July 25, 2014
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Journalism
School of Journalism and Media Studies
The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in journalism, at the rank of assistant professor.
Position: Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in journalism
Start Date: August 2015
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be able to teach across the undergraduate journalism curriculum, including both skills-based and theory courses, as well as graduate seminars in mass communication theory, advanced research methods, and journalism topics. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to have a scholarly research agenda in journalism and also provide service to the school, college and professional journalism communities.
Required Qualifications: Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacher-scholar model. An earned doctorate in journalism, mass communication or a related field is required by the position start date. Relevant professional work experience in journalism is required. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in journalism is required.
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a track record of teaching college-level journalism courses, such as news writing and reporting, mobile reporting, digital and social media, investigative reporting, data journalism, web design and programming, data visualization, digital news production, photojournalism, multimedia reporting and storytelling. Applicants should be familiar with (a) the latest digital journalism applications, such as but not limited to, FinalCut Pro, Dreamweaver, and the Adobe Creative Suite; (b) social media platforms and tools such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter, and Facebook, among others; and (c) the latest mobile and digital tools for news gathering and reporting. Fluency in both English and another language (e.g., Spanish) would be a plus.
Rank and Salary: This position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by August 1, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University: The successful candidate will become part of a school with 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 20 part-time faculty, and more than 700 majors, pre-majors, and graduate students. Undergraduate program areas include advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. The School offers a master’s degree program in mass communication and media studies, as well as a master’s degree program in learning design and technology. The School is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, one of seven colleges that serve a university community of 35,000 students in a fast-growing, culturally rich, metropolitan area with a loyal regional base and strong national and international relationships. For more information, visit: http://jms.sdsu.edu.
Applications: Review of application materials will begin September 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Each application should include (a) a letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, (b) a curriculum vita, (c) a transcript of all graduate courses taken, (d) a sample syllabus for a course the candidate has taught or would be interested in teaching, and (e) names and contact information for three references. All applications and inquiries should be addressed to:
Amy Schmitz Weiss, Ph.D.
Journalism Search Committee Chair
School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-4561
SDSU is a Title IX/Equal Opportunity Employer
For details see http://affiliated.sdsu.edu/ColPSFA/journalism.htm
July 24, 2014
Assistant Professor of Sports Journalism
Join the nation’s most exciting sports journalism program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
We’re seeking a tenure-track assistant professor to teach and conduct research in sports journalism. The assistant professor will help lead a newly expanded sports journalism program offering degrees for undergraduate and graduate students. The program features sports-related course work in multimedia reporting and writing, broadcasting, photography, marketing, ethics and the business of sports as well as multimedia sports reporting bureaus in Phoenix and Santa Monica, Calif.
Required qualifications: at least five years of professional experience, including in sports journalism, and a Ph.D.
Application materials: A current curriculum vita; a letter outlining employment history, educational philosophy, scholarly research or creative interests and a description of how the applicant’s experiences will benefit the Cronkite School; and names, positions and telephone numbers of three academic or professional references.
Application deadline: Sept. 1, 2014, or if not filled, the first of each month thereafter until the search is closed.
Senior Associate Dean
Louise Solheim Professor
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professional Practice Professor/Radio News Director
The Missouri School of Journalism (University of Missouri-Columbia) seeks applications for an assistant professional practice professor specializing in radio news. This faculty member will serve as news director of KBIA-an Edward R. Murrow national award–winning radio station and a working laboratory for students of The Missouri School of Journalism.
Responsibilities include classroom teaching, faculty committee assignments and service to the profession of radio journalism. In addition, the faculty news director will direct planning, supervising and producing news programming for radio broadcast, including in-depth and long form reports, as well as public affairs programming. This faculty news director position has significant responsibility for the multimedia news website. Duties include developing and maintaining contacts with community leaders in the development, coordination, and implementation of news and public affairs programming, planning and producing promotional announcements for upcoming news and public affairs reports and training Missouri School of Journalism students, including lectures/classes. A Bachelor’s degree is necessary. Two to three years of experience in public radio news broadcasting, interviewing and production is necessary. The position carries an academic rank of Assistant Professional Practice (non-tenure track).
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ to access the online application system. Required application materials include a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a resume, and a link to audio examples, including feature reporting. The job opening ID is 13888. E-mail questions to Kent S. Collins, Chair of the Radio-Television Journalism faculty at email@example.com
The University of Missouri-Columbia is committed to cultural diversity and expects candidates to share in this commitment. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Lecturer of Communication
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Lecturer of Communication. This is a nine-month position (with benefits) subject to annual renewal. The appointment will be effective August 16, 2014 or January, 2015 depending on availability of the candidate.
Candidates must have an earned M.A. or Ph.D. in Communication or Mass Communication. A record that indicates the potential for success in teaching and learning and an interest in institutional service are also required. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.
The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures has for fields of focus: Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism, and Public Relations/ Integrated Communication. Candidates for our position in Communication should possess teaching skills and interests in one of these discipline areas. The Department is one of Coastal’s newest programs with over 550 majors. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, research, and the integration of leading edge ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline of communication.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,400 students from 45 states and 56 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.
Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA Employer.
Assistant Professor, Communication (Advertising/Public Relations)
The Communication Department, College of Arts and Letters, at The University of Tampa invites applications for 2 tenure-track assistant professor positions in Communication, primarily to serve the Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) major, with an emphasis in advertising, strategic transmedia, and social media, to begin August 2015.
A typical teaching load is 12 contact hours (3 four-credit classes) in a 15-week semester. Faculty have input into the course schedule, as well as new areas to be developed. Current teaching needs lie in introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in advertising, including both theory and creative practice, in areas such as campaign development, social media, web strategies, copywriting (across media), and print collateral.
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in advertising, public relations, communication, or a related field and bring both practical experience and critical perspectives to the teaching of practice, theory, and history of advertising in a liberal arts context. Interest in and experience with emerging information technologies is essential.
Candidates are expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching, engaging students in learning beyond the classroom, scholarly activity, and service. Faculty are expected to develop a record of productive scholarship. We welcome varied research agendas and traditions of scholarship. In addition, the candidate will assist colleagues in advancing the ADPR major and strengthening opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
The University of Tampa’s Communication Department serves over seven hundred undergraduate students in three vibrant majors (Advertising and Public Relations, Communication, and Film and Media Arts) and participates in delivering the majors in Journalism and New Media Production. Each full-time faculty member of the department teaches both practice and theory, educating students to become critical thinkers and human communicators capable of using traditional and emerging technologies effectively. The curriculum is designed to meaningfully explore media ethics and critical perspectives on media, culture, and political economy, even as it prepares students to engage in professional practices.
The Advertising and Public Relations major is highly interdisciplinary, sharing courses with the departments of Art; English and Writing; Marketing; and Speech, Theatre, and Dance. The Communication Department fosters and encourages the development of interdepartmental relations, new courses and innovative programs. Its student-centered learning environment embraces traditional, immersive/experiential, and hands-on pedagogies. The university is fully equipped with state-of-the-art digital media labs, production equipment, video and graphics software, sound studio, and black box.
For detail and to apple, go to: https://jobs.ut.edu.
Candidates should submit online application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarly writing sample, sample professional portfolio work and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted by November 1st will be given first priority but the search will remain open until filled.
July 22, 2014
Reynolds School of Journalism
The Reynolds School of Journalism, a dynamic and growing program with great momentum and a spirit of collegiality, seeks four faculty colleagues, beginning in Fall 2015. The Reynolds School is developing a national reputation for innovative curricula, an emphasis on experiential and entrepreneurial learning, and strong support for faculty research through our Center for Advanced Media Studies. We are looking for three new assistant professors, and a senior faculty member to contribute to our leadership team and mentor our promising new scholars.
Assistant Professor, Strategic Communication
Our new colleague will teach in our integrated advertising and public relations curriculum, and conduct research with the strong support of our Center for Advanced Media Studies. The success of our NSAC and Bateman teams has earned our program a national reputation, and our students have developed innovative campaigns for major clients. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in hand by fall 2015, related professional experience, and demonstrated potential for a program of scholarship in line with the tenure expectations of a research university. To apply for this position visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15824
Assistant Professor, Communication Law
Our new colleague will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to media law and policy, as well as other courses depending on background and experience, and conduct research with the strong support of our Center for Advanced Media Studies. The media law class is required of all Reynolds School students, reflecting our commitment to study of the First Amendment and its evolution in the face of technological and industrial change. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in hand by July 1,2015, and demonstrated potential for a program of scholarship in line with the tenure expectations of a research university. The ability to teach media history is a plus. To apply for this position visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15825
Assistant Professor, Data Journalism
Our new colleague will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at the nexus of journalism, data and computer science, and conduct research with the strong support of our Center for Advanced Media Studies. This position aligns with UNR’s emergent emphasis in computational research and education. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in hand by July 1, 2015, related professional experience, and demonstrated potential for a program of scholarship in line with the tenure expectations of a research university. Expertise in information graphics and data visualization is valued, as is the ability to teach reporting. To apply for this position visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15826
Associate/Full Professor, News or Strategic Communication
Our new colleague will be tenureable, and will teach and conduct research in one of our curricular areas: news or strategic communication. Research agendas in engagement, audience analysis, and data are especially valued. The successful candidate will have a developed program of scholarship, commensurate with the tenure requirements of the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as administrative experience or demonstrated potential to serve in a leadership role in the Reynolds School. Experience in working with graduate programs is a plus. To apply for this position visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15829
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. The Reno/Tahoe area is a recreational paradise, close to world-class skiing and snowboarding, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. Reno is home to an emerging technology sector, with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene.
To learn more about why the Reynolds School is a great place to work, visit: www.journalism.unr.edu
For information about our University: visit https://www.unrsearch.com
The Poynter Institute is looking for a Digital Innovation Faculty Member who will lead the creation and delivery of Poynter’s teaching and thought-leadership in the areas of online and mobile journalism. The work involves regular writing for Poynter Online and white papers, national and international consulting with news organizations, teaching in webinars and online courses, and conceptualizing, planning and leading workshops and seminars.
