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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 3, 2017
Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Department of Communication Studies
Open Rank Position


UCLA’s Department of Communication Studies invites nominations and applications for an open-rank position. Applicants should have high visibility and outstanding research in Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Political Communication, Digital Media, related subject areas, or (ideally) work that combines these areas. Title, rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Salary will be competitive.

The appointment will begin in July 2017. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active and impactful program of research, teaching at both the undergraduate and (in the near future) graduate level, and university service.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Communication or have distinguished themselves in a communication-related field of study. Applications are welcome from scholars with expertise including—but not limited to— the analysis of digital media, human-computer interaction, lab and field experiments, large-scale collections of data, media institutions, or multi-modal communication. We also encourage applications from scholars with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and graduate mentorship and advising.

Applicants are to apply for these positions online at The requirements are: a cover letter; a statement of research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae, 3-4 letters of recommendation (or for especially distinguished figures, a list of 3-4 individuals who can serve as a reference). Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2016, but will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The Department of Communication Studies is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as we respond to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.



Vice President for Marketing and Communication

Washington State University (WSU), a vibrant, diverse, and innovative institution, seeks a dynamic, experienced, and creative communication and marketing professional to help propel the University towards its goal of being one of the top public land-grant research institutions in the country. The Vice President for Marketing and Communication (VP) will lead WSU in its efforts to increase the University's visibility with a compelling and consistent brand; ensure alignment and synergy of marketing and communication efforts internally and externally; and leverage modern, dynamic, and strategic communication tools and methods to drive desired outcomes in enrollment and fundraising. The VP will play a key role in letting the state, nation, and world know that WSU is one of the leading public universities, preeminent in research and discovery, teaching, and engagement with a clear focus on the academic success and transformational experience of every student.

Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington, WSU is Washington's land-grant university. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for all citizens — locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. More than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,800 faculty and staff are located on WSU's five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), online through its Global Campus, in extension offices in each of the 39 counties, and regionally based Research and Extension Centers in the state's key agricultural areas.

The appointment of Dr. Kirk Schulz as the University's 11th President in 2016 marks an exciting chapter in WSU's history that will build upon the success of the past and take the University to new heights. In recent years, the University has achieved significant accomplishments including the creation of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on the Spokane campus; successful completion of a $1 billion capital campaign; growth in overall enrollment; and an increase of students who self-identify as students of color. Annual research and development expenditures grew by more than 56 percent from approximately $213.2 million in 2007 to nearly $333.1 million in 2015, moving WSU into the top 11 percent of public research universities for research funding.

WSU believes that growing its reputation is essential to attract students, garner external research funding, meet successful and ambitious fundraising goals, and establish new partnerships locally, nationally, and globally. WSU's goal, as described in the “Drive to 25” campaign, in the coming years is to be recognized as one of the nation's top 25 public research universities, preeminent in research and discovery, teaching, and engagement by 2030.

Realizing the importance of dedicated focus on telling the WSU story in compelling and strategic ways to a broad set of constituents, President Schulz reestablished the Vice President for Marketing and Communication role. The new VP will be met with enthusiasm and support from stakeholders across WSU and the state who look forward to communication and marketing being elevated to the vice presidential level and for the next VP to have a seat at the table with the senior leadership of the University. The new VP will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and forward-thinking President, who believes in building a strong team and giving its members the autonomy and support necessary to succeed. S/he will also collaborate with an engaged and talented set of leaders, and marketing and communication professionals across the University. In order to be successful, the VP will be asked to address a set of key opportunities and challenges as follows:

  • Create a vision for University-wide marketing and communication
  • Build a comprehensive, integrated, and modern communication and marketing strategy and plan
  • Lead the University in creating and delivering a message to elevate WSU into the ranks of the nation's best-known and highest-achieving institutions
  • Motivate and mentor the University Communications staff and promote a culture of excellence, collaboration, and professional growth
  • Leverage and harness the power of marketing and communication across WSU

Washington State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process/until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Julie Filizetti and Sheila Bharucha
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, specially disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently-separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here:




Assistant Professor of Communication (PR)

Full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the University of the Pacific. PhD required; ABD considered; professional experience a plus. This is a nine month appointment with teaching responsibility for five courses per academic year. The position requires responsibility for the following subject areas: Introduction to Public Relations; Public Relations Writing and Production; Public Relations Research; Public Relations Strategy and Implementation (e.g. Case Problems, Campaigns Course); and Supervised Public Relations Experience (Internship). The position will also oversee our Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and maintain membership in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Interests in new media and public relations are essential.

Pacific is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.

Pacific offers spousal and domestic partner benefits.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full details and online application: Direct Link for Applicants

Please address questions to the Search Committee Chair, Paul Turpin,



Department of Marketing CommunicationExecutive-in-Residence

Emerson College seeks an Executive-in-Residence faculty member to join the Dept. of Marketing Communication at the Boston campus. This is a one-year, recurring appointment commencing August 24, 2017, with the possibility, after three successful years, of promotion to Senior Executive-in-Residence accompanied by a recurring three-year term appointment.

