Zayed University job ad (United Arab Emirates)

ZAYED UNIVERSITY
Dean College of Communication and Media Sciences

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 1000 faculty and staff serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, arts and culture, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences
Communication and information are vital to the development of the United Arab Emirates. The College of Communication and Media Sciences is dedicated to excellence in professional education to serve the nation, the Gulf region and the global community. The College’s vision is to be nationally and regionally recognized as a premier provider of bilingual education, scholarship, and outreach in the discipline of communication and its professional fields of study.

The College’s mission is to graduate students who:
” Understand the role of mass communication in Islamic and global cultures;
” Master written, oral, and visual skills in English and Arabic;
” Use digital media technologies thoughtfully and appropriately;
” Value truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
” Think critically, are innovative, and engage in dialogue;
” Contribute to the body of knowledge in mass communication from the Gulf region;
” Assist in the future development of the UAE and the global community.

Today, the College has 30 full-time faculty representing 17 nationalities teaching in four specializations: Integrated Strategic Communications, Film and Video Communications, Converged Media, and Tourism and Cultural Communications. It offers its full curriculum on both campuses toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media Sciences. The College also offers a Master of Arts in Communications with a Specialization in Strategic Public Relations and a Master of Arts in Communications with a Specialization in Tourism and Cultural Communication.

The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with written, oral, and visual communication skills vital to the development of private and public institutions and enterprises in the UAE. It focuses on a broad education in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences, as well as in the professional crafts of written, oral, and visual communication. Students are well-prepared to put words, visuals, and sound together in ways that are meaningful, effective, aesthetically pleasing, and interesting.

All majors take introductory courses in Media Storytelling, Applied Digital Communication, and Public Speaking, as well as advanced courses in Research Methods, Media Law and Ethics, Media Criticism, and Leadership Communication.

The College is committed to diversity. Diversity means the ever-present interaction of different nationalities, races, genders, social classes, special needs, religions, views, perspectives, and beliefs. The College’s model for diversity and inclusiveness means nurturing the acceptance and respect for these differences among students, faculty, and staff in a safe and positive academic environment within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the UAE.

The Opportunity
The Dean of the College of Communication and Media Sciences will have a unique opportunity to lead one of the founding colleges at Zayed University, which will celebrate its 16th year in 2015-2016. The College has applied for accreditation with the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). It completed its self-study and hosted an official site team visit in October 2014. One of 51 programs world-wide accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA), CCMS was the first academic unit at Zayed University to be accredited by an international agency. Graduates from the Integrated Strategic Communications specialization who meet the requirements of the accredited program are awarded the IAA Certificate of Completion. The College has active student chapters of the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

The Responsibilities
Supported by his/her leadership team, the Dean will be expected to:
” Develop a dynamic long-term strategy for the College that advances the University’s mission and goals.
” Promote an understanding of the College’s and the University’s mission and goals via its faculty, students, staff, and curricula.
” Develop and sustain a curriculum aligned with ACEJMC standards and guidelines.
” Provide academic leadership to the College faculty.
” Engage in active, assertive faculty recruitment and retention.
” Continuously work to improve the quality of instruction in the College.
” Implement the College’s graduate programs and initiate new programs as appropriate.
” Advance the College’s research agenda and activity.
” Expand the College’s outreach and community engagement program.
” Establish and maintain close relationships with the UAE business community.
” Prepare the College strategic/operational plans and related budget proposals.
” Collaborate with Student Affairs to sustain a positive learning environment and address issues of mutual concern such as academic integrity.
” Assure a strong presence of the Dean and College leadership on both campuses.
” Establish academic alliances and partnerships with local schools, other institutions within the UAE, and leading international universities.
” Lead the College’s participation in the University’s fund raising activity.
” Develop and oversee the College’s budget.

The Requirements
” A minimum of three years of proven successful administrative leadership experience at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, or Assistant Dean in an ACEJMC-accredited university.
” Demonstrated success as a teacher and scholar with at least five years of successful full-time teaching in a recognized university or college.
” Experience in a learning outcomes-based, assessment-rich, educational institution.
” Evidence of leadership in the development of new programs that meet international standards and success in building teamwork and creating a shared vision.
” Ability to work with faculty from diverse cultures and nationalities and across disciplinary lines.
” Patience and tolerance for ambiguity and change, and a high energy level.
” International experience is preferred.

The Benefits
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates. Housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please visit our web site http://www.zu.ac.ae and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The start date for the new dean is August 2015.

Giovanna Dell’Orto Researcher Profile

Giovanna Dell'OrtoGiovanna Dell’Orto is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on international mass communication, particularly the role of the media and mediated discourses in international affairs, historically and currently. Her latest book, “AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present” (Cambridge University Press, 2015), reveals for the first time the story behind the stories that have brought the world home to America, focusing on changing journalistic practices. In 2013, she published two books: “American Journalism and International Relations” (Cambridge University Press), a monograph on the interplay between US foreign correspondence and foreign policy over 160 years, and “Reporting at the Southern Borders” (Routledge), an edited volume on journalism and immigration at the southern frontiers of the US and the EU.

Dr. Dell’Orto received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota in 2004. She has also worked as reporter and editor for The Associated Press, most recently in the capacity of immigration reporter. She is the author of two monographs (“Giving Meanings to the World”, 2002, and “The Hidden Power of the American Dream”, 2008), which dealt with international journalism and its ability to construct images across national borders. Together with Professor Emerita Hazel Dicken-Garcia, she has also authored a book about journalists’ understanding of First Amendment rights, “Hated Ideas and the American Civil War Press” (2007).

