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.

Bilkent University job ad (Turkey)

Public Relations and Advertising at Bilkent University

The Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture at Bilkent University announces openings in the Department of Communication and Design at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Public Relations & Advertising and Media Production. Faculty duties for both positions will include independent and collaborative research and practice, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and supervision of student research.

Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program with publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and similarly selective, scholarly outlets. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated research program capable of attracting external funding. Meaningful professional experience in the field is particularly desirable.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and published work; the relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities; evidence of commitment to teaching; and strength of recommendations. The academic ranking for each successful candidate will be commensurate with his/her prior academic experience.

FIELD-SPECIFIC INDICATIONS

Public Relations & Advertising: Applicants must hold a PhD in Mass Communication or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in professionally oriented courses such as strategic communication campaigns, case studies, international public relations, and professional writing for strategic communication.

Media Production: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Film, Media Arts, or a related field by the date of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and practical experience in production areas such as studio television, video and post-production, visual effects, animation, photography, and multimedia.

All submitted applications must include:
–       CV
–       Statement of teaching philosophy
–       A three-page (maximum) statement of research interests
–       Three letters of reference, with names and addresses of each referee

The completed dossier can be emailed or sent in hard copy to:
Prof. Ayhan Altintas, Dean
Bilkent University
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
06800 Ankara – TURKEY

Applications will be reviewed beginning 14 December 2015 and continuing until the positions are filled.

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***