Gulf University for Science & Technology 3 Job Ads (Kuwait)

Three Open-Rank Positions: Digital Media Production/Emerging Media/Strategic Communication at Gulf University for Science and Technology

The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university with a current enrollment of approximately 3,600 students. GUST currently offers programs in the Arts and Sciences, as well as Business—including an MBA.

The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) invites applications for three open-rank, full-time positions. All candidates are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant field by the time of application and have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement. Research interests in the MENA region are welcomed but not expected.

Position 1: Media Production/Broadcast Specialist
The ideal candidate will have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in the areas of broadcasting and digital media production. Experience in radio or television broadcast production preferred. Teaching responsibilities include fundamentals of broadcasting, field production courses and mass media management. Additional skills such as cinematography, editing, audio production or digital storytelling an asset. The candidate will play a leadership role in the evolution of our current broadcasting concentration into a broader emphasis on multimedia production on set, on location, and online.

Position 2: Emerging Media
Candidate sought with expertise on the social impacts of digital media, as well as the effective application and evaluation of social media tools. Specialized interest in digital media production, strategic communication, media regulation or visual communication would complement both the current and future curriculum. Teaching expectations include media theory, social media planning and evaluation, writing for the media and general mass communication courses in line with the candidate’s background and interests.

Position 3: Strategic Communication

Candidate sought with expertise in strategic communication, international/intercultural public relations or other related areas. Interest in or experience with community engagement and social responsibility is highly desirable. Teaching expectations include a range of PR courses, as well as communication campaigns, advertising, integrated marketing communication, persuasive writing or political communication. Those with professional experience are especially welcome.

The Department of Mass Communication and Media offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. There are approximately 500 majors overall with the largest majority concentrating in PR. The MCM department prides itself on an active and collegial academic environment with a strong commitment to experiential learning. The department expects its first American accreditation by Fall 2017. All instruction is in English.

GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for dependents, private medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to visit our vacancies page and fill out the online form for the corresponding position. Then upload supporting documents, including a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references. A confirmation of the submission will be sent immediately.

Review of applications begins in December 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

CSU San Marcos job ad

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Communication
California State University San Marcos

The department consists of ten tenure track faculty and thirteen lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to approximately 800 students.  The revised Mass Media program will prepare students to understand the complexities of building and managing careers in media industries and occupations. 

Minimum requirements for the position include:  Ph.D. in Communication (or closely allied fields such as Media Studies), with an emphasis on emerging media. A Ph.D. must be in hand by August, 2014. Applicants must possess active research and teaching programs in media, and demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

Preferred requirements for the position include:
The successful candidate will have teaching and research expertise in comparative or critical qualitative research on emerging media. This may include but is not limited to game studies, social media, convergent media, and mobile communication in relation to issues of culture, social justice, and globalization.  Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will:
*       Teach core courses serving students in the Mass Media BA degree program within the Department of Communication, specifically but not limited to Mass Media Theory, Mass Media Technology, and Global Media.
*       Develop and teach upper division electives in their area of expertise, aligned with the three cornerstones of a newly revised Mass Media BA degree program: Theory and Application, Social and Cultural Impacts, Media History and Trends.
*       Connect the technical skills of Mass Media majors to critically analyzing and engaging with media in a variety of contexts.
*       Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications.
*       Represent the interests of the Department of Communication in a proposed interdisciplinary Convergent Journalism Minor.
*       Engage with the community through department, college, university, discipline, and community service.
*       Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission.

Applications must include:
*       Cover Letter
*       Curriculum vitae
*       Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired qualifications
*       Reprints of representative publications
*       Transcripts that include relevant course work
*       Two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities
*       In a 1-page, single-spaced statement, applicants should demonstrate intercultural competence with and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service.
*       Three current letters of recommendation
*       Faculty Application
Submit application.
A review of application will begin on December 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Requests for information should be addressed to:
Prof. Liliana Rossmann, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of background checks. Should the results of the background checks not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.  The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

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job ad – U Michigan

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

The University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for tenure track positions.  Expanding department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the mass media. We seek top scholars to complement current faculty interests and strengths.  We anticipate filling two positions. Anticipated starting date for all positions is September 1, 2012. All areas will be considered, with a special interest in the following areas:

Global Media, Modernity and Modernization.  Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to the relationships between media and economic development; comparative media systems; sociological and/or ethnographic analyses of international and/or global media institutions; comparative analyses of journalistic practices, news organizations and newsworthiness; the impact of traditional and emerging media on democratic institutions and/or protest movements outside of the United States; the impact of emerging media on deliberative processes outside the United States.

Media and the Environment.  Department of Communication Studies and Program in the Environment (PitE) seek applicants for a tenure track/tenured position.  Our units emphasize interdisciplinary study of the mass media and the environment, respectively. Areas of particular interest are how the news media cover environmental issues, including climate change, energy use, sustainability; analyses of public service, corporate, or other persuasive campaigns about the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change; media effects on public knowledge about the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change; the role of new media in promulgating information about and affecting knowledge of the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change.

Completed Ph.D. by September 2012 expected.  All applicants must upload a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and three letters of recommendation.  All application materials must be submitted electronically to http://sitemaker.umich.edu/onlinefacultyapplicationsystem

For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by September 23rd. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.