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October 22, 2014

University of Florida

College of Journalism and Communications
Department of Advertising

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Lecturer, Creative emphasis

The Advertising Department at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications invites applications for one position, which will either be a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor OR a nine-month Lecturer with expertise in creative advertising to begin August 2015. The Department seeks to strengthen its creative curriculum; therefore, candidates with strong experience in creative strategy, art direction, copywriting, creative execution for multichannel campaigns, and/or new/emerging media are particularly desirable. Ability to teach Adobe Creative Suite skills alongside creative theory a plus. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have ability to teach and/or research in digital or social media.

Qualifications: The Assistant Professor applicant must have a Ph.D. in communication or related field and a record of or potential for original research in advertising, communication, or relevant field. ABD applicants will be considered with an effective research record and teaching experience, and the expectation of completion of a Ph.D. degree by August 2015. The University is particularly interested in recruiting diverse candidates to meet the needs of its diverse student population. The Lecturer applicant must have a master’s degree (M.F.A., M.A., M.B.A.) in communication, fine art, or relevant field and will have an impressive advertising portfolio featuring work for notable brands. Previous teaching experience desirable.

Responsibilities: The successful Assistant Professor candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester in undergraduate creative advertising courses and/or graduate level advertising/mass communication curriculum. The faculty member will advise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other Department and College service activities, contribute to diversity and the internationalization of the College, and conduct scholarly research or national juried creative activities. The successful Lecturer candidate is expected to teach four undergraduate creative advertising courses per semester and potentially develop new undergraduate creative courses for the curriculum. Applicants should also demonstrate the potential to engage in professional creative work and is required to remain continuously engaged with the advertising industry. This position further requires service duties including, engagement in governance, student ad club advising, a potential advisory role in the College’s new strategic communication agency, and other Department and College service activities.

The University of Florida, one of the most comprehensive public universities in the nation, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading research universities. UF’s students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. The “Government in the Sunshine” laws of the State of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

Application materials for Assistant Professors should demonstrate a strong record of scholarship in advertising, health communication, digital, social media, or related areas, and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising. Preference will be given to candidates who present evidence of excellence in teaching, potential to secure internal and external funding, supervising student work toward the completion of theses and dissertations, and willingness to collaborate in research and on funded grants with peer faculty in the College, Media Properties, and across campus. Application materials for Lecturers should demonstrate a strong portfolio of creative advertising for a diverse range of products and services. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in digital/social media and professional experience working on national accounts. Additional preference for either position will be given to candidates with extensive credentials in distance and online education or executive training and those who can contribute to the internationalization effort in the College.

Application Procedure: This position will be open until a successful applicant pool is established. To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit https://jobs.ufl.edu/. The requisition number for the Assistant Professor vacancy is 0906807. The requisition number for the Lecturer vacancy is 0906810. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional/academic references. In addition, Lecturer applicants should submit a portfolio of their professional work. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Questions can only be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robyn Goodman, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 or rgoodman@jou.ufl.edu.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.

October 21, 2014

California State University, Fresno

Vacancy # 12380

Broadcast Journalism – Assistant Professor

Teach undergraduate courses in broadcast journalism which may include: journalism writing, editing, reporting, and producing news for the broadcast media within an environment that includes broadcast, cable, and online distribution. Other courses may stem from the candidate’s specific area of expertise and the department’s needs. The successful candidate will be part of a team of faculty, staff, and students involved with the department’s media operation, which includes the campus cable television station, radio station, campus newspaper, and student media. In this regard, the successful candidate will oversee the department’s broadcast news and public affairs program. This successful candidate will understand news production for studio and the field to guide students who produce content for online publication and podcasts. The successful candidate will lead the department’s broadcast journalism studies and serve as the advisor to broadcast journalism students.

Required Education: 1) An earned Master’s Degree in broadcast journalism or a media-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required.

Required Experience: 1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) National or international broadcast journalism experience; 3) Evidence of peer reviewed scholarship or creative works; 4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2014. Open until filled. For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/532551



DePaul University, Chicago

College of Communication
Assistant Professor of Advertising

The College of Communication at DePaul University seeks an applicant for a tenure-track assistant professor position in advertising to begin August 2015.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach basic and advanced courses in advertising and offer expertise in such areas as account planning, advertising strategy, account management, digital media strategies, advertising sales, creativity in advertising, copywriting, art direction, Latino media and communication, or other specialties. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, growing faculty who direct and support innovative and expanding B.A. and M.A. degree programs in public relations and advertising. We seek individuals with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, visionary program building, and the drive to help us raise DePaul’s national profile in public relations and advertising education. Applications are strongly encouraged from people with demonstrated success in working with diverse student bodies.

