April 28, 2016
Open Rank Faculty Position in Public Relations
The College of Communication at DePaul University invites applicants for an open rank Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Public Relations to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and the drive to help us raise DePaul’s national profile in public relations education. Applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse student bodies are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of faculty who direct and support expanding B.A. and M.A. degree programs in Public Relations and Advertising. For the past three years in a row, PRWeek has named the program one of the top five programs in the United States including second place nationally for 2016. DePaul is located in the heart of Chicago, the nation’s third largest media market, providing unparalleled opportunities to forge strong working relationships with key industry professionals and offering students cutting-edge, pre-professional training. Excellent research and teaching support includes internal grant opportunities and the college’s own academic advising and instructional design staff. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the ability to teach core courses in Public Relations such as Principles of Public Relations, Research Methods, and Public Relations Campaigns for both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants may offer other areas of teaching specialization such as digital/social, design applications, corporate communication, international/global communication, Latino media and communication, and health communication. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in public relations, mass communication, or a related field by the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered. Prior teaching experience in public relations at undergraduate and graduate levels is preferred, and professional industry experience is highly desirable, as is a willingness to contribute to program leadership and development.
Application Process: Apply using the online application form: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu. You will need to provide: 1) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current CV; and 3) three letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to the search chair, Rajul Jain, Ph.D., DePaul University, College of Communication, 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 (Email: email@example.com, phone: 312-362-8910). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
April 25, 2016
Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors/Assistant or Associate Professional Practice Professor
Investigative Reporters & Editors is looking for an executive director with the vision to lead the world’s largest organization supporting investigative and data journalism. The position involves overseeing a dynamic organization with more than 5,500 members internationally, 15 full-time staff members and dozens of volunteer contributors, as well as serving as a faculty member at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
For more than 40 years, IRE — a nonprofit organization — has led the journalism industry in supporting and training journalists in techniques for investigative reporting and data analysis. The organization runs the world’s biggest conferences on investigative journalism, and its data arm – the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) – runs the world’s biggest data journalism conference. IRE provides training and resources for journalists in news organizations of all sizes, from rural U.S. communities to cities across the globe. Its website, ire.org, offers a growing portfolio of training tools, including podcasts, video tutorials and an extensive library of resources.
The right candidate will have investigative reporting experience, management experience, teaching or training experience and an enthusiasm for evangelizing on behalf of investigative journalism and raising funds to support that mission. The job is located in Columbia, Missouri, and the faculty appointment includes teaching one class per semester at the School of Journalism. The position also involves considerable travel, both domestically and internationally.
- IRE is looking for a candidate with
- Extensive experience as a journalist with solid credentials in investigative reporting and/or data journalism
- Managerial/supervisory experience
- Journalism teaching and/or training experience
- Fundraising/development experience or a willingness to raise funds
- A bachelor’s degree
The executive director will:
- Oversee the continuing evolution of IRE’s renowned training programs, (including two national conferences), publications and website, including the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting and DocumentCloud
- Manage a staff of 15 full-time employees, plus graduate and undergraduate student workers and volunteers
- Plan and supervise financial matters, including IRE’s $2.2 million budget and its $3.5 million endowment
- Raise funds, including seeking grants and donations
- Report to a 13-member elected Board of Directors
- Serve as spokesperson for the organization
- Hold a faculty appointment at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
To apply: This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, renewable, 12-month faculty appointment. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a resume, a letter outlining employment history and achievements, including relevant material or samples that demonstrate work in investigative journalism, and any evidence of teaching experience and fund-raising. The names and contact information for three references should be provided. Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. Reference job number 19604.
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
April 22, 2016
The University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position as Chair of the Department of Communications. The department seeks a leader with a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, effective interpersonal communication skills, and a collaborative spirit. Other expectations include creative/scholarly accomplishment and service to the department, university, and community. The chair teaches six semester hours each fall and spring semester and three semester hours during the summer. They report directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest of the UNA’s four colleges.
Minimum Qualifications Include: Doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree in a communications-related area, understanding of current trends in communications, and sensitivity to the needs of the areas represented in the department. Desired Qualifications: Experience with a program successfully evaluated by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and knowledge of how to develop interests in potential expansion of online course offerings and/or the launch of a graduate degree.
To view and/or apply for this posting, please visit our website at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/4132. Applications will only be accepted through this system. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256.765.4291 and select option #2.
UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.
Contact: Kari-Kay Cassady, Human Resources Coordinator. Billing Address: One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632-0001. Fax: 256.765.5998
Phone: 256.765.4291, option #2
April 21, 2016
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to join our award-winning college starting in August 2016. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in advertising, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, marketing, mass communications or a related field; strong professional experience in sports media; and demonstrated teaching ability at the college level. The ideal candidate will teach in the college’s core disciplines, and we are particularly interested in a candidate who will help build and strengthen our emerging sports media communications program. The ideal candidate will have evidence of academic-industry partnerships and expertise in one or more of the areas listed below.
• Sports Journalism
• Sports Broadcasting
• Sports Strategic Communication (PR, advertising, or sports marketing)
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in advertising, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, marketing, mass communications or a related field; a record of publication of scholarly and/or creative work; evidence of successful teaching at the college level; and evidence of professional experience in sports media communications.
Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in advertising, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, marketing, mass communications or a related field; significant professional experience in sports media communications; evidence of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching experience; online teaching experience; evidence of published scholarly work in relevant peer-reviewed journals; a record of external support for research and/or creative work; experience with curriculum development; and evidence of strong academic-industry partnerships.
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is accredited by the ACEJMC and offers majors in journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. We create a student-centered environment providing hands-on experiences to enhance learning outcomes. Students are successful in national competitions, collaborate on research, and complete internships with recognized companies in leading markets. Based upon their education, experience and Nebraska work ethic, our graduates are employed with recognized industry-leaders across the country.
We invite applicants from qualified candidates who share our vision of excellence. Employment begins August 2016. Review of applications will begin on April 29, and continue until position is filled or search is closed. To be considered for this position, go to http://employment.unl.edu requisition F_160070 and click on the “Apply to this job”. Complete the form and attach a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vita that includes information on education, experience, qualifications, and publications; a sample of publications, current research, evidence of teaching ability; and a list of three references with complete contact information.
The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Faculty of Communications Director of the School of Journalism
The Faculty of Communications (http://comunicaciones.uc.cl/ ) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (http://www.uc.cl/ ) invites nominations and applications for Professor and Director of the School of Journalism.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in journalism, communications, or a relevant academic field, teaching experience, an established program of research and publication, administrative experience, managerial skills, and a proven commitment to academic duties. A fluent command of Spanish is required.
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of tenured full professor, and will participate in the executive board and the faculty council of the Faculty of Communications.
Founded in 1961, the School of Journalism was the first Spanish-language program to be accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), in 1998. With nearly 700 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the School is housed within Latin America’s top-ranked Faculty of Communications, which includes the Departments of Audiovisual Creation and Applied Communication, and offers licentiate, master’s and doctoral degrees. It is located in downtown Santiago, Chile’s capital city.
Screening of applicants will begin on April 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, representative publications, and contact information for three references, to Professor Eduardo Arriagada, Dean of the Faculty of Communications. Email: email@example.com (include “Director Journalism School” in the subject line).
For additional information, see: http://comunicaciones.uc.cl/director-of-the-school-of-journalism/ 
Director, Center for Student Media
The University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has 40,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 60% minority students (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 9.4% are international students representing more than 100 countries.
The Center for Student Media was officially formed in 2012 combining the Department of Student Publications/The Cougar Student Newspaper with the Student Video Network/Coog TV and Coog Radio. In a short time, the Center for Student Media (CSM) has positioned itself to realize the vision to become a cutting-edge multi-platform laboratory that prepares collaborative, innovative and creative students for real-world leadership. From the outset, CSM embarked on a major strategy shift for the student newspaper, became fully staffed and adopted the university’s Redline mobile application initiative. Over the last year, CSM had launched a major new student publication, Cooglife, substantially increased local (off-campus) revenue, reached 11,000 mobile app users and kick-started a student media services team providing video and photo services to campus departments.
In 2014, the Center for Student Media moved into new office space in the transformed Student Center, providing the department a central place on campus to engage the heart of campus life and student engagement. The department review process, conducted in 2015 (a standard Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services process every seven years) resulted in positive feedback from national evaluators and identified opportunities to refine the work of the center and move toward a sustainable model of high-impact educational practices alongside effective revenue-generating business ventures.
The center has develop a strong partnership with the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and has provided strong experiences outside of the classroom that builds upon what students are learning in the classroom. CSM has also continued to develop a partnership to enhance its advertising programs and its approach to marketing with the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
The Director for the Center of Student Media provides leadership, vision, direction, guidance, and support for the overall operations of the Center for Student Media, and advises staff members in standards of publication ethics and responsibilities that are consistent with accepted practices of journalism, advertising and media production.
The Director also leads the department to ensure strategic initiatives are achieved and programs and services are maintained at a high quality which contributes to increased student engagement, student learning, and student success. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Center for Student Media is a member of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services senior leadership team.
The Director’s specific job duties include:
- Provides leadership, supervision, and management of programs, services, and products, including: The Cougar student newspaper and daily digital presence, Student Video Network/Coog TV, Coog Radio, magazine publications such as Cooglife, the Houstonian (graduation publication), Transitions (new student publication), media services, the UH Redline app.
- Oversees the daily operations of the department; manages and advises full-time employees, student leaders and student staff in preparing student produced radio, television, print and web-based media.
- Oversees budget and payroll for the department, and is responsible for all its fiscal affairs.
- Directs and consults with staff and students to ensure that media policies are consistent and high standards of journalism, advertising and media production are maintained.
- Develops and maintains short- and long-term departmental goals.
- Serves as liaison with university administration, student media advisory committees, student groups and faculty and staff.
- Develops training and development opportunities for staff and students and implements program assessment activities.
- Oversees purchase of new equipment and ensures preventative maintenance on same.
- Serves on a variety of university-wide committees as assigned; coordinates advisory board for student media.
