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July 27, 2017

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Journalism & Communication – Science Communication

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant, associate, or full professor with professional experience in science communication to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

This position reflects the important need to increase the public’s understanding of science and to improve how communicators, citizens, and scientists communicate with one another. A research agenda focusing on effects of science communication on issues such as climate change and energy development is particularly valued.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. and will have a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, demonstrated teaching ability at the college level, and experience in obtaining grants and external funding for innovative research involving science communication. The selected candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty and scientists at both the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and the planned science communication institute at the SOJC, and evidence of excellent collaboration is expected. If the selected candidate is a senior faculty member, he/she will be considered to direct the institute.

Candidates may come from academic disciplines such as advertising, public relations, or journalism; experience in teaching science communication is required.  Teaching opportunities are available across the curriculum as well as in our academic and professional master’s programs in both Eugene and Portland and in our Eugene-based doctoral program.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations, four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520585/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-scienceenvironment-communication.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Professor Kim Sheehan, ksheehan@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in the area of Social Media and Data Analytics

Position Announcement

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with professional experience in public relations/advertising/strategic communication to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Social media have transformed communication, from creating online communities, to empowering consumers to make demands of corporations, to enabling the spread of social causes and movements. Social media analysts and digital strategists use data to track issues, gain consumer insights, determine social media spheres of influence, create visualizations, examine source credibility, and the like. The ideal candidate should be poised to help position the SOJC at the forefront of research in this field.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will have scholarly expertise in the areas discussed above, offering the ability to research, teach, create, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in social media strategy, data analytics, and others in our public relations and/or advertising undergraduate areas. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs in Media Studies, the new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility that launches in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations, four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies. The SOJC Insights and Analytics Lab has plans to offer psychophysiological capabilities for research led by faculty and students. Candidates with psychophysiological experience and quantitative data analysis skills are encouraged to apply.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520586/assistant-professor-of-social-media-data-analytics.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Nicole Dahmen, ndahmen@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in Media and Intersectionality

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in media and intersectionality to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Primary research should focus on topics related to the intersections of diversity and inclusion—how media and communication influence, and are influenced by, the intersections of factors such as ethnicity, class, gender, and identity. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.

A variety of scholarly approaches (e.g. critical/cultural, historical, and social scientific) are welcome to apply. We are seeking candidates who will be able to teach courses in our media studies major while contributing directly—through research, teaching, and service—to the School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Beginning in fall 2018, a revised undergraduate curriculum will include required courses squarely focused on gender, diversity, and ethics. Accordingly, preferred candidates for this position will be able to contribute to those courses. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our Media Studies master’s and doctoral programs, a new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility launching in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication and Multimedia Journalism professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s emerging focus and leadership in experiential learning, as well as its new Media and Social Action Academic Residential Community, which will be housed in a new residential facility beginning this fall.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520582/assistant-professor-of-media-and-intersectionality.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search co-chairs, Assistant Professor Dean Mundy, dmundy@uoregon.edu, or Associate Professor Gretchen Soderlund, gsoderlu@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in Media Studies, in the area of Global Media, Technology, and Social Justice

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in global media and technology studies with a strong emphasis on issues of social justice, to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Global media and technology studies is an emergent field of inquiry that examines the social and cultural impact of the new digital technologies on communication, cultural production, and informational politics. Such a perspective is crucially concerned with questions of governance, development, equity, and social change. Research in this area has focused on a variety of topics including: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), internet protocol and governance, the digital divide, intellectual property and piracy, social media, and the use of digital communication technology by both the state and alternative actors.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in global media studies, media and social justice, and other areas of the media studies undergraduate area. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the curriculum as well as in our academic and professional master’s programs in both Eugene and Portland and in our Eugene-based doctoral program. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520584/assistant-professor-of-media-studies-global-media-technology-and-social-justice.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Biswarup Sen bsen@uoregon.edu

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in Media Studies, in the area of Games and Emerging Media Technologies