Applicants should have deep practical experience in media and message-delivery systems, both digital and traditional. Previous engagement with innovative technology and interactive learning is a plus. This position requires 5+ years of media planning/buying/strategy experience, as well as an MBA or relevant master’s degree. Prior classroom teaching experience at the college level in the context of a diverse student community is preferred. We seek a colleague to contribute to a growing, vibrant department, one who has the ability to create an inclusive learning environment. Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


The successful applicant will join our faculty teaching rotation in the marketing communication curriculum, supplementing it over time with courses in new digital delivery platforms. The normal teaching load is three four-credit courses during both the fall and spring semesters. There may be opportunities to teach beyond the core undergraduate marketing communication curriculum, depending on qualifications. The position anticipates service contributions to include student advising, participation in departmental committees and the life of the college generally.

Please submit a cover letter indicating your professional orientation, educational philosophy and interest in Emerson College, along with a resume/CV and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without the applicant’s written approval. These materials must be submitted through Emerson’s applicant tracking system


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 17, 2017.


Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the faculty search committee at



Full Professor of Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence

Radboud University is seeking a colleague to expand our research and teaching programs in communication science with specific expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, focusing on the communication between individuals and intelligent media technologies. The professor will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for advancing the study of mediated communication and its uses and effects.



Department of Communication & Media
Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

The Dept. of Communication & Media at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) seeks an assistant or associate teaching professor in the field of communication. This person will teach several core courses for our major, such as interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and organizational communication. This is a non-tenure track teaching position offering a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with background and experience. The expected start date is August 2017. Required: Master's degree in communication or a related discipline; at least 3 years' teaching experience within the field of communication, experience with teaching in person and online within the field of communication; evidence of quality teaching. Preferred: Experience in course development and design; familiarity with online Learning Management Systems; experience teaching writing skills. Candidates will find more detail and must apply online at (Job #21604) Provide a letter of application with an overview of experience, current CV, a teaching philosophy statement, examples of quality teaching, and two letters of reference. Review of applicants will begin on February 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position and confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed to

University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, individuals with disabilities, and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Here:



Tow Center for Digital Jounalism
Research Director (Digital Journalism) | For immediate hire


The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School is seeking a Research Scholar to serve as its research director. The Tow Center bridges academia and practice to provide journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a source for the profession as a whole. The ideal candidate holds a deep and demonstrable knowledge of the research field with their own published works, excellent project management and editorial skills, and a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in the transformation of journalism.



Communication Science
Full-Time Assitant/Associatie/Full Professor

Communication Science at KU Leuven, Belgium, is hiring a full-time (assistant/associate/full) professor. Your research will focus on media-effects. You will teach several courses at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and supervise master's theses. Both KU Leuven and its communication department strive for academic excellence and are consistently ranked among the highest in the European continent:



Dean College of Information and Communications

The University of South Carolina is conducting a global search for the next Dean of the College of Information and Communications. The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to February 24, 2017. For a complete position description, please visit


Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President||
Phone: 770-804-1996 ext: 109
Fax: 770-804-1917

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.



Communication Studies Department
Assistant or Associate Professor

The Communication Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in rhetoric and science communication beginning August 2017. We seek a teacher-scholar, grounded in a humanities tradition of communication scholarship, with dual emphases in science/technology and communication pedagogy. The tenure home for this position will be in Communication Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences with specific teaching responsibilities in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Rhetoric or Communication Studies – ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will be degree in hand by August 1, 2017; evidence of effectiveness in teaching oral, team/group, and public communication; an active research program; and at least one year experience teaching learners in science and engineering. Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or educational background in science, engineering, computer science, or related fields; experience with systematic learning outcomes assessment in communication education; experience in instructional design and technology; experience with innovative and non-traditional communication education across the curriculum; and a research program in public science outreach or scientific/technical communication education.

To apply or view the complete position description, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Jonathan Rossing, Chair, Communication Studies, or Rachel Tamura, Dept. Asst., Position closes on Monday, February 6, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.



Department of Communication & Media
Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor – PR
Job ID 21831

The Dept. of Communication & Media at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) seeks a non-tenure track assistant or associate teaching professor in the field of public relations. We offer a competitive benefits package and a starting salary commensurate with background and experience. Expected start date: August 2017. Required: master's degree in communication or related discipline; minimum four years' experience as a working public relations professional; experience in training, employee development, or mentoring in professional or academic context. Preferred: professional PR experience as supervisor or manager; APR credential or the ability to secure it within two years; college-level teaching experience; familiarity with or interest in digital media. Candidates will find more detail and must apply online at (Job #21831) Provide a letter of application with an overview of their experience, current CV, three substantive samples of their work, and three letters of reference. three substantive samples of their work, and three letters of reference. Review of applicants will begin on February 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position and confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed to

University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, individuals with disabilities, and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Here:


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