Bradley U job ad

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic and creative public relations professor to join a productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues beginning in August 2012.  The ideal candidate will embrace a global perspective, cultural diversity, and an understanding of the new digital age of communication.  The ideal candidate will be one that reaches across academic disciplines and institutions to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities.  We seek a candidate who can teach, conduct research, and advise students in an integrated communication environment.  Teaching responsibilities include courses in principles, advanced writing, and campaigns.

Public Relations is one of six concentrations in the Department of Communication along with advertising, journalism, electronic media, organizational communication, and sports communication.  The Department of Communication is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility with digital audio and video editing facilities, universal videoconferencing technology in every classroom, high-end multimedia equipped classrooms and labs, and Internet2 connectivity.

A Ph.D. in communication or related field required for tenure-track appointment.  (ABD applicants will be considered, but are only eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the terminal degree).  Relevant professional background is also required.  Teaching experience, record of scholarship, ability to teach communication theory and/or research methods are preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, resume/curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation and tangible evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student and/or peer evaluations) to:

Dr. Ron Koperski
Public Relations Search Committee
Department of Communication
Bradley University
Peoria, IL  61625
chipol@bradley.edu
309-677-2365

Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6,000 students, 5,000 in undergraduate programs.  Founded in 1897, it is among the finest universities in the Midwest.  Bradley combines the advantages of larger research universities with those of smaller liberal arts colleges.

The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university with more than 500 students.  Concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, electronic media. organizational communication and sports communication are offered.  The department is located in the Caterpillar Global Communication Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.  The facility includes multi-media computer labs, a videoconference center, Internet2 connectivity, digital audio and video editing bays, and high-end multimedia equipped and videoconferencing enabled classrooms.

Peoria is a metropolitan area of 350,000 located midway between Chicago and St. Louis and is home to major medical facilities and companies with international operations.  A locally active arts community includes ballet, opera, symphony, and theatre.  The region supports two daily and several weekly newspapers, a number of television and radio stations, and satellite cable companies.

Visit Bradley University at: www.bradley.edu   or Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts at:  http://slane.bradley.edu for additional information.
Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

UCSB job ad

Connected Viewing Initiative Project Lead (Job # CFTM1110)

UC Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center (CWC) seeks a Project Lead for a new initiative of its Media Industries Project (MIP) on “connected viewing” and online media consumption. In collaboration with Warner Bros., the Connected Viewing Initiative will investigate emerging trends in distribution and audience engagement with media products in an era of digitization and social networking.

A Ph.D. in media studies, communication, or a related field is required. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be comfortable interacting with high-level media professionals, scholars, and the public. Candidates should be published in her/his field of expertise and conducting scholarly research in digital media. Applicants should have the ability to manage a dynamic research project with multiple teams while conducting dedicated research of his/her own. Job description available: http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/cvi-project-lead.

The Carsey-Wolf Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service. University of California is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Submit application letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references via email to lfrench@carseywolf.ucsb.edu

Academic Coordinator Job # CFTM1110
Carsey-Wolf Center
Attn: LeeAnne French
4431 SS&MS Building University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010
Apply by 8/3/11. Open until filled.

Denison job ad

Denison University
Department of Communication

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Media Studies at the level of Assistant Professor.  A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching effectiveness in courses similar to the Department’s current offerings in Media Studies, with special concentration on the critical interrogation of media industries.  Likewise, the candidate’s scholarly research should exemplify a commitment to excellence in the critical examination of media industries and related areas.  The candidate who joins our faculty will be expected to teach courses in her/his area of specialization, and also may be asked to teach courses such as:  Media Structures, Introduction to Media Literacy, the History and Theory of U.S. Broadcasting, and related classes at both the lower and upper divisions.  The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to the Department’s core courses, Theorizing Communication and Research in Communication, and to help sustain the University’s commitment to Oral Communication across the Curriculum.

The prospective colleague should reflect strong commitments to departmental citizenship and will be expected to contribute teaching excellence in a rigorous, well-rounded undergraduate liberal arts curriculum in Communication, and to develop a program of research leading to peer-reviewed publication.  The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s intra-disciplinary approach to the study of communication and may have opportunity to contribute to the University’s programs in Black Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s Studies, and First Year Studies.

