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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Moody College of Communication
Assistant or Association Professor – Public Relations

The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and with relevant expertise and interest in public relations. Salary is competitive.

In the Stan Richards School, our faculty is our best asset. We have 18 graduate faculty, 3 emeritus professors, 8 full-time lecturers and 12 part-time lecturers. Our unique mix of research expertise covers five main areas: pro-social persuasion, health and science communication, brand and identity, new technology, and sports media and marketing. Across those areas, our faculty members draw from qualitative and quantitative methods and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams across campus.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, organizational communication, telecommunication, mass communication, strategic communication, marketing, or a related field, or be a candidate near completion of the Ph.D., with evidence of outstanding research, teaching, service, and grant potential in the area of public relations.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of references, representative scholarly publications, statement of research interests, and a teaching statement by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/46527 . Three confidential letters of recommendation are also requested. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lee Ann Kahlor at: kahlor@austin.utexas.edu.

The Richards School offers undergraduate degrees in advertising and public relations and masters and Ph.D. degrees in Advertising. For more information about our programs visit http://advertising.utexas.edu/. The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/ Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/

The Stan Richards School is emerging as a leader on campus in our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive home for students. Please see https://advertising.utexas.edu/about/diversity-commitment.

The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Communications Department
Associate or Full Professor

The Communications Department at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for a full-time teaching position, in the area of communications law beginning in fall 2018, at the rank of associate or full professor. A candidate with extensive relevant professional experience will be considered for a position as a Professor of Practice. A Ph.D. or J.D. is required.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in research, policy development, or practice in the field of communication law. We are especially interested in candidates with specialties in 1) digital privacy, or 2) media and technology law.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in working with students from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. At the graduate level we regularly offer courses on media law for our professionally oriented master's students. At the undergraduate level, we regularly offer specific courses on communications law for journalism students; for public relations and advertising students; and for students in the television, radio and film industries. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable teaching any of these classes; the course load will be 4 or 5 courses a year depending on background. The ability to teach other communication classes in areas consistent with the candidate's experience is also desirable, including the possibility of specialty law courses.

The successful candidate should expect a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; mentoring junior faculty; department, school and university committee service; and occasional community outreach. Widely regarded as the nation's leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. A recent $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 includes the Studio and Innovation Center. This center encompasses a high-tech entertainment production environment that rivals many Hollywood studios, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends and a top-of-the-line digital news center. This space provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.

Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and the brightest. Students are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year's incoming freshmen earned an average 3.8 GPA.

The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden the diversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For full description and online application instructions, go to https://www.sujobopps.com – JOB# 073556. Cover letter, resume or vitae and names, addresses, and a list of four references must be attached online. Review of applications begins December 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, feel free to contact Brad Gorham, Search Chair, Communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Phone: 315-443-1950. Email: bwgorham@syr.edu

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Assistant or Associate Professor

As part of an ambitious plan to expand interdisciplinary work in computer science and other fields, Northwestern University seeks to hire a new faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of Computer Science and Journalism/Media and has the potential to drive change and transformation in the field of journalism.

We invite candidates to apply for a new position as Professor of Computer Science & Journalism at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. The faculty member will have positions in both the McCormick School of Engineering and the Medill School of Journalism. The search is open to academic candidates as well as distinguished technology professionals. We are interested in candidates who have a track record of success in researching, developing and deploying technology relevant to journalism and media, as well as research interests in a computer science discipline such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction or Knowledge Management.

Candidates whose background is primarily in the media or technology industry should be able to demonstrate experience building or leading the development of software that addresses the needs of journalists, publishers and/or media consumers. Academic candidates should have a research agenda at the intersection of computer science and journalism, and experience developing technologies for media practitioners or consumers.

Given Northwestern’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary work in these fields, an interest in teaching students from both journalism and computer science -- and fostering collaboration between them -- is critical.

The goal of the CS + X initiative is the transformational integration of CS with other fields. With the dual focus of research and education, candidates will work across schools to help create an environment of cross-functional cooperation and coordination between disciplines.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To apply for the position: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NTc


MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
School of Journalism
Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors

Fall 2017: Immersive Storytelling & Visual Communication Faculty Search

The School of Journalism at Michigan State University seeks two tenure-track assistant professors, one with experience in immersive storytelling and the other who is a visual communicator with an emphasis in photojournalism or documentary photography. The ideal candidates will have well-defined research agendas with evidence of scholarly publication in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates must also have potential for external funding in their area of expertise. The candidate will share our vision for an exciting future for journalism and will teach our students to be world-class journalists.

