute to the body of knowledge in mass communication from the Gulf region;
- Assist in the future development of the UAE and the global community.
Today, the College has 30 full-time faculty representing 17 nationalities teaching in four specializations: Integrated Strategic Communications, Film and Video Communications, Converged Media, and Tourism and Cultural Communications. It offers its full curriculum on both campuses toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media Sciences. The College also offers a Master of Arts in Communications with a Specialization in Strategic Public Relations and a Master of Arts in Communications with a Specialization in Tourism and Cultural Communication.
The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with written, oral, and visual communication skills vital to the development of private and public institutions and enterprises in the UAE. It focuses on a broad education in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences, as well as in the professional crafts of written, oral, and visual communication. Students are well-prepared to put words, visuals, and sound together in ways that are meaningful, effective, aesthetically pleasing, and interesting.
All majors take introductory courses in Media Storytelling, Applied Digital Communication, and Public Speaking, as well as advanced courses in Research Methods, Media Law and Ethics, Media Criticism, and Leadership Communication.
The College is committed to diversity. Diversity means the ever-present interaction of different nationalities, races, genders, social classes, special needs, religions, views, perspectives, and beliefs. The College’s model for diversity and inclusiveness means nurturing the acceptance and respect for these differences among students, faculty, and staff in a safe and positive academic environment within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the UAE.
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The Dean of the College of Communication and Media Sciences will have a unique opportunity to lead one of the founding colleges at Zayed University, which will celebrate its 16th year in 2015-2016.
The College has applied for accreditation with the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). It completed its self-study and hosted an official site team visit in October 2014.
One of 51 programs world-wide accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA), CCMS was the first academic unit at Zayed University to be accredited by an international agency. Graduates from the Integrated Strategic Communications specialization who meet the requirements of the accredited program are awarded the IAA Certificate of Completion.
The College has active student chapters of the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
Supported by his/her leadership team, the Dean will be expected to:
- Develop a dynamic long-term strategy for the College that advances the University’s mission and goals.
- Promote an understanding of the College’s and the University’s mission and goals via its faculty, students, staff, and curricula.
- Develop and sustain a curriculum aligned with ACEJMC standards and guidelines.
- Provide academic leadership to the College faculty.
- Engage in active, assertive faculty recruitment and retention.
- Continuously work to improve the quality of instruction in the College.
- Implement the College’s graduate programs and initiate new programs as appropriate.
- Advance the College’s research agenda and activity.
- Expand the College’s outreach and community engagement program.
- Establish and maintain close relationships with the UAE business community.
- Prepare the College strategic/operational plans and related budget proposals.
- Collaborate with Student Affairs to sustain a positive learning environment and address issues of mutual concern such as academic integrity.
- Assure a strong presence of the Dean and College leadership on both campuses.
- Establish academic alliances and partnerships with local schools, other institutions within the UAE, and leading international universities.
- Lead the College’s participation in the University’s fund raising activity.
- Develop and oversee the College’s budget.
- A minimum of three years of proven successful administrative leadership experience at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, or Assistant Dean in an ACEJMC-accredited university.
- Demonstrated success as a teacher and scholar with at least five years of successful full-time teaching in a recognized university or college.
- Experience in a learning outcomes-based, assessment-rich, educational institution.
- Evidence of leadership in the development of new programs that meet international standards and success in building teamwork and creating a shared vision.
- Ability to work with faculty from diverse cultures and nationalities and across disciplinary lines.
- Patience and tolerance for ambiguity and change, and a high energy level.
- International experience is preferred.
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates. Housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.
Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.ae and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The start date for the new dean is August 2015.
December 10, 2014
Dean of the School of Communication and Information (SC&I)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Communication and Information.
