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"Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery, AL, USA)" e- Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, Department of Communication and Theatre https://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4527

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Communication on or before August 1, 2021; evidence of potential excellence in teaching including, but not limited to, knowledge of discipline, instructional techniques and strategies, and pedagogical theory; willingness and capacity to teach in-person, hi-flex/hybrid, and online; and evidence of a research program in communication or the ability to develop one.

Preferred qualifications: professional experience in strategic communication or related field and teaching experience.

School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Contract Type: Nine (9) Months

Tenure Track: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

The Department of Communication and Theatre at Auburn University at Montgomery seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication beginning Fall 2021. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Communication. A.B.D. candidates are eligible, but all degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2021.

Candidates must show evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and an established research program or ability to develop one, as well as a commitment to service. Courses may include strategic communication, crisis communication, media planning, media analytics, social media, advertising media, advertising writing, strategic campaigns, political communication, organizational communication, and research methods.

The Department of Communication and Theatre comprises 9 full-time faculty and is one of the larger departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. AUM serves approximately 5,000 students and provides a supportive and safe environment for teaching and research. Our student body is diverse, and the average class size is 20 students.

AUM has an official 4/3 teaching load. Faculty with ongoing scholarship and publication usually receive a course release for a normal 3/3 load. Internal funding and professional improvement leave to support scholarship are available.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication on or before August 1, 2021; evidence of potential excellence in teaching including, but not limited to, knowledge of discipline, instructional techniques and strategies, and pedagogical theory; willingness and capacity to teach in-person, hi-flex/hybrid, and online; and evidence of a research program in communication or the ability to develop one.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge: strategic communication theories, concepts, and practices.
  • Knowledge: teaching through apt pedagogy, clear delivery, and content mastery.
  • Knowledge: instruction (in-person, hi-flex/hybrid, online), curriculum development, and course assessment.
  • Skills: interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Skills: content creation, social media, SEO, and digital analytics.
  • Abilities: provide departmental, college, university, and community/professional service.

Preferred qualifications: professional experience in strategic communication or related field and teaching experience.

About the University/College

Auburn University at Montgomery is ranked among the South's top universities by the U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by the Princeton Review. Located in the state capital, Auburn University at Montgomery enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Montgomery offers cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Double-A baseball, and first-class museums and memorials commemorating Montgomery's civil rights legacy. The campus is located only a few hours away from Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama.

The University offers a strong, close-knit department dedicated to providing quality educational programs and a well-rounded benefits package for faculty, staff, and their families in addition to benefits unique to AUM, such as a defined-benefit pension, tuition assistance and parental leave.

AUM is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

https://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4527

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Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) - Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Faculty Member in Sports Media[edit | edit source]

https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=177353028&Title=Assistant%2FAssociate%20Professor%20or%20Professional%20Practice%20Faculty%20Member%20in%20Sports%20Media

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor or a non-tenure line lecturer (professional practice faculty member) position in Sports Media beginning Fall 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have expertise in sports media production, with a preference for those with experience in producing live sports.

In addition, we have a desire for candidates who have scholarly, creative or teaching interests in one or more of the following: 1) Race + Sports Media/Journalism, 2) Esports, 3) Podcasting

We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service have prepared them to contribute to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus.

Requirements:

For consideration as an assistant/associate professor, the candidate must have a terminal degree (e.g. – MFA, PhD) in Journalism/Mass Communication or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience will be considered for a professional practice faculty position.

Expectations:

An assistant/associate professor would be expected to teach 9 credit hours per semester and produce peer-reviewed scholarly publications or creative works. A professional practice faculty member would be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester and engage in creative work.

The Sports Media program is a fast-growing and innovative major, and Indianapolis is an ideal sports town for the program. Students have opportunities to work with the Indy sports scene, and internship opportunities abound in the Indianapolis area with professional and amateur sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, the Indianapolis 500, and the NCAA national headquarters. More information about the Sports Media program is available at https://www.butler.edu/entertainment-media-journalism/sports-media.

To apply, candidates must submit:

A letter of application outlining qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body

Curriculum vita

Names and contact information of three references

Materials should be submitted to Dr. Lee Farquhar, Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via e-mail to sportsmediasearch@butler.edu. Review of applications will begin January 1and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with about 5,000 undergraduate students, located in a residential area of Indianapolis. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Additional information may be found at www.butler.edu

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The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH, USA) - Assistant Professor, Communication Studies[edit | edit source]

https://www.wooster.edu/offices/hr/jobs/faculty/tenure-track/communication-studies/

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

The Department of Communication Studies at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication Studies with expertise in relational/conflict communication with an interest in diversity advocacy to begin August 2021. Additionally, the position will involve community-based research and teaching methods. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Introduction to Communication Studies, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Speaking, Theories of Human Communication, Conflict and Communication, Research Methods, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, along with periodic teaching in the College’s First-Year Seminar program. In addition, the successful candidate will advise Senior Independent Study thesis projects on student-generated topics, which may be qualitative and/or quantitative in methodology, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the College’s strategic priorities of experiential learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Department of Communication Studies has four full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 30-35 majors annually. For more information, see: https://www.wooster.edu/departments/communication/.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and/or an interdisciplinary PhD with a focus on communication at the time of appointment. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Prior teaching is desirable, and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses.

Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy and course evaluations) and research (such as a research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/79498.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Patrice Smith, Administrative Coordinator, Dept. of Communication Studies, [[1]]. Review of applications will begin January 4 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Ahmet Atay, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, at a[[2]].

  • Updates:
    • Does anyone know their timeline?

The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ, USA) - Assistant Professor, Emerging Communication Technologies and Social Media[edit | edit source]

https://tcnj.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=20001246&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, New Jersey, is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research/scholarship, and service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to engage deeply with their students to fulfill the campus mission to provide a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education that engages students at the highest level within and beyond the classroom.

The Department of Communication Studies at TCNJ invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in emerging communication technologies and social media to begin in Fall, 2021. We are seeking a colleague whose teaching and research focuses on the uses and effects of emerging communication technologies and social media. A PhD in communication or related fields is required. (ABD status will be considered; however, degree must be conferred prior to start date).

Specifically, we seek to build strength in the areas of human-machine communication, social media and mobile communication, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and games. The candidate’s teaching and research can address concepts and fundamental processes central to the above mentioned digitally-mediated communication, and the social, behavioral, and/or psychological impact of one or more of these communication technologies. Candidates whose research programs have the potential to make social influence and social change are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate should complement the strengths of existing faculty whose specialties lie in mediated communication and social influence, emerging communication technologies, interpersonal and leadership communication, and health and wellness communication. The ideal candidate will create innovative, interdisciplinary research with multiple methods (traditional quantitative and qualitative, and emerging research methods) and offer courses that bridge academia and practice. Industry experience and grant seeking abilities is a plus. The candidate should be committed to promoting diverse and underrepresented voices.

A typical semester teaching load is three courses. All new faculty members will automatically participate in the New Faculty Support of Scholarship (NFSS) program, which provides a 2/3 (or 3/2) academic year teaching load in two of the first years at TCNJ. After three years, faculty can apply for the Support of Scholarly Activities (SOSA) program, which provides opportunities for faculty to earn a one-course teaching release annually to support student and faculty research.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and evaluation), a statement of commitment to inclusivity, equity, and diversity, and the contact information for three references to: https://tcnj.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=20001246&lang=en. Questions should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Yifeng Hu, [[3]].

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "Most Competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.

The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

Link to application: https://tcnj.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=20001246&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

  • Updates:
    • Haven't heard back anything (12/22)
    • Any updates here? (1/6/21)
    • Nothing yet (1/7)
    • Zoom interview conducted (1/11)

California State University, Fullerton - Assistant Professor of Health Communication[edit | edit source]

Summer Martin, sumartin@fullerton.edu

Application Review Begin Date: 11/23/2020

Job Number: 497813

Application Link: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/497913/assistant-professor-of-human-communications-studies

Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenure-Track

Location: Fullerton

Department of Human Communication Studies

College of Communications

Assistant Professor: Fall 2021

The Department of Human Communication Studies in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Health Communication beginning in August 2021.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position: CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The position typically carries a 4/4 teaching load and will include teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication and within the department’s core curriculum. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a relevant field by August 2021 is required. ABDs may apply but must show evidence the degree will be completed by August 2021
  • Demonstrated strong potential for excellence in teaching ability
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department’s core curriculum and health communication
  • Evidence of strong potential for effectiveness in research leading to scholarly publications
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, administration, and community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching or demonstrated strong potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication (including but not limited to, for example, courses in organizational health communication, health and diversity, cultural conceptions of health and illness, or health campaigns)
  • Experience teaching or demonstrated strong potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department’s core curriculum (including but not limited to, for example, courses in communication theory and research methods)
  • Willingness to develop new curriculum
  • Ability to engage students through the use of innovative teaching practices and teach students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability and motivation to foreground issues related to diversity into the curriculum
  • Strong potential to recruit new majors
  • Track record of publishing in nationally recognized peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in securing or potential to secure external grants

Rank and Salary: This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is potentially available but cannot be guaranteed. An excellent and comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health, vision and dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waivers; access to the campus child-care center; and a defined-benefit retirement plan provided through the state system, along with optional tax-shelter opportunities.

For a detailed description of benefits, go to: https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/benefits/

Appointment Date: August 2021

Application Procedures: A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php

Select 497913 to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • One writing sample
  • Teaching portfolio (submitted as a single pdf) that evidences teaching effectiveness, including teaching philosophy, sample syllabi/materials, and evaluations (e.g., ratings, peer reviews)
  • Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: Please provide your unique perspective on past and present contributions to promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in your professional career, including your aspirations to support CSUF’s diverse student and surrounding community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service, such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in these areas.
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information: On the references page of the online application, enter information for three referents who may be contacted via phone and who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application, should you move ahead in the application process. Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please ask referents to have these ready to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For further information, please contact Dr. Summer Martin, Search Committee Chair, by email at sumartin@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-4197.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 23, 2020. Position is open until filled.

  • Updates:
    • Does anyone now about the status of this search?
    • I applied and haven't heard anything (12/11).
    • Any updates about this search? (12/14).
    • Search committee requested reference letters (12/14) x 2.
    • Interview offered (12/19) x 2.
    • Any updates about this search? (12/28)

Carleton University (Ottawa, ON, Canada) - Assistant Professor, Racism and Digital Media[edit | edit source]

https://carleton.ca/provost/2020/assistant-professor-journalism-and-communication-racism-and-digital-media/

The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary, tenure track appointment in Racism and Digital Media at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a talented, publicly engaged scholar whose research provokes challenging and necessary conversations about the linkages between racism and digital media. Candidates whose scholarship is situated in either historical or contemporary contexts, and those working in any of the discipline’s theoretical and methodological traditions, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those doing research in any of the following areas:

  • media and communication campaigns by anti-carceral and racial justice movements;
  • anti-oppression, decolonial and intersectional theories of media and communication, including the study of race’s intersectionality with gender, sexuality, immigrant status, religion, etc.;
  • algorithmic surveillance and control of Black, Indigenous and/or other racialized people and communities;
  • toxic media ecosystems and racist discourse; and/or
  • the creation by multinational media corporations of a racialized precariat labour class.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline by the start of the appointment. Exceptional ABD candidates may be considered. Qualified candidates will possess an emerging record of high-quality research that demonstrates potential for excellence and leadership, and those who can demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants are asked to submit in one single PDF document:

  • A cover letter that summarizes their research program and teaching experience, how they envision contributing to the intellectual life of the COMS program, and how equity, inclusion and diversity informs their scholarship and pedagogy. Candidates are asked to identify if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • One writing sample, which may include sole- or lead-authored journal articles or book chapters, or other examples of scholarly writing that demonstrate the applicant’s research and writing abilities.
  • A teaching dossier that includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of university teaching experience and effectiveness.

Please email your application package to Melanie Leblanc, Administrator, School of Journalism and Communication at [[4]] by no later than November 27, 2020. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joshua Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication: [[5]]

Candidates selected to proceed to the next phase of the search process will be asked to provide 3 letters of reference and should plan for this possibility.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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Elon University - Assistant Professor of Strategic Communications[edit | edit source]

Elon University’s School of Communications seeks applicants for a tenure-track or continuing track assistant professor position in the Department of Strategic Communications to start in Fall 2021.

Minimum qualifications include having a Ph.D. or other terminal degree (tenure track) or a master’s degree (for continuing track) in communications or a related discipline (or having one by the start of summer 2021) and a combination of teaching and professional experience. Subject matter expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is required, and professional experience in media analytics is a strong plus. Continuing-track applicants must show considerable professional industry experience.  

We welcome and encourage applications from members of under-represented groups. We also welcome those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the University's teaching and research mission. We believe that DEI is an essential foundation for excellence.

The appointee is expected to teach strategic communications courses in areas such as public relations, strategic research, and campaigns, as well as courses in our School’s core curriculum, which may include our introductory course in mass communications, public speaking, media writing or a capstone research course. The candidate should be open to teaching interdisciplinary courses in Elon’s Core Curriculum. The ideal candidate is expected to advise and mentor students, engage in active research, contribute to the life of the university through service, and help advance DEI strategic efforts at the department-, school- and university levels.

Applicants must upload a cover letter, a current CV, a DEI statement, and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin December 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.  

