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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 [[1]] by no later than November 27, 2020. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joshua Greenberg, Director, School of Journalism and Communication: [[2]]

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.

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

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Governors State University (University Park, IL, USA) Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Digital Newsroom Manager (Tenure Track)[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 include recruiting, 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.
    1. College-level teaching experience in news broadcast related courses.
    2. Professional major market broadcast journalism experience.
    3. Active connections with working professionals in a major market such as Chicago.
    4. Active record of creative work and/or scholarship.
    5. 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 November 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: November 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)[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 include recruiting, 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 November 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: November 1, 2020

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


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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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    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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    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 [mailto: cmnsdsec@sfu.ca 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 Engagment[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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    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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    Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interpersonal Communication at the University of Texas at Austin[edit | edit source]

    René Dailey, rdailey@austin.utexas.edu

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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