SC&I and Rutgers: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks an experienced, visionary academic leader and distinguished scholar to serve as dean of its School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. SC&I contains three departments—Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science—and fosters the study of communication, information, and media processes, organizations, and technologies as they affect individuals, societies, and the relationships among them. With 1,800 undergraduate majors, 360 masters students, and 97 active Ph.D. students, SC&I offers five undergraduate programs, two masters programs, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, and non-degree graduate study programs. The School has several centers and institutes in areas such as school libraries, organizational development and leadership, and communication related to health issues. SC&I’s 59 full-time and 110 part-time faculty members consist of nationally and internationally distinguished scholars and outstanding industry professionals recognized for excellence and innovation in the disciplines represented within the School. (See SC&I website at http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/)
Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, Rutgers University is one of the nation’s leading national, public research institutions. A member of the AAU and of the Big Ten and the CIC, Rutgers is a vibrant and diverse community of more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and more than 115 countries, approximately 9,000 full- and part-time faculty, and 15,400 full- and part-time staff members across the University. Rutgers comprises 33 schools and colleges and is home to more than 300 research centers and institutes. The University is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live. Rutgers is located at the center of the Boston to Washington, D.C. corridor, with easy access to New York and Philadelphia.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. and a record of scholarly accomplishments warranting appointment at the rank of professor within the School of Communication and Information, and will have the administrative experience to lead a highly-ranked interdisciplinary school within a large and complex academic organization. The Dean will oversee the budget and fiscal management of the School as the University transitions from an all-funds system to responsibility centered management (RCM). She or he will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, student placement, and the overall enhancement of the student experience. She or he must demonstrate support for the highest standards of research and scholarship among faculty and students. Also critical are the capacity to articulate and build consensus around a strategic vision, the ability to implement policies and initiatives to achieve that vision, and an understanding of contemporary technology and social media. A commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse group of faculty and students and to diversity in all aspects of the university is also essential. Candidates should have a proven track record in fundraising and alumni relations, a demonstrated ability to work well with faculty, staff, and external constituents, and strong management skills.
The Dean of SC&I will report to the Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and is a key member of the leadership team. The successful candidate will be expected to play a major intellectual leadership role in developing strong academic and research programs that enhance the School’s quality, reputation, and visibility.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The desired appointment start date is July 1, 2015. Review of nominations and applications will begin on January 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are actively encouraged. Nominations and applications from qualified individuals should be submitted electronically to:
Dean George B. Stauffer
c/o Linda G. Schulze
SC&I Dean Search Committee
Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Journalism/Mass Communications and Student Newspaper Adviser
Anne Arundel Community College seeks a full-time instructor or assistant professor of Journalism/Mass Communications who is a highly trained professional committed to community college education and can provide leadership for the journalism program at AACC and help guide students in the practice of journalism in the 21st century. Journalism courses—with an emphasis on news writing, mass communication, and current events—constitute the primary teaching responsibilities. This position includes advising the Campus Current, AACC’s student newspaper, which publishes in print and online and has a social media presence.
A master’s degree in journalism or mass communication. Experience teaching journalism and/or mass communication. Professional experience in journalism or a closely related field.
Proven excellence in teaching a range of journalism and mass communication courses across a variety of platforms (print, broadcast, online and social media). Community college teaching experience preferable. Experience with curriculum design and program assessment highly desirable.
For more information or to apply, please visit https://careers.aacc.edu
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University seeks to fill The Ross Beach Chair for Mass Communications. The Ross Beach Chair is a leader in teaching and research in the area of electronic media. The position will be at the rank of associate or full professor. The permanent, nine-month per year position carries research and teaching responsibilities to be negotiated.
Responsibilities include expanding learning experiences for undergraduates in the School by developing and delivering an innovative course in the area of electronic media and mass communications and raising the profile of the School’s research status through publication and presentation of research.
Review of applications begins February 1, 2015. The search will remain open until filled. See jmc.ksu.edu for full position description.
KSU is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required.
December 9, 2014
COMMUNICATION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Digital Media Production) [#C15-036]
Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2015. Tenure track faculty are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity, teaching and service activities, and be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
We seek an individual with a specialization in multi-camera studio production and postproduction processes (e.g., chroma key, studio lighting, audio and visual effects), and the ability to ground such expertise in theoretical foundations of media, demonstrating the bridging of theory and praxis through these technologies. Experience with web design, streaming media and online distribution of media is a plus. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of television/studio production and multimedia technologies, and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship.
- Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Communication or a related discipline (A.B.D. will be considered at the instructor rank.)
