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November 25, 2014

University of Maine

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION

The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor to conduct research and teach in the area of Environmental Communication. Expertise in the area of health related to the environment is desirable but not required. Tenure track faculty members engage in research, teaching and service activities. The successful candidate will be expected to advise bachelors, masters, and doctoral students and teach courses in quantitative and/or qualitative methods, environmental communication, and core courses that support our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as develop and teach topical courses that support and extend our degree offerings. The teaching load for tenure track, full graduate faculty members is ordinarily two courses per term. The start date is September 1, 2015 for full-time academic year appointments.

Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication, or related field is required by the start date. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of high-quality teaching, scholarly productivity, collaborative work across and external to the University, participation on research teams with diverse disciplinary members, and success in obtaining external research funding.

How to Apply: Candidates submit a letter of application, complete vita, research sample, short teaching portfolio, and any additional evidence of collaborative work, interdisciplinary research experience, and grant success. All application materials with the exception of letters of recommendation must be submitted via HireTouch (http://umaine.hiretouch.com), “Apply For Position.” You will need to create a profile and application. The three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by their authors or a dossier service to the chair of the search committee:

Michael Socolow
CMJ_Search@umit.maine.edu
207-581-1941

Or send hardcopies by ground mail to:

Michael Socolow
Department of Communication and Journalism
5724 Dunn Hall, Room 430
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5724

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015. Candidates with complete applications by this date are guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

November 24, 2014

Southern Methodist University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism (Position Number 06271)

The Division of Journalism invites nominations and applications for an assistant or associate professor of journalism to teach critical studies courses related to journalism. The Division of Journalism offers a major and minor in both journalism and fashion media. The program trains journalists to communicate in all areas relating to news media and digital journalism and video. The state-of-the-art Journalism Complex includes offices, classrooms, a digital newsroom and broadcast studio. The programs in journalism and fashion media emphasize strong technology skills as well as the traditional foundation in writing, editing, critical thinking and ethics. The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda and established record of teaching excellence. Hiring at the associate professor level will be considered for those who currently have tenure. Applicants currently on a tenure track and with a strong record of teaching and research will be considered for a fast-track process to tenure consideration. Teaching responsibilities will include communication law and/or journalism history, depending on area of expertise, and critical studies relating to news media and communications. The position begins August 2015.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in journalism or communications or a J.D. Professional experience in print, digital or broadcast news media is a plus.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or J.D. with a proven record of research and publishing as well as experience in print, digital or broadcast news media in a major media market.

Send letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Mark Vamos, William O’Neil Chair in Business Journalism, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, TX, 75275-0113, or as email attachments to mvamos@smu.edu.

We encourage digital applications. Emailed files should be saved to smallest size. Digital applications can be mailed to mvamos@smu.edu.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by Dec. 31. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

The Division of Journalism is a program committed to teaching the media professionals of the 21st Century. We are situated in the top media market in the Southwest, and we emphasize teaching and scholarship in convergent media. Our digital facilities are state of the art. Our students excel in developing critical thinking skills with an uncompromising commitment to fairness, ethics and professionalism. Our Web site is http://www.smu.edu/journalism. Also see the SMU student media Web site at http://www.smudailycampus.com.

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu.
SMU has a beautifully shaded campus of Georgian Revival-inspired architecture and is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

The University of Rhode Island

Assistant Professor, Business of Media

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island has an opening for an expert in the business of media. This is an academic year tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015. The candidate will elect to join one of the departments or programs of the Harrington School of Communication and Media as appropriate to his/her area of expertise. The Harrington School of Communication and Media is developing academic programs where communication strategy is positioned at the heart of the school, bringing together journalism, film/media, public relations, communication studies, writing & rhetoric, and library and information studies. Develop courses and programs of study to advance students’ understanding of the creative economy, media industries, and media economics; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and engage in research or creative activities that are relevant to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise.

Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting # (6001686). Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact information for 3 references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until position is filled, however, for first consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2015. Second consideration will be given to applications received by January 18, 2015. Applications received subsequent to January 18 may not be given full consideration. Only online applications will be accepted.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply.