Elon University

Elon University (www.elon.edu) has just over 7,000 students – 6,291 undergraduates and 826 graduate students – from 46 states, the District of Columbia and 3 U.S. territories, and 49 countries. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked Elon #1 in the nation for study abroad for 15 straight years. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #10 for innovation. In addition, Elon is the leader in the “Focus on Student Success” feature – the only college or university ranked in the top-20 in all eight categories of high-impact academic programs, including study abroad, learning communities, first-year experiences, senior capstone and service learning.

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and it welcomes all applicants. To apply for this position or to make inquiries, please email  [[6]].

  • Updates: Has anyone heard back from this one? (1/8/2021)
  • No word (1/9/2021)

Emerson College (Boston, MA, USA) - Assistant Professor in Digital Persuasion[edit | edit source]

The Department of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at Emerson College seeks a tenure track faculty member in the area of Digital Persuasion to join the department at the Boston campus.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a completed a terminal degree in communication or a relevant discipline by the time of hire. Successful candidates must also demonstrate potential for productive scholarly research agenda, continuing professional practice, teaching experience in a diverse context with evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and show the ability to work and collaborate effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate is expected to: demonstrate the ability to sustain an active research program; provide evidence of successful teaching; and show the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds with a strong commitment to inclusion and social justice.

Candidates are expected to have experience in digital and online strategies for strategic persuasive communication planning and campaigns using knowledge of social media, online content development, and storytelling in the digital age. Desirable expertise areas also include visual rhetoric, mobile communication, user experience design (UX), and search engine optimization (SEO). Preference will be given to candidates who show a background or affinity for the Department's other curricular areas, which include rhetoric, public relations, political communication, social advocacy, sport communication, public diplomacy and esports. Candidates should show a commitment to the pedagogy of diversity and underrepresented communities.

How to Apply

To Apply, please submit the following: 1.) Curriculum vitae; 2.) Cover letter indicating research orientation and trajectory, teaching philosophy and professional orientation; 3.) Summary of teaching evaluations; and, 4.) Contact information for three references (not to be contacted without applicant's written approval).

Link to application: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_ft_faculty/job/Boston-Campus/Assistant-Professor-in-Digital-Persuasion_JR001977

  • Updates: Any updates? (12/9)
    • Finalist interviews occurred/occurring

Furman University - Assistant/Associate/Professor of Communication Studies[edit | edit source]

John McArthur, john.mcarthur@furman.edu

The Department of Communication Studies at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2021 at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a vibrant research agenda as a Ph.D (or ABD) in Communication Studies. We invite applications from teacher-scholars who seek to contribute to the foundational learning experience in the communication studies curriculum in the context of a rigorous liberal arts education.

Job Description:

The Department of Communication Studies at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2021 at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a vibrant research agenda as a Ph.D (or ABD) in Communication Studies. We invite applications from teacher-scholars who seek to contribute to the foundational learning experience in the communication studies curriculum in the context of a rigorous liberal arts education.

Our curriculum features one major with two tracks:

- Rhetoric & Advocacy

- Media Studies

The successful candidate will teach foundational courses in the major programs such as Public Speaking or Digital Storytelling, and introductory courses in rhetoric or media studies. They will also be responsible for research methods courses in the major as well as existing upper level courses in the department in their area of expertise. Applications are encouraged from candidates who identify with either Rhetoric and Advocacy or Media Studies as well as from candidates whose areas of interest bridge these two broad areas of study.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate a strong research agenda in their field, commensurate with a tenure-track position. Candidates are encouraged to investigate the department curricula and clearly articulate how their research and teaching could contribute to existing course offerings. Candidates should also be able to share a vision of high impact, experiential teaching practices. Demonstrating an approach to teaching and research that promotes diversity and inclusion in higher education will strengthen a candidate’s application.

Communication Studies and The Furman Advantage:

As a liberal arts institution, Furman has a strong history of excellent teaching and mentoring and is committed to delivering a vigorous, high-impact year-round research program to undergraduate students. The Furman Advantage promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-engaged learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Situated as the largest of the humanities majors, the Department of Communication Studies embraces the values, goals, and initiatives of the Furman Advantage in their teaching, advising, and mentoring activities.

Application review will begin January 4, 2021, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should include PDF versions of the following:

A. A letter of application that describes how their teaching philosophy and pedagogy aligns with Furman’s commitment to high-impact teaching and learning; describes their research interests, agenda, and priorities; and describes how their teaching, scholarship, and mentorship might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes diversity & inclusiveness as part of its core values. (3-page maximum)

B. A curriculum vitae

C. The names and contact information for three references who could supply letters of reference upon request. We will only contact references for finalists in the application process. Person to receive confidential reference letters, through Interfolio, is John McArthur at john.mcarthur@furman.edu

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city has a vibrant international community, as a hub for international business in automotive and service industries. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.”

The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is less than 2 hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Professor-of-Communication-Studies_R001029

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    • any updates on this job?
    • Haven't heard anything back yet (1/18/21)

Governors State University (University Park, IL, USA) Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Digital Newsroom Manager (Tenure Track) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2020.[edit | edit source]

Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority-majority institution inviting applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Digital Newsroom Manager to begin in the Fall Semester 2021. A virtual tour of our student studio can be found here: https://youvis.it/cvASmE

Description Serving as the Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Digital Newsroom Manager, the ideal candidate will have a professional emphasis in broadcast news production and associated pre-production and production workflows. The candidate will develop, lead, and manage the planning, production, and presentation of news content (on-air and online), newscasts for a student news show and collaborate with the Phoenix online newsroom.This position will includerecruiting, onboarding, and coaching student journalists and production staff, holding weekly staff meetings with student news staff, implementing newsroom policies and procedures, and supervising student producers and directors of live/taped television newscasts.

GSU's 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.

Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.F.A., or another appropriate terminal degree in Journalism, Media Arts, Communication, or related discipline.

  • ABD candidates will be considered; all degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2021.
  • College-level teaching experience in news broadcast related courses.
  • Professional major market broadcast journalism experience.

  • Active connections with working professionals in a major market such as Chicago.
  • Active record of creative work and/or scholarship.
  • Record of using technology such as computer-assisted reporting, DSLRs, audio equipment, mobile video, and other multimedia storytelling tools.

Application Instructions To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, professional credits, and a list of professional references with contact information by December 1, 2020, to receive full consideration although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.

Note: We are searching for the best candidate regardless of country of residence or origin.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2020.

Application Link: https://employment.govst.edu/postings/5508

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Governors State University (University Park, IL, USA) Assistant Professor of Media Studies: Global Sound, Audio, and Storytelling (Tenure Track) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2020.[edit | edit source]

Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority-majority institution inviting applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in Global Sound, Audio, and Storytelling to begin in the Fall Semester 2021. A virtual tour of our student studio can be found here: https://youvis.it/cvASmE

Description We seek a hybrid practitioner-scholar who will build on the Media Studies program by developing our global sound practices and sound studies, broadly construed. Serving as the Assistant Professor of Media Studies in Global Sound, Audio, and Storytelling, the ideal candidate will have a professional emphasis on sound and audio, including production and associated pre-production and production workflows that challenge traditional borders between creative and critical practice. This position will includerecruiting, onboarding, and coaching student documentarians/sound /audio storytellers in creative and scholarly approaches to global social change, and leveraging the social, economic, and ecological concerns of marginalized cultures into mainstream spaces through sound and voice. Depending on the candidate, there is the potential to shape a campus-community internet radio station's start-up. In this capacity, the successful candidate will develop, lead, and manage the planning, production, and presentation of live/taped radio programming, implement radio station policies and procedures, and supervise student producers and creatives.

GSU's 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.

Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D., M.F.A., or another appropriate terminal degree in Audio Arts, Media Arts, Communication, or related discipline.
  2. A.B.D. candidates will be considered; all degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2021.
  3. College-level teaching experience in audio production-related courses.
  4. Familiarity with contemporary trends in radio and sound design.
  5. Working knowledge of both analog and digital processes such as sound design and post production mixing for short and long-form audio documentaries, audio podcasts/radio programs and soundtracks for visual media including film, television and webcasts on current advanced digital production platforms such as Pro-tools, Audition, etc.
  6. Active record of creative work and/or scholarship (which may include sound art festivals, films and television, podcasting, or radio) addressing matters pertaining to the rich tapestry of global including indigenous experience, and experience of the natural environment.
  7. Comfortable with live and studio environments.
  8. Experience in the areas of sound recording and recording studio management, and familiarity with a broad range of audio software and hardware platforms.

Application Instructions To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, professional credits, links to three samples of creative/radio work, and a list of professional references with contact information by December 1, 2020, to receive full consideration although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.

Note: We are searching for the best candidate regardless of country of residence or origin.

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Application Link: https://employment.govst.edu/postings/5539

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University of Houston (Houston, TX, USA) - Assistant Professor (TT) - Media Production/Multimedia Journalism - (FAC001497)[edit | edit source]

Description The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to teach courses in media production beginning in Fall of 2021.

The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of research, or the potential thereof. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate courses in media production and/or multimedia and visual journalism, and graduate courses in journalism/mass communication. The successful candidate will have teaching or professional experience in areas such as narrative or documentary production, broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, podcasting, and/or data visualization. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Valenti hosts ~500 undergraduate students majoring in media production, and these students gain real-world experience taking classes and producing content in our Lance T. Funston Communication Center, which is a state-of-the-art media and content production facility at the Valenti School of Communication (https://uh.edu/class/communication/about/facilities/FunstonCC/). The Center encompasses 3,300 square-feet of production space between its two studios, complete with high definition studio camera.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications: The successful candidate will have teaching or professional experience in areas such as narrative or documentary production, broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, podcasting, and/or data visualization. A Ph.D. is required.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Application Link: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC001497&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

  • Updates: Has anyone heard back from this one yet? (12/22)
  • No but applied in December (12/26)
  • Not yet (1/7/2021)

Louisiana State University - Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication (Tenure-Track)[edit | edit source]

Renee Edwards, edwards@lsu.edu

The Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication to begin Fall 2021. We seek scholars to conduct high quality research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and advise graduate students. Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Renee Edwards, edwards@lsu.edu.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in interpersonal communication; research credentials commensurate with a Comprehensive Doctoral University; and evidence of excellence in teaching are required. Applicants who will complete the Ph.D. by the time of appointment will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

We desire a colleague who complements and builds on departmental strengths in interpersonal communication. Experience with extramural funding is desired. Experience working in and ability to contribute to a multicultural setting is essential.

We are especially receptive to social scientists working in one or more of the following areas:

  • Relational communication (e.g., relational development, family communication, supportive communication; marginalized groups)
  • Interracial/intergroup/intercultural/co-cultural communication in interpersonal contexts
  • Interpersonal relationships in health contexts (e.g., doctor-patient interactions, family caregiving, formal social groups)

The department hosts laboratory space in support of research activities. We welcome scholars who are qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. Apply online at:

https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0136-Charles-E-Coates-Hall/Assistant-Professor-of-Interpersonal-Communication--Tenure-Track-_R00050845

Special Instructions:

Application materials, including vita, description of research program, sample of scholarly writing, evidence of teaching excellence, and a copy of your transcript(s) should be attached to the electronic application. Applicants should submit a separate diversity statement addressing commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations in their past efforts and plans for future inclusiveness in teaching and research. Original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please include contact information for three individuals who may be contacted by email or phone for recommendations. Materials must be bundled into 5 or fewer files for submission to the electronic system.

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    • Has anyone heard back from this one yet? (12/4/20)
    • Haven't heard back yet (12/8/20) x3
    • Still haven't heard anything (12/29/20) x2
    • Any new updates on this search? (1/12/21)
    • Third party information here, but I heard that someone has been contacted to be interviewed for this position (1/15/21).
    • I interviewed for this position 2 weeks ago but haven't heard.

Loyola University Chicago - Three (3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions in School of Communication[edit | edit source]

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication invites applications for the positions of three tenure-track assistant professors (including one option for a non-tenure-track instructor). Commitment to the social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion mission of the University is expected for all positions. Interest in contributing to the School’s growing international presence and community engagement is desired.

Position 1

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computational Advertising and Strategic Communication

Candidates should have strong training and experience in computational advertising and strategic communication that includes one or more of these areas: programmatic advertising and behavioral targeting; artificial intelligence, machine-learning, big data and advertising; computational research approach to data analysis; human-computer interaction research on artificial intelligence advertising; or mobile consumer research, user experience, augmented reality and virtual reality. The ideal candidate would also be familiar with using computational advertising and strategic communication for social change and environmental justice.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a related field by August 12, 2021, the start date at Loyola University Chicago; significant academic or professional experience in computational advertising, strategic communication, digital media and data; and the potential to be an outstanding teacher and productive scholar.

This new faculty member will teach courses in the latest technological advances in advertising and strategic communication, such as Digital Foundations in Ad/PR, Programmatic Media, AI Advertising, Social Media Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Advertising/PR Research and Analytics, and Big Data Research and Application for Advertising.

Position 2

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Advocacy and Social Change

Applicants should have significant training and demonstrated expertise in one or more of these areas: environmental communication, science communication, environmental philosophy, environmental racism, science and technology studies; and/or cultural studies and rhetorical studies situated within a world in which care and concern for the environment is an imperative.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by August 12, 2021, the start day at Loyola University Chicago.

