American University of Kuwait job ad

College of Arts & Sciences
Electronic Media and Media Studies

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. American education or teaching experience is preferred as is evidence of research activity. Outstanding communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate’s degree and previous employment history. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

Electronic Media (Position Code No. 14-201- ICA 12): Rank Assistant Professor or higher, a full-time position in electronic media. The ideal candidate should be able to teach a variety of classes in radio, television and digital media. The candidate will also possess the necessary expertise required for the development of a new track in electronic media to be housed under the Department of Communication and Media. The ability to teach classes in media studies is a plus. Ph.D. in mass communication is required.

Media Studies (Position Code No. 14-202- ICA 12): Rank Assistant Professor or higher, a full-time position in media studies to teach introductory and advanced courses in the department. The ideal candidate should be able to teach courses in communication research methods and communication theory. The ability to teach courses in PR/advertising is also desirable but is not required. The ideal candidate would also aid in curriculum development and program assessment and carry out other tasks assigned by the Chair. Ph.D. in mass communication is required.

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain the following:
1) Cover letter, detailing the candidate’s specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate’s past experience provides a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying;
2) A current CV;
3) Statement on research and service and statement of teaching methodology, including curricular development that the individual has initiated and executed;
4.) Copies of teaching evaluations if available;
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.
6) Two recent publications /two writing samples;

In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 14, 2015.

Webster University job ad: International Communication

Assistant Professor in International Communication & Media Studies at Webster University

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in International Communication and Media Studies, in our Communications & Journalism Department.  We are seeking a teacher-scholar with the experience and creativity to help us build curriculum in international and comparative communication, media, and culture.  Other areas of interest could include intercultural communication, political communication, communication and development, or other areas of the candidate’s expertise.

The successful candidate will teach in Media Communications or other programs in the Department, including advertising, public relations, or journalism, as well as advising students, and engaging in faculty service and professional development, including scholarship and creative activity.

A record of teaching success, developing track record of successful scholarship, Ph.D., and international experience are required (ABD candidates may be considered). Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for priority consideration, applications should be received by December 5. Interested candidates may submit electronic applications to using the subject line “International Communication.”

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications.  We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities.  Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in five diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and/or sexual orientation.

National University of Singapore job ads 2014

The National University of Singapore is advertising multiple positions:

Two Full /Associate Professor Positions in HEALTH COMMUNICATION

Full /Associate Professor in MEDIA STUDIES

Full /Associate Professor Positions in NEW MEDIA STUDIES AND DEVELOPMENT

Assistant Professor in HEALTH COMMUNICATION


The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments. For details, see their Academic Job Postings.


Postdoc in Media @ Macquarie U (Sydney)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Media
Macquarie University, Sydney

Macquarie University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to be attached to Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley’s ARC Future Fellowship project, Switched-On Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers.

In this role you will be asked to:
Work on a research project about an aspect of Australian newspaper, magazine, radio or television reception history since 1930;
Play an active role in the Centre for Media History’s activities;
Produce excellent research in line with the research strengths of the Faculty and Department including publishing in peer reviewed journals and applying for research grants;
Engage with external stakeholders, the media and the public to disseminate your research.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria below and then upload the response as a separate document during the online application process.

A submitted PhD in media history, Australian history, communications and media, or a related field.
An excellent research and publication track record relative to opportunity.

Salary Package:
Academic Level A salary AUD $62,526 – $84,193 p.a. plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type:
Full-time, 2-year fixed term contract position.

Specific Role Enquiries:
Specific enquiries related to this position should be directed to Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley.

Intending applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the position with Professor Griffen-Foley before applying.

Applications Close:

USC Annenberg Summer Inst on Diversity in Media

The USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture
June 16-20, 2013
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California

We welcome applicants for the inaugural USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture, June 16-20, 2014. The Institute will bring together exemplary doctoral students and faculty members from across the disciplines of Communication and Media Studies and around the nation to discuss issues of race, gender and difference in media, within the shifting conditions of technology, production, circulation and consumption as well as the shifting discourse of difference in the areas of politics, culture and globalization. Approximately 20 doctoral students will be chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors.

The Institute will be divided into workshop sessions that feature current work from Institute faculty (listed below) and research seminars in which all participants present and discuss their own work-in-progress. Speakers in the workshop sessions will examine race, gender, and difference in the media from a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives. The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in current critical debates in Communication and Media Studies.

Applications, including a statement of background and interests and a paper that fits within the Institute’s broad topical range, should be sent to: USC Annenberg Summer Institute, School of Communication, USC Annenberg School, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Applicants should have their faculty advisor send a supporting recommendation to the same address.

The Institute will cover participants’ travel to Los Angeles and housing in USC dormitory space.

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2014
Notification of Participants: April 1, 2014

Institute Faculty:
Sarah Banet-Weiser, USC
Taj Frazier, USC
Nitin Govil, USC
Herman Gray, UC Santa Cruz
Larry Gross, USC
Sarah Gualtierri, USC
Josh Kun, USC
Stacy Smith, USC
Beretta Smith-Shumade, Tulane University S. Craig Watkins, UT Austin

Penn State job ad Int’l Comm

International Communication Faculty Position in Media Studies
Penn State University
College of Communications

The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute to the broad intellectual and creative life of an interdisciplinary media studies program.  To that end, a tenure-track assistant professor position in international communication is available starting August 2014.

Candidates should have demonstrated scholarly interest and teaching expertise in international communication and related topics (e.g., comparative media systems). Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and student advising (including the possibility of graduate-level teaching and mentoring), service on departmental and college committees and the active pursuit of a substantive agenda for scholarly/creative work.  An earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Media Studies, or a related field is preferred, although ABD status will be considered.