- Serves as liaison with University Information Technology and campus stakeholders for the campus mobile application Redline, ensuring it meets student needs through continual assessment.
- Develops and oversees new revenue initiatives, including media services (photography and video production).
- Networks with student media alumni, media professionals, and media associations to encourage relationships in support of the program (mentorships, recruiting, etc.).
- Knowledge of evidence based factors impacting student success from a Student Media perspective.
- Analyzes trends within student media, maintaining expert awareness of program information and change needs.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, with a strong preference for a Master’s degree in journalism, mass communication, student development, or related discipline; requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly-related job experience. Previous experience as a Director and/or experience in a Student Media department in a college/university environment is preferred. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Successful candidates will embrace a student-centered philosophy and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Application: Complete a UH application on-line at https://jobs.uh.edu and select posting number S004107. Include a cover letter, resume and references when submitting the on-line application. Review of applications will begin on Friday, May 6, 2016.
The University of Houston strives to be an employer of choice by offering a full range of benefits to our full-time staff members. Tuition scholarships, a retirement plan, dental and full medical coverage, are only a few of the benefits offered to employees at the University of Houston. From our award winning faculty to our active student body, UH offers the most diverse research university in the country.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
April 20, 2016
Lecturer in Mass Communication/Writing
Georgia College, the premier public liberal arts university for the State of Georgia, is seeking a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication who specializes in professional writing. The ten-month appointment begins August 1, 2016. Courses in professional media writing and introductory media literacy will constitute primary teaching assignments. Other teaching responsibilities may include strategic writing. The position will also contribute to the university’s core curriculum. University teaching experience is desired. A master’s degree in mass communication or a related field and industry experience is required. Ideal candidates will participate in the development of online courses and community engagement. The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, vitae, and contact information for three references. Apply online at http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/3136.
The Department of Mass Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and hybrid communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of channels. The department has over 400 majors and oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student-run newspaper, an SPJ chapter, a student-operated radio station, and a weekly cable news program.
Strengthened by diversity, Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (478) 445-5596. Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.
April 19, 2016
Department of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication
The Department of Communication at Eastern New Mexico University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track mass communication position to begin in August 2016. Review of materials will begin May 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities include teaching introductory and skills-oriented courses in broadcast journalism, convergent media, studio and field production, interviewing and news-gathering techniques, electronic media writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advising undergraduate and graduate students as well as service-related duties at the department, college, and university levels, and other duties as assigned by the chair. Candidates must utilize current industry standard multi-camera field and studio production applications in a classroom, field setting and newsroom. Professional newsroom experience is a plus.
Basic qualifications: Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication by the time of appointment; ABD may be considered. Professional experience and background in broadcast journalism, cross-platform, integrated media environment, television, radio or emerging electronic media; experience working with students, student media, and student organizations.
Course load: Teach (12 credit hour load) each semester in face-to-face, lecture-capture and/or web platforms.
Applications should include a letter of interest, a demo reel, a vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the ENMU faculty application form.
The ENMU Department of Communication, housed in the College of Fine Arts, offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees with emphases in Journalism, Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism, and Broadcast Production, as well as a minor in Communication Studies. The Department’s graduate program offers an M.A. degree in Communication with thesis or capstone programs. For more information on our department and programs, visit our website at http://fine-arts.enmu.edu/programs/communication/index.shtml.
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check. EEO/AA/Title IX
Send Application Materials to:
Assistant/Professor of Communication
ENMU Station 21
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
VISITING INSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Wingate University, a private residential university with a liberal-arts core located near Charlotte, North Carolina, announces a full-time, one year appointment in Public Relations, with teaching assignments also in Journalism or other Communication courses, beginning August 2016. Applicants with a master’s degree or doctoral degree in communication or a related field are encouraged to apply. Doctorate strongly preferred.
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private, four-year co-educational institution offering students active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, faith development and community service.
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Keith Cannon, Department of Communication and Art, Wingate University, 205 N. Main St., Wingate, NC 28174. Applicants may submit information electronically in .pdf form in an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
More information about the university may be found at http://www.wingate.edu EOE
University Star – Director
The Director of the University Star combines a student media advising role (75%) with classroom teaching (25%) at the Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track position.
The School seeks an innovative and committed adviser to work with a digitally focused campus newspaper to equip students with the skills necessary to meet the demands of a changing media environment. The Director is responsible for coordinating and sustaining a journalistically independent, student-driven learning atmosphere.
The Director also serves as the primary fiscal/budget and equipment officer of the University Star and manages a professional staff.
- Master’s degree or higher in journalism, mass communication or related field.
- Three years of professional experience working in the area of print and online media.
- Experience and training in digital media methods and practices.
- Experience with oversight of budgets and financial plans.
- More than three years professional experience working in the field of journalism with experience in working across multiple platforms.
- Previous experience advising a college or university news outlet.
- Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
- Current experience working with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or similar programs.
- Successful track record of growing web, mobile and social media services.
Please send vita, letter of application, unofficial transcripts, and list of three references to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ATTN: Dr. Judy Oskam, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666. Consideration of applications will continue until filled.
You can find more information on the position here: http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/faculty-employment/2016-93.html
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.