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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 4, 2017


Department of Humanities 
Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities


The Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for a Fall 2018 appointment. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s core disciplinary areas: communication, information architecture; history; linguistics; media studies; philosophy and ethics; and science, technology, and society. Candidates must demonstrate a research agenda that integrates digital media technologies and humanistic scholarship and whose research questions are approached and answered through large-scale quantitative or corpus-based research methods. Successful applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2018 and must provide evidence of potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.


The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level research methods. In addition to courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, candidates should be prepared to teach in at least one of the following areas:


  • Research methods, quantitative and ideally also qualitative 

  • User experience and user research 

  • Information structure and design 


Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing (1) letter of interest, (2) C.V., and (3) contact information for three references to


Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. 

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Humanities Department, including graduate and undergraduate degree programs, visit the department website, or contact the search committee chair, Associate Professor Karl  Stolley, by email at 


School of Communication 
Two Tenure-Track Positions


The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications from outstanding candidates for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor: 


1. News, Social Media, and Public Communication  

Intersection of news, social media and public communication. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to political economy and governance of news production and distribution;; the impact of social media on journalism and public communication;; news, democracy and the public sphere; critical analysis of news discourse; independent media, ethnic media and alternative journalism; the influence of public relations and marketing on news media;; data journalism;; communication rights and access to information;; media activism; studies of users, creators, and publics. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative, quantitative, media and news analysis that might include discourse and frame analysis, content analysis, ethnography, and computational or digital methods or a combination of approaches. 


2. Big data 

Area of big data in relation to theories and methodologies in the field of communication. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to social media, algorithmic culture, critical data studies, digital humanities, surveillance, critical artificial intelligence, platform studies, blockchain and crypto technologies, data visualization, infrastructure studies, quantified self, data politics, data ethics, privacy, and health. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative, quantitative, computational, digital methods or a combination of approaches. 

Situated in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the School of Communication is a national and global leader in the discipline. The School is a dynamic site of research and teaching with a strategic focus on digital media and communication. Our critical tradition to the study of communication includes approaches such as media and culture, technology studies, global communication, culture industries and policy, history of communication, and applied media production, among others. The successful candidate will build on the School’s history of critical engagement while developing new directions in research and teaching to reflect contemporary and emergent issues of digital media and communication. We seek an innovative colleague who will challenge traditional distinctions between critical analysis and applied approaches.


Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in Communication or a cognate discipline, a record of teaching experience and excellence, a clear potential to contribute to the School’s research culture, and an emerging publication record appropriate to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at all undergraduate and graduate levels and to work with partners inside and outside the University. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.


Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research established and projected, a statement of teaching experience, performance and philosophy, and two writing samples. Please submit all documents in a single PDF file with bookmarks. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover. Please direct all materials to: 


Director, School of Communication 
Simon Fraser University 
8888 University Drive 
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 c/o: 


Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


These positions are subject to funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see: 


Department of Advertising and Public Relations 


The Department of Advertising and Public Relations and College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding colleague to join our nationally recognized program.


This tenure-track position will have teaching responsibilities in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations including coursework such as advertising copywriting, portfolio development, art direction, concepting strategies, and advertising campaigns. Opportunities for new course development, and additional summer and Interim teaching are available. There is the expectation of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


As we seek an individual with expertise in the conceptualization of advertising efforts, the successful candidate will bring the proper academic expertise and professional experience. The academic certification required for this position is a terminal degree such as a MFA or Ph.D. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in advertising and digital communication. Some college-level teaching experience is also preferred, as the successful candidate must have a record of effectively engaging students in the classroom. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to contribute to the graduate education mission of the university as well as being active and involved member of a highly collaborative team at both the departmental and college levels.


As this is a tenure track position, it is important to note that tenure can be achieved via a creative track or research track. Regardless of the track selected, the position requires an individual who is dedicated to the highest standards in creative/scholarship and teaching.


The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has enjoyed over 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Our creative students have won awards in regional, national and international advertising competitions and is ranked among the top creative programs by the One Club for Art & Copy. The Department's Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and its student-run Capstone Agency prepare our students to be socially-conscious leaders in the field. Our department is focused on building a diverse culture of intellectual and creative engagement for our faculty and students.


The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse city with a population of more than 115,000 and offers an excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living.


To apply: Upload an application, resume and a cover letter that includes a list of three references at


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin November 10, 2017. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Caryl Cooper (205-454-9320;


The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 




Department of English & Communication Studies 
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Fall 2018)


The Department of English & Communication Studies at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, seeks an assistant professor to fill a tenure-track position in communication studies starting Fall 2018. We are interested in teaching and scholarship in communication specialties related to journalism, media studies, digital and visual communication, and/or digital humanities—and particularly how theory and practice from those traditions are situated in community contexts. Teaching duties include core curriculum, upper-division, and MA-level courses, with general and specific topics in communication theory and methods, writing across media contexts and platforms, journalism and broadcasting, and media design and production. Ability to teach quantitative methods at graduate and undergraduate levels is preferred.


Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, dedication to service, and research potential in the candidate’s field of specialty. A commitment to student-centered learning is essential, and engaged and innovative pedagogies and community-focused teaching practices such as experiential and service learning are favorable. Successful candidates will integrate research into their teaching, and vice versa. Interdisciplinary, collaborative, and student- and pedagogy-centered research programs are preferential and encouraged institution-wide. Dedication to serving the campus and local community is elemental to the mission and culture at St. Mary’s University.