Our innovative colleagues have the potential to be an exemplary teachers and prolific scholars. Thus, candidates will have a PhD, an MFA or other terminal degree in a related field by August 15, 2018. Experience in producing and teaching augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive 360 video or interactive immersive environment platforms is desired in the first position and a record as a photojournalist or documentary photographer is desired in the second. These scholars will be required to conduct research in his or her chosen area of communication and join our efforts to seek external funding.

To apply for the Immersive Storytelling position, please refer to Posting #476824 and for the Visual Communication Faculty Search position refer to Posting #476702. Complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website: www.careers.msu.edu. Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position and your vision for immersive storytelling or visual communication, 2) CV, 3) the names and contact info of three references, and 4) web link to an online portfolio or PDF document. The search committee will begin considering applications Dec. 18, 2017. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Please direct any questions for the immersive storytelling position to Dr. Rachel Mourao (mourao@msu.edu), and for the visual communication position to Dr. Howard Bossen (bossen@msu.edu), School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, Persons of Color, veterans and persons with disabilities


UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication

The University of Pennsylvania seeks an eminent academic with proven, strategic, judicious, and collaborative leadership skills to serve as the next Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication. The Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication is responsible to Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett for the conduct, coordination, and quality of Annenberg’s educational programs, research activities, finances, facilities, outreach, and other operations. The Dean is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the highest standards of teaching and scholarship and further increasing the distinction and global leadership of the school. As a senior member of the Penn leadership team, the Dean works closely and collaboratively with the Annenberg faculty, the President, the Provost, the Deans of Penn’s other 11 schools, and the other senior officers of the University to manage Annenberg’s programs and resources in furtherance of the University’s academic and institutional goals, including inclusion, innovation, and impact, as expressed in the Penn Compact 2020.

The successful Dean candidate will present a distinguished record of achievement in research, education, and administration. He or she will demonstrate impeccable academic judgment and an uncompromising commitment to academic excellence, a commitment to diversity in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and a deep commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. An articulate and enthusiastic communicator, in consultation with the Annenberg faculty, the Dean will develop and implement a strategic vision for the School’s future consonant with the Penn Compact 2020, establish and pursue clear strategic priorities, and raise and manage resources effectively to steadily advance those priorities.

Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication is home to an eminent and diverse faculty and student body that advances innovative educational and research programs. With world renowned scholarly programs and deep partnerships across Penn’s 11 other schools, highly-selective graduate and undergraduate programs, and the dynamism, resources, and personnel of a major research institute, Annenberg faculty and students can follow their interests at virtually any academic intersection they choose. The influence of digital networks on large-scale group activities, the impact of health-related messages and media content on healthcare decisions, and the aspects of interconnected social, economic, and technological systems on everyday life are just a few of the multi-layered and interconnected fields of research found among Annenberg’s faculty, researchers, and students.

The University of Pennsylvania has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the search firm in confidence at www.imsearch.com/6382. To ensure strongest possible consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice).


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair
in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, are joining together to seek a prominent leader in the area of media, culture, and feminist studies to launch the prestigious Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair.

The Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies reflects and builds on the work and world view of Gloria Steinem, feminist, organizer, reporter, editor, and humanist. The chair inspires students and faculty at Rutgers, as well as the wider audience outside the university, to explore and reimagine the role of the media in serving democracy, with explicit focus on women and under-served communities. Connecting the worlds of academia and media, this chair will invite all students to come together across boundaries, to analyze, critique, and create media that reflect reality, and to provide facts, narratives, and new forms of storytelling that advance empathy, democracy, communal action, and innovative solutions.

This notable leader may come from the academic, media, and/or activist worlds and will engage with topics such as a) examining the relationship among media technologies, democracy, social change, gender and racial equality, and public policy as well as catalyzing and supporting others in the Rutgers and engaged communities; b) providing opportunities for students and faculty to learn from scholars, experts, and activists with frontline experience; c) developing classes and educational programs to enhance students’ understanding of how technology and media shape who we are; and d) guiding students toward critically analyzing important social and cultural questions and encouraging them to take action to address social inequalities.