For the complete job description and details on how to apply, please see http://careers.poynter.org/jobs/6341997/digital-innovation-faculty-member. EOE
Communications Manager for the School of Communications
Elon University’s School of Communications invites applications for a new staff position that will serve as the school’s communications manager.
Key duties of this 12-month, full-time exempt position include writing news and feature stories involving the school, managing the school’s website, designing promotional materials for the school, serving as yearbook adviser, and assisting with school events and guests. Examples of these include designing ads, preparing the Elon Journal for online release, maintaining the school’s electronic bulletin board, taking photos of school events, drafting alumni e-newsletters, and centralizing alumni information. Candidates should be comfortable working in an online content management system (CMS) and be familiar with HTML, CSS, Photoshop and InDesign. Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years related experience required; Master’s degree preferred.
About the School: The School of Communications is home to more than 1,100 students in six undergraduate and master’s-level programs with 60 faculty and staff members. The school also has full-time staff to coordinate internships, student media, video projects, and career services. Elon is one of only 18 private colleges and universities in the nation with a communications school accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). For more information about the School of Communications, visit http://www.elon.edu/communications.
About the University: Elon University is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in the heart of North Carolina. U.S. News & World Report named Elon the No. 1 master’s-level university in the South with “an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” Elon’s graduate programs are likewise models of excellence offering stimulating intellectual communities built on close interaction with faculty. Elon is known for its small classes, international focus and advanced technology. To learn more about Elon, please visit the university website at http://www.elon.edu.
To apply: Apply at www.elon.edu/employment. Application deadline is August 11, 2014. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
July 18, 2014
College of Communication and Information
School of Journalism and Telecommunications (JAT)
The University of Kentucky (UK) seeks a Director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications (JAT). Reporting to the Dean of the College of Communication and Information, the Director serves on the college leadership team and works collaboratively with the leadership of the other academic units within the college that include the School of Library and Information Science, the Department of Communication, and the Division of Graduate Studies as well as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, the Associate Dean for Research, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The School of JAT is recognized at UK and across the globe for its accomplishments in academic scholarship and professional areas. The School offers BA and BS degrees in three major areas of study – journalism (print, broadcast), integrated strategic communication, and media arts and studies. The School also participates in the graduate program of the college that includes the MA and Ph.D. in Communication.
The School annually enrolls more than 800 undergraduate students and is one of the fastest growing academic units at UK. The JAT curriculum effectively balances hands-on application with current and emerging theoretical research. Graduates are prepared for careers in news broadcasting and reporting, advertising and public relations, media management, and sound, video, and multimedia production. Most students complete internships as part of their studies. Our facilities and technology provide students with the opportunity to develop skills that exceed industry standards. JAT faculty are innovators outside of the traditional classroom and leaders in study abroad education and research. UK’s award-winning daily newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, is housed in the Journalism building.
As the highest ranking academic and administrative officer in the School, the Director provides academic leadership and administers all undergraduate programs, staff, and budgets. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials (earned doctorate strongly preferred), national recognition, excellent teaching credentials, leadership skills, management experience and fundraising experience. The successful candidate should also have a record of, and continuing commitment to, scholarly and professional achievement commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor in the School.
The Director will be expected to demonstrate commitment to the School’s multi-track academic appointment system and will demonstrate leadership with accreditation processes involving the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The Director will be a dynamic leader with the ability to champion change and continuous improvement in a rapidly changing digital media landscape. The successful candidate must bring the ability to foster relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders throughout the University and across the Commonwealth.
The University of Kentucky is a vibrant, highly residential/research-intensive public, land-grant university of approximately 30,000 students, nearly 3,000 faculty and 12,000 staff dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and healthcare. With more than 200 academic programs across 16 colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
Priority applicant review will occur after September 1, 2014. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references either by regular mail or as PDFs in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Charlene Monaghan, Office of the Dean, College of Communication and Information, 308 Little Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0224.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
July 16, 2014
Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the Assistant Professor Level in Strategic Communication
The School of Strategic Communication in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of public relations to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and experience in one or both of the following two areas: (1) writing and digital storytelling, and/or (2) strategic communication and the law.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be in the process of completing a Ph.D. in the area of public relations, communication or a related area. Candidates must demonstrate research potential and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication. At least two years of industry experience are required. The normal full-time load is three classes one semester/two courses the second semester, along with commitments to school committees, advising and research.
TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the 3,500 universities and colleges in the nation. Named for TCU alumnus Bob Schieffer, current host of the No. 1-ranked Sunday morning political interview show “Face the Nation,” the Bob Schieffer College of Communication recently completed a $5.6 million expansion and renovation.
TCU accepts online applications only at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty//CSSPage_Welcome.asp.
From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.” Include: a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
TCU is AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on basis of age, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or veteran status.