Our location in the heart of Chicago, the nation’s third largest media market, provides an unparalleled opportunity to forge strong working relationships with key industry professionals and to offer students cutting-edge, pre-professional training.

A Ph.D. in advertising, mass communication, or a related field is required. Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the time of appointment. Professional industry experience is desirable. Excellent research support available. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please visit the following link to complete the application form: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu.

You will need electronic copies of: 1) a cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current CV; 3) contact information of three references; and 4) one or more examples of published research.

Any materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be sent to:
Kelly Chu, Chair
Advertising Search Committee
DePaul University
College of Communication
1 E. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

October 20, 2014

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Probationary tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 24, 2015 in Department of Communication and Journalism.

Requirements: Doctorate in mass or strategic communication or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution. ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2016. Academic preparation in advertising-specific approaches to strategic communication. The ability to teach courses in account management, research and planning, campaigns, and related areas, as is the ability to integrate multimedia and social media perspectives throughout the curriculum. Also required are strong communication skills and potential for excellent teaching in the department and high quality scholarly and/or creative activity in the discipline. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.

Desired assets include one or more: professional experience in advertising or strategic communication, commitment to integrative learning and high-impact practices, ability to teach creative skills for strategic communication, ability to enhance research or teaching in communication and diversity in the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities, and ability and interest in teaching other courses in the departmental curriculum. We seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us in developing/implementing innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core programs fall 2016.

Responsibilities: Applicants expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in mass/strategic communication emphases of advertising and public relations to further develop and deliver a theoretically grounded, contemporary curriculum emphasizing experiential learning and other high-impact practices. Applicants expected to teach a variety of courses related to advertising and strategic communication. Hired candidate expected to engage in scholarly activity; provide engaged academic advising to students as assigned; provide service to the department, university, and discipline; and participate in committee work at the department, college, and university levels.

The Department of Communication and Journalism serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and minors in journalism, communication studies, organizational communication, public relations, and advertising. Department faculty members emphasize development, integration, and practical application of theories, knowledge, and skills and are committed to the principle that communication and journalism are crucial to a democratic society.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of approximately 11,500 students and 800 faculty/administrative/professional staff. UW-Eau Claire university community members are dedicated to excellence, particularly in regard to faculty-student collaborate research.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and surrounding countryside has many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports and other recreational activities. A city of approximately 65,000, Eau Claire is considered an affordable community with employment opportunities and outstanding schools. Eau Claire is located 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which offer additional cultural and recreational activities.

You must apply online at http://www.uwec.edu/Employment. Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link Communication and Journalism Department Assistant Professor Mass/Strategic Communication. Instructions available under Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click Here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Be sure to include the following in PDF format:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vita
• Graduate school transcripts; unofficial are acceptable with initial application
• Summary of student evaluations, if available
• Names and contact information of three references

If you have application questions, contact: Dr. Mary Hoffman, Chair, hoffmamf@uwec.edu, 715-836-4431.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2014. Screening may continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing diversity. To learn more, visit http://www.uwec.edu/acadaff/jobs/.

Pittsburg State University

Department of Communication
Tenure Earning Assistant Professor of Communication

Terms of Appointment: Assistant Professor of Communication; Tenure track; salary from a base of $43,000 for nine-month appointment. Date of appointment is August 2015.

Job Description: Teach 12 credit hours per semester in the areas of applied advertising and public relations, and core curriculum. Additional opportunity to teach at the graduate level. Responsibilities include: advising students, conducting research, supervising student research, internships and student organizations.

Qualification: Applicants should have a deep knowledge of the field of advertising, and practical experience is an asset. A successful applicant will be able to join our faculty teaching rotation for our Advertising courses as well as offering upper level courses in their specialty area. Required: Ph.D. in communication or related field. ABD acceptable for initial appointment. Preferred: Teaching experience in advertising/public relations or teaching with practitioner experience.

Application: For first consideration, applications are to be received by Friday, November 14, 2014. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of professional work and the names/contact information of three reference to: Mike Gullett, Professor, ADV/PR Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 1701 South Broadway, 215 Grubbs Hall, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. For full job description go to Pittsburg State University’s web site, www.pittstate.edu/office/hr/jobs.dot. Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check. Position contingent upon funding.

