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April 15, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications is responsible for providing proactive leadership in the development and implementation of communications strategies, policies, and practices in support of the mission of the Annenberg School for Communication. The director will lead, promote, and steward the School’s mission, teaching, and research through a variety of media, publications, and specific public relations strategies to make the value of ASC’s scholarship and broader engagement clear to a wide range of stakeholders including community members, funders, other academics.

  • Develop and execute a communication strategy that employs both traditional and new media to meet identified objectives.
  • Develop, oversee, and direct communications, marketing, and branding initiatives, strategies, and campaigns that consistently communicate branding to internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee and direct strategies for optimizing the school’s website, use of social media, and other innovative marketing tools.
  • Design, develop, write, and/or publish internal and external publications such as publicly facing content (e.g., social media, website), press releases, promotional publications, infographics, video (collaborating with Media Lab team), publications that support school events, and special projects that appeal to community audiences, media outlets, funders and other relevant audiences.
  • Perform proactive media outreach in order to arrange interviews, publish articles, etc.
  • Foster innovation by incorporating new, improved, or different methods, processes, or services to meet the needs of the faculty and other school constituencies.
  • Analyze and assess the effectiveness of communications strategies and mechanisms.


  • Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum of 7 to 9 years progressive work experience in communications or a directly related field required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in higher education or non-profit organization writing/marketing to a variety of internal and external audiences.
  • Expert-level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write and deliver academic messaging and content to effectively promote the work of the faculty, students, and researchers internally and externally.
  • Expertise with online media, website content maintenance (via Drupal), and other technical communications tools essential.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills with experience leading meetings and engaging senior-level colleagues.

Position Reference # 36-19772

Apply Here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

If called for an interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of work to include writing samples, copies of marketing/communication materials/approaches, and detailed plans that you have written.


April 14, 2015

Quinnipiac University

The Department of Public Relations in the School of Communications is seeking full time term (non-tenure track) faculty member in Advertising and Integrated Communications. The department seeks a colleague with a strong commitment to innovative teaching and student success. Advertising and Integrated Communications is a new degree program integrating the skills and knowledge in advertising, public relations, design, and content creation. The position starts August 2015.

The position requires the ability to effectively teach in the areas of Advertising and Integrated Communications at the introductory and capstone level. The ability to teach courses such as Media Systems & Planning, Branding Strategies, Principles of Advertising & Public Relations, and Integrated Campaigns is desired. Continuing professional development and contributions to the University are also expected (e.g. service, advisement, development of new or innovative programs, etc.). Scholarship and creative work is not an expectation.

A Master’s degree in communications or a related field is required. Previous teaching experience and a minimum of 5 years of significant professional experience is required. Experience in Advertising and Integrated Communications is strongly preferred.

Apply online at http://careers.quinnipiac.edu

Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University’s Media Studies Department is seeking a full-time term faculty member (non-tenure track). The position starts August 2015 and is renewable on an annual basis. Teaching is the primary duty of term faculty, but continuing professional development and contributions to the University are also expected, including student advising, service, and course/program development.

Candidates must be able to teach our introductory course, MSS 101: Media Industries & Trends, and in two or more of the following areas: Media Research Methods (qualitative and quantitative), Media Management, Economics of Entertainment Industries, Social Media, Media History, and/or Communications Law and Policy. Candidates must be knowledgeable about the latest trends impacting media industries, professionals, and users.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in communications or related field and experience teaching undergraduate media studies/communications courses. Advanced ABDs with a verifiable anticipated completion date prior to August 31, 2015 will be considered.

Apply online at http://careers.quinnipiac.edu

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include:
-a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the role
-a current curriculum vitae
-recent teaching evaluations
-contact information for three references included on the application form

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Missouri-Columbia

The Strategic Communication faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism seeks a professional practice assistant professor in advertising, public relations, and integrated communications including digital and non-traditional media.

This individual must have real-world experience on the agency and/or client side. At least five years of experience in teaching at the college level in public relations and integrated communication is required, including teaching in both small class settings and large lectures (up to 300 students). The candidate must show evidence of capabilities in course management, use of online teaching platforms such as Blackboard, student mentoring, and syllabus development. The candidate will also be responsible for developing and maintaining content for the Strategic Communication web site as well as leading the students in the American Advertising Federation club.

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, renewable, nine-month faculty appointment. The start date is August 17, 2015. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications 2) resume and 3) a list of at least three references. Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. The job identification number is 16128.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

April 9, 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Instructor/Lecturer in Agricultural Communications

The Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois seeks an Instructor/Lecturer in Agricultural Communications. Reporting to the Program Director, the position is responsible for teaching agricultural communications coursework and coordinating services for students enrolled in the Agricultural Communications major. This is a 12-month academic professional appointment with salary commensurate with education and experience.

Required credentials include a master’s degree, preferably in agricultural communications, mass communications or a field relevant to agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences. Also, the position requires at least two years of experience in teaching agricultural communications or at least two years of professional experience in agricultural communications with the ability to teach courses in this discipline. Experience in advising or mentoring students, providing career information and related student services preferred.

Review of applications will begin April 13, 2015. Start date is flexible, beginning as early as May 16, 2015. For the full position announcement and application procedure, please see http://jobs.illinois.edu. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disable- www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

April 8, 2015

Ohio Northern University

The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Ohio Northern University invites applicants for a nine-month, visiting position in Multimedia Journalism and/or Digital Media Production beginning in August 2015. ONU seeks a media specialist and educator to advance the school’s commitment to preparing students for our diverse and multi-platform media environment.

To apply go to http://jobs.onu.edu/postings/2979.


Winthrop University

Chair, Department of Mass Communication
Rock Hill, SC

The College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University has extended its search for Chair of the Department of Mass Communication. The department has approximately 280 undergraduate majors in Mass Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication and a Digital Mass Media track with the Department of Computer Science.