The ideal candidate should have a track record in one or more of these areas: Community organizing for social change with an emphasis on environmental justice; bioethics or biopolitics; policy and industry narratives regarding science and environmental issues; and an international/global research program sensitive to the intersectionality of race, class, sex, gender and other forms of social privilege and marginalization; a demonstrable praxis-oriented research program relevant to these areas, which shows ability to apply complex critical and theoretical principles to concrete problems and challenges; and a research agenda that shows past success and/or serious potential in securing funding to future research and publications.

This new faculty member will teach existing courses in the Advocacy and Social Change track, as well as fundamental courses in Communication Studies and the newly formed Environmental Communication minor. Specifically, these courses include rhetorical criticism and theory; innovative research methods that fall within the critical and interpretive paradigms; communication/media activism; rhetoric and public culture; and the rhetoric of policy, technology and science; the philosophy of technology and science; media and science fiction; and the relationship between policy and the environment.

Position 3

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of Multimedia Journalism

Candidates should have strong training and experience in telling non-fiction stories on multiple platforms — from print to tablets to TVs to laptops to smartphones. In particular, candidates should have expertise in one or more of these areas: Data investigation, analysis and visualization; long-form journalism; shooting and editing non-fiction videos; and environmental and/or social justice reporting.

This new faculty member will teach courses related to her/his areas of expertise, as well as appropriate courses within the School of Communication.

For an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment in journalism, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a related field, by August 12, 2021, the start day at Loyola University Chicago; significant professional experience in journalism; and the potential to be an outstanding teacher and productive scholar.

For a non-tenure-track instructor in journalism, the appointment is a renewable multi-year contract. The successful candidate should have an earned master’s degree in a related field, significant professional experience in journalism, and the potential to be an outstanding teacher and a leader in service to the profession.

Application Materials and Process for All Three Positions

To apply for any of these three positions, please provide:

  1. a letter of application (to describe your experience and interest)
  2. a current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three references) and
  3. non-returnable samples of teaching materials and student work (if applicable)

Please indicate clearly in your letter which position (namely Position 1, 2, or 3) you are applying for. Apply online at http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14457.

For full consideration, application must be completed by January 15, 2021; position remains open until filled.

For further information about Loyola University Chicago and the School of Communication, consult the University website: www.luc.edu. Questions about a faculty position can be directed to the chair of the respective search committee:

  • Dr. Pamela Morris at pmorris1@luc.edu (Position 1)
  • Dr. George Villanueva at gvillanueva1@luc.edu (Position 2)
  • Dr. Bastiaan Vanacker at bvanacker@luc.edu (Position 3)

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. Women, disabled, LBGTQIA+, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are encouraged to apply.

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.

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Microsoft Research, New England - 2021-2023 postdoc with the Social Media Collective[edit | edit source]

The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a two-year social media postdoctoral researcher. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on communication, media studies, anthropology, sociology, and/or science & technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to bear on complex socio-technical issues. We also consider applications from candidates that might bridge SMC and one or more areas of the MSRNE lab, including machine learning and statistics, economics and computational economics, theoretical mathematics, and computational biology. More info, and links to apply, at our site: https://socialmediacollective.org/smc-postdocs/\

Postdoctoral researchers define their own research agenda. Postdocs are expected to be lively contributors to discussions in the SMC research group, and the MSR New England lab. The ideal candidate may be trained in any number of disciplines, but should have a strong social scientific or humanistic methodological, analytical, and theoretical foundation, be interested in questions related to technology or the internet and society or culture, and be interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary environment that also includes computer scientists, mathematicians, and economists.

Application deadline: December 1, 2020.

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Mercer University: Faculty, Communication Studies, Tenure track Department: Communications Studies/Theatre Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences[edit | edit source]

Position: Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty in Communication Studies with a strong background in rhetoric, race, gender, sexuality, and/or the intersections of identity. We seek a colleague prepared to teach a range of upper and lower level courses within communication studies, who can also supervise undergraduate research projects, maintain an active program of research, and contribute service to our learning community. The ideal candidate will complement a department with strengths in argumentation, critical/cultural communication, environmental and animal studies, philosophy of communication, and rhetorical theory and analysis. We welcome applicants who will work in furthering our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity and helping to mentor our diverse student body.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position should hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Rhetoric, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university. ABD applicants may be considered at the rank of instructor until a PhD is obtained.

About Mercer: Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to empowering and inspiring its students to use their learning to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among the incoming freshmen in 2020, 27% are 1st generation college students, 37% are Pell-eligible, and 49% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

Materials: Background Check: Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience Required Documents: CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement (attach in "OTHER"), References Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply for the position, please submit the brief online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity statement outlining your inclusive approach to teaching, and reference information. Three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample will be requested once we have a shorter list of candidates. EEO Statement: AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Deadline: December 16th. 2020

Additional information: Vasile Stanescu, Ph.D. stanescu_vt@mercer.edu

Application link: https://mujobs.mercer.edu/en-us/job/495234/faculty-communication-studies

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    • First interviews occurring Jan 20-22

Messiah University - Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Digital Media Production (TT)[edit | edit source]

Position Title                             Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Digital Media Production

Position Type                            Faculty

Rank Title                                 Assistant Professor

School                                      School of Humanities

Department                              Department of Communication (2061)

Discipline                                  Film & Media Arts

Level                                        Undergraduate

Time Status                              Full-time

Community of Educators           Faculty-Assistant Professor

Campus                                    Main

Hiring Range

Position Description

The Department of Communication in the School of Humanities at Messiah University invites applications for a term-tenure track assistant professor position in Film, Video and Digital Media Production beginning August 2021.

Responsibilities

The preferred candidate is an active filmmaker who will teach a range of introductory and upper level courses in film/digital editing and production, including courses in advanced editing and effects, film and HD production, sound, stop-motion animation, screenwriting, and other related topics, as well as a senior capstone course in the university’s interdisciplinary digital media major.  Proficiency in and ability to teach Final Cut, Premiere Pro and other Adobe applications, DaVinci Resolve, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Avid, and Dragonframe is preferred. The candidate will mentor students with individual and class projects, prepare students for professional careers in the field, and collaborate with other creative programs across campus. Contributions to the continuing development of undergraduate programming in digital humanities and significant input regarding facilities and equipment planning and decision-making are also expected. Ability to teach in the university’s general education program in areas such as non-Western topics or first-year seminars is a plus.

Qualifications

A MFA or PHD in a related discipline is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a creative portfolio are expected, as is evidence that the faculty member can support the University’s mission and identity as a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to submit a sample of work via URL, a teaching philosophy statement, a sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation.

The Program

Messiah’s major in film and media arts focuses on helping students develop as filmmakers and industry professionals by grounding them in aesthetics, theory, history, writing, narrative development, and production skills. An emphasis on student collaboration over competition is prioritized. Both Messiah University’s film and media arts major and digital media major are accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design). The University as a whole is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information, please visit https://www.messiah.edu/undergraduate/film-and-media-arts-major

The Department

The Messiah University Department of Communication values a holistic, liberal arts approach to our discipline. We adapt to trends and developments in communication as we stress the intellectual development, spiritual awareness, moral integrity and global citizenship of our students. The department’s mission is to educate students to become more competent, creative, and compassionate communicators in the realms of rhetorical, relational, mediated and visual communication. Fostering connections between Christian faith and the student of communication in personal, vocation and public life, we believe that communication can be used to solve human problems, promote meaningful relationships, bridge cultural divides, produce effective messages, and improve the quality of human life.

The University

Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of just over 2,600 undergraduate students, including 15.4% of under-represented and 3.1% international students from 27 countries, and over 750 graduate students, including over 17.3% of students from under-represented populations.

The University affirms the historic Apostle’s Creed as its central statement of faith. In addition, Messiah asks that all community members support the Confession of Faith which expresses the faith orientation of the University in a nonsectarian manner that highlights the specific emphases of the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Faith. Our mission is to education men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. The University gives strong support to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity

The University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position          August 2021

Compensation

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications/Nominations

Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah University, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Also, please provide transcripts and a personal statement of Christian faith.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Link https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18126

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Murray State University, Assistant Professor, Organizational Communication[edit | edit source]

Application Information: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/9404

Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership, Murray State University, housed in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting August 15, 2021. The department seeks an energetic and engaging colleague who will contribute instructional excellence and scholarship to our applied, organizational communication curriculum.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Communication or evidence of projected completion date of doctoral degree is required by the date of appointment. An emphasis consistent with our applied communication curriculum is required. Must show evidence of research/publication potential and a strong commitment to service. Evidence of teaching excellence and strong classroom skills at the college level are required. Experience with alternative instructional delivery methods/formats is preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses that blend communication theory and practice in contemporary organizational contexts. Teaching opportunities are available in communication technology, research methods, health communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, leadership, interpersonal communication, sports communication or other applied areas reflecting departmental needs and individual scholarly interests. Duties will include conducting research, advising students, providing service, and delivering instruction in traditional as well as alternative and online formats. Development of new courses is highly encouraged.

Application Deadline: Application review will begin on December 31, 2020; for best consideration please submit application and required materials by this date. The position will be posted until filled.

To apply: Please submit online with your application: a letter of application, vitae, teaching evaluations, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Please send contact information for three (3) references who will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendation letter online. To apply, please go to: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/9404

Enrolling 9,000+ students, Murray State University is ranked as a "Top Public" university by U. S. News & World Report.  MSU is a fully accredited, comprehensive university located in beautiful western Kentucky, where our campus is the heart of a supportive town that has been named a “Top 100 Community” for young people by The Alliance for Youth and a “Friendliest Small Town in America” by Rand McNally.  Faculty members in the department enjoy an appropriately balanced work/life atmosphere in a collegial environment with a unique culture that encourages a passion for the teaching/learning of organizational communication. Additional information about the department can be found at: www.murraystate.edu/orgcom. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, MF/D, AA employer.

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North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA) Open Rank Professional Track Faculty in Communication/Public Relations[edit | edit source]

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Communication serves approximately 700 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. Public Relations is one of three concentrations in the undergraduate program, which includes an active PRSSA chapter. The department also offers a master’s degree in Communication and partners with English on an interdisciplinary doctorate in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Communication seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in public relations, beginning in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will teach public relations courses in our undergraduate public relations program and potentially provide other services such as advising a student organization or serving on student committees.

Courses could include Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Case Studies, Public Relations Campaigns and/or Digital and Social Media in Public Relations.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Service to the Department as needed and appropriate to the skills and credentials of the hire.

Minimum Education/Experience

A master’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Media or a related field is required for the Lecturer position. A PhD in Communication, Journalism, Media or a related field is required for the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor.

Departmental Required Skills

Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected. Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Desirable are teaching experience, professional public relations experience, and expertise in new technologies.

Application Link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/136294?fbclid=IwAR18rVetimQCIkG8TVTuFaqefaLgrggwY8RhSceFRTXK9Gn1VJWebAKyuPQ

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North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, NC, USA) - Assistant Professor of Communication[edit | edit source]

North Carolina Wesleyan College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication beginning in August 2021.The ideal candidate will have a specialization in one or more of the following areas: health communication, environmental communication, organizational communication, or intercultural communication. A doctoral degree in hand by time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will teach courses in research methods, argumentation and advocacy, and other subjects related to the applicant’s area of interest. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected. A regular teaching load at North Carolina Wesleyan is 4/4. Other responsibilities include academic advising, supervising student research projects, and service to the college.

North Carolina Wesleyan College is a liberal arts college that emphasizes teaching excellence and individualized attention to the needs of students. The College is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and serves approximately 1,700 students. The student body is diverse with regard to ethnicity, nationality, and age. Rocky Mount is in the eastern coastal plain region of the state, convenient to the Raleigh-Durham area and beaches, including the Outer Banks. Washington, DC and the mountains of North Carolina are also within easy driving distance.

North Carolina Wesleyan College values a culture of respect, kindness, and understanding and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Initial applications should include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, copies of transcripts showing academic work in higher education and degrees received, and three letters of recommendation addressing academic qualifications and teaching excellence. Please direct all application materials to Tammy Harrell, Manager of Faculty Records and Academic Projects, at tharrell@ncwc.edu or via mail to: Tammy Harrell, c/o Office of the Provost, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

North Carolina Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer; however, North Carolina Wesleyan College does not currently sponsor H-1B/H-1B1 petitions/visas for openings in this position.  Therefore, only candidates who are already legally authorized to work in the United States will be considered.

Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL, USA) - Assistant Professor of Communication[edit | edit source]

The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Communication to begin Fall 2021. In particular, we are looking for a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas: organizational communication, leadership communication, strategic communication, or business communication.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach introductory Communication courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization. Candidates will serve on graduate committees, supervise theses and independent studies, develop new courses and curriculum in an area of specialty, maintain productive research activity, and perform service at the department and university level. Experience with hybrid and online teaching is preferred.

Candidates will be expected to contribute to an urban educational environment that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion as central tenets of its institutional mission. Candidates who can speak to and empower the experiences and voices of marginalized populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary department with a strong commitment to teaching excellence. They will contribute to University efforts to address student enrollment, retention, and success. This includes an overall commitment to teaching at both the upper division and introductory level as well as providing support for requirements such as First Year Experience, University Core Curriculum, and the Writing Intensive Program.