The College of Communications at Penn State is home to four departments: Advertising/Public Relations; Film-Video and Media Studies; Journalism; and Telecommunications. In addition, the College offers a master’s degree program in media studies, and a Ph.D. program in mass communications. The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania.  State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational and cultural activities, and excellent public schools. The campus is also within a half-day drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh.

To apply, send a letter describing qualifications, a c.v. detailing teaching and research/creative experience and the names of three to five references to International Communication Faculty Search Committee, College of Communications, Penn State University, 201 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA  16802.  Electronic submissions should include “International Communication Position” in the subject heading.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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


Am U of Beirut job ad

Media and Communication
Assistant Professor

The media studies program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks a media and communication educator for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in research and student advising, and help further expand the media studies program at AUB. The position is to begin September 1, 2014. Appointment is for an initial period of four years.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in media studies, communication, mass communication, journalism studies, or a related media/communication field.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to as_dean AT

Application review will begin on October 1, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted until October 20, 2013.

For more information on this position, please visit

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Nat U Singapore 3 job ads

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has posted ads and seeks to hire for three positions, one at the Assistant Professor level and two at the Associate Professor level. For application info, please visit this website.


1) A tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Communication for July 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field. ABDs are encouraged to apply, but a Ph.D. degree is required by date of appointment. The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear promise of research excellence in health communication. We are interested in candidates who explore health communication using participatory and culture-centered methodologies or approaches. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Health Communication and Communication Management/Public Relations, and work closely with the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at NUS. CARE is a global hub for health communication research that uses participatory and culture-centered methodologies to develop community-driven health communication solutions. Application deadline for this position is: September 30, 2013.

2. Associate Professor in Health Communication and/or Communication Management. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We are interested in scholars who approach communication through new and emergent media perspectives and value diverse research methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in health communication and communication management/public relations, and play active roles in developing the Department’s graduate program and mentoring graduate students.

3. Associate Professor in Media Studies/New Media. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We seek a colleague to conduct teaching and research in one or more of the following specializations in New Media: (a) Freedom of Speech, Regulation, and Control, and (b) Public Discourse and Public Participation. We are interested in scholars with a record of research or a research interest in Asian contexts.

Application deadline for positions two and three: August 31, 2013.

Ramapo College job ad


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION ARTS (MEDIA STUDIES):  The successful candidate will teach courses in media theory and criticism, communication research methods, along with media and public communication campaigns within a global and intercultural context. Sample courses, some which may serve the General Education and Honors programs, include campaigns in media and film, popular culture, persuasion, rhetorical criticism, and the foundation courses in media literacy and speech. This person should also be able to contribute to one or more of the following areas: journalism, cinema studies, writing for public relations and promotions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. Degree; college level teaching experience; evidence of ability to build a record of academic research and creative and/or professional activity in relevant field; record of academic and professional service; professional achievements and/or relevant experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Portfolio of recent creative work, examples of student work, 1-2 page artistic and teaching philosophy and sample course syllabi. Faculty members are expected to maintain active participation in research, scholarship, college governance, service, academic advisement and professional development activities.


Attach resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, and a list of three references to our completed application. Since its beginning, Ramapo College has had an intercultural/international mission. Please tell us how your background, interest and experience can contribute to this mission as well as to the specific position for which you are applying.

Supporting documentation in non-electronic format can be sent to Patricia Keeton, Search Committee Chair, School of Contemporary Arts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position offers an excellent state benefits. To request accommodations call (201- 684-7361 or email pkeeton AT

Ramapo College is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning within a strong liberal arts based curriculum, thus earning the designation “New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College.” Its curricular emphasis includes the liberal arts and sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the professional programs within a residential and sustainable living and learning environment. Organized into thematic learning communities, Ramapo College provides academic excellence through its interdisciplinary curriculum, international education, intercultural understanding and experiential learning opportunities.



U Colorado Denver job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication and New Media

The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Communication and New Media, at the assistant professor level, beginning in August, 2013.

UCD is an urban campus that serves a diverse student body, values community engagement, and seeks top-notch scholars and world-class teachers. The Department of Communication offers B.A. and M.A. degrees and serves 450majors; professors teach on a 2/2 load and perform research and service consistent with peer urban research universities. The successful candidate will teach courses that fall within the Department’s “Media Studies” pathway, which includes such classes as Introduction to Media Studies, Media and Society, and New Media.

Because the Department participates in a joint venture with the International College Beijing, the Department is especially interested in those candidates whose research touches upon issues of globalization and/or international studies. Because the Department is committed to promoting social justice through community engagement and service-learning, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in implementing the study and practice of New Media in the interests of under-resourced communities.

While social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply, the successful candidate will need to work effectively in a Department staffed with colleagues whose work falls largely in the rhetorical and cultural traditions.

The Department strongly prefers candidates with a Ph.D. in communication (or a related discipline); however, candidates who are ABD with significant progress on the dissertation will also be considered. Additional preferred qualities include evidence of superior teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; a track record of leadership in departmental, campus, and disciplinary service capacities; and a proven history of producing significant scholarship.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation,two samples of scholarly activity, and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. Brian L. Ott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver, P.O. Box 173364, CB 176, Denver, CO 80217-3364. In addition to sending hard copies of the materials listed above, applicants must also submit these materials (but not their letters of recommendation) electronically by following the directions. The Assistant Professor position number is 819516 for Department 30095 (Communication).

Candidates with questions about this job description are invited to contact Dr. Ott at AT or at 303-556-6719.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled; preliminary interviews will be conducted at the NCA convention.

UCD is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In fact, because the downtown campus is located in the heart of the city’s commercial, cultural, and recreational district, it attracts a diverse population consisting primarily of commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by UCD’s commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life.