Appointment begins August 15th, 2012.  Deadline for receipt of application materials is October 1st, 2011.  Candidates seeking to apply must do so online by uploading the required materials to https://employment.denison.edu

Questions about the position should be directed to Amanda Gunn, Search Committee Chair (gunna@denison.edu).Denison University is a national liberal arts university with roughly 2,000 undergraduates located in a rural county 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.

SJSU applied comm job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at San Jose State University announces an Assistant Professor position in Applied Communication with teaching and research emphases in applied organization studies and/or business communication starting August 2012. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (no later than August 20, 2012), must demonstrate excellence in teaching, and provide evidence of an active, promising, and sustainable research program in the area of applied communication.  ABD considered (but appointment would be at lower rank and salary, pending completion of Ph.D.).

 

Applicants should have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Experience developing and integrating online learning components into the classroom would be highly valued. Teaching and research interests that relate clearly to the department’s focus on democracy, diversity, globalization, and technology are particularly desirable.

For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 10, 2011 to: Dr. Stephanie J. Coopman, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José,  CA 95192-0112. Please include Job Opening ID (14129)on all correspondence.

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.

Please go to http://www.sjsu.edu/comm/aboutus/jobs/ for the complete announcement.

Dean, Butler U

Dean, College of Communication

Butler University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Communication. The dean is the principal academic and administrative leader of the college and reports to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Created in 2010, the College of Communication brought together longstanding departments and courses that include: communication sciences and disorders; creative media and entertainment; the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism; media, rhetoric and culture; organizational communication and leadership; and strategic communication.

The College of Communication’s founding dean will be responsible for the overall academic, administrative and fiscal leadership of the college. Major responsibilities include: maintaining academic programs of high quality; promoting an organizational climate that fosters excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service; enhancing the college’s contribution to research and creative activity; securing external support for academic programs and initiatives; fostering the continued professional development of faculty and staff; and recruiting and instruction of students who will serve as future leaders in the communication professions and in the academy. The dean will also be responsible for encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations within the college and between the college and other academic units, and will work with the deans of other colleges to help maintain cohesiveness of the university’s overall educational mission.

Expected credentials are:
-A distinguished record of teaching, scholarship/creative achievements and service commensurate with appointment as a full professor at Butler University.
-Significant academic administrative experience, including responsibility for budgeting, program/curriculum development, faculty/staff leadership and program-specific facilities management.
-A participatory leadership philosophy.
-A record of support for diversity and internationalization consistent with Butler University’s mission.
-A spirit of innovation and development.
-An understanding and appreciation of the breadth and depth of the communication discipline.

About the university: Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors.  Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service and global awareness.  For further information visit the Butler website .

Formal review of candidates will begin Sept. 1 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who may be invited to contribute letters and commentary. Please submit applications to: Jay Howard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and chair of the CCOM Dean Search Committee, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Butler is an equal opportunity employer and committed to developing a diverse pool of applicants.

Illinois College Asst Prof

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Intercultural Communication, to begin Fall 2012. The ideal candidate will also have experience in one or more of the following areas of study: business communication, persuasion, research methods, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise. As part of a 3-3 teaching load, the candidate will teach Intercultural Communication, multiple sections of public speaking, and one or more courses in the areas listed above. We will consider candidates who work from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives; with experience in either qualitative or quantitative analyses, or both. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Illinois College is a small liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success.

Ph.D. preferred; ABD’s will be seriously considered. Applicants submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching (syllabi, teaching evaluations), scholarly research (samples of work), and commitment to service, and three reference letters to the Office of Academic Affairs Attn: Elise Meyer and Professor Adrienne Hacker Daniels, Chair of Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 West College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or Elise.Meyer@ic.edu. Review of applications begins October 1 and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Marquette Asst Prof