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Chinese U Hong Kong job ad

Chinese University of Hong Kong
School of Journalism and Communication
CUHK Job Ref. 1213/146(737)/2

The School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the post Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor. Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication.

The appointee will teach courses in journalism and communication, particularly mass communication, critical communication theories and cultural studies.

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

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

[Note: Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (under Ref. no. 1112/049/2) need not re-apply on this occasion.]

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer and housing benefits for eligible appointees.

The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure:
Application forms are obtainable
(a) at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong; or
(c) by fax polling at (852)3943 1461.

Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, should be sent to the School of Journalism and Communication, Room 202, Humanities Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by post or by e-mail to com AT cuhk.edu.hk.

Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

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U Macau job ad

Distinguished / Full Professor of Communication Studies
Department of Communication
University of Macau

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives, including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected 40% increase in student enrollment and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH) invites applications for the position of Distinguished or Full Professor of Communication Studies. The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to BA and MA degrees embracing the full range of the field, including Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, New Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Cinema, International and Intercultural Communication and Media Production. It also hosts a lively PhD programme. The Department wishes to make a strategic appointment at a senior level that can both contribute to and complement existing departmental emphases. While the post is open to applicants from any area of Communication Studies, we are especially interested in candidates with leading international reputations for their research and whose academic expertise is relevant to the concerns of Macau, the Greater China region and/or Southeast Asia. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full leadership role in the department; where appropriate, this may include serving as Department head.
For academic enquiries, please contact FSH.Comm.enquiry AT umac.mo

Qualifications Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field, an international reputation for excellence in research, a distinguished publication record, a record of quality in teaching, experience working with graduate students and experience in curriculum design. The candidate should also possess excellent organizational qualities, communication skills and leadership ability. Candidates must be fluent in English and able to lecture and publish research in English. Ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, but is not necessary for the appointment.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2013. Position and Remuneration Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Review of applications will commence on 31 October 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure
Application should include a current curriculum vitae in English.
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details and apply ONLINE at Jobs AT UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment/). Other contact points are:
Human Resources Office, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau, Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment/, E-mail: vacancy AT umac.mo

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower position under special circumstances. ***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

U Macau job ad

Full Professor and Department Head in Communication Studies
University of Macau

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The university is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH) invites applications for the position of Full Professor and Department Head in the following area:

Communication Studies

The Communication Department currently offers broad-based curricula leading to BA, MA and PhD degrees. Current faculty work in areas as diverse as Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, New Media, Media and Cultural Studies, International and Intercultural Communication, and Media Production with emphases in quantitative, qualitative and critical approaches. FSH hopes to appoint a Department Head who can both contribute to and complement existing departmental emphases. The post is open to applicants from any area of Communication Studies. We are especially interested in candidates whose academic expertise or research programme is relevant to the concerns of Macau, the Greater China region and/or Southeast Asia.

Qualifications
Candidates should possess a PhD, a record of outstanding teaching, an international research reputation with a strong publication record in international journals, experience working with graduate students and experience in curriculum design. The candidate should also possess excellent organizational qualities, communication skills, leadership ability and experience in administrative posts. The successful candidate will be appointed as Head of the Department. Candidates must be fluent in English and able to lecture and publish research in English. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an asset, but is not necessary for the appointment.

Selected candidate may assume duty as early as January 2012. Later dates of appointment are also possible.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12%, while after various discretionary exemptions the effective income tax rate has been around 5% – 7%.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FSH/DCOM/CS/09/2012). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration. Other contact points are:

Human Resources Office
University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau
Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo
Tel: +853 8397 8593 or +853 8397 8592;  Fax: +853 8397 8694 or +853 2883 1694

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

Chapman U jobs

Chapman University seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Communication Studies, which is a part of the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs.  Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.  More information about the university is available at www.chapman.edu.  The growing Chapman University Communication Studies faculty has a high-profile record of publication in top-tier journals, leadership in regional and national communication associations, and a track record of innovative scholarship and teaching/ learning practices.

1. The department invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position.  Candidates should have primary expertise in one of the core content areas of the department:  Interpersonal, Organizational, Global/Intercultural and/or Mass Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

2. The department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates should have primary expertise in Mass Communication and/or New Media, with a secondary interest in Interpersonal, Organizational, and/or Global/Intercultural Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by August 1, 2012.  Applicants should possess an excellent scholarship record commensurate with their level of experience, evidenced by publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.  A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education is required.

The department, College, and University value personalized faculty collaboration with undergraduate students.  The new faculty member will be expected to advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities. The College encourages interdisciplinary work across departments, schools, and colleges; the department is interested in scholars with innovative ideas about interdisciplinary courses or programs which explore innovative, new, or emerging communication media and the arts, business, sciences, and education.

Applications must be complete by Friday, October 14, 2011.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, portfolio or selected research publications as appropriate, copies of the past two years’ teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of professional recommendation.  Materials and inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Jennifer L. Bevan, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, California 92866
bevan@chapman.edu

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.

American U Beirut job ad

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT
Media Studies
Assistant/Associate/Full professor

The media studies program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks a media educator at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The position is to begin September 15, 2012. Appointment is for an initial period of four years. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in media studies, communication, mass communication, anthropology, sociology, or a related field focused on media studies.

For more information on this position and on how to apply, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/

All application materials should be received by November 10, 2011, when review of applications will take place.