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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 1, 2018
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018

School of Communication
Communication: Advocacy & Social Change—Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Loyola University Chicago School of Communication invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor specializing in advocacy and social change, with an emphasis on digital communication, pending final approval of funding, to begin August 12, 2019. Applicants should have significant training and demonstrated expertise in one or more of these; rhetorical theory, public advocacy and argumentation, or critical/qualitative approaches to the study of culture, society, and political discourse, situated within a world where digital technology has become of primary importance.

The prospective candidate who can build upon these foundational qualities with expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: political communication, social movements and new media, digital literacy, issues of privacy, security policy, digital rights, diplomacy, social justice, environmental advocacy, civil society discourse, cybercultural studies, ICTs for development/global advocacy, conflict management & mediation. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable research program relevant to these areas and will be prepared both to teach existing courses in the Advocacy & Social Change track as well as fundamental courses in our Communication Studies area.

Candidates must apply online at http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/8532 with a letter of application describing their experience and interests, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants should provide a short list of references, including contact information. Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2018 and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

For further information about Loyola University Chicago and the School of Communication, consult the University Web site: www.luc.edu. LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed.



Medill School
Tenure-Track Position


The Medill School at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) beginning in the 2018–2019 academic year. The position may have the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor.


Candidates should have a completed, or nearly completed, Ph.D. in communications, marketing, economics, advertising, business, engineering or the social sciences. The preferred emphasis is on the economics of media and technology, platform economics, media strategy and related fields. It is important that the applicant’s research have important implications for integrated marketing communications. Candidates are expected to conduct and publish high caliber, innovative research, teach both undergraduate and graduate students, and perform professional service commensurate with rank.

Faculty will teach in a demanding but rewarding environment at a premier global university. Medill is a professional school, and thus it is critical that the successful candidate integrate theory and professional practice, and that research be actionable by the professions. The Integrated Marketing Communications department offers a full-time 15-month master’s program, a part-time two-year master’s program, an online version of the part-time program and an undergraduate certificate program.

Northwestern University is a federal contractor that actively participates in affirmative action planning in the areas of recruitment and retention. For each employment and promotional opportunity, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities to maintain a University community that is based on equal opportunity and reflects the diversity of American society. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.


The position will begin September 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than October 15, 2018 but it is expected the position will remain open until filled. Required documents include: CV, copies of research papers, and at least two letters of recommendation to the search committee. Questions should be directed to Robin Young at robin-young@northwestern.edu. The link to application is posted below.

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Assistant Professor

Communication QUANTITATIVE METHODS-TT (Position PS# 00003828).

Ph.D. required; expertise in content analysis and quantitative methods; demonstrated research record; emphasis on social media discourse and its socio-cultural implications. Position description: https://apply.interfolio.com/51689



Department of Communication
Film Theory and/or Media Production (Assistant or Associate Professor)

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking to hire a faculty member (assistant professor or associate professor) with a research and teaching emphasis in film theory and/or digital media production, effective September 1st, 2019. Applicants should be able to teach undergraduate & graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: film theory, film criticism, film studies, Chicanx and/or Latinx film, film directors, African American film, women and film, digital media production, and screenwriting.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a record of scholarly publication. The potential to attract external funding is also desired. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Film, Media Studies or a related field (with a research concentration in film or media production). Professional experience in film and/or production is desirable, but not required.

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, a majority of whom are Hispanic and many who are the first in their families to attend college. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University also was recognized recently by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for its institutional vision and abiding commitment to diversity, high quality, curricular innovation, and investment in our community. The institution is proud to be the first national research university to serve a 21st-century student demographic. The Department of Communication, one of the larger departments on campus, awards baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and includes undergraduate majors in communication studies, digital media production, media advertising, multimedia journalism, and organizational and corporate communication.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, dissertation/prospectus title and abstract, curriculum vita, and a writing sample (journal article, book chapter, conference paper). Applicants who are invited for phone interviews will be asked to submit three letters of reference, which must be received before the phone interview takes place. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stacey Sowards, at ssowards@utep.edu or 915-747-8854.

To apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.

Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.



Department of Advertising
Assistant Professor in Advertising and Technology

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in advertising and technology to further strengthen our scholarship in digital media and help shape our newly launched computer science + advertising major. The position is expected to begin in August 2019.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or ABD status) in a relevant field (advertising, communication, marketing, psychology, and information or computer sciences, etc.). We expect successful candidates to be fluent in interdisciplinary discourse and methods relevant to the intersection of technology and advertising. They should be comfortable in working with researchers across disciplines on research and on grants relevant to this intersection. We expect successful candidates to shape the dialogue around technology and advertising with their scholarship.

Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2 pg. max), research statement (3 pg. max), and three letters of reference. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



Edward Murrow College of Communication

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University (http://murrow.wsu.edu)

Description of Position: The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track position, either at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 16, 2019.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Requirements for Assistant Professors: Earned Ph.D. in communication or related field before the date of hire or nearing completion of dissertation in communication or related field but with all Ph.D. degree requirements completed before start of employment, evidence of potential for a productive research agenda in one of the preferred areas and evidence of potential for successful teaching.

Requirements for Associate Professor: Earned Ph.D. in communication or a related area before the date of hire, have served at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent, and a record that indicates a nationally recognized research program in communication that meets Murrow College standards for tenure and evidence of successful teaching.

Preferences: We seek candidates who can combine their primary interests in health or science communication with an emphasis in one or more of the following research and teaching areas: underserved populations; social issues; intercultural communication; gender and communication; media, youth and adolescents; digital and media literacy; communication technology; communication, emotion and cognition (psychophysiological research); strategic communication. The Murrow College prefers candidates with a strong background in quantitative methods who can demonstrate success or potential for securing extramural funds.

Duties: Contribute to one or more of the College’s research areas through graduate and undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and grants in health or science communication. Teach courses in one or more of our three Departments of Communication and Society, Journalism and Media Production, or Strategic Communication. In addition, candidates are expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers.

Application Procedure: Applicants must send a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, and contact information for three references and apply online at www.wsujobs.comIn their materials, candidates should address which of the research areas mentioned above best fit their interests and how they can contribute to the teaching needs identified above.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding. For more information contact Stacey Hust, Chair of Strategic Communication Department, sjhust@wsu.edu.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty friendly policies.



Assistant Professor of Communications (Tenure-Track)

The Social Science Program at the University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Communications beginning in the fall semester of 2019. Applicants with a passion for teaching and experience with in-person and online modes of instruction are preferred.

For more information and to apply, please see: https://uma.hiretouch.com/ (keywords: Professor of Communications).



College of Literature Science and the Arts
Collegiate Fellow

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The College of Literature Science and the Arts (LSA) seeks outstanding scholars in all liberal arts fields whose research/scholarship, teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals of our institution. The two-year fellowship (2019-2021) provides early career natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA.

Applications are welcome for all LSA academic departments. See website for list of departments, other eligibility descriptions, and application. https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship.html.




Department of Communication

Full Professor, Communications

The University of Delaware’s academic leadership has identified the Department of Communication (https://www.communication.udel.edu/) as a priority for academic growth and prominence. The Department invites applications for a position in Communication at the rank of professor (tenured) beginning September 1, 2019. We seek a scholar with exemplary methodological and quantitative analytic skills, a strong record of success with sponsored research and external funding, and a desire to serve as part of the foundation of a new Ph.D. program that will begin in the fall 2019. All candidates must have a scholarly record appropriate for the rank of tenured full professor that includes an international reputation, substantial publications, an active research agenda, and successful teaching experience. The ideal candidate will be a quantitative social scientist with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: survey methods, content analysis, experiments, longitudinal studies, meta-analysis, statistical programming, social media/web analytics, and/or other social scientific techniques. The position is open with respect to substantive area of communication.

The Department, which is organized in the Social Sciences portfolio of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 16 full-time and jointly-appointed faculty, about 600 undergraduate majors and minors, and 12-15 students in the master’s degree program. It offers two concentrations within the undergraduate major, media communication and interpersonal communication, and is centrally involved in several interdisciplinary minors, including Journalism, Advertising, Interactive Media, and Political Communication. The department faculty, a collegial and highly accomplished group of researchers, teachers, mentors, advisers, and public servants, offer courses on media communication, interpersonal communication, political communication, public relations, and broadcast journalism, including television production. The new Ph.D. program includes concentrations in media communication, interpersonal communication, and political communication.

Using the Interfolio® online system http://apply.interfolio.com/54914 applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be directed to Chair of the search committee, Professor Paul Brewer (prbrewer@udel.edu). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Delaware, a RU/VH: Research University, is a Sea, Space, and Land Grant institution, strategically located on a beautiful campus in Newark, Delaware in the middle of the Northeast corridor.  Nearby Wilmington is approximately halfway—or an hour and a half by train--between New York and Washington, D.C. Philadelphia and Baltimore are each about an hour away. The University of Delaware is a well-endowed public institution with selective admissions, resulting in a student body of about 17,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students. The University has an excellent compensation and benefits package that, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, makes it a "Great College to Work For."