Candidates must have their Ph.D. in Communication by Aug. 15, 2021. Please visit our Faculty Employment Opportunities for a full description, application requirements and additional information.

Applications should be emailed to [Faculty Search|cmt@neiu.edu]. Please include “Communication Faculty Search” in the subject line of the email. Priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 15, 2020.

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    • Might be too early, but has anyone heard anything from the search committee? (12/22/20)
    • Any updates here? (1/6/21)
    • Not yet (1/15/21)

Northwest University (Kirkland, WA, USA) - Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Studies[edit | edit source]

Northwest University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Studies with expertise in strategic communication, public relations, persuasive messaging, or a closely related field (ABD considered). The candidate must be an energetic, enthusiastic teacher/scholar who is committed to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. The applicant will teach courses such as public relations, organizational communication, introduction to human communication, and speech communication (dependent on individual qualifications).

This position will have partial responsibility for the online Communication Studies degree, so experience with online teaching, administrative tasks, navigating issues, and overseeing curriculum is advantageous. This successful candidate will join a program with concentrations in media, human communication, strategic communication, and dramatic studies. Demonstrated experience in project-based learning is highly valued in candidates seeking this position, along with previous experience with or interest in the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel. We are seeking someone with a winsome, encouraging and culturally engaged faith. Candidates with experience mentoring diverse students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, are preferred.

Application review will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will begin in January-February 2021. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Appointment will begin August 15, 2021 or as negotiated. Compensation: Dependent on education and experience and based upon the established faculty salary schedule starting at the assistant/associate professor rank.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in the Communication Studies curriculum (24 credits a year), on campus and online; Advise undergraduate students; Work with the program chair and dean to revise communication curriculum as needed; Develop new courses as needed in candidate’s area of research and teaching; Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned; Engage in scholarship alongside his/her teaching, related to his/her field of communication.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related field (advanced ABD will be considered).
  • Undergraduate-level teaching experience, with documentation of success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships; experience teaching online is a plus.
  • A collegial orientation and a willingness to work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments.
  • A commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program.
  • A demonstrated, vibrant evangelical faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University and the Assemblies of God.
  • Willingness to apply a faith-based worldview to course design, instruction, and advising.

For full consideration, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught)
  • Teaching portfolio
  • A list of three professional references with e-mail and phone contact information
  • A statement explaining how the candidate’s Christian faith shapes his or her approach to the field of communication studies
  • A brief narrative describing the candidate’s personal Christian faith, practice, and current local church affiliation
  • A one-page research statement which outlines research goals (optional)

Applications may be submitted by email to Sarah Drivdahl, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at sarah.drivdahl@northwestu.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in December 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA, USA) - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies[edit | edit source]

The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank in Communication Studies. Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just over 3,300 students situated in Malibu, California.

The successful candidate will teach courses in communication ethics, mixed research methods, conflict and negotiation, and intercultural or interpersonal communication, as well as additional courses in their area of research in the Communication Studies program. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the student’s whole person, and particularly their awareness of the interconnectedness between self, others, and calling; understanding of communication systems to foster justice; skills for analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting messages; ability to communicate competently across differences and contexts; and their ability to engage in ethical dialogue.

Support for the university’s Christian mission, liberal arts programs, and emphasis on innovative teaching is essential. The College is committed to hiring candidates who advance the university’s commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should reflect on their active participation in a community of faith when describing their response to the Seaver College mission. An established record of strong research is highly desirable. Experience with institutional assessment and curriculum development is preferable. A Ph.D. in communication is required; the successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. by August 1, 2021, when the position officially begins.

Please submit application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/79028. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, with a submission deadline of November 30, 2020 for all applications.

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Lauren Amaro (lauren.amaro@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Communication Studies Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263-4211

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University.

Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists.

It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.

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Providence College - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies[edit | edit source]

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/5070/print_preview?job_application_id=73115

Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor and Director of the Communication minor beginning in the fall of 2021. Ideal candidates will demonstrate outstanding and ongoing scholarship in their field, excellence in undergraduate teaching in Communication, a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse students through a lens of equity and inclusion, and prior administrative experience.

Essential Duties        

This position comes with a reduced teaching load of 2-2 and the administrative duties of directing a new and interdisciplinary minor in Communication. Candidates should be able to work congenially across departments and be ready to describe their vision for a Communication program that will fit with the mission, needs, and character of the liberal arts program at Providence College. Additionally, candidates must have a willingness to be active in service to the college and community.

Education and Experience Required

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field (e.g., Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Contemporary Art History/Visual Culture Studies, and Media Studies) by the time of appointment.

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    • I haven't heard anything 11/23 --> Thank you! (x2)
    • Zoom interview requested 12/2


San Diego State University - Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Technology[edit | edit source]

The School of Communication and the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Communication, Media and Technology at the level of assistant professor, to start August 2021.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to have a scholarly research agenda intersecting communication and technology and its application and practice in media, including new, digital, and social media. In addition, the successful candidate will also be able to teach in the long term across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in classes such as but not limited to: undergraduate classes in Communicating Science in the Public Interest, Media Literacy, Principles of Media Studies, and the Media Studies capstone course, along with graduate seminars in related areas. The candidate will also have the opportunity to create and teach classes aligned with their particular research interests, including upper division/graduate level classes. The successful candidate will also be able to teach graduate-level courses as needed on a rotational basis. In alignment with the University’s teacher-scholar model, the new hire could also teach a dual-level elective fitting the candidate’s area(s) of research interest and his/her/their research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide service to the Schools and the university, to professional organizations, and to serve on master’s thesis and comprehensive examination committees.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in journalism, digital media, communication, or an allied field is required by the position start date. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, in line with SDSU’s teacher-scholar model. Evidence or promise of a strong research agenda in media studies with possible additional expertise in areas such as interpersonal, organizational, health, rhetoric, or critical/cultural studies is required. Candidates for this position should have methodological expertise in qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, or big data approaches. Ability and interest to teach digital media and communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Early career scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rank and Salary: This is a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by the appointment start date in August 2021. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Review of application materials will begin February 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/82755. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, transcripts for doctoral program (unofficial copies submitted in pdf are acceptable), evidence of teaching effectiveness (can include sample syllabus, teaching evaluations, etc.), and names and contact information of three (3) references. All additional inquiries should be addressed to: Lourdes S. Martinez, Ph.D., Communication, Media and Technology Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor, School of Communication San Diego State University lsmartinez@sdsu.edu.

Interfolioi link - https://apply.interfolio.com/82755


Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC, Canada) - Assistant Professor of Critical Algorithm Studies[edit | edit source]

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/cat.html

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University is a national and global leader in the discipline and a dynamic site of research and teaching. Founded on a tradition of critical approaches to media and culture, technology studies, global communication, culture industries and policy, and applied media production, the School is home to several research groups, including the Digital Democracies Institute. We are a large and thriving unit with 1400 undergraduate majors and 100+ graduate students. We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh (səlil̓ w̓ətaʔɬ), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Critical Algorithm Studies. Areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to, critical data studies; social implications of data systems and infrastructures; algorithmic bias; politics of content moderation; science and technology studies; intersectional analyses of digital labour; and platform studies. We especially welcome scholars who engage with Indigenous studies, Black studies, intersectional feminisms, decolonization and postcolonial studies, queer theory, trans studies, disability studies, critical race/ethnic studies, and transcultural and global studies. We are open to a range of approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, digital methods, and/or applied practices (e.g. creative interventions, data visceralization, community-led design), or a combination of approaches.

The successful candidate should demonstrate potential for publication and research funding, for collaborative initiatives, and for working with students from diverse backgrounds. The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and to undertake service and work with partners inside and outside the University. Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in Communication, Media Studies, or a related discipline.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Candidates are asked to submit:

  • Cover letter with indication of citizenship and/or residency status (2-3 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (2 page maximum)
  • Description of teaching philosophy and experience (1 page maximum)
  • One (1) sample of work (e.g. one article, chapter, policy report, creative work)
  • Contact information for three referees. (Letters of reference may be requested at a later date.)
  • Short statement with a description of past or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, mentoring, research, or service to the profession and/or community (1 page maximum)

All documents should be combined into a single PDF file with bookmarks.

Please send applications to Brenda Baldwin, Director's Assistant, at cmnsdsec@sfu.ca, addressed to:

Dr. Zoë Druick
Director School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC Canada
V5A 1S6

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the successful candidate is expected to be September 1, 2021

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Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC, Canada) - Assistant Professor of Media, Communication, and Public Engagement[edit | edit source]

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/cat.html

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University is a national and global leader in the discipline and a dynamic site of research and teaching. Founded on a tradition of critical approaches to media and culture, technology studies, global communication, culture industries and policy, and applied media production, the School is home to several research groups, including the Digital Democracies Institute. We are a large and thriving unit with 1400 undergraduate majors and 100+ graduate students. We acknowledge the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh (səlil̓ w̓ətaʔɬ), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Media, Communication, and Public Engagement. Specific areas may include, but are not limited to, social media, activism and social movements, popular culture, political communication, and theories of media publics. We especially welcome scholars who engage with Indigenous studies, Black studies, intersectional feminisms, decolonization and postcolonial studies, queer theory, trans studies, disability studies, critical race/ethnic studies, and transcultural and global studies. We are open to a range of approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, digital methods, and/or applied practices (e.g. media storytelling; documentary and community media production and research), or a combination of approaches.

The successful candidate should demonstrate potential for publication and research funding, for collaborative initiatives, and for working with students from diverse backgrounds. The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and to undertake service and work with partners inside and outside the University. Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in Communication, Media Studies, or a related discipline.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Candidates are asked to submit:

  • Cover letter with indication of citizenship and/or residency status (2-3 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (2 page maximum)
  • Description of teaching philosophy and experience (1 page maximum)
  • One (1) sample of work (e.g. one article, chapter, policy report, creative work)
  • Contact information for three referees. (Letters of reference may be requested at a later date.)
  • Short statement with a description of past or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, mentoring, research, or service to the profession and/or community (1 page maximum)

All documents should be combined into a single PDF file with bookmarks.

Please send applications to Brenda Baldwin, Director's Assistant, at cmnsdsec@sfu.ca, addressed to:

Dr. Zoë Druick
Director School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC Canada
V5A 1S6

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the successful candidate is expected to be September 1, 2021.

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Sunway University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism/Social Media (Two Positions).[edit | edit source]

Deadline: Until filled. The Department of Communication in the School of Arts at Sunway University seeks to hire two Lecturer(s)/Senior Lecturer(s) – one in Advertising/Public Relations, and another in Journalism/Social Media. The Department of Communication is expanding its program offerings in line with current and future industry needs. Sunway University is committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Sunway’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. A brand new building on our beautiful campus lake is expected to open within a couple of years - it will include a concert hall, recital and dance spaces, webcasting and podcasting studios, and radio station, along with research labs, film, and recording studios, as well as new smart classrooms for hybrid/bimodal teaching. Our department programs are offered in partnership with the UK's Lancaster University.

About the position: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field, a record of teaching excellence, a research agenda, curiosity, creativity, and a commitment to department and university service. Exceptional applicants who are A.B.D. will be considered; however, successful completion of the degree will be necessary for continuation. Specific areas of teaching and research interest should include Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, and/or Social Media Studies. Competitive salary and benefits. We thank all applicants for expressing their interest in this vacancy. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.https://www.jobstreet.com.my/en/job/lecturer-senior-lecturer-4447963?utm_source=joramy&utm_campaign=joramy&utm_medium=organic

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Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA, USA). Director of the SU Press/Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: January 4. TT. FT. https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/2126

The Department of English & Creative Writing is a vibrant literary community that produces Modern Language Studies and multiple student publications. The department strongly values student mentoring, experiential learning, and an entrepreneurial attitude toward publishing and editing.

The Department of English & Creative Writing and the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University invite interested publishing professionals with experience in independent, university, or trade publishing to apply for Director of the Susquehanna University Press, with responsibility for reconfiguring the press as a student teaching-learning operation, in either a tenure-track or lecturer appointment in Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship (depending on background, qualifications, and preference). The position serves our fast-growing English–Publishing and Editing major and the Entrepreneurship minor/Management major in the SWSB.

Teaching responsibilities are 3/3 and will include a course each semester dedicated to the activities of the Press, with additional courses from introduction to modern publishing, a capstone course exploring the cultural and social functions of publishing, and relevant courses in either literature, professional writing, entrepreneurship, management, or marketing (depending on qualifications and interest). The position will begin in August 2021.

The successful candidate must be willing to recruit and mentor student editors as media entrepreneurs, have an affinity for publishing innovation, and contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. As we value diversity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color and U.S. underrepresented minorities to apply.

Candidates may have an M.A. in Publishing, English, Media Studies, Media Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, or Communications; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or Graphic Design; an M.S. in Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Accountancy, or Finance; or a Ph.D. in these or related disciplines.

A minimum of three years of professional experience in publishing, editing, and/or production is required. Management and/or marketing experience is strongly preferred.

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University of Connecticut - Assistant Professor in Health Communication and Inequality[edit | edit source]

The Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in health communication, inequality, and social justice. The position will be based on our Storrs campus and will begin on August 23, 2021. This scholar would have a research focus on issues of difference, inequality, and identity as they impact health communication, broadly defined to include interpersonal and health, technology and health, or health campaigning.

