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AVAILABLE POSITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES

Posted By Tolu Ilupeju, Friday, February 2, 2018

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: 

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 

Gretchen Hoffman, Senior Associate 

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. 
 

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY 

School of Communications 

Three Faculty Positions 

 

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for three tenure track faculty positions beginning August 2018: 

  • Assistant Professor in Advertising & Marketing Communications 

  • Assistant Professor in Games & Game Design 

  • Assistant or Associate Professor in Games & Game Design 

 

For more information about these positions and the School, please see:  http://www.webster.edu/communications/about/job-opportunities.html 

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master's degrees in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, and Athens, as well as in Saint Louis and online. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 

College of Journalism and Communications 

Assistant Professor of Advertising/Public Relations 

 

The Department of Advertising and the Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida jointly invite 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 position in advertising/public relations 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: digital/social media communications, digital media planning and strategy, social media management and evaluation, media analytics, and other areas relevant to advertising/public relations. Candidates for the position should have extensive knowledge of diverse current and emerging social media platforms, as well as a rich understanding of a wide range of digital media analytics/tools for making strategic communication decisions. 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. Applicants should have the ability to understand and communicate with people with multicultural backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations and supporting a climate of inclusion with respect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, culture, and religion. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both advertising and public relations, with one of the departments as his/her tenure-home department. 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 Advertising is a national leader in advertising and strategic communications education with more than 600 majors. The department offers a complete curriculum consisting of 52 professional credit hours with a strong focus on understanding audiences and marketing strategy. With 11 full-time faculty and 10 part-time adjuncts, who are often working professionals, our students are exposed to a diverse range of teaching experiences, professional expertise and scholarly acumen. 

The Department of Public Relations is one of the top 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 (www.jou.ufl.edu) 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 https://jobs.ufl.edu. The reference number for the vacancy is 505644. 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 January 24, 2018, 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 either Dr. Moon J. Lee, at (352) 273-1699/mlee@jou.ufl.edu 

or Dr. Eunice Kim, at (352) 392-5059/eunicekim@jou.ufl.edu 

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 

Department of Journalism and Telecommunication 

Assistant Professor

 

Job Description: The Departments of Journalism and Telecommunication at the University of Florida invite applications for one tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 2018. The ideal candidate should be a scholar/teacher with expertise in sports media and communications. Professional experience is desired but not required. The successful candidate will become of member of either the Department of Journalism or the Department of Telecommunications, depending on his or her background. 

The College of Journalism and Communications has a strong infrastructure in programs for sports media and communications, including a sports and media specialization in the Department of Journalism, various courses in the department of telecommunication, immersive experiences for students in television, radio, and multimedia – in both traditional media format, as well as with the partnership with the University Athletic Association and the SEC Network. The ideal candidate will conduct research in sports communication and be able to contribute teaching in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Sports Reporting 

  • Sports Communication 

  • On-Air Talent 

  • Data in Sports Media 

  • Live and Recorded Sports Production 

  • Multimedia Sports Journalism 

  • Narrative Sports: Writing, Podcast, Documentaries 

The Candidate: The ideal candidate will provide evidence of an active research agenda that can lead to significant publications and external grants. He/she will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in areas related to sports communication. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to communication, telecommunication, mass communication or the social sciences with a media and communication focus, and a strong commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population of undergraduate and graduate students. 

The College: The College of Journalism and Communications, now approaching its 50th anniversary, 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 top 10 public universities in the United States. 

The college has 57 full-time faculty members, 80 full-time staff and 3,083 students, including 69 doctoral students. The College offers master's and doctoral degrees and ACEJMC-accredited bachelor's degrees through four academic departments: advertising, journalism, public relations, and telecommunication. Additionally, the College offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. The College provides students hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, undergraduate research, and other extracurricular groups and activities. 

The University: The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission's list of leading research universities. UF's students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The “Government in the Sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection. 

Applications should include: 

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate's teaching philosophy and research interests, 

  1. A current curriculum vitae, 

  1. Teaching evaluation data, where available, or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. 

  1. Copies of two to three representative publications, particularly pieces the candidate has sole-authored or where she/he is listed as first-author, 

  1. Names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of at least three references, along with a description of the candidate's relationship to the references. 