Iowa State University

Assistant Professor

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. The Center, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, coordinates the University’s interdisciplinary certificate program in Leadership Studies. We seek scholars with expertise in American Women and Politics and/or Political Communication and Leadership Studies. The research emphasis of applicants should be appropriate for an appointment in one of the academic departments in the college. Candidates will find rich opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in departments and programs across the college such as Communication Studies, English, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech Communication, and Women’s and Gender Studies. This position is expected to maintain a nationally visible, active program of scholarship in her/his areas of specialization and teach courses in the Leadership Studies program and in the tenure-home Department. In addition, this position has a partial administrative appointment at the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics to oversee research and outreach programs such as the Archives of Women’s Political Communication, the biennial Ready to Run Iowa Campaign Training for Women, and Women in Iowa Politics database.

Required: Completed Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies or a related field by August 16, 2015. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience and research in American Women and Politics and/or Political Communication and Leadership Studies.

Preferred: Experience teaching in American Women and Politics and/or Political Communication and Leadership Studies at the collegiate level; Research interests/expertise that complement and build on the research strengths of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and the tenure-home department; Experience directing outreach and research programs.

For more information or to apply for this position visit: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/7740. Department contact: Dianne Bystrom, dbystrom@iastate.edu Department website: http://cattcenter.las.iastate.edu/ The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication: www.greenlee.iastate.edu

Guaranteed consideration date: November 14, 2014, however, applications can be submitted until the position is filled.


October 17, 2014

West Chester University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Digital Journalism – West Chester University (Pennsylvania)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in digital journalism to begin teaching in the Fall of 2015.

Successful candidates for these positions must (1) demonstrate an ability and desire to develop/teach undergraduate courses in one of the department-specific areas of specialization listed below; (2) demonstrate evidence of a scholarly agenda related to the department-specific areas of specialization listed below; and (3) hold a Ph.D. in the field of journalism, mass communication or related fields (Master’s degree plus extensive professional experience considered). Other desirable characteristics include professional experience in journalism.

The journalism program is shared by the Department of English and the Department of Communication Studies at WCU. Candidates will teach two courses in the journalism program and two courses in their home departments. Finalists for both positions must successfully complete an on-campus interview, which includes teaching and research demonstrations.

  • Department of English position – In addition to two courses in the journalism core, applicants will also teach two other courses from the English writing curriculum, including first-year composition. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach two courses in emerging journalism technologies and news story forms and design, with an emphasis on mobile technologies, web page design, and app development.
  • Department of Communication Studies position – In addition to two courses in the journalism core, the successful candidate will teach two courses from the Communication Studies curriculum. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach Mass Communication and Digital Media Production as well as at least one of the following courses: Communication Theory, Social Media, Video Production, Public Relations or Advertising. Candidates with professional experience focusing on new and emerging media are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and list of references with contact information to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Candidates for the English position should address any inquiries to Dr. Cheryl Wanko at cwanko@wcupa.edu. Candidates for the Communication Studies position should address any inquiries to Dr. Edward Lordan at elordan@wcupa.edu.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 15,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

Filling this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

University of South Carolina Aiken

USCA, a senior campus in the USC system, invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication, to start August 16, 2015. We seek an individual with

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching upper level courses (e.g., media writing, media and culture, law and ethics, strategic communication, and visual communication). The successful candidate will use social media and applied technologies to enhance learning in these areas.
  • Commitment to the personal and professional growth of students, including their communication competence, writing skills, and critical thinking/problem solving abilities.
  • The ability to provide conscientious academic advisement, work well with colleagues and community members, engage in scholarly activity, and provide service to the university, community and/or profession. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Preference will be given to candidates with communication or journalism degrees.

We offer the B.A. degree and two minors. We serve about 135 majors. Our curriculum includes nine core classes and a required capstone internship experience, and is designed to challenge students to understand, integrate and apply theories and principles from both speech and mass communication areas. We emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills.

USCA has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide and is ranked #1 in the South for veterans. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place to Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. Founded in 1961, USC Aiken serves more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus. A member of COPLAC, we are a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. Visit: www.usca.edu. Our campus is an integral part of a supportive community with a vibrant downtown, a firm commitment to the arts and an active equine community. Visit www.aiken.net for more information about Aiken.