University of Southern California

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair in Strategic Public Relations and Business Communication

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks to appoint a transformational interdisciplinary scholar to the Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair in Strategic Public Relations and Business Communication. The individual selected will provide academic and research leadership focusing on the intersection of communication and business. The position calls for expertise in digital media convergence, new and emerging approaches to connecting organizations to their publics, and social media analytics, as well as an understanding of the impact of rapid technological change on local and global economies.

USC is deeply committed to interdisciplinary collaboration, and thus we seek a boundary spanner who can not only foster connections among existing programs like our Media Economics and Entrepreneurship initiative, the Annenberg Innovation Lab, and the Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center, but can also seek out and nourish relationships between Annnenberg and the USC Marshall School of Business, working to build programs that integrate strategic public relations and business management.

An advanced degree is preferred. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer. The University is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this appointment. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 1809. For informal inquiries please contact Katie Ho via katie.ho@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 7340 6223.

Zayed University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Converged Media
College of Communication and Media Sciences
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
August 2015

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 600 full-time faculty serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity
The College of Communication and Media Sciences offers a comprehensive program of study, providing students opportunities to develop their communication skills and prepare themselves to play important professional leadership roles. Studies lead to a B.S. degree in Communication and Media Sciences with specializations in one of four areas: Converged Media, Film and Video Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications, and Tourism and Cultural Communications. Graduate programs leading to an M.A. degree are also offered in Tourism and Cultural Communication and in Strategic Public Relations.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is seeking candidates to begin Fall 2015. A search for these positions will open immediately and remain open until filled.

The Responsibilities
The College seeks candidates at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. The College is seeking dynamic individuals who can provide expertise and leadership in the areas of multi-platform media storytelling, media writing, and media ethics. We seek candidates with innovative ideas who will be able to teach and to help foster a potentially thriving converged media program. The College defines Converged Media as an emerging form of media, which combines different forms of journalism, such as print, photography, and video, into one piece or group of pieces. The specialization in Converged Media prepares students to lead the philosophical and technological initiatives of traditional mass media players—newspapers, broadcasters, magazines—and provides students with the skills to examine and develop new digital mass media systems and to revamp existing media products to address the needs of a new digital media market. The College also has a growing student media initiative and an international chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ). Candidates must be qualified to support these activities. New faculty members will teach and conduct research or creative activity within the Converged Media specialization.

The position also requires the successful applicant to handle student advising, course development, serve on College-wide committees, and conduct scholarly activities, including research and/or creative endeavors.

The Requirements
A Ph.D. is required with relevant professional experience. Candidates for positions should have a record of previous teaching experience as well as professional experience and/or scholarly/creative activities in the area of emphasis and teaching experience that meets international standards. Candidates are expected to be effective teachers/scholars and are expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and be involved in outreach efforts to the community. Preference for positions will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach, conduct research and/or engage in creative activity and participate in interdisciplinary College efforts in addition to their specific areas of specialization.

Successful candidates should have the ability to contribute to at least one or more of the College’s required core courses such as: media and society; public speaking and persuasion; media history; media ethics; new media; intercultural and interpersonal communications; culture and media criticism; and/or multimedia design.

The successful candidates will help implement significant curricular innovations in the College.

Also desired, but not required, is bi-lingual fluency in Arabic and English and/or interest in media and children’s digital programming. Previous teaching experience in an ESL environment is helpful. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For more details about the College’s leadership, faculty and programs, visit us at www.zu.ac.ae.

The Benefits
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are to the west, Saudi Arabia and Oman to the south, Oman to the east, and the Arabian Gulf to the north. The UAE is a tolerant country that values the contribution of the expatriate workforce. The government is committed to providing a safe environment for all citizens and residents. There is little to no crime as people from all different countries work and socialize together in harmony. Zayed University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please submit your resume to the Dean of the College, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, (marilyn.roberts@zu.ac.ae) along with the names and contact details of at least three professional referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly and creative interests, particularly as they may apply to the Middle East, with reference to how they might involve undergraduate and graduate students.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed in December 2014/January 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Film and Video Communications
College of Communication and Media Sciences
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
August 2015

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 600 full-time faculty serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity
The College of Communication and Media Sciences offers a comprehensive program of study, providing students opportunities to develop their communication skills and prepare themselves to play important professional leadership roles. Studies lead to a B.S. degree in Communication and Media Sciences with specializations in one of four areas: Converged Media, Film and Video Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications and Tourism and Cultural Communications. Graduate programs leading to an M.A. degree are also offered in Tourism and Cultural Communication and in Strategic Public Relations.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is seeking candidates to begin Fall 2015. A search for these positions will open immediately and remain open until filled.