Responsibilities: The Chair is the senior academic and administrative officer, reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Duties include strategic planning, managing department activities and programs, course scheduling, coordinating accreditation efforts, recruiting and mentoring faculty and adjunct instructors, financial reporting, report writing, coordinating assessment and promoting the program.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mass Communication or related field. Evidence of strong leadership skills with at least three years of professional experience, evidence of successful teaching, scholarship and service; knowledge of and experience with the accreditation process, willingness to work with interdisciplinary programs and to build professional relationships with area media/professionals. The candidate should expect to teach in area of expertise.

Application Procedures: Send letter of application, current vitae, names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references and official transcripts for all graduate degrees. Other materials may be requested during the review process. The position is available August 1, 2015.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015, with review to begin on that date. Application materials received after deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been selected. Applications may be submitted electronically (masscommsearch@winthrop.edu) or paper formats.

Applications may be addressed to: Mass Communication Chair Search: Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences, 107 Kinard Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733 http://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/hr/faculty/DepartmentofMassComm-201511F.pdf. If you are unable to open PDF please send an email to masscommsearch@winthrop.edu.

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religious, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Purdue University

Endowed C-SPAN Chair Professional-in-Residence
Brian Lamb School of Communication

The Brian Lamb School of Communication (BLSC) at Purdue University seeks a Professional-in-Residence to engage students in its undergraduate program. Our ideal candidate is an individual with a strong professional network and knowledge of current and emerging trends in communication, in areas such as social media, media and politics, digital media, political campaigns, public opinion polling, speech writing, social campaigns, editorial management, and/or government service. A BA or BS degree in Communication or related field is required, but a MA degree is preferred.

This position involves helping students understand emerging developments in the professional-in-residence’s field through teaching undergraduate classes and working on projects to enhance the undergraduate experience at Purdue. These projects could include bringing in guest speakers, conducting workshops, assisting student organizations, utilizing the C-SPAN Archives, and identifying internship and career opportunities.

The Brian Lamb School of Communication continues Purdue’s tradition of excellence in communication scholarship, teaching, and engagement (https://www.cla.purdue.edu/communication/). The BLSC provides excellent graduate and undergraduate education while supporting the values of Brian Lamb, which include a commitment to openness in communication and communication innovation.

This appointment is a non-tenured professional faculty position for a term of 1 to 2 years. Expected start date is August 17, 2015 but is negotiable. Review of applications begins April 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications including a cover letter, resume/vita, and 3 references should be sent to Marifran Mattson, PhD, Professor and Head of the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098 (e-mail: mmattson@purdue.edu).

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

James Madison University

Visual Communication Design One-Year Instructor – 0406581

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a one-year instructor position beginning in August 2015. We seek a student-oriented colleague with sophisticated print design and aesthetic sensibilities to teach foundation and advanced print communication design.

SMAD provides one of the finest media production facilities in the country. Our media labs offer instructional workspace for creating graphics, animation, audio, video, websites and apps. SMAD has four concentrations: Converged/Interactive Media, Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication, Digital Video and Cinema, and Journalism. Our faculty represents a blend of professional and academic interests. The school has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about our program, go to http://smad.jmu.edu/.

JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top, public master’s level university for 17 of the past 21 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/.

Duties and responsibilities include teaching foundation visual communication design courses that include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign applications, as well as courses in advanced print communication design. Teaching experience is required, particularly hands-on skills courses. A master’s degree is also required, an MFA or Ph.D. is preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To apply please go to JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0406581, complete the online faculty profile and upload the required cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter, please include the URL of your online portfolio. Screening of applications will begin April 14, 2015 and continue until the job is filled.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

April 6, 2015

Texas Tech University

College of Media & Communication
Assistant / Associate Professor in Public Relations
Fall 2015
[Requisition Number 3500BR]

The Department of Public Relations in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a colleague who will strengthen the department’s scholarly reputation by maintaining an active research agenda and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication.

A complete description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/employment/.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have established a record of programmatic research published in high quality, peer-reviewed journals as well as other scholarly outlets. Preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated research program capable of attracting external funding. Prior teaching and professional experience in public relations or strategic communication is preferred. An emphasis in one or more of the following teaching and research areas is desired: crisis communication, health communication, political communication, or public information campaigns.

The successful candidate will need to be approved for expedited tenure and promotion at Texas Tech University if applying at the associate level.

Duties: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public relations, strategic communication, and media effects; advise graduate students; publish refereed scholarly research; and contribute to the professional service role of the college and university.

If hired at the associate level, the successful candidate will also mentor junior faculty and develop and lead research teams with the potential for securing external funding.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply on-line at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application describing your research agenda and teaching experience. The Requisition Number for the position is 3500BR.

The search committee is headed by Trent Seltzer, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Public Relations. Questions may be addressed to him at trent.seltzer@ttu.edu or (806) 834-3803.

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.

About Us: The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech has established a national reputation in communication research and education. The college has approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 120 students in its master’s and doctoral degree programs. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as applied research positions with media companies such as the Disney MediaScience Research Lab.

Among the college’s many resources for supporting faculty research is the Center for Communication Research (CCR). The CCR houses state-of-the art technology for studying all facets of audience response to media messages—video, audio, online, commercial, informational and more. The CCR contains more than 6,000 square feet of research labs and provides research services to those both within and beyond the Texas Tech community. Learn more about the CCR at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/ccr/.

Texas Tech University, a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference, is located in Lubbock, Texas, a city of 239,500. The university has taken great strides toward becoming a premiere research university and has been designated as a National Research University by the State of Texas.

Please visit the college’s website for more information: www.depts.ttu.edu/comc.