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in media studies, with an emphasis in game studies and related issues for digital media and society, to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Digital games are one of the fastest­growing sectors of the entertainment industry, generating both enormous profits and emerging forms of influence in media, culture, and society. Related developments in mobile applications, virtual reality, and augmented reality likewise are shifting how we think about the nature of media technologies, the philosophies and ethics associated with them, and relationships between humans and machines. The ideal candidate should be poised to help position the SOJC at the forefront of research in game studies and digital studies more generally.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in game design/development and/or other relevant forms of digital media work is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in game studies, digital media and society, and other areas of the media studies undergraduate area. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs in Media Studies and our graduate professional programs in both Eugene and Portland. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with a century-long history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520583/assistant-professor-of-media-studies-games-studies.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Seth C. Lewis, Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media, sclewis@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Seattle University

Tenure-Track Position in Journalism

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Journalism beginning in the fall of 2018.  Journalism at SU provides a multimedia focus that prepares students with the fundamentals of writing and reporting alongside fluency with multiple other formats of reporting and advocacy.

Responsibilities will include teaching, maintaining an active high-quality program of disciplinary scholarship or creative journalistic work, and performing university and college service.    Courses could include multimedia reporting for journalism, multimedia investigative journalism, multimedia journalism for social change, and at least one special topics course in an area of interest for the candidates.

The ideal candidate will have professional experience in journalism and the ability to teach courses that complement our existing offerings.  An ability to teach the department’s common courses or other courses that complement and expand current departmental offerings is particularly desirable.

The Communication Department is composed of a single major in Communication and Media with specializations in Communication Studies, Journalism, and Strategic Communication to give students depth of knowledge in those three areas.  Faculty are expected to support all programs and teach classes to all of our students.

Qualifications: PhD in Communication or related field along with professional experience or an MA and significant professional experience is required.  Successful experience teaching at the college level is desirable, evidence of teaching effectiveness is required.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/, including a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, any evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references. Application deadline September 30, 2017.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Position Announcement
Associate Professor/Professor | Journalism/Media
Associate Professor/Professor | Strategic Communication
Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Liberal Arts

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for two senior, tenured faculty positions, one in journalism/media and one in strategic communication. The Hubbard School seeks faculty with unique research expertise complementing current faculty members’ strengths in branding, corporate and non-profit communication, data/analytics, ethics, law, health, international/cross-cultural communication, political communication, science communication, or the sociology of news. Additional expertise addressing ethical problems in journalism, media or strategic communication with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, stereotyping, bias or minority representation is desirable.

Qualifications
Candidates for these positions will demonstrate expertise from a social scientific orientation, and provide evidence of excellence in teaching, research and publication credentials commensurate with schools at doctoral-granting research extensive universities. All candidates must have a terminal degree in media, journalism, communication or a relevant related field. Meaningful journalistic, media and strategic communication professional experience or a strong history of engaged research in media industry-related corporate or non-profit settings is highly desirable.

Successful candidates will demonstrate national or international recognition and a program of high-quality empirical research; teaching excellence both at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a commitment to establishing linkages with the profession and related academic departments. Ongoing outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is expected. Candidates with experience or potential to secure research support from private foundations and federal agencies (such as the Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health) should note this in their application.

These positions are 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). Appointments will be made at the ranks of tenured professor or tenured associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication and five-year B.A. to M.A. program in health communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

The HSJMC is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of- the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of- the-art multimedia classrooms; a 150-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.

The operating budget for HSJMC is approximately $7 million, and the school has a $41 million endowment supporting its 27 full-time faculty (including 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty). Faculty and students enjoy the support of 13 staff who professionally manage the school’s information technology, media studios, accounting, and communication needs.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, the Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and academe in both research and teaching.

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome and may be sent to Professor Marco Yzer, Search Committee Chair, at mcyzer@umn.edu. For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the SJMC at 612.625.1338.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for either position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website, at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

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The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

July 25, 2017

University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant Professor of Global Media Studies

The Reynolds School of Journalism, a fast-growing program with great momentum, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of global media studies for fall 2018. The Reynolds School has built a reputation for curricular innovation, entrepreneurial learning and strong support for faculty research.