The Responsibilities
The College seeks candidates at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. The College is seeking dynamic individuals who can provide expertise and leadership in the Film and Video Communications specialization. We seek candidates with innovative ideas who will be able to teach photojournalism, video and audio production/media, and film and television.

The position also requires the successful applicant to handle student advising, course development, serve on College-wide committees, and conduct scholarly activities, including research and/or creative endeavors.

The Requirements
A Ph.D. is required with relevant professional experience. Candidates for positions should have a record of previous teaching experience as well as professional experience and/or scholarly/creative activities in the area of emphasis and teaching experience that meets international standards. Candidates are expected to be effective teachers/scholars and are expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and be involved in outreach efforts to the community. Preference for positions will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach, conduct research and/or engage in creative activity and participate in interdisciplinary College efforts in addition to their specific areas of specialization.

Successful candidates should have the ability to contribute to at least one or more of the College’s required core courses such as: media and society; public speaking and persuasion; media history; media ethics; new media; intercultural and interpersonal communications; culture and media criticism; and/or multimedia design.

The successful candidates will help implement significant curricular innovations in the College.

Also desired, but not required, is bi-lingual fluency in Arabic and English and/or interest in media and children’s digital programming. Previous teaching experience in an ESL environment is helpful. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For more details about the College’s leadership, faculty and programs, visit us at www.zu.ac.ae.

The Benefits
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are to the west, Saudi Arabia and Oman to the south, Oman to the east, and the Arabian Gulf to the north. The UAE is a tolerant country that values the contribution of the expatriate workforce. The government is committed to providing a safe environment for all citizens and residents. There is little to no crime as people from all different countries work and socialize together in harmony. Zayed University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please submit your resume to the Dean of the College, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, (marilyn.roberts@zu.ac.ae) along with the names and contact details of at least three professional referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly and creative interests, particularly as they may apply to the Middle East, and as to how they might involve undergraduate and graduate students.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed in December 2014/January 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Integrated Strategic Communications
College of Communication and Media Sciences
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
August 2015

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 600 full-time faculty serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity
The College of Communication and Media Sciences offers a comprehensive program of study, providing students opportunities to develop their communication skills and prepare themselves to play important professional leadership roles. Studies lead to a B.S. degree in Communication and Media Sciences with specializations in one of four areas: Converged Media, Film and Video Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications and Tourism and Cultural Communications. Graduate programs leading to an M.A. degree are also offered in Tourism and Cultural Communication and in Strategic Public Relations.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is seeking candidates to begin Fall 2015. A search for these positions will open immediately and remain open until filled.

The Responsibilities
The College seeks candidates at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels. The College is seeking dynamic individuals who can provide expertise and leadership in Integrated Strategic Communications’ (ISC) major courses. We seek candidates with innovative ideas who will be able to teach basic principles/fundamentals, writing, strategic planning and campaigns, all incorporating elements of advertising, public relations, and marketing communications in traditional and online environments. Integrated Strategic Communications is the largest specialization and has student chapters of the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) on both campuses. Candidates must be qualified to support these activities. New ISC faculty members will teach and conduct research or creative activities within the scope of the specialization.

The position also requires the successful applicant to handle student advising, course development, serve on College-wide committees, and conduct scholarly activities, including research and/or creative endeavors.

The Requirements
A Ph.D. is required with relevant professional experience. Candidates for positions should have a record of previous teaching experience as well as professional experience and/or scholarly/creative activities in the area of emphasis and teaching experience that meets international standards. Candidates are expected to be effective teachers/scholars and are expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and be involved in outreach efforts to the community. Preference for positions will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach, conduct research and/or engage in creative activity and participate in interdisciplinary College efforts in addition to their specific areas of specialization.

Successful candidates should have the ability to contribute to at least one or more of the College’s required core courses such as: media and society; public speaking and persuasion; media history; media ethics; new media; intercultural and interpersonal communications; culture and media criticism; and/or multimedia design.