- College teaching experience
- Professional experience in television and/or studio production
- Evidence of creative activity in the area of digital media production
- Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities
- Prior experience using Adobe Creative Suite
- Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness
- Publication activity
- Professional experience in web design and/or online distribution of mediated content
- Experience with community-based programs/projects consistent with the university’s focus on community engagement
For full consideration, applications must be received by January 19, 2015. For more information and to begin the application process, go to http://hrat.ccsu.edu/index.php?job=100
CCSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Assistant Dean, Assistant/Associate Professor
Division of Communication and Creative Media
Champlain College seeks a creative, dynamic, engaged, organized, and experienced academic leader/administrator for the position of Assistant Dean. This is an administrative faculty position with some teaching opportunities. Faculty rank will be determined based on education and experience.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a difference as an effective administrator as well as to join a team of practitioner faculty committed to student learning and professional growth. The division is the largest and most complex of the College’s academic units and is growing both in student numbers and in faculty innovation.
The Assistant Dean reports to and is a partner to the Dean of the Division in leading the Division to achieve its strategic objectives. Responsibilities include project planning and management; oversight in implementation of strategic initiatives; and representing the Dean when necessary.
- Develop, manage, and oversee special projects
- Represent Dean and Division at internal and external events
- Manage Division’s strategic communication efforts with internal and external constituents and stakeholders
- Assist Dean with the planning of Division and Leadership meetings
- Participate in the completion of year-end reports and strategic plan updates
- Oversee development, revision, and implementation of learning outcomes assessment plans
- Coordinate development of online and hybrid courses
- Provide leadership to and coordinate the Division’s participation in important activities and functions, including Admissions and Advancement events, New Full-time Faculty mentoring program, Adjunct orientation and support, and allocation of student work-study positions
- Teaching load will be dependent on annual priorities as negotiated with the Dean
Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in one of the content areas offered by the Division. Three to five years of effective academic administration and reflective leadership experience. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to process and detail, understanding of managerial effectiveness, and be team-oriented. Demonstrably successful higher education teaching experience and strong student-focused orientation.
Read about the Division of Communication and Creative Media: http://www.champlain.edu/academics/academic-divisions/division-of-communication-and-creative-media
To apply, please submit cover letter, vita or resume, and contact for three current references. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted online to www.champlain.edu/hr by January 30. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives among students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Department of Journalism – Tenure Track Position
The Department of Journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. The successful applicant will join a five-member faculty to teach and help develop digital, web-based, multimedia courses in information/news and persuasion/public-relations in its undergraduate program. Complete Ad https://iup.peopleadmin.com/postings/1263
December 8, 2014
Department of Communication Studies
Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship in Journalism
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan seeks applications for the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship in Journalism for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Howard R. Marsh Endowment provides funds for a one-semester or one-academic year visit from either a distinguished academic scholar who studies journalism and news media or an eminent professional journalist. The individual selected for this appointment will contribute to the education of students in the Department and College of Literature, Science and the Arts who are studying long-range factors affecting the ability of the news media to perform their functions in a democratic society.
The Marsh Visiting Professor will teach two courses per term, engage in additional dialogue with students and faculty, pursue current professional or scholarly interests, and contribute to the direction of the Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance. The Center, located in the Department of Communication Studies, supports scholarly research on democratic functions of the news media.
Applicants for the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship should send a vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a brief summary of the courses you propose teaching, and three letters of recommendation to: Marsh Professor Search / The University of Michigan / Department of Communication Studies / Room 5370 / 105 South State Street / Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285.
Applications must be submitted by February 2, 2015.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Communication at Clarion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Communication with specialization in Broadcasting/Digital Media to begin in August 2015.
Clarion’s Department of Communication offers a BS degree featuring concentrations in digital media, journalism, and strategic communication. It is home to one of the university’s largest academic programs. The department offers a Baccalaureate degree in Communication and an online Master’s degree in Mass Media Arts and Journalism. The department comprises a vital faculty which embraces diversity.
Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in Communication/Mass Communication with an emphasis in broadcasting/digital media. ABD considered. Candidates must demonstrate a record of, and continued commitment to a scholarly focus in mass media through teaching, research, and scholarship. Teaching responsibilities will include broadcasting principles and practices; basic and advanced techniques in video and audio production in both studio and field settings; the history, theory, and technology of broadcasting, film, and new mass media; and digital photography. This position requires facilitating experiential learning and supervision of student media activities outside the traditional classroom setting. Other responsibilities will include university service, departmental committee assignments, and continued scholarly growth. Completion of a successful on-campus interview and classroom presentation is required.
Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, letters of reference and complete an on-line application at https://jobs.clarion.edu. Applicants will be required to provide an official transcript of the highest degree earned if selected for an on campus interview.
Clarion University is building a diverse academic community and encourages people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. AA/EOE.