Consistent with the Department's empirical approach to the discipline, we seek applicants whose research agenda takes a social scientific approach to any one of a number of research areas, including but not limited to health interventions targeting historically marginalized and at-risk communities, social support in these communities, or the impact of digital divides and economic access on health literacy. We welcome scholars with expertise in a range of methodologies, and especially encourage applicants with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods approaches and an interest in training graduate students in these methodologies.

The successful applicant will have record of (or potential for) pursuing funding opportunities through NIH and NSF, and through foundations such as Robert Wood Johnson and Russell Sage. In addition, this candidate will be expected to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; to demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; to integrate multicultural experiences into relevant course content; and to contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The Department of Communication has 19 tenure-stream faculty members and 5 non-tenure-stream faculty, and has approximately 35 graduate students and 900 undergraduate majors. For more information see https://comm.uconn.edu.

Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation.

Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. in Communication or related field (ABD candidates will be considered with the expectation that the PhD is completed by the start date) Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship program aligned with the description above Deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Record of securing extramural funding from the agencies listed above or similar national level grant-sponsoring agencies Record of research and scholarship excellence Record of teaching excellence Ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience

APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16949 Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials: A cover letter Curriculum vitae Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.) Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.) Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.) 3 letters of reference Application materials will only be accepted via Academic Jobs Online. Evaluation of applicants will begin in November 15, 2020.

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    • Any updates on this one? (12/1/20)
    • I applied, haven't heard anything as of (12/1/20) x3
    • They are still deciding who to contact and have not reached out to anyone yet (12/3/20)
    • Any updates here? Has anyone been contacted? (12/10/20)
    • I still haven't heard anything (12/11/20) x3
    • Still haven't heard anything (12/14/20) x4
    • Still haven't heard anything (12/18/20) x5
    • Semi-finalists notified via email (12/22/20)
    • I heard that initial interviews have been completed (1/20/21)

University of Connecticut - Assistant Professor in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations[edit | edit source]

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in marketing, advertising, and public relations. The position will be based on our Stamford campus and will begin on August 23, 2021. Consistent with the Department's empirical approach to the discipline, we seek applicants whose research agenda takes a social scientific approach any one of a number of research areas, including but not limited to: digital advertising; multi-platform marketing; social media and strategic communication; new media public relations; environmental communication; social media marketing; public health campaigning; communication and data science. Candidates should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in the department consistent with their area of scholarship. This position includes the opportunity to collaborate with graduate students on the Storrs campus, including teaching graduate level courses.

These hires are part of a strategic initiative to offer the Communication major in its entirety on the Stamford campus, capitalizing on the academic and professional opportunities posed by its proximity to New York City. The Department of Communication has 19 tenure stream faculty members and 5 Assistant Professors-in-Residence and has approximately 35 graduate students and 900 undergraduate majors. For more information see https://comm.uconn.edu.

Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Earned Ph.D. in Communication (ABD candidates will be considered with the expectation that the PhD is completed before the start date); Demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship program aligned with the description above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Professional experience in marketing, public relations, and/or advertising. Teaching experience that includes non-traditional, first-generation, and/or historically underrepresented student populations.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Stamford campus. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17027 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of students, etc.);
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • 3 letters of reference.

Application materials will only be accepted via Academic Jobs Online. Evaluation of applicants will begin November 16, 2020.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

  • Updates: Any update? (1/7/21)
  • Semi-finalists notified via email (1/10/2021)

University of Connecticut - Assistant Professor in Big Data and Diversity[edit | edit source]

The Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in big data and diversity. The position will be based on our Storrs campus and will begin on August 23, 2021. This scholar would have a research focus on big data and its impact on misinformation, stereotyping, and/or political polarization. The appointment will be made jointly with the Africana Studies Institute, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, El Instituto, or the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, depending on area of research interest. Collaborative opportunities may also exist with the Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC) in the Department of Digital Media & Design.

The position is part of an anti-racism and anti-bias cluster of seven new faculty in the Departments of Communication, Journalism, History, Philosophy, Political Science, English, and Literature Cultures and Languages. The cluster hiring initiative of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks faculty to join our vibrant collective of Centers, Departments, Institutes, and programs in engaged anti-racism and anti-bias scholarship. We envision such scholarship as rooted in intersectional struggles against dehumanization, denigration, and dispossession and for decolonization and liberation. Anti-racist and anti-bias scholarship thus involves the active work of dismantling systems of oppression, including larger systems of thought, through generating reparative alternatives, modes of justice and healing, and visions of transformative futures. We hope insights borne of such struggles will inform the development of a dynamic role for UConn in shaping a contemporary global society conducive to human dignity and planetary well-being.

We welcome scholars with expertise in a range of empirical methodologies, though we are especially interested in applicants with expertise in using social media to draw inferences concerning social attitudes and behaviors, and who have an interest in teaching these research skills to both undergraduate and graduate students. A program of research translating social media predictive tools into policy recommendations is also welcome.  The successful applicant will have potential for pursuing funding opportunities through NIH and NSF. In addition, this candidate will be expected to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; to demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; to integrate multicultural experiences into relevant course content; and to contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17629. Evaluation of applicants will begin January 15, 2021.

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University of Denver[edit | edit source]

Position Summary

The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track appointments to start in September 2021.

Position 1: We seek a teacher-scholar in communication and public health and/or public engagement (including, but not limited to, research interests in health disparities; narrative approaches to health; public health controversies; equity issues in public health/expression; doctor-patient communication; or public wellness) whose work builds upon the current commitments of the program: diversity, equity, and inclusion; community engagement; critical thinking; mentoring and working closely with students; and advancing the public good through research, teaching, and service. This faculty member would teach undergraduate courses related to public health and/or public engagement as well as other undergraduate courses related to their expertise. The person hired will teach five courses over three quarters.

Position 2: We seek a teacher-scholar in organizational communication (including, but not limited to, research interests in communication in nonprofit organizations; organizational dissent; accessibility in organizations; diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations; work-life issues; or organizational socialization) whose work builds upon the current commitments of the program: diversity, equity, and inclusion; community engagement; critical thinking; mentoring and working closely with students; and advancing the public good through research, teaching, and service. This faculty member would teach undergraduate courses related to organizational communication and quantitative research methods as well as other undergraduate courses related to their expertise. This faculty member should also have expertise and interest in developing and directing a departmental internship program. The person hired will teach five courses over three quarters.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD in Communication Studies. ABD candidates will hold the title and rank of instructor until the degree is complete.
  • Publications and research agenda in communication studies.
  • Excellent university level teaching experience in communication studies.
  • Demonstrated or potential for service to academic institutions, the discipline, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, December 18, 2020.

https://jobs.du.edu/cw/en-us/job/493320/assistant-professors-of-communication-and-public-healthpublic-engagement-organizational-communication

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University of Georgia[edit | edit source]

Description

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Health Communication. The starting date for this position is August 1, 2021. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will have evidence of excellence in teaching and a strong research program in global health communication, including interest and training in seeking external funding. The ideal candidate will have a scholarship and teaching focus on diversity, identity, discrimination or social justice as they relate to new media and communication technologies, health campaigns, or interpersonal communication.  

For more information about the department, please visit comm.uga.edu.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, vita, teaching portfolio of no more than five pages, two publications or writing samples, and contact information for three references who are highly familiar with the candidate’s research and/or teaching. All applicants who apply by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted to: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/179941

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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University of Houston - Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication - (FAC001498)[edit | edit source]

Description: The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach courses in strategic communication beginning in Fall of 2021. The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of research, or the potential thereof. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication with a potential focus on advertising and expertise with innovative technologies in one or more of the following areas: social media analytics, search engine marketing and optimization, web-scraping/data mining, digital and mobile advertising, and others. Candidates with professional experiences are preferred.

Approximately half of our 1,800 undergraduate majors specialize in strategic communication, and it is the largest concentration at the graduate level. In addition to our state-of-the-art media production and communication technology facilities, Valenti has 16 tenure-line and 8 instructional faculty, and faculty enjoy a steady stream of internal and external grants. The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

We are interested in bringing in a diverse pool of candidates who reflect groups previously underrepresented in academia, and/or candidates who are committed to teaching and researching issues and solutions around social injustice. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required. Candidates with professional experiences are preferred.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application Employee Status: Regular/Benefits Job Posting: Oct 9, 2020, 12:26:33 PM

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign[edit | edit source]

Position overview

The College of Media at the University of Illinois is seeking two full-time lecturers in sports media or public relations or the intersection between the two. These are full-time, 9 month, non-tenure track appointments. Each appointed candidate will have a home department in Advertising, Journalism, or Media & Cinema Studies or possibly a joint appointment between two of these units.

The primary responsibility for these positions will be undergraduate teaching, with a standard load of three courses per semester. Successful candidates will have a proven record of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level and demonstrated capacity to work with a wide variety of students, from freshmen to seniors and including majors and non-majors. Course assignments will be large introductory lecture courses and more specialized courses within the candidate’s areas of expertise.

A particular priority for this search is for candidates who can contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by teaching a course or courses related to diversity in sports media or public relations. Teaching assignments will include a combination of the following courses:

Introduction to Public Relations

Crisis Communication

Strategic Public Communication for Social Justice

Social Media

Sports PR and Marketing

Introduction to Sport Media

Sport Media and Race

The Sport Media Ecosystem

Great Moments in Sports Journalism and Film

Sports Reporting

In addition to teaching, faculty members serve on department, college and campus committees in shared governance and work cooperatively to develop and implement new curricula. Lecturers are encouraged to continue producing their own professional or academic work.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in a media-related field and teaching experience. Familiarity with both in-person and on-line modalities of course development and instruction would be a plus, as would experience with Spanish language media.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  

About us

The College of Media is the home of three academic departments (the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, the Department of Journalism, and the Department of Media & Cinema Studies) and an interdisciplinary doctoral program in media and communications, housed in the Institute of Communications Research. Our faculty of more than 50 serves approximately 1000 majors and students from across the university who enroll in our general education courses and minor and certificate programs.

The College is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois and is launching the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media. Students in the college also produce news programming for UI-7, the university’s cable channel; report for CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom focused on data journalism; produce films and coordinate a student-run film festival; and operate an in-house advertising agency.

About our community

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive, leading research university with a land-grant mission that provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research and provides public service to the state and nation. The Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area has a population of over 225,000. This vibrant and diverse community offers excellent cultural and recreational opportunities and is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis.

To apply

This is a full-time, 9-month (fall and spring semesters) appointment on a one-year renewable contract. Proposed start date is August 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. Also required are a cover letter explaining how a candidate’s background matches the position; curriculum vitae or resume; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Cassie Kenton at cass3188@illinois.edu or (217) 300-3667.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=139969&job=college-of-media-lecturer-in-sports-media-or-public-relations-139969

University of Kansas[edit | edit source]

Position Overview

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is searching for three Professor positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The search for each of these positions are open at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.  Appointment at a particular level will be based on an applicant’s research/creative portfolio and teaching record.  Each position is full-time, tenure-track to begin August 18, 2021.

The successful candidates will be able to engage with students in our newly remodeled building, where we’ve focused design and technology around the student experience and future media. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who share your excitement about working with students, discovering and testing media developments for the future, and are eager to create new ways to understand and engage audiences.

The School carries an atmosphere of collegiality that is supportive of an environment which is interdisciplinary, collaborative and diverse. Applicants that demonstrate teaching, research or creativity expertise in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:  media planning and buying, data analytics, content creation, diversity, strategic campaign management, ethics, digital marketing, and/or emergent media practices.

Successful applicants will have a terminal degree in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, mass communication, marketing, fine arts or a related field.  Applicants are encouraged to outline areas of interests in their application materials.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

Job Description

Allocation of Effort:

40% Teaching:

  • Teach courses and developing curriculum in undergraduate and graduate program, in-person and virtually, based upon needs of the School
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Hold regular office hours

40% Research:

  • Demonstrate sustained productivity through publications, sponsored projects/grants, papers and presentations for national and international academic and professional audiences, or sustained creative work recognized at the national or international level

20% Service:

  • Participate in the regular academic activities of the School, including committee assignments and major School functions
  • Provide general service to the School and University
  • Serve on and chair graduate committees
  • Professional service in academic, professional and/or media organizations

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of research/creative work and teaching in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity included in CV and (3) information provided from three professional references.

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor:

  1. A terminal degree in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, mass communication, marketing, fine arts or a related field. If ABD, terminal degree must be achieved within six months of employment start date.
  2. Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence in a university setting including the ability to develop and teach online courses.
  3. Demonstrated (or high potential for) research and/or creative success as shown through publications, portfolio, awards, research grants, or working papers.
  4. Three years of full-time professional experience in marketing or strategic communication.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor:

  1. A terminal degree in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, mass communication, marketing, fine arts or a related field.
  2. Record of productive teaching excellence in a university setting including the ability to develop and teach online courses.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in research and/or sustained creative works as shown through publications, portfolio, awards, research grants, or working papers that have either enabled the candidate to be successfully promoted to Associate Professor at a research-oriented university of a similar or higher research profile as the University of Kansas or meet the expectations in professional experience for qualification.
  4. Three or more years of full-time professional experience in marketing or strategic communication.