The successful candidates will help implement significant curricular innovations in the College and will help enhance its efforts for international accreditation. As well as being accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College’s ISC specialization is accredited by the International Advertising Association.

Also desired, but not required, is bi-lingual fluency in Arabic and English and/or interest in media and children’s digital programming. Previous teaching experience in an ESL environment is helpful. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For more details about the College’s leadership, faculty and programs, visit us at www.zu.ac.ae.

The Benefits
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are to the west, Saudi Arabia and Oman to the south, Oman to the east, and the Arabian Gulf to the north. The UAE is a tolerant country that values the contribution of the expatriate workforce. The government is committed to providing a safe environment for all citizens and residents. There is little to no crime as people from all different countries work and socialize together in harmony. Zayed University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please submit your resume to the Dean of the College, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, (marilyn.roberts@zu.ac.ae) along with the names and contact details of at least three professional referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly and creative interests, particularly as they may apply to the Middle East, and as to how they might involve undergraduate and graduate students.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed in December 2014/January 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Mass Communications
College of Communication and Media Sciences
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
August 2015

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 600 full-time faculty serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity
The College of Communication and Media Sciences offers a comprehensive program of study, providing students opportunities to develop their communication skills and prepare themselves to play important professional leadership roles. Studies lead to a B.S. degree in Communication and Media Sciences with specializations in one of four areas: Converged Media, Film and Video Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications and Tourism and Cultural Communications. Graduate programs leading to an M.A. degree are also offered in Tourism and Cultural Communication and in Strategic Public Relations.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is seeking candidates to begin Fall 2015. A search for these positions will open immediately and remain open until filled.

The Responsibilities
The College seeks candidates at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. The College is seeking dynamic individuals who can provide expertise and leadership in required core mass communication courses. Successful candidates with innovative ideas will be able to teach some combination of the following courses: communication, media and society; media storytelling, public speaking and persuasion; communication and media ethics; new media; media and cultural criticism; communication and media history; and communication and media research and analysis. The College has launched its curriculum on iPads and successful candidates would be expected to be qualified to support this effort through innovative and interactive teaching activities. New faculty members will teach and conduct research or creative activities within the scope of the specialization.

The position also requires the successful applicant to handle student advising, course development, serve on College-wide committees, and conduct scholarly activities, including research and/or creative endeavors.

The Requirements
A Ph.D. is required with relevant professional experience. Candidates for positions should have a record of previous teaching experience as well as professional experience and/or scholarly/creative activities in the area of emphasis and teaching experience that meets international standards. Candidates are expected to be effective teachers/scholars and are expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and be involved in outreach efforts to the community. Preference for positions will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach, conduct research and/or engage in creative activity and participate in interdisciplinary College efforts in addition to their specific areas of specialization.

Successful candidates should have the ability to contribute to at least one or more of the College’s required core courses such as: media and society; public speaking and persuasion; media history; media ethics; new media; intercultural and interpersonal communications; culture and media criticism; and/or multimedia design.

The successful candidates will help implement significant curricular innovations in the College.

Also desired, but not required, is bi-lingual fluency in Arabic and English and/or interest in media and children’s digital programming. Previous teaching experience in an ESL environment is helpful. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For more details about the College’s leadership, faculty and programs, visit us at www.zu.ac.ae.

The Benefits
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are to the west, Saudi Arabia and Oman to the south, Oman to the east, and the Arabian Gulf to the north. The UAE is a tolerant country that values the contribution of the expatriate workforce. The government is committed to providing a safe environment for all citizens and residents. There is little to no crime as people from all different countries work and socialize together in harmony. Zayed University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please submit your resume to the Dean of the College, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, (marilyn.roberts@zu.ac.ae) along with the names and contact details of at least three professional referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly and creative interests, particularly as they may apply to the Middle East, and as to how they might involve undergraduate and graduate students.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed in December 2014/January 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

Zayed University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Tourism and Cultural Communications
College of Communication and Media Sciences
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
August 2015

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 600 full-time faculty serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity
The College of Communication and Media Sciences offers a comprehensive program of study, providing students opportunities to develop their communication skills and prepare themselves to play important professional leadership roles. Studies lead to a B.S. degree in Communication and Media Sciences with specializations in one of four areas: Converged Media, Film and Video Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications and Tourism and Cultural Communications. Graduate programs leading to an M.A. degree are also offered in Tourism and Cultural Communication and in Strategic Public Relations.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is seeking candidates to begin Fall 2015. A search for these positions will open immediately and remain open until filled.