Please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu to submit an online application. The requisition number for this vacancy is 505662. 

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Wayne Wanta at wwanta@ufl.edu. The mailing address is College of Journalism and Communications, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400. The University of Florida is a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer) 

Review of applications will begin Jan. 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

MIRACOSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

Communication Studies Instructor 

 

MiraCosta College in North San Diego County, California, invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Communication Studies Instructor who is focused on the academic success of all students and who will provide instruction throughout the breadth of the community college Communication Studies courses including Public Speaking, Group Communication, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Principles of Human Communication, Gender Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Argumentation, Intercultural Communication, and Introduction to Mass Communication. The successful candidate will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in coordinating and developing curriculum, as well as participate in departmental and college-wide committee work, projects, and collegial governance. To view the department website, go tohttp://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/communication/. This position begins in August 2018. 

To view the full job posting and to apply, go to 

Application deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 

 

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 

Department of Media and Information 

Associate or Full Professor 

 

The Department of Media and Information (MI) at Michigan State University 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 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. 

 

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY 

School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts 

Digital and Online Media (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor) 

 

The School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, at Central Michigan University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in digital and online media. We seek a dynamic colleague to take the lead in creating and redesigning curriculum to teach multi-platform and social media elements across current and emerging media channels. This position will strengthen newly focused connections with other departments in our college, such as journalism, pursuing collaborative opportunities for students and faculty in digital design and media analytics. The successful candidate will join a media program nationally recognized for excellence in student radio and television production, and we seek innovative candidates to progress our school to continue as a leader in the field. This position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate digital media and quantitative research methods courses, and advising graduate student research projects, as well as maintaining an active scholarly/creative, and service agenda. 

 

Required Qualifications 

Terminal degree in mass media or related field; however, an ABD will be considered if it is clear the degree will be conferred by August 15, 2018.  

Active research agenda immersed in quantitative methodology and statistical analysis.  

Experience with social media, web design, media analytics and quantitative research design.  

Ability to teach media courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.  

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

Industry experience in digital media areas.  

At least 2-years of teaching experience at the college level. 

 

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Position is open until filled, although priority consideration will be given to applications completed by February 19. https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/27316  

 

CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie). 

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON 

School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) 

Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy 

 

2018 – 2020 (with possibility for a one-year renewal) 
 

The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington (http://sgis.indiana.edu) and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) (http://www.cima.ned.org) invites applications for a 2018-2020 (July - June) Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy. We seek applicants from all disciplines and methodological backgrounds working on research that contributes to understanding how media and/or media ownership influences political outcomes. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. The chosen fellow will reside at IU Bloomington with occasional travel to CIMA’s offices in Washington, D.C. as required. 

The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested to build a career at the intersection of research and policy-making. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and will be invited to organize a small research workshop for the purposes of facilitating publishing a special issue or edited volume related to media and democracy. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to his or her own research agenda related to media, internet, press freedoms, and democratic institutions. The fellow will have opportunities to contribute academic and policy-oriented reports related to evaluating the health of media systems and the implications of contemporary changes to media systems for democratic politics. In addition, the fellow may be asked by CIMA from time to time to write for the CIMA blog, speak at events, and provide input into CIMA’s other research initiatives.  

The Fellow will receive a competitive stipend, research support, and benefits comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. This fellowship has the added advantage of providing the successful candidate access to CIMA-NED’s global network of researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers working to address contemporary democratic challenges. The two-year position has the possibility to be extended for a third year, until June 2021.   

Applications should include a C.V., a research statement, one writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applications can be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5316 Questions about the fellowship should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Nick Cullather at SGISEAD@indiana.edu. This position is to remain posted until filled, with all applications received by February 23, 2018 being assured full consideration. 

The School of Global and International Studies is a new international affairs school that builds on two centuries of tradition and excellence in global studies at Indiana University. The school hosts four academic departments and twenty-one institutes and centers that cover every corner of the globe and include 250 scholars from nearly every academic discipline.  

The Center for International Media Assistance is a research and knowledge platform that aims to improve the effectiveness of media development around the world. The Center provides information, builds networks, conducts research, and highlights the indispensable role media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies. Housed at the National Endowment for Democracy, CIMA coordinates working groups and discussions, and commissions reports and commentary on critical issues to the field. 

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

 

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