For appointment at the rank of Full Professor:

  1. A terminal degree in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, mass communication, marketing, fine arts or a related field.
  2. Established record of productive teaching excellence in a university setting including the ability to develop and teach online courses, and experience directing doctoral students or the equivalent.
  3. Sustained record of excellence in research and/or sustained creative works as shown through publications, portfolio, awards, research grants, or working papers that have either enabled the candidate to be successfully promoted to Full Professor at a research-oriented university of a similar or higher research profile as the University of Kansas or meet the expectations in professional experience for qualification.
  4. Three or more years of full-time professional experience in marketing or strategic communication.

Contact Information to Applicants

For question, please send an email to journalismsearch@ku.edu

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University of Maryland (College Park) -- Visiting Assistant Professor in Race and Media (1 year with possibility of renewal)[edit | edit source]

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to start in August 2021. This is a one-year post with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Merrill College anticipates a search for a tenure-track faculty member once a state hiring freeze is lifted. This individual will be welcome to apply.

We seek an active scholar with demonstrated cutting-edge research and innovative teaching interests in journalism/race/social media (both qualitative and quantitative approaches are welcome). Interests can include any of the following:

• How media and race intersect with topics such as politics; health inequities; environmental injustice, and social justice. Research could include how race impacts sports; popular culture; protest movements; wealth; poverty, housing, social exclusion, and power structures

• Modes and theories of investigation, e.g. Critical Race Theory, systemic racism and institutional racism, including anti-racism movements impacting U.S. culture and politics

• Social media and race, including studies of online protests, implicit bias, disinformation and misinformation, racial exclusion, and the cultivation of social media groups divided by race

• U.S. media, race, and democracy

• Studies of race as a social construct; the language of race; race identity; race politics and the legacy of racial violence, including lynching, racial massacres and genocide, especially as viewed through such lenses as contemporary media theory, deep data sets, visual media, graphic data, or sociology

Candidates should have a PhD in journalism, communications, political science, history or a relevant field in the social sciences by August 2021 but ABD candidates will be considered.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration. The UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational activities, and admissions.

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution and is minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power, giving proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profits. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance preeminence in our teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

For best consideration, please apply by 03/15/2021. Search chair Sarah Oates is happy to answer questions at [[7]]

To apply, please go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/80394

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University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) - Lecturer/Teaching Specialist in Journalism[edit | edit source]

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, professional instructional staff position in journalism with an emphasis on accountability reporting, writing, and data literacy. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses a year (three in fall semester, three in spring semester) and continued contribution to the field of journalism, including staying current in the field by broadening knowledge and expertise.

Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to have the requisite professional experience required to teach reporting courses, including News Reporting and Writing, Intermediate News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, and courses on media ethics that reflect the issues facing a rapidly changing journalism field and media environment. Interest in and willingness to supervise capstone experiences and/or support students’ career development is expected.

The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about training students to be journalists who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who is both deeply skilled in accountability journalism and accustomed to the needs of the modern newsroom; who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should have demonstrated interest and success in cultivating others’ reporting and written communication and analysis skills. Adaptability to teaching and training students these skills to meet public health requirements during COVID-19 and in the university’s hybrid and remote learning environment is required.

Required Qualifications: B.A. in communication, journalism, or closely related field is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. A professional M.A. or PhD in journalism or mass communication or related field is required for appointment as a lecturer. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 4 years of full-time successful professional experience or similar professional work experience in a regionally and/or nationally recognized news organization is preferred. Demonstrated success as a reporter and/or editor in a regionally and/or nationally recognized news organization is preferred.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2021 (08/31/2021). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. The salary for this position as a journalism teaching specialist will range from $56,000 to $66,000 depending on qualifications. Additional teaching opportunities during the summer term may be available.

Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise.

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.

About the School

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  

Job opening ID: 338257

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job and find Job ID #338257. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Search Committee Chair, Gayle Golden, by email: ggolden@umn.edu

Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled, with interviews anticipated by Zoom in late February.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) - Lecturer/Teaching Specialist in Strategic Communication[edit | edit source]

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, nine-month instructional position in strategic communication with a focus on digital strategy. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses a year (three in fall semester, three in spring semester) and continued contribution to the field of strategic communication, including professional development by broadening knowledge and expertise.

Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to have the requisite professional experience required to teach strategic communication courses, including Public Relations Writing, Digital Strategy and Campaigns. Interest in and willingness to supervise internship experiences and/or support students’ career development is expected.

The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about training students to be strategic communicators who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who is both deeply analytical and conversant in digital planning and strategy; who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should have demonstrated interest and success in teaching others strategic communication, digital strategy and analysis skills. Adaptability to teaching and training students these skills to meet public health requirements during COVID-19 and in the university’s hybrid and remote learning environment is required.

Required Qualifications: B.A. in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, or closely related field with an emphasis in strategic communication is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. MA or Ph.D. with an emphasis in strategic communication/advertising is required for appointment as a lecturer. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 4 years of successful professional experience in public relations, digital strategy, or strategic communication is preferred. Demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching experience in digital strategy and/or demonstrated successful professional work experience public relations, digital strategy, or marketing similar professional work experience in strategic communication is preferred.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2020 (08/31/2021). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. The salary range for this position as a strategic communication teaching specialist will be $56,000 - $66,000 depending on qualifications. Additional teaching opportunities during the summer term may be available.

Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise.

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.

About the School

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Job opening ID: 338255

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job and find Job ID #338255. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae or resume, 3) a document including names and contact information for three professional references, which can be accessed after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Betsy Anderson, by email: andbets@umn.edu

Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled, with interviews anticipated by Zoom in late February.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) - Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Advertising[edit | edit source]

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities extends this invitation for applications for a 9-month, non-renewable Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Advertising beginning fall semester 2021 (8/31/2021) with the possibility of renewal. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the academic year (late-August 2021–May 2022) with the probability to also teach a class summer of 2022.

About the Position

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses in advertising and strategic communication. Candidates are expected to identify research interests shared with existing faculty in the School in digital advertising, personalized advertising, media multitasking (attention), social media advertising, or computational approaches to advertising. Successful candidates also must demonstrate the potential to teach some of the following advertising-related courses in existing undergraduate curricula are preferred: digital advertising, advertising in society, digital content for brand communication, account planning, or media planning. The position requires expertise in advertising and evidence of excellence in teaching and research in higher education settings.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses over the nine-month academic year as part of the 9-month academic appointment. The incumbent will also engage in training and research development activities, as determined in consultation with a faculty mentor.  Additional summer salary may be available from teaching one course over the following summer, depending on enrollment, funding and performance.

About the School

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Job Opening ID: 338071

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job and find Job ID #338071. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Assistant Professor and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Claire Segijn, by email: segijn@umn.edu

Committee review of applications will begin after January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) - Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Public Relations[edit | edit source]

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota extends this invitation for applications for a 9-month, non-renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Public Relations position beginning fall semester 2021. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the academic year (late-August 2021–May 2022). This position begins fall semester 2021 (8/31/2021) with the probability to also teach a class during the summer of 2022.

About the Position

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses in public relations and/or mass communication. Candidates are expected to identify research interests shared with existing faculty in the School. Our faculty have research interests in strategic organizational communication, public relations theory and research, corporate social responsibility, and digital strategy. They also use many methods of inquiry including ethnographic fieldwork, quantitative approaches like experiments and surveys, and network analysis.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach some of the following public relations and mass communication-related courses in existing undergraduate curricula are preferred: Media in a Changing World, Information for Mass Communication; Principles of Strategic Communication, Professional Writing for Strategic Communication, Administrative Law and Policy, Strategic Communication Campaigns, Media Ethics Strategic Communication Case Analysis, Media Planning, Account Planning, or Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic communication. The position requires expertise in public relations research and evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education settings.

Applicants with teaching and research experience in the field of public relations or strategic communication will be preferred.

About the School

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Job Opening ID: 338074

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job and find Job ID #338074. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button on the HR page and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Assistant Professor and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Adam Saffer, by email: asaffer@umn.edu

Committee review of applications will begin after January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Assistant Professor in Performance Studies[edit | edit source]

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting up to six outstanding tenure track faculty to deepen and expand research and teaching related to racial equity, in parallel with two searches that address historical aspects of American slavery. Across these searches, we aspire to recruit faculty who are doing innovative, intersectional, and high impact work that will diversify and enhance our research, teaching, and public outreach missions. 

Within this cluster, the Department of Communication seeks an Assistant Professor in Performance Studies with a focus on performance and racial equity, beginning July 1, 2021, pending approval.

Successful candidates will demonstrate interest and expertise in specific areas of scholarly and/or creative research such as anti-racist performance, performance in activism and racial justice movements, performance as a means of documenting and representing black lives, and/or other areas of performance studies that engage with racial inequity and promote social justice. We would like to welcome a colleague who will build and extend the existing strengths of Performance Studies in the Department of Communication where current faculty are engaged in the critical and creative work of original performance development, analysis of social and political arenas, and immersive collaboration with communities and cultures to enhance our understanding of how we make and can remake our world daily.

Responsibilities will include conducting original research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in performance studies, supervising doctoral students, developing performance studies curriculum, contributing to department and university leadership, engaging performance-based pedagogies, and leading a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the development of public performance projects. The department is committed to critical studies, the integration of practice and theory, and a broad range of performance-centered studies. UNC Performance-centered faculty benefit from relationships with the Southern Oral History Program, the Institute of African American Research, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, and Carolina Performing Arts. Salary is competitive.

QUALIFICATIONS:Ph.D. (or conferral during the 2020-21 academic year) in communication studies, or a related discipline, with a specialization in performance studies. A successful candidate may engage in documentary performance, performance and oral history, and ethnographic performance, as well as scholar/performers who engage with gender and sexuality, queer theory, disability studies, citizenship and immigration, theatrical adaptation, performance art, community-based performance, and performance for social change.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184315.  Include a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research statement, up to three reprints of articles and/or other evidence of scholarly activity, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness.  A separate statement that addresses past and potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included with the application materials.

At minimum, four letters of recommendation are required. At the time of application, candidates will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (minimum of 4). Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

The application deadline is December 1, 2020. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Application procedures are listed at the end of this position description.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication and Organization Science[edit | edit source]

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.

Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.

Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.

Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research agenda and potential to secure external funding, potential for high quality teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required.

The successful candidate will conduct organizational communication research and teach B.A. and M.A. students in the Department of Communication Studies (communication.uncc.edu) and doctoral students in the university’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Organizational Science (orgscience.uncc.edu), which includes faculty from psychology, management, communication studies, and sociology. We also strongly encourage involvement with the university’s new interdisciplinary data science initiative (https://datascience.uncc.edu). The selected applicant will be expected to maintain a strong record of research and professional activity consistent with doctoral-level academic programs and showcase evidence of a commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values in the department, college, and university.

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020 and continue until filled. Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.uncc.edu, position #000048. Include a cover letter responding to the qualifications listed above, a current CV, official or unofficial graduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to commstudiesjobs@uncc.edu or Organizational Communication Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001.

  • Updates
    • May be too early, but has anyone heard anything yet? (12/18/20)
    • Heard nothing (12/22)
    • Any updates here? (1/6/21)

University of South Carolina - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Data, Media and Society)[edit | edit source]

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of South Carolina invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions starting August 16, 2021.

We welcome applicants with: 1) a terminal degree in mass communications or a closely-related field (PhD, MFA, J.D. — or alternatively, a Master’s degree in mass communications or a closely-related field plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated research interests) by the start date of employment (ABDs considered); 2) a record of or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research or creative activity that explores race and ethnicity at the intersection of data, media and society, including the active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the study of media and race; and 3) evidence of — or promise of developing — a program of scholarly research or creative activity in their specialty area.

The School is deeply committed to building an inclusive community and encourages applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty, including those who enhance our representational diversity as well as those who, through their research or creative activity, teaching and community engagement efforts contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff and faculty.

We welcome applications from candidates who would fit in any of our school’s five areas – Advertising, Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations or Visual Communications – which serve about 1,700 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. Regardless of specialization, the successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to scholarship or creative activity that explores race and ethnicity at the intersection of data, media and society. We interpret data, media and society broadly and welcome candidates who employ qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies. The selected candidates will also be expected to mentor graduate students and teach graduate- and undergraduate-level courses. Examples of existing faculty research expertise include: theory, history and criticism of media; health, risk and environmental communication; strategic communication (including advertising and public relations) processes and outcomes; methodological expertise; social media analytics; law and ethics of media; public opinion and political communication; family, youth and media; journalism studies; film/media production; and visual communications practices and impact.

Our diverse, engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment within the school. In addition, a rich potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary connections exists across the university including, for example, the Institute for African American Research; the Institute for Artificial Intelligence; the Big Data Health Science Center; the Hazards and Vulnerability Institute; the McCausland Brain Imaging Center; the Research Consortium on Children and Families; the Center for Civil Rights History & Research; and the Center for the Education and Equity for African American Students.

College of Information and Communications

The College of Information and Communications is home to two nationally accredited schools, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Information Science. Across its two schools this year, the college is searching for up to three new faculty members to enhance the college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The college provides outstanding teaching, research and community outreach. As such, it is one of only a few universities to combine its communications and information science programs, two rapidly evolving — and converging — fields united by a shared belief that information accessibility is the cornerstone of self-governance. The College has approximately 1,800 undergraduates, 400 graduate students,

and more than 100 faculty and staff members. New assets available to faculty and students in both schools include the Social Media Insights Lab and the Biometric and User Experience Lab. Both are designed to facilitate the study of issues related to data, media and their impact on society.