Apply on-line at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74985 and submit via the USCA portal a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and evidence of effective teaching (teaching philosophy, peer observation, student evaluations, syllabi, etc.). Send copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Charmaine Wilson, Department Chair, Department of Communication, USCA, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Additional documentation will be solicited as needed. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. USCA is an AA/EOE committed to a campus environment that values diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

University of Missouri

Columbia, Missouri
Dean of the School of Journalism

The University of Missouri (MU), located in Columbia, Missouri, seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the School of Journalism, the world’s premier and first school of journalism founded by Walter Williams in 1908. The position reports directly to the Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans.

Some of the best journalists in the world have learned their profession through the Missouri Method, which combines rigorous course work with hands-on training under professional faculty supervisors at the University’s own community daily newspaper, NBC affiliate television station, public radio station, city weekly magazine and associated online operations. Advertising and public relations students work in School strategic communication agencies that work for real-world clients. Top editors, reporters and other executives say Missouri graduates are among the best prepared to work and contribute to the organization from their first day on the job. The School’s doctoral program, the oldest in the country, places its graduates in top academic programs around the world. The school offers 30+ undergraduate interest areas, 20+ two-year master’s models, 2 online master’s models, 6 doctoral models and numerous dual-degree and interdisciplinary options. The full-time faculty of 80 includes ten endowed chairs.

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, whose director reports to the dean, is an endowed research and development center whose mission is to improve the practice and understanding of journalism and strategic communication. RJI, launched and endowed with more than $75 million in support from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, has a full-time staff of more than 20 and both residential and non-residential fellows devoted to testing innovative approaches to journalism.

This innovative teacher/scholar/administrator will provide leadership and strong advocacy for education in journalism, and, in fact, will be expected to help shape the future of journalism through the School’s missions of education, research and engagement. S/he will be responsible for: effective recruitment; strategic and innovative interdisciplinary programs; effective economic development activities; initiatives contributing to campus diversity, professional, and career development; prominence of journalism education in strategic planning, enrollment management, and communications; promoting best practices in journalism education; positioning the School of Journalism with alumni, philanthropic, political, and other stakeholders; the highest standards of quality through collaboration with graduate studies, chairs, center directors, and other academic administrators; collaboration with Mizzou Advantage ( http://mizzouadvantage.missouri.edu/ ); providing leadership and vision for future developments in journalism education both at MU, nationally and internationally. MU will soon be engaging in a major development campaign and the Dean will be expected to devote a substantial amount of his/her time to development activities.

MU, the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System, is one of the most comprehensive universities in the U.S., and is located in Columbia, Missouri, one of America’s most livable cities. It is an AAU, Doctoral/Research Extensive, and Land-Grant institution with very likely more than 35,000 students this fall.

Qualifications: The candidate should have appropriate credentials, administrative experience, a broad institutional perspective, and be a strong communicator and compelling national and international voice for journalism education with internal and external audiences. Terminal degree preferred. S/he should be engaged with and demonstrate a strong understanding of and commitment to excellence in journalism education, teaching, and research. S/he should have the highest standards and personal integrity and be committed to the work of stimulating innovative degree programs.

How to apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence, are welcomed and should be sent to: journdeansearch@missouri.edu (preferred), or by postal service to: Chair, School of Journalism Dean Search, c/o Office of the Provost, University of Missouri, 114 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.

Applicants should submit: a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other materials supporting candidacy, including names and contact information for at least four references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

Formal review of applications will begin in the late fall and continue until the position is filled. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee or the Provost via Teresa Davis at 573-884-5140 or davistl@missouri.edu with questions.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 (V/TTY).

Hood College

Hood College in Frederick, Md., invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Journalism to begin August 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have the expertise to teach news reporting and writing, feature writing, and media ethics. The candidate should be prepared to teach across a variety of applications including print, video and Web/social media. Knowledge and experience in any of the following areas also would be helpful: broadcast writing, communications law, photojournalism, visual communication, editing and design, and perspectives on global communications. Faculty members are expected to advise students, serve on college committees and engage in professional development, whether conventional scholarship or creative work.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in journalism or a Ph.D. in communications or a related field. In addition to the degree, significant professional experience is required. Experience in college-level teaching is preferred.

Candidates may find a more detailed job description and directions for applying online at https://re11.ultipro.com/HOO1003/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*97013AF1C3E90075. Submissions should include a letter of application, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation. For more information, contact search chair Donna Bertazzoni at bertazzoni@hood.edu. For full consideration, please apply by December 5, 2014.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EEO

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit www.hood.edu/non-discrimination.