The Responsibilities
The College seeks candidates at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level, with expertise in teaching tourism and communications. Candidates must be qualified and experienced in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to teach in graduate programs. Experience in teaching courses such as tourism principles, tourism communication, event planning and management and promotion for destinations, culture and heritage is required. The ability to teach other tourism and communications related courses, for example integrated marketing communications, advertising, public relations and research methods is desirable. Knowledge of using social and converged media in tourism is strongly preferred.

The position also requires the successful applicant to handle student advising, course development, serve on College-wide committees, conduct scholarly activities, including research and/or creative endeavors.

The Requirements
A Ph.D. is required with relevant professional experience. Candidates for positions should have a record of previous teaching experience as well as professional experience and/or scholarly/creative activities in the area of emphasis and teaching experience that meets international standards. Candidates are expected to be effective teachers/scholars and are expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and be involved in outreach efforts to the community. Preference for positions will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach, conduct research and/or engage in creative activity and participate in interdisciplinary College efforts in addition to their specific areas of specialization.

Successful candidates should have the ability to contribute to at least one or more of the College’s required core courses such as: media and society; public speaking and persuasion; media history; media ethics; new media; intercultural and interpersonal communications; culture and media criticism; and/or multimedia design.

The successful candidates will help implement significant curricular innovations in the College and will help enhance its efforts for international accreditation.

Also desired, but not required, is bi-lingual fluency in Arabic and English and/or interest in media and children’s digital programming. Previous teaching experience in an ESL environment is helpful. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For more details about the College’s leadership, faculty and programs, visit us at www.zu.ac.ae.

The Benefits
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are to the west, Saudi Arabia and Oman to the south, Oman to the east, and the Arabian Gulf to the north. The UAE is a tolerant country that values the contribution of the expatriate workforce. The government is committed to providing a safe environment for all citizens and residents. There is little to no crime as people from all different countries work and socialize together in harmony. Zayed University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please submit your resume to the Dean of the College, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, (marilyn.roberts@zu.ac.ae) along with the names and contact details of at least three professional referees, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly and creative interests, particularly as they may apply to the Middle East, and as to how they might involve undergraduate and graduate students.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed in December 2014/January 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

November 21, 2014

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication
Posting 14553
Director and Professor, George S. Turnbull Center (Portland)

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) seeks an outstanding Director and Professor to lead the school’s George S. Turnbull Center, located at the University of Oregon Portland. The Turnbull Center Director plays a key intellectual role in the SOJC and is a member of the School’s leadership team. The incoming director will hold the rank of Professor as either an untenured Professor of Practice or as a tenure-related Professor, depending on experience, credentials and scholarly or creative work plan.

The Director serves as the chief administrator and strategic leader of the Turnbull Center, which comprises two professional master’s programs (strategic communication and multimedia), an intensive undergraduate internship program, scholastic journalism outreach, and the new Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement. The Director reports directly to the SOJC dean, supervises four resident faculty and two full-time staff, and works in collaboration with appropriate SOJC administrative personnel to oversee SOJC Portland-based outreach and programming. Responsibilities include managing the SOJC’s Portland budget and seeking external funding for Turnbull Center programming; coordinating Turnbull Center activities; representing the SOJC in diverse public and professional communities; developing marketing and branding strategies for the Turnbull Center and its programs; serving as the SOJC’s liaison to the University of Oregon Portland management team and related committees; and serving as the Turnbull Center’s lead liaison to the Eugene campus. The Director is expected to produce scholarly or creative work and teach and advise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Portland as appropriate to rank and administrative load.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree, a record of leadership in higher education or the media professions, a creative and entrepreneurial vision, and the ability to build and foster collaborative and diverse communities. Experience in development, experience establishing academic/professional partnerships, a strong record of scholarship and/or professional or creative activity, and university-level teaching or the equivalent will be highly valued. Candidates should be committed to enhancing democracy, public knowledge and civic life while exploring new approaches to and pushing the boundaries of journalism and communication. Successful candidates will share our commitment to supporting and enhancing a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment.

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by December 18, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5080. Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check.

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