The University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina in Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 35,000 students. The university offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional program levels. Founded in 1801, it is among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities and is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in both research activity and community engagement.

South Carolina’s capital city is currently undergoing a number of urban revitalization projects and offers residents a growing range of artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, the university is close to Charlotte and Atlanta and within a two-hour driving distance to mountains and beaches.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs. Candidates should be prepared to upload a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, list of references including their names, phone numbers, and email addresses and any additional materials that demonstrate educational and academic experience.

The School has a strong interest in ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to educational access, excellence, and diversity. Therefore, we also request that candidates submit a diversity, equity and inclusion statement with their materials.

All application materials must be received no later than February 1, 2021. For more information about these positions, please feel free to contact the Search Committee Chairs Professors Kenneth Campbell (kencamp@mailbox.sc.edu) or Mary Anne Fitzpatrick (fitzpatm@mailbox.sc.edu).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching Philosophy Statement

4. Research Statement

5. List of References and Contact Information

6. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Optional Documents

1. Additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic or professional experience

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University of Texas at Austin, Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interpersonal Communication[edit | edit source]

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank, full-time, tenure-track faculty member interested in teaching and research on topics broadly related to interpersonal communication. The appointment will begin in August, 2021. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. We define interpersonal communication broadly and welcome a diversity of epistemological and methodological perspectives.

We seek an applicant who complements our current interpersonal faculty but would be particularly interested in those whose research focuses on topics such as health disparities and health equity, intercultural or interracial communication, bias, marginalized identities (LGBTQ+, Latinx, Black, and/or Indigenous identities), conflict and negotiation (e.g., dispute resolution, crisis management, bullying), social influence, nonverbal communication, and/or technology and relationships (e.g., technologically-mediated communication, virtual relationships, artificial intelligence and interpersonal communication). In addition to teaching graduate seminars, the ability to teach large undergraduate lecture classes and web-based courses on interpersonal communication topics is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, links to or copies of three representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of at least three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Applicants are also required to submit a separate diversity statement, addressing their commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations, along with information on their past contributions to this work and their future plans in these areas.

The Department of Communication Studies and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in it’s faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. For more information, please see: https://moody.utexas.edu/diversity 

The committee will begin considering candidates on October 15, 2020 and will review applications until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution at:

https://apply.interfolio.com/78422 

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 help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807. Please note that a final determination on filling this position will be contingent on funding availability.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor René Dailey, at rdailey@austin.utexas.edu

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    • Does anyone know the status of this search?
    • I applied, haven't heard anything as of 11/14/20 x5
    • Noticed you can edit the Interfolio application (it wasn't editable when I first submitted, anyone else?)
    • They are still reviewing applications and deciding on who to talk to (11/17/20)
    • Virtual interview requests sent, conducted through mid-December (11/20/20)
    • Decisions about virtual campus interviews expected before holiday break (12/11/20)
    • They have selected final candidates (12/21/20)

University of Toronto Mississauga - Associate Professor, Mediated Communication[edit | edit source]

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Mediated Communication at the rank of Associate Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in communication, sociology, computational social science, network science, information science, or a related area. Candidates must have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. They must demonstrate an excellent research program emphasizing the application of quantitative methods, big data analytics, network analysis, or mixed methods with a strong quantitative component, to study the role of technologically mediated communication in society. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our Institute’s existing strengths.

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will have experience researching and teaching mediated communication studies, quantitative research methodologies, sociology, information studies, and emerging media. Successful candidates must have an active and excellent program of research that uses quantitative methods, big data analysis, or mixed methods with a strong quantitative component, to study the implications of technologically mediated communication for broad social and structural phenomenon, such as but not limited to the restructuring of work and home life, transnational networks, precarious labour and the gig economy, political engagement, and health, consumer culture, communication and exchange networks, or social movements. Candidates must have an emerging reputation in a social science-related field and will demonstrate research excellence through the submitted research statement; the demonstrated ability to attract research funding; a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant scholarly journals; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Other evidence of research excellence such as presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, will also be considered.

Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by the teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments. The dossier must include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments such as the Department of Sociology. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ICCIT focuses on teaching and research excellence in its three undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, Digital Enterprise Management and Professional Writing and Communication. ICCIT is building a research complement in the theory and practice of communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, new media design, and management in/of technology organizations. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date, October 20, 2020. https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Associate-Professor-Mediated-Communication-ON/541037117/

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University of Toronto Scarborough (Toronto, Canada) - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Media Studies[edit | edit source]

Full ad here: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor%2C-Teaching-Stream-Media-Studies-ON/542282017/

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Critical Digital Methods and Practices. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Media Studies or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate must have a breadth of experience teaching digital design, digital methods, and/or emergent techno-cultural practice. Candidates’ practice may be interdisciplinary, and must demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical software studies, critical code studies, critical data studies; platform studies; and/or digital media practices among minoritized communities. Priority will be given to candidates who are proficient in and have demonstrated teaching experience in both applied and critical engagements with digital methods, preferably with expertise in data visualization, data retrieval, and other digital tools.

Applications must be submitted online. Please combine attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

All application materials, including reference letters,  must be received by November 30, 2020. If you have any questions about this position, please contact [[8]].

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    • Removed "TT" from posting. Teaching-stream faculty aren't tenured at Toronto, only research stream faculty are. They are promoted to something called "continuing status" when they go up for associate.

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA, USA) - Assistant Professor of Media Studies.[edit | edit source]

The University of Virginia, Department of Media Studies, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Faculty serving as part of this cluster will engage in funded research, teach, and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and perform service for the cluster and the university. Courses taught may include topics such as social media issues; aesthetics and form; individual perception; the history of media; the ethics and effects of media in the arena of policy studies; the social impact of media on public opinion; and the relations between media and the law.

The research specialization for this position is "social media and society," with preferred emphases on surveillance, security, computational propaganda, and political movements around the world. Candidates should be well versed in theories and methods that would complement current departmental strengths in technology and policy. Candidates should have an excellent research record in the field of digital media studies.

The successful candidate must have a PhD (or its foreign equivalent) in Informatics, Information Sciences, Science and Technology Studies, or closely related field at time of appointment, one year teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and have an excellent research record in the field of digital media studies.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0017136 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • References (name, phone number and email).

Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the "RESUME" box and documents can be combined. Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials by August 20, 2020.The position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions regarding the position, please email, MDSTCyberSearch2018@gmail.com. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177296858&Title=Assistant%20Professor%2C%20Arts%20%26%20Sciences%20Department%20of%20Media%20Studies

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    • The job seems to no longer be available on the myworkdayjobs database (09/15/2020).

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA, USA) - Open Rank, Communication Faculty - Darden School of Business[edit | edit source]

The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position in Communication to begin in August 2021. The position may be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. This full-time, nine-month appointment requires teaching five courses per year, as well as writing cases and curriculum materials for internal and external use, and actively serving the Communication area and the Darden School.  Initial appointments are normally for a three-year term, but may be renewed, pending review.

To keep pace with a rapidly changing global world, we seek an engaged colleague interested in transforming the way Communication is learned in business education.  All faculty in the Communication (COM) area teach up to two sections of Leadership Communication, a required course in Darden graduate degree programs – Residential MBA, Executive MBA, and MS in Business Analytics.  In particular, we seek candidates who are able to work collaboratively with a faculty team to design and deliver a common syllabus for this course, lead discussion-based and experiential courses, and model leadership communication in the classroom and the school.

COM area faculty also teach electives, which will depend on both the candidate’s expertise and students’ interests.  Current elective courses include:  negotiations; advanced leadership communication; interpersonal communication; strategic communication; and corporate communication.  Topics for new business-relevant electives may be proposed and developed.  New courses may include, but are not limited to, topics such as:  communicating to promote diversity, inclusion and belonging, especially in global contexts; mastering current and emerging communication platforms and technologies; visualizing and communicating data; communicating in impromptu and improvisational situations; or negotiating and transforming conflict.  Opportunities to teach abroad in one-week Global Immersion Courses are also possible.

In addition to teaching courses in Darden degree programs, Darden faculty are expected and encouraged to engage actively with business practitioners.  For example, engagement may take the form of participating in the Communication area’s Darden Leadership Communication Council, teaching in Darden’s Executive Education programs, or independent consulting.  COM area faculty are also encouraged to maintain active professional ties through academic conferences and networks, and to generate and share new knowledge, especially related to teaching and learning.  All full-time Darden faculty receive a basic discretionary fund. Opportunities for up to two months of summer research and course development funding are available.  

Attractive candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline.  Non-tenure track faculty with a doctoral-level degree are appointed with a professorial rank – assistant, associate, or full professor.  Applicants with a master’s degree, strong practitioner experience, and evidence of teaching excellence will be considered, and if hired, appointed as a lecturer.  The appointment will follow the University of Virginia guidelines for peer review, renewal, and promotion opportunities, detailed in the policy for “Academic General Faculty – Teaching Track.”  

Regularly ranked in the US and internationally among top schools in MBA and Executive Education, the Darden School’s culture values exceptional teachers with an on-going passion for the craft of teaching.  Traditionally a case-method school with a general management approach, Darden’s pedagogical style promotes lively student discussion and experiential learning.  Most teaching will take place on the historic Grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  Some teaching may occur at Darden’s new building in Rosslyn, VA, just across the Potomac from Washington, DC.  Instruction may occur in in-person, blended-learning or hybrid formats.  The ability to produce video or Coursera-style courses is desirable.  For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit UVA Prospective Employees.  See also 21 Reasons to Choose Darden.

Darden is an organization with a strong culture that reflects a commitment to our mission and values.  Candidates who are invited for personal interviews will be asked to describe how they could help foster a learning environment that inspires and engages a diverse audience. The recent social unrest in the US has added urgency to our longstanding aim of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive business school. (Read the University of Virginia’s Commitment to Diversity Statement and Darden’s actions.)

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. For more information about the Darden School and the University of Virginia, see http://www.darden.virginia.edu/.

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University of Washington - Assistant Professor of Humanities Data Science[edit | edit source]

The Division of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Humanities Data Science. The successful candidate will be appointed to one of the twelve departments in the Division: Asian Languages and Literature, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Comparative History of Ideas, English, French and Italian Studies, Germanics, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Spanish and Portuguese.

The successful candidate for this position:

·       will be expected to create, analyze, use, present and communicate data, broadly understood, in disciplines of language, literature, and culture

·       will be expected to explore a variety of forms of data including large historical or contemporary corpora, textual archives, digital media and genres, or online datasets

·       will be expected to engage a range of analytical techniques and methods of analysis

·       and will be expected to investigate questions and challenges posed by data science and by data, such as the role of bias in algorithms and artificial intelligence

Since this is a cross-disciplinary position, the successful applicant will also be expected to work across departmental and disciplinary boundaries, and contribute to the development of existing and new cross-disciplinary curricula and programs.

In particular, this position has been created in conjunction with the establishment of a new minor in Data Science intended for Social Science and Humanities students (http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/single-pages/data-science-minor/). The candidate hired into this position will dedicate 25% of their teaching and service responsibilities to this program, with the remainder determined within the context of the appointing department. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the minor, including developing and teaching courses in the required Data Skills and Data Studies categories, and serving on the Steering and Curriculum Committees of the Data Science minor.

Candidates should in addition be prepared to take full advantage of the rich array of resources at the UW for research and teaching in data science as well as in the digital humanities, including the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the eScience Institute, and the Open Scholarship Commons in the UW Libraries.

The candidate is also expected to actively contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusivity goals of their potential department, the Humanities Division, and the University (as articulated in departmental statements and in the UW Diversity Blueprint  http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. This position has an anticipated start date of September 2021, and will have a 9-month service period.

Qualifications

Applicants should, by the start of the appointment, have PhD in hand, or foreign equivalent, in a field consistent with an appointment in one of the twelve departments in the Division of the Humanities.

The successful candidate should have an active research agenda; a record of innovative and effective teaching and student mentoring; and a record of contribution to departmental or institutional diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Application Instructions

Priority will be given to applicants who submit the following materials by January 22:

·       A cover letter that describes the candidate’s suitability for this position and explains how the candidate’s experiences, activities, and goals will lead to success in a cross-disciplinary position

·       CV

·       Research statement, not to exceed one page, describing present projects and future directions

·       A representative example of research (such as a chapter, article, or a link to an online project or a digital tool)

·       A teaching portfolio, which should provide evidence of teaching excellence and may include such items as: example syllabi, lecture videos, website links for courses or student activities, or digital tools created by the candidate

·       A statement, not to exceed one page, on how their work would contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusivity goals of their department, the Humanities Division, and the University (as articulated in the UW Diversity Blueprint: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/)

·       Three letters of recommendation

Because applicants are expected to come from a variety of disciplinary orientations, traditional and nontraditional backgrounds, resulting in different professional profiles, applicants are welcomed in any of the above materials to provide details that can help to contextualize their dossier. Such details might include experiences, aspects of training, outreach, teaching or research that are felt to contribute to a distinctive professional profile.