The Strategic Communication Department in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 20, 2012. The Diederich College of Communication includes majors in advertising, broadcast and electronic communication, communication studies, corporate communication, journalism, performing arts and public relations. A $28 million gift from the Diederich family has made possible renovations of Johnston Hall, the college’s home; laboratory and studio technology; and generous support for faculty development and travel.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the public relations field such as, Public Relations Writing, Multicultural and International Strategic Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Crisis Communication, PR Strategies, Emerging and Social Media, Digital Communication and Health Communication. Engage in a rigorous research program, advise undergraduate and graduate students and provide service as requested to the college and/or university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ph.D. required. Applicants should have Ph.D. in communication or closely related field with knowledge base in public relations or strategic communication and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research. Competence in digital technologies and social media and professional experience in the PR industry preferred. Ability to teach in advertising is a plus.
Applications must include: 1) A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching and research will contribute to the department; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Evidence of teaching, and 4) Names and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Applications must be submitted through the Marquette University Human Resources website. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

U MD Intercultural position

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary emphasis in the area of intercultural communication. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2012.

The successful candidate will demonstrate or show promise of significant research, have a high level of competence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be capable of directing graduate research in intercultural communication. In addition, it would be desirable for the candidate’s research to intersect with one or more of the department’s other research areas (feminist studies; health communication; media studies; persuasion and social influence; public relations; and rhetoric and political culture). Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required, and teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. Applicants interested in the area’s research resources and opportunities, including its access to federal funding agencies, are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by September 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be e-mailed to Mr. Ray Chang, at raychang@umd.edu. Applicants with questions should e-mail Dr. Elizabeth L. Toth at eltoth@umd.edu.

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at http://www.comm.umd.edu.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

USC Journalism position

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
New Position in Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks a junior scholar of journalism studies to be jointly appointed in its School of Communication and School of Journalism.  Candidates should have a record of scholarship in the study of journalism and society, be able to relate to scholarship in communications and journalism, and make connections with relevant disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.  Doctoral degree in communication or related discipline is required.   Professional experience in journalism is desirable for this position.

The School of Communication and Journalism is a leader in the implementation of USC’s strategic plan, which emphasizes innovation in inter-disciplinary research that addresses societal needs.

Applicants should send a CV, three letters of recommendation, and samples of their work to Journalism Studies Search, Dr. Imre Meszaros, Associate Director, School of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 3502 Watt Way, Ste 305,  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281.  For questions, please write to meszaros@usc.edu , (213) 740-0934.

Review of applications will begin on September 1st and continue until the position is filled.  USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

ICA Communication Director

COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR

The International Communication Association (ICA) is seeking a communication director who will enhance the organization, its membership, and the field of communication by achieving international public visibility. As a United Nations NGO and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization comprising 4500 scholars worldwide, the ICA seeks an individual to spearhead, coordinate and manage activities to promote the field of communication both internally and externally.  The director will foster and maintain relationships with international news media, editors, reporters, other communication directors, partner organizations, international institutions, and governmental officials and staff. Duties include but are not limited to planning, organizing and directing communications strategies and public information activities for the association; developing and maintaining networks of people and institutions to disseminate ICA-related news and information; developing and maintaining a proactive social media campaign for the association;  developing and maintaining updated information about member scholarship and expertise and promoting such information among members and interested external organizations; and representing the association in the media and other relevant platforms.

Candidate requirements include a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in communication or a related field, excellent communication skills, wide-ranging multilingual skills, knowledge of the field of communication and its scholarship, familiarity with digital and social media including online communities, search engine optimization and other digital marketing tools, comprehensive knowledge of international media operations and public relations strategies, ability to handle multiple projects under time and resource pressure.  The applicant must have a minimum of three years professional experience, preferably with nonprofit or academic organizations. ICA is located in Washington, DC, but the CD can be located anywhere with telecommuting.  Some travel required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide. The purposes of the Association are to provide an international forum to enable the development, conduct, and critical evaluation of communication research; to sustain a program of high quality scholarly publication and knowledge exchange; to facilitate inclusiveness and debate among scholars from diverse national and cultural backgrounds and from multi-disciplinary perspectives on communication-related issues; and to promote a wider public interest in, and visibility of, the theories, methods, findings and applications generated by research in communication and allied fields.  ICA’s activities fall into three main categories: holding a major annual conference, along with occasional regional conferences; publishing a series of high quality journals and related publications both broad-ranging and specialized; and supporting the research activities of its members by representing the field.

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application addressing the specific job description, a CV, a list of four references, and salary requirements to Michael Haley.  Applicants should submit all materials by 9 September, 2011 for full consideration.