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. UD recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for our department. We provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be seen at: www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html


The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Description of Position:  The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, seeks an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This will be a full-time permanent tenured 9-month position as a Professor or Associate Professor.

Responsibilities include: Working with the Dean and Department Chairs to oversee the graduate and/or undergraduate programs; representing the Murrow College at key meetings and events when necessary; participating in budgetary and personnel actions; attending meetings with university leadership, college leadership and staff as appropriate; advancing the college’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in all activities; conducting and publishing scholarly research; teaching one undergraduate/graduate course per semester on topics of communication in one of the programs of the  college; and performing other duties as assigned by the dean.

Appointment begins: Fall 2019

Qualifications include:  A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field; an active research program and a publication record that is commensurate with Murrow College and WSU standards for appointment to the rank of Associate or Full Professor; evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and successful administrative record in an academic unit containing relevant undergraduate and graduate programs.

Salary: Will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

About The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication:

Named for its most illustrious alumnus, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.  In addition to its Pullman location, the College offers programs at the University’s campuses in Vancouver and Everett, as well as online programs through WSU’s Global Campus. The College offers a Bachelor of Arts program in communication and society, journalism and media production, and strategic communication. Master’s and doctoral programs focus on media and health promotion, media, society and politics, and science and environmental communication, along with an online MA in strategic communication and an online MA in Health Communication and Promotion. The College enjoys custom-designed teaching, research and production facilities that have allowed the College to rank among the most productive communication colleges in the country. Additional information about the Murrow College of Communication can be found at murrow.wsu.edu

Application Procedure:  To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application summarizing qualifications, a curriculum resume or vita, recent teaching evaluations, and contact information for five references, and apply on-line at https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/40608

For questions, email inquiries to Dr. Alex Tan,  alextan@wsu.edu, or Dr. Stacey Hust, sjhust@wsu.edu, who are chairing the searching committee.  Review of complete applications will begin November 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special 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.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-

6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.


College of Communication and Information

Assistant Professor of Digital Journalism/Media

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI) is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in digital journalism/media. The position will begin in August 2019. A Ph.D. in mass communication, journalism, communications, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The salary is competitive and based on experience and academic credentials.

The ideal candidate should have a proven publication record with a focused research agenda in the areas of digital media and/or journalism. Also required: ability to teach courses in multi-media storytelling, social journalism, advanced reporting practices and issues and/or other courses related to emerging media. Desired: professional experience in fields related to digital journalism/media. Duties associated with the position include a 2-2 teaching load, mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, service to the school, college, and university, and a personal/collaborative research agenda.

Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, the following as a single PDF attachment (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of at least three references to: jemjobs@utk.edu, with the subject line: JEM Asst. Professor Search. You may direct any questions you might have regarding the search to the search chair, Dr. Julie Andsager (jandsage@utk.edu), or to the director of the School of Journalism & Electronic Media, Dr. Catherine Luther (cluther@utk.edu). Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


Department of Journalism and Creative Media

Assistant Professor in Sports Media

The University of Alabama Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of sports media. The position begins August 16, 2019. The successful candidate will conduct creative or research scholarship and teach courses that explore and increase our understanding of sports media within the communication field. Relevant research and teaching expertise includes: broadcast/electronic sports journalism; data in sports media; live and recorded sports production; sports announcing/performance; multimedia sports reporting (social media, podcast). Candidates should have earned a doctorate in mass communication or a closely related area before the start date. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for successful undergraduate and graduate teaching and for developing a program of scholarship that is suitable for tenure consideration. Salary is competitive.

Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Michael Bruce at mdbruce@ua.edu.

To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Screening of applications begins October 1; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Department of Film and Theatre

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Announcement of position availability at SJSU in the Department of Film and Theatre for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sound/Audio Design. Job Opening ID (JOID): 24702.

For full consideration, submit an electronic packet via https://apply.interfolio.com/53604 by October 15, 2018.


School of Communication

Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations (Tenure-Track)

The School of Communications at Grand Valley State University seeks candidates for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Advertising and Public Relations (www.gvsu.edu/soc/apr). Job description and application online:  https://bit.ly/2N1hWqy).


School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Assistant Professor in Mass Communication

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a full-time assistant professor beginning August 19, 2019. Successful candidate must engage in high-quality research and teaching in mass communication commensurate with experience and an emphasis on data science and computational social science methods. A Ph.D. in communication or related field is required or expected by the start of the appointment. The selected candidate will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, develop and maintain a robust research portfolio and engage in professional service. Full details on the position can be found at the link below. To apply, candidates should visit jobs.wisc.edu, search for position 96032 and click on “Apply Now.”

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