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VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE U
Department of Political Science
Integrated Security

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will have a focus on Integrated Security and will begin August 10, 2020. Teaching requirements for this position will be four courses a year (2:2). We are seeking colleagues specifically interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives in areas such as cybersecurity, data analytics, privacy and ethics, network governance, and multiple forms of global (financial, election, human, infrastructure, network, transportation, and social media) security. The Department of Political Science is the anchor department for the Integrated Security Destination Area's Pathways minor.

Applicants are required to have training in the politics of evolving contemporary systems for hybrid cyber-warfare, cyber-conflict, cyber-institutions, and cyber-defense capability, which bridge the fields of Russian, Eurasian, and global politics.

Preference will be given to those with prior experience with and/or substantive training in network analysis, game theory, data analytics, statistics, conflict modelling, text analysis, and real-time online conflict simulation experiments as well as expertise in great power strategic competition tied to Russian, Eurasian, and Southwest Asian global conflicts.

For further information on the Integrated Security Destination Area, see https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination_areas/areas_of_focus/da_is.html; for further information on the Integrated Security Minor, see https://www.pathways.prov.vt.edu/minors/is.html.

Applicants should be prepared to offer a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There will be occasional travel to attend national conferences and meetings. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field required by the time of appointment. Candidates must have evidence of an active research agenda and demonstrations of teaching effectiveness to meet the Department’s key teaching needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs.

Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu, Job No. 512795, where they will submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, and teaching evaluations, along with contact information for no more than four academic references. Screening of applications will begin March 9, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Yannis Stivachtis, Chair of the Search Committee, ystivach@vt.edu, or Integrated Security Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 531 Major Williams Hall (0130), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair. For further information on the department, see www.psci.vt.edu

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


GEORGE MASON U
Department of Communication
Assistant Director of Forensics

The George Mason University Department of Communication seeks an Assistant Director of Forensics. George Mason University Forensics was established in 1971 and consistently places in the top five nationally. The program has also become an integral part of the mission and vision of George Mason University. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be expected to coach, travel, perform administrative duties, and recruit from both the high school and community college forensics circuits. The Assistant Director teaches two Communication courses per year (1-1 teaching load), including our basic communication (public speaking and interpersonal communication) course.

Additional responsibilities include co-directing college forensics tournaments, assisting with planning and supervision of a forensics summer camp, and assisting with the planning and execution of a high school speech and debate tournament. Participating in forensics community committees is also expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Communication or a Communication-related field (MA, MS, MFA); or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Significant experience as a competitor in collegiate Forensics;
  • Significant experience as a coach in collegiate Forensics;
  • Strong organizational skills, proficiency in online tabulation programs, and facility with social media and team promotional efforts;
  • Strong commitment to collegiality and university/forensics community service; Valid driver's license and a safe driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Communication or a Communication-related field.

Please apply here: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/47828


THE CHINESE U OF HONG KONG
School of Journalism and Communication
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

(Ref. 2000005L)

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field; and (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. For Professorship / Associate Professorship, applicants should have an established record of research and publications in major journals. Applicants with expertise in digital media and the communication industries are preferred.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2020, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.


MARQUETTE U
William and Mary Diederich College of Communication
Search for the Dean

Marquette University, a private, coeducational, Catholic, Jesuit institution in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and visionary leader to serve as the Dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. The new dean will partner with talented and dedicated faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the broader Marquette and Milwaukee communities to execute an ambitious shared vision for the college and continue to raise its visibility both within the university and throughout the broader community. Candidates should embrace the values of Catholic, Jesuit higher education, and people from all religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Marquette is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States and is the largest private university in Wisconsin. Its attractive 98-acre campus on the edge of Milwaukee’s downtown is home to a highly collegial community with more than 2,800 employees and a current enrollment at approximately 11,600 students. Marquette is ranked in the top 100 of national universities by U.S. News & World Report with aspirations to be in the top 75. In 2015, the university reached a new Carnegie research classification as a Doctoral University marked by “high research activity” – the second highest classification Carnegie bestows.

The Diederich College of Communication is dedicated to the advancement of communication research and education through creativity, connectivity, and diversity and to creating collaborative relationships for the greater good. It is organized into four departments: Communication Studies, Digital Media and Performing Arts, Journalism and Media Studies, and Strategic Communication. Over the last few years, the college has focused on the concepts of engagement and innovation as hallmarks of the programs and student experience. The next dean will expand this focus and engage in the creation of new partnerships, both internally and externally, that will help achieve the vision to both create and be thought leaders in communication, media, and performing arts. The dean will be instrumental in advancing Marquette University as a highly ranked destination university, renowned for academic rigor, innovation, and the achievements of its community of scholars, and in further connecting the university with the community of Milwaukee and beyond.