Our globally-focused concentrations include Spanish-language media, political economy, health communication and public and community media production. We seek a scholar and teacher who can build global, transnational or comparative perspectives into one or more of these areas of strength, and can engage international partners.

The selected candidate will hold a doctorate and have demonstrated potential for university teaching, as well as for a program of scholarship or creative activity related to global media studies, in line with the tenure expectations of a research university. Media experience and the ability to teach core and/or professional courses are valued.

Diversity is central to the mission of the Reynolds School. Our faculty, staff and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging and expressing diverse perspectives and is respectful of diverse identities. Candidates must be prepared to address how their work contributes to advancing these goals.

The scenic University of Nevada, Reno campus, in sight of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno is a recreational paradise, chosen by Outside Magazine as one of the 25 Best Towns of 2017, with world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, kayaking and bicycling. The area is home to an emerging technology sector, with a vibrant food and arts scene.

To learn more about the Reynolds School or to apply, visit: www.journalism.unr.edu or https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25305

Kansas State University

The A. Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University seeks an innovative, dynamic leader who values excellence in teaching, research, creative productivity and professional practice. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and show evidence of administrative leadership and knowledge of media industry trends, including strategic communication and cross-platform journalism. S/he will work collaboratively with faculty, in the School and across disciplines, and with development staff in acquiring new resources.

The School is fully accredited by ACEJMC. The school offers B.A./B.S. degrees in strategic communications and journalism, as well as a master’s program in mass communications. Faculty have expertise in health and risk communications, rural communication networks, law and social media. The A.Q. Miller School recently adopted a new undergraduate curriculum, emphasizing multiplatform applications and cross-sequence activity.

The Director oversees the educational and extracurricular activities of the School. These include student media, the advertising club, the student chapter of PRSSA, the Huck Boyd Center for Community Media, National Headquarters for the Journalism Education Association, and the Great Plains Radio History Symposium. The Director coordinates relationships with KSDB-FM, The Royal Purple yearbook and the Collegian Media Group.

The Director works with the JMC National Advisory Council and engages in fundraising for new initiatives, and to increase the School’s endowment. The Director should maintain an active research agenda.

For more information, please visit http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501565/associate-professordirector

Screening of applications begins October 10, 2017.

Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the University’s programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations.

University of South Carolina

Public Relations
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a seasoned tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public relations to join the faculty in August 2018.

Appointment at the assistant professor level requires completion of the Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications or a related field, and an established research agenda. Assistant professor candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant, instructor of record or other relevant teaching experience, and at least three years of professional experience in public relations.

Appointment at the associate professor level requires a strong record of scholarly research. Preferably, candidates should have experience teaching public relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at least three years of professional public relations experience.

We are looking for a candidate with the ability and willingness to teach public relations campaigns, writing, management and/or other courses in our undergraduate and professional master’s program and to teach both research- and theoretical-based courses in our doctoral program.

The ideal candidates will have expertise in digital, multicultural, or global public relations or other areas of interest compatible with our public relations curriculum and school mission. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate a record of service at the unit, university and professional levels.

The School

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. The School maintains a dual-track (academic and professional) tenure and promotion system and values both academic credentials and professional expertise. The faculty consists of a collegial group of researchers and educators with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. For more information, visit the school’s website at www.jour.sc.edu. With the largest major in the school, the public relations sequence boasts outstanding students and accomplished faculty, houses an award-winning, student-run strategic communication agency and supports student organizations such as PRSSA.

The University
The University of South Carolina is classified as a research-extensive university with very high research activity. The university is located in South Carolina’s capital, a unique, family-friendly city located equidistant from beautiful Atlantic beaches and the historic, rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply here: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17087

Application materials should include a letter of application, CV, the names of at least three references and one sample of either a journal article or professional output to demonstrate research and/or professional expertise. The search committee’s review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Applications, nominations or questions may be addressed to:

Shirley Staples Carter, Ph.D.
Chair – PR Faculty Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
SSCARTER@mailbox.sc.edu
(803) 777-7037 or
(803) 777-3324