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Utah Valley University (2 Positions)[edit | edit source]

Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Summary: Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to become an essential part of the growing faculty in the Communication Department’s new Public Relations and Strategic Communication major. The successful candidate will teach a full (4/4) course load; prepare instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, etc.) as necessary; provide service to the department, college and university; engage in discipline-related scholarship; and develop strong ties with academic associations and professional organizations. Courses may include communication theory, research methods, public relations, public relations writing, public relations case studies, or public relations campaigns. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can teach courses related to content creation, social media, and digital analytics.

The Department of Communication currently consists of close to 20 full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members from the community. The Communication program at Utah Valley University is committed to attaining diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants whose varied life experiences have prepared them to contribute to enhancing this commitment during this time of growth. For more information, please see: https://www.uvu.edu/inclusion.

Utah Valley University is a rapidly growing regional university of more than 35,000 students and is located in Orem, Utah – about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Central Utah boasts not only fine restaurants and cultural events, but also access to world-class ski resorts, hiking, fishing, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication(s) or a Communication-specific field from an accredited institution. ABD accepted, although doctorate must be completed (dissertation defended and accepted by granting institution) by June 30, 2021. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. Must be willing to teach all modalities (in-person, online, hybrid, weekend). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and demonstrated competence of professional public relations and/or strategic communication practices and applications.
Knowledge of teaching through implementation of appropriate pedagogy, clear presentation, and preparation.
Knowledge of classroom instruction, curriculum development, and program assessment (in-person and online).
Knowledge of developing and coordinating undergraduate student programs and activities.
Skills in interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Skills in content creation, social media, SEO, and digital analytics.
Ability to provide service to the department, college, and university through shared faculty governance, including serving on departmental, college, and university-wide committees and assignments.
Ability to present scholarly research at international, national, and regional conferences.
Ability to publish scholarly research in communication and media journals.
Ability to develop, coordinate, manage, and foster teamwork among diverse education and training programs.

Preferred Qualifications: 3+ years professional experience in public relations, strategic communication, journalism, advertising, media relations, or public works. Evidence of online course design and teaching. Evidence of previous teaching experience related to public relations, strategic communication, theory, and research methods courses. Special consideration will be given to those with teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: social media analytics, digital marketing, or media relations. Evidence of research production via presentations at international (e.g., ICA), national (e.g., NCA, AEJMC), regional (Western States, Central States, etc.), and/or professional conferences as well as through publications in communication, public relations, media, and/or professional journals. Teaching and research strengths should complement current departmental curriculum.

Physical Requirements: Requirements associated with teaching are continuous speaking, seeing, and hearing. Extended periods of standing, walking, and sitting are required. Extensive use of fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer keyboard. Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment. Requires regular sitting and standing. Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be able to communicate effectively. Requires large classroom, small-group and interpersonal interactions with students, faculty, and members of the campus.

EEO Statement Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Benefits Summary: UVU offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and a substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan. Advertisement Number: FAC11320

Open Date: 10/02/2020

Review Start Date: 11/02/2019

Close Date: 11/16/2019

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting: http://www.uvu.jobs/postings/20163

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Faculty – Lecturer – Journalism/Mass Media

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT) Summary: Utah Valley University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer to teach Journalism and Mass Media courses in the Department of Communication to begin August 2021. This position is reoccurring. The successful candidate will teach a variety of classes, including news reporting and editing, writing for the mass media, visual communication, and other courses offered by the department in the candidate’s specialty.

This is a teaching position of a 5/5/ load with no expectations of research/scholarship or service. 100% of the applicant’s duties will consist of teaching in the classroom, meeting with students, syllabus and course content creation, and assessment of student performance.

The Department of Communication currently consists of close to 20 full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members from the community. The Communication program at Utah Valley University is committed to attaining diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants whose varied life experiences have prepared them to contribute to enhancing this commitment during this time of growth. For more information, please see: https://www.uvu.edu/inclusion.

Utah Valley University is a rapidly growing regional university of more than 35,000 students and is located in Orem, Utah – about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Central Utah boasts not only fine restaurants and cultural events, but also access to world-class ski resorts, hiking, fishing, biking, and other outdoor activities. Required Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an M.A. or M.S. in a communication-specific field. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Must be willing to teach all modalities (in-person, online, hybrid, weekend).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge required to teach journalism courses, news editing, reporting, and digital journalism. • Knowledge required to teach general education courses related to journalism and mass media studies. • Excellence in teaching as demonstrated through effective instructional strategies and techniques in the classroom. • Teaching strengths should complement current departmental curriculum. • Ability to engage students in the topics appropriate to the curriculum. • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. • Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of online course design and teaching. Ability to articulate a diverse/multicultural approach to teaching preferred. Experience in digital journalism, social media analytics, and content creation are preferred.

Physical Requirements: May be required to teach online, blended, distance education, off-campus or evening courses. Requires standing, sitting, and speaking. Advertisement Number: FAC11720

Open Date: 10/02/2020 Review Start Date: 10/08/2020 Close Date: 12/01/2020 Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “References Letter” please list a minimum of two contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process. Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting: http://www.uvu.jobs/postings/20164

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Washington State University Assistant Professor (Position Number: 129325) in Journalism & New Media Technology Platforms at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication (Pullman)[edit | edit source]

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the Department of Journalism and Media Production at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, invite applications for a permanent, 9-month academic year, full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant level to begin August 16, 2021.

Summary of Duties

Contribute to one or more of the above research areas through graduate and undergraduate teaching, student mentoring, scholarship, and a programmatic effort to seek externally funded research opportunities. Teach courses in Journalism and Media Production. Candidates are expected to be collegial both internally and externally to the college and engage in a level of service that is appropriate for a tenure track assistant professor.

Anticipated Start Date: 08/16/2021

Required Qualifications        

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 and programmatic research agenda in one of the preferred areas, evidence of potential for effective teaching and mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of potential to seek out and collaborate on externally funded research.

Preferred Qualifications        

Preferences: We seek candidates who have a passion for advancing research and teaching on the roles, sociological contexts, and implications of new media technologies for communication professions. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on studying the sociological contexts or psychological aspects of new technologies and journalism. The candidate may have expertise in mixed methods, quantitative, or qualitative research methods. Candidates who are a good fit for this position will specifically be able to combine their primary interests in journalism with an emphasis in one or more of the following research and teaching areas: mobile media; digital technology; social media; interactive media; data analytics in journalism; processes and effects of new media technologies in journalism; rural journalism; misinformation/disinformation and journalism; health/science communication; political communication.

Applicants must send a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, and contact information for three references and apply online at: https://www.wsujobs.com. https://wsujobs.com/postings/54052.

Included in 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. Final candidates will be asked to submit at least three (3) letters of reference.

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication prefers candidates with a strong background in quantitative methods who can demonstrate success or potential for securing extramural funds.

Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae / Cover Letter / Reference Contact Info / Research Statement

Review of applications will begin December 14, 2020. This position is subject to available funding. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Benjamin Shors, Chair of Journalism and Media Production Department, at bshors@wsu.edu.

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Weber State University (Ogden, UT, USA) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication[edit | edit source]

Application Review Begins December 11, 2020.

The Department of Communication at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication who will begin Fall Semester 2021.

We seek a strong teacher and active scholar with the ability to teach courses in organizational communication theory and practice at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Classes in this area may include organizational communication, communication theory, leadership communication, listening & interviewing, conflict resolution & negotiation, and small group facilitation (among others). Additional teaching and research expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level is especially welcome in subjects such as intercultural communication, health communication, social media, and professionalizing experiences/internship. Relevant professional/ industry experience is valued.

A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, although ABD candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor for one year until the degree is completed.

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020, and will continue until filled.

We actively encourage applications from all who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity mission at Weber State University through their teaching, service, and/or research. Learn more and apply here: https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/12268

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA, USA) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Digital/Global Media[edit | edit source]

Application Review Begins: October 15, 2020

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communication and Media invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2021. We are looking for a teacher/scholar with a focus in one or both of the following areas of specialization: Data analytics, digital content creation and optimization, AND/OR International, Global, and Transnational Media.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach courses in one or more of the specializations detailed above;
  • Be able to teach core courses as part of the Media and Culture Major, including Media Technologies and Mass Communication Research;
  • Articulate a scholarly agenda in ways that complement department offerings and gaps;
  • Exhibit the potential to meet Department, College, and University requirements for tenure & promotion;
  • Possess a Ph.D. in Media Studies or a related field. Candidates who hold an MFA or are ABD will also be given full consideration. ABD candidates must be on track to complete their PhD or MFA by August 31st, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with audience data analytics;
  • Advanced technological skills, particularly with digital production software and equipment;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant non-academic field;
  • The ability to teach courses in strategic communication on an as-needed basis.

Special Instructions: The Department of Communication and Media values faculty who combine excellent teaching with active scholarship and a commitment to service. Academic advising also is an important part of faculty professional expectations. We seek teacher-scholars who are committed to student interaction and who will contribute to our valued collegial atmosphere. Our Department offers two majors – a B.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Media and Culture.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wcupa. There you will be required to upload:

  • A current CV
  • A cover letter detailing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position
  • A list of at least three references with contact information
  • Graduate transcripts. Note: Unofficial transcripts will be accepted at the application stage, though official transcripts will be required once a candidate is offered the position.
  • A 600-800 word statement detailing your approach towards diversity in your teaching and other professional responsibilities.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists for this position must successfully complete an on-campus interview including a teaching/research demonstration that integrates their original research or creative work. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. Please address any inquiries about this position to Camilo Diaz Pino, Search Committee Chairperson, at cdiazpino@wcupa.edu.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The University is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The University is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA, USA) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English, Journalism[edit | edit source]

Application Review Begins: December 20, 2020

Position Summary
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of English invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning August 2021. Successful candidate for this position will join an interdisciplinary journalism program as members of a large and diverse English department, with opportunities to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the journalism core, courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other general education writing and program-based courses. Typical teaching load is four courses per semester.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A PhD or master’s degree in journalism or a closely related area (Journalism, Communications, Composition and Rhetoric) by August 2021;
  • A record of teaching and experience in journalism and/or digital media;
  • A history of work in independent media and/or community-based journalism.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Candidates with experience in documentary film-making, investigative journalism, and/or digital journalism. The journalism program is especially interested in candidates whose record of teaching, scholarship, and/or professional practice demonstrates a commitment to working with and among diverse communities.
Special Instructions
Review of applications will continue until December 20, 2020. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist. The interview process will include a teaching demonstration and must demonstrate substantial evidence of an active and developing scholarly agenda. Applicants must submit the following materials through the application portal: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wcupa
  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vita;
  • graduate transcripts;
  • list of references with contact information in their application.

For more information about West Chester University please visit https://www.wcupa.edu/

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The University is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The University is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

Postdoctoral Fellowships at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society[edit | edit source]

The Digital Civil Society Lab and the Program on Democracy and the Internet at Stanford PACS bring promising new scholars to Stanford University for 1 year appointments (renewable once, for total of two years) as postdoctoral fellows.

The following information applies to applications for the 2021-22 cohort of postdoctoral fellows. Applications for the PDI fellowship are due on February 1, 2021. Applications for the DCSL fellowship are due on February 15, 2021.

The annual fellowship stipend is $67,000, plus the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive, including health insurance and travel funds. The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.

The start date of the fellowship will be September 2021, unless otherwise agreed. To assume a postdoctoral fellowship, scholars must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2021. We cannot consider applications from scholars who earned a PhD earlier than September 1, 2018.

We encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, humanities, law, computer science and engineering.

ABOUT THE DIGITAL CIVIL SOCIETY LAB

The Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab seeks to understand, inform, protect and promote civil society in a digitally dependent world. Our goal is to foster a thriving and independent digital civil society rooted in a democratic commitment to freedom of association and assembly, freedom of speech and privacy. Our approach is interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral:

  • We conduct and catalyze research across disciplines,
  • We develop learning opportunities for civil society and philanthropic organizations,
  • We support an emerging generation of community advocates, technologists and policymakers through teaching and fellowships,
  • We promote efforts to better integrate civil society and digital policy advocacy.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM ON DEMOCRACY AND THE INTERNET

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) envisions digital technologies supporting rather than subverting democracy by maximizing the benefits and minimizing the threats through changes in policy, technology, and social and ethical technological norms.

Digital technologies are having a profound impact on democracy in the United States and around the world. New communication platforms that give voice to the previously unheard also empower nefarious actors who seek to undermine democracy, silence journalists and minority groups, manipulate search engines, sow distrust, and more. Concerns about virality, deception, anonymity, echo chambers, and platform information monopolies pose new challenges for democracy in the digital age. Current research to understand these challenges and, on the basis of theory and evidence, craft solutions, remains nascent, fragmented, and incomplete. A strong knowledge base is critical for policy makers, corporate leaders, and technologists to make decisions that protect and promote democracy in the digital age.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit an application via https://stanfordpacs.slideroom.com/

Applicants will be asked to include the following:

·      Cover letter detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in the fellowship;

·      Curriculum Vitae;

·      Fellowship proposal detailing the research that the applicant would undertake while at Stanford, and how it fits within the research agenda of the specific initiative to which the applicant is applying. In this section, please disclose if you have additional funding arrangements.

·      Writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper. There are no specific page length or formatting requirements for this sample;

·      Graduate transcript with proof that the applicant has completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating when they will do so;

·      Two (or more) Letters of Recommendation. These should be submitted via the application portal.  

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