The successful candidate will be the first Gloria Steinem Chair and therefore will play an important role in shaping the chair’s development, ensuring that its work is world-leading in envisioning its positive impact on gender equality in society. The successful applicant’s expertise and interest may be grounded in gender, communication, media, or information. He or she will be excited by students and teaching; a leader who will foster robust collaboration among related scholars and practitioners and build a hub for innovation in teaching and practice. We seek a leader who is creative, dynamic, and energetic, an effective and trusted communicator who is excited about collaborating and leading a diverse and dynamic team of colleagues and students, and about engaging in national and international arenas. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrable record of public engagement as a public intellectual, scholar, professional, and/or activist in related areas.

This is a two to three year rotating position. Responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication, media, information, and women studies; an active program of engagement in the candidate’s area of expertise and interest; initiating and facilitating events and collaborations (e.g., workshops, internships, symposia, guest lectures, projects, etc.); and communicating on behalf of the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair with all relevant stakeholders. The expected start date for the position is September 2018.

For more details about this position and to apply, visit http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/55123

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement. http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement


BUTLER UNIVERSITY
College of Communication
Dean

Butler University invites nominations and applications for a visionary, student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Communication. The Dean reports to the Provost and provides strategic leadership for the College.

The College of Communication prepares students for success in the digital age and in a global society. The curricular structure reflects the centrality of communication as a basic human right in society. Students learn to analyze, synthesize, speak, write, and create meaningful, socially responsible messages across dynamic communication contexts and media platforms. The College's innovative, experiential approach to discipline-based education ensures that graduates can excel in their chosen professions or post-graduate study. The strong grounding in liberal arts ensures that graduates are well prepared for civic engagement and to provide leadership in their careers and communities.

For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit: http://www.storbeckpimentel.com/pd/BU/CCOM.pdf

Nomination and Application Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the University by January 16, 2018. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be contacted until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the University at the contact information below:
Ryan Crawford, Partner
r.crawford@storbeckpimentel.com
Gretchen Hoffman, Senior Associate
g.hoffman@storbeckpimentel.com
901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
(737) 210-1218
Refer to code “BU-CCOM” in subject line

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.


GULF UNIVERSITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Department of Mass Communication
Two Open-Rank Positions

Two Open-Rank Positions: 1) Digital Media Production 2) Arab Media Specialist
The Gulf University for Science and Technology (www.gust.edu.kw) is Kuwait's first private, American-model university with approximately 3,600 students. GUST currently offers programs in the Arts and Sciences, as well as Business—including an MBA.

The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) invites applications for two open-rank, full-time positions. Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant field and have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement. All instruction is in English. The teaching load is 3 sections per semester.

Position 1: Digital Media Production
The ideal candidate will have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in the area of digital media production. Teaching responsibilities include fundamentals of broadcasting, field production courses, visual storytelling, advanced A/V production and workflow, and mass media management. Additional skills in film, broadcasting or graphics are a major asset.

Position 2: Arab Media Specialist
Candidate sought with a background in mass media, strategic communication, or journalism with a specialization in Arab media. Teaching expectations include general mass media classes (introduction, writing, theory, etc.), as well as the development of specialized undergraduate courses in Arab media and communication studies.

The MCM Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and digital media production. There are approximately 600 majors overall. The department prides itself on an active and collegial academic environment with a strong commitment to experiential learning. The department and university are accredited both nationally and internationally.

GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for dependents, private medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also an income-tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to visit our vacancies page at: https://www.gust.edu.kw/vacancies and fill out the online form for the corresponding position.

Review of applications begins in December and will continue until the positions are filled.


MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Media and Information
Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Media and Information (MI) (http://comartsci.msu.edu/media-and-information ) at Michigan State University (https://msu.edu/ ) invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the area of media and information policy. We seek a visionary leader with an innovative research program and/or industry or policy-making experience who will develop the Quello Center to the next level of prominence, addressing critical issues of media and information policy in a digital economy. The successful candidate will hold the endowed chair associated with the Quello Center (http://quello.msu.edu/ ) and provide strategic direction and leadership for the Center.

To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website www.careers.msu.edu, refer to Posting #477204, and complete an electronic submission.

We encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

The search committee will begin considering applications on January 30, 2018. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Please direct any questions to Professor Charles Steinfield, at steinfie@msu.edu.

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