The dean will join a university that has embarked on a transformation guided by the 24th President, Dr. Michael R. Lovell, who joined Marquette in 2014. Since that time, Dr. Lovell has led the campus community in implementing Marquette’s ambitious strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. This plan requires extraordinary investment and innovative new partnerships to bolster how Marquette delivers transformational education and student experiences, advances research and scholarship, thrives in the new and dynamic environment of higher education, builds its endowment, and reimagines and reshapes its infrastructure. Marquette recently announced Dr. Kimo Ah Yun as the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. He previously served as the dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, and he will be a good partner in helping the college achieve its goals. The Diederich College of Communication is a critical player in Marquette University’s accomplishment of its vision, and the next dean will need to address the following key opportunities and challenges:

  • Continue to raise the visibility and brand of the Diederich College both within the university and externally
  • Champion a continued emphasis on student success and career development
  • Participate in Marquette’s efforts to increase research productivity
  • Grow and strengthen Diederich’s diverse and inclusive community
  • Foster opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Generate new revenue including ambitious fundraising

Marquette has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process/until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/3797 Electronic submission of materials is required.

Julie Filizetti and Andy Marshall Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

Marquette University affirms its longstanding commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin. Marquette affirms its commitment to the principle of affirmative action and its commitment to abide by state regulations and federal laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity. To learn more, see http://www.marquette.edu/mission/prospective_plan.shtml


TEMPLE U
Department of Advertising and Public Relations
Full-time, Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Public Relations

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of a full-time, non-tenure-track assistant professor of instruction in public relations to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning Fall of 2020.

The department seeks an outstanding public relations professional or scholar to become a fulltime faculty member in the public relations major. The successful candidate will be able to teach public relations theory, strategic planning, and public relations skills courses; will have a technology-driven focus as well as experience in traditional public relations; and will contribute significantly to the public relations major, which embraces multidisciplinary approaches to strategic communication. Expertise in big data and analytics, crisis communication, public relations theory, or public relations law, ethics, and diversity is desirable. Significant professional experience in public relations is strongly preferred, as is an advanced degree in a related discipline.

This non-tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the department and to Klein through service, which may include developing curriculum, serving on committees, and advising students and student organizations.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations includes two undergraduate majors—one in public relations and one in advertising—and minors in both areas. The department supports the oldest PRSSA chapter in the region, a nationally affiliated student-run public relations firm—PRowl Public Relations—and Temple Ad Club (a division of AAF). The department’s student organizations garner numerous awards each year. The major in public relations is CEPR (Certified Educator in Public Relations) qualified, one of approximately 36 such programs in the nation.

Klein is one of the largest comprehensive colleges of media and communication in the nation. The college is home to four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. Graduate degrees across the college include an MA in Media Studies and Production, an MA in Journalism, an online MS in Communication Management, an MS in Communication for Development and Social Change, and an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. A cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and
  4. Names and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin in mid-March 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are welcome. Please submit materials electronically at gregg.feistman@temple.edu or by mail to:

Gregg Feistman, Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-0532


U of Missouri
School of Journalism
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Public Relations

The Missouri School of Journalism is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Public Relations.

Qualifications and responsibilities: A Ph.D. in journalism, communication or related fields is required by the start of appointment.

We seek a candidate with an established research program including high impact publications with primary focus in public relations or related fields. Additionally, we seek well-rounded candidates with professional work experience, such as agency, non-profit, government or corporate sector. The new faculty member should be committed to interdisciplinary teaching, have a demonstrated ability to mentor students and help to create a climate that attracts students of diverse backgrounds, and bring an enthusiastic desire and demonstrated ability to help expand the public relations course offerings within strategic communication and graduate curricula in areas such as crisis communication, internal/corporate communication and/or political communication, and demonstrate a willingness to seek out extramural grant funding.

For a full description and to apply, visit https://hrs.missouri.edu, job # 33011.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer


Texas A&M U
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank

Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications has an open agricultural communications position with a 60% research appointment focused on building/maintaining a funded research program. The position remains open until filled. For full position description, visit apply.interfolio.com/71701.