St. Mary’s fosters a community of faith in which people of varied traditions and experiences unite in commitment to an educational venture, in dedication to a life of scholarship, and in service to society. Candidates should be prepared to conduct academic advising, advise student media organizations such as the national award-winning student news publication The Rattler, and contribute to department, school, and university committees and initiatives. Ph.D. or ABD in communication or related field by August 2018 required. Some professional experience is desirable. 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


Applications and full job description can be found at, and questions may be emailed to Amanda Kennedy ( Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check. Underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of religion, race, gender, sex, sexuality, age, disability, or any other legally protected category. AA/EOE 


Visiting Assistant Professor


Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Management at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. We invite applications for a full time faculty member to teach applied media research, analytics, strategic communication, business communication, advertising, and media economics at the undergraduate and graduate level. Qualifications: Doctorate preferred. M.S., M.A., or M.B.A. considered. Previous industry and teaching experience is also preferred. 

Applicants from diverse groups encouraged to apply.


Visiting faculty teach a 4-4 load and advise students. They may continue their research and contribute to college-wide committees. An annual travel stipend is available. Fisher offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.


Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US, and be available to teach in fall 2018. 


Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Assistant Professor


Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information seeks new faculty colleagues with a strong record of high-quality research and a commitment to mentoring the next generation of communication and information scholars.


Assistant Professor: Public Relations 
We are seeking a scholar in the area of public relations with research and teaching expertise in such areas as corporate communications management, international public relations, public relations strategy, public relations and social media or public relations in an Asian context. The successful candidate will have a record of research published in strong academic journals, an agenda for seeking external funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is a vibrant global leader in communication and information research and education. Recent hires and a high level of support reaffirm the School’s pre-eminence in the disciplines under its aegis. Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city/state with good weather, low crime, rich cultural attractions, exceptional food, and proximity to numerous points of interest in Southeast Asia.


Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service 
Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions ( for Academic Appointments. 


Application Procedures 
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines ( for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interest, teaching statement, effectiveness of teaching (If any), selected publications, and the names of 5 referees] by 31 December 2017 to: 


The Search Committee 
Nanyang Technological University  
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information  
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building  
Singapore 637718 

Applications sent via email should include the reference “Application for Assistant Professor in Public Relations” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.


Review of the applications will begin after 31 December 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start in December 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 


Department of Communication 
Assistant Professor


The Department of Communication ( within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make appointments at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2018 in two areas:


  1. Journalism Studies/Networks of Production and Circulation of News. We are looking for a candidate with an active and creative research and teaching program that focuses on the evolving nature of journalism and, more broadly, on the networks of news-organization, -production, -circulation, and consumption. Areas of particular interest include: the shifting norms, genres, and practices of news production; the changing boundaries between journalism and other narrative forms and cultural platforms for information dissemination; the political economy of news organizations; and the interactions of journalists and other actors in the production and circulation of news. 

  1. Critical Studies of Technology, Media, and Persuasion. We are looking for a candidate with an active and creative research and teaching program that focuses on technology, media, and persuasion in the digital age; explores the blurred boundaries between corporate and public interests; and considers possibilities for configuring novel forms of politics, civil society, and popular culture. Areas of particular interest include: emergent forms of media and data manipulation and distribution by state, corporate, and non-governmental actors; data mining and algorithmic targeting of consumers, citizens, and political actors by government and corporations; the impact of advertising, promotional communication, and consumer culture on civil society, industries, human subjectivity, and political movements. 


For both positions, successful candidates will situate their work historically and have strong methodological skills that include or combine ethnography, cultural and historical analysis, institutional analysis (including political economy), or textual and discourse analysis. A comparative perspective is also welcome.


The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by December 8, 2017, at the following links: and


Application must include: a two to three page cover letter; CV; statement detailing your research interests; statement detailing how your research, teaching and service would contribute to campus diversity goals; and contact information for three reference letters


UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 


College of Journalism and Communications 
Tenure-Track Faculty Position


The Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2018.


The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding 15 new lecturer and faculty positions across Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the U.S. News and World Report's top-ten public research universities in the U.S.


Qualifications: Candidates for the assistant professor of public relations position must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication or other relevant field by August 2018 and a record of original scholarly research. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: corporate reputation and identity, crisis/risk, digital/social media, health, international, public interest communications, ethics, and other areas relevant to public relations. Other qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, a publication record, potential to secure grant funding, and productivity and effectiveness in contributing to a collegial environment.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations. The faculty member will supervise master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He or she will advise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other service activities, and demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity, and the internationalization of the college and university.


The Department of Public Relations is one of the largest public relations programs in the country, with eight tenured faculty members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and two full-time lecturers, for a total of 11 faculty members. It serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 25 master's students, and 10 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent international reputation.


The College of Journalism and Communications ( has 57 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College also houses a full-service communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students. The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission's top tier of research universities. UF's more than 52,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.


Application Procedure: To view application instructions and complete an online résumé, visit The reference number for the vacancy is 505348. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. 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).


Review of applications will begin December 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 
The search is conducted under Florida's open records laws, and all documents are open for public inspection. 


 Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO employer. 


Questions can be directed to Dr. Moon J. Lee, 
Associate Professor, at (352) 273-1699 or 




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. 



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 . 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 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: 


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 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 Moody College of Communication:


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 


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



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 – 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: 




Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science + Journalism 


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


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.




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: 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 (, and for the visual communication position to Dr. Howard Bossen (, 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 


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 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).  



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 

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement. 


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