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Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Fall 2016
Department of Communication

Communication: Trinity University. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication, Fall 2016. Ph.D. required by August start date. Teach six undergraduate classes per year (9 contact hours per semester) with primary teaching responsibilities in the theory, critical study, and practice of advertising.

Candidates would be expected to (a) develop and teach courses in advertising principles, strategy, analytics, and/or copywriting, (b) be active in teaching core communication courses in the department, and (c) contribute to teaching courses in the university’s interdisciplinary general education program. Because our department values the integration of theory and practice, at least one year of professional experience in advertising is strongly preferred.

Trinity University is an independent, highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution with an ideal student-faculty ratio, and excellent facilities, equipment, and services. Embracing the liberal arts and sciences mission of the university, the Department of Communication stresses an integrated, non-sequenced approach to its curriculum. Students in Communication at Trinity build their major upon three core courses: Mass Media, Media Interpretation and Criticism, and Media Audiences. They complete the major by undertaking a Senior Capstone Seminar where they synthesize their understanding of communication theories and practices into a substantial academic, professional, or creative project.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, October 5, 2015.

Women, minorities, and applicants who demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary or liberal arts experience at any level are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate institution transcript(s), a sample of written work, samples of advertising course syllabi, and teaching evaluations from those courses (if available) to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, jennifer.henderson@trinity.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. EEO Employer.



Saint Mary’s College of California

Assistant Professor Tenure Track, Global Communication, School of Liberal Arts

Closing Date/Time: Sat. 10/31/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Faculty contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven (7) courses each academic year. Typical teaching load is six (6) courses with one (1) additional course equivalent reassigned for dedicated work with students. This position is primarily responsible for instruction and curricular development for courses in public communication with an emphasis on contemporary global media. We are particularly interested in scholars with an emphasis in non-Western countries and contexts. A strong commitment to the Communication field is important with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: a) theories and practices of journalism and mass media, b) transnational/transcultural critique, d) strategic mediated communication for social change, e) social movements theory, or f) political economics of global media industries.

While the candidate must have knowledge and experience in teaching their area of specialization within the context of a Public Communication curriculum, a strong understanding and commitment to the broader components of the Communication field is also desired to allow for instruction in general courses within the department, such as lower division intro courses and Senior Capstone, as well as mentoring of internships in the media, and academic advising for undergraduate majors.

Faculty are expected to regularly participate in two core liberal arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Programs and the January Term and serve the College on committees and engage in scholarly activities. The work is collegial in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse campus environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or related field with evidenced teaching experience and scholarship. Candidates must hold a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and research and professional activity at the national level. Candidates should also be committed to a liberal arts education and are expected to participate in departmental and College service activities. Appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to embrace the Lasallian commitment to teaching and learning is required. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education settings should be apparent.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/631984

Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

For earliest consideration and possible interview at the NCA conference, apply by October 1, 2015. For further information, please contact Lori Erokan at le6@stmarys-ca.edu, (925) 631-4048.


John Carroll University


Associate or Assistant Professor of Communication-Integrated Marketing Communication

The Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts seeks a candidate for a full-time tenure track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level to teach in the Integrated Marketing Communication track both at the undergraduate and Master’s levels. The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications: PhD in Integrated Marketing Communication, Public Relations or related field; professional Public Relations experience; experience in teaching courses in PR Writing and Research, Social and Digital Media, Health Communication, and/or other subjects in the candidate’s area of specialty; knowledge and expertise in utilizing technology in IMC campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrable record of culturally-responsive teaching. In addition to a PhD, the associate level position requires at least 7 years of previous teaching experience at the college/ university level.

Additional responsibilities include student advising, assisting in PRSSA advising, service on department and/or university committees, research, mentoring senior capstone projects, and continuing professional development. A demonstrated track-record of working with students, colleagues, and community members that contribute to diverse cultural perspectives related to integrated marketing communication is expected.

John Carroll University is a Catholic, Jesuit University with approximately 3,000 students. The Russert department currently has one of the largest enrollments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers a major in Communication with tracks in: IMC, Visual Media, Journalism, Persuasive and Relational Communication and two minors: General Communication and Theatre Arts. The department’s home in the O’Malley Center includes a television laboratory, an Apple computer lab; and support for faculty development and travel. The department’s curriculum has been recognized by PRSA and has an approved PRSSA chapter. The department is also a member of NCA’s national honor society, Lamda Pi Eta. With the implementation of a new core curriculum in the Fall of 2015, there is opportunity to contribute to new and vibrant curriculum. The department’s namesake, Tim Russert , was a 1972 graduate of John Carroll. Since 2009, the University sponsors one student each year for the Russert Meet the Press Fellowship Visit our website at: http://sites.jcu.edu/russert/

Candidates should send a letter of application, a current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and the names of three references. Summary course evaluations or other evidence of student learning are also appropriate to include. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please submit materials to: Mary E. Beadle, Chair, Russert Department of Communication, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, OH, 44118; telephone: 216 397 4356; fax: 216 397 1759; email: mbeadle@jcu.edu. Online applications are preferred.

John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. JCU will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, age, sex, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any factor protected by law. JCU is committed to inclusion and diversity as constitutive elements of our Jesuit Catholic identity.

John Carroll University’s campus is located in a beautiful, residential suburb of Cleveland, 20 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from scenic countryside. Cleveland is host to a wide variety of industries and has experienced significant growth in the areas of biotechnology, health care and engineering. The city of Cleveland has undergone a series of transformations in recent years in downtown and lakefront development and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center. The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Playhouse Square are all nationally acclaimed cultural centers.

In addition to the wealth of cultural activities that are available, there are numerous opportunities to participate in outdoor activities. The Cleveland Metroparks represents one of the largest interconnected series of parks in the United States and has hiking trails, golf courses, campgrounds and a host of other outdoor activities. Approximately 30 minutes from campus is one of the newest U.S. national Parks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there are 30 state parks within a 2-hour drive, and Lake Erie shores and islands offer boating, swimming and fishing as well as 150 miles of pristine natural coastline.


Southern Methodist University

Assistant Professor of Film & Media Arts

Position Number #49347


The Division of Film & Media Arts is seeking a tenure-track candidate to join a creative and productive faculty and student body located in one of the leading media markets in the nation. We are looking for a top?notch production colleague who will take an active role in expanding and strengthening a growing department. The ideal candidate is one who can effectively shape a new generation of storytellers for a convergent media landscape, and can maintain a high-caliber creative output. Teaching will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in film and media production, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise and interest.


Minimum qualifications: MFA or equivalent is required, along with previous teaching experience, and experience in media production techniques and fundamentals.


Preferred qualifications: Experience in television, documentary, and/or new media production. Other potential areas of expertise or interest can include editing, animation, special effects, production design, directing, screenwriting, producing, and programming. The tenure-track position is funded with a start date in August 2016.


Application: Please submit the following: vita, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future creative production interests, along with a portfolio of completed work. We encourage digital applications: E-mailed files should be saved to the smallest size, preferably in .pdf format, with any appropriate links to websites. All emailed materials may be sent to film@smu.edu and all mailed information directed to: Chair, Search Committee, SMU Division of Film & Media Arts, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0113. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 30, 2015. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled, and will notify applicants of its employment decisions only after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


Division of Film & Media Arts

The Division of Film & Media Arts guides its students through the practical and conceptual aspects of film and related media, and encourages interdisciplinary connections to related fields. The Division plays an active role in the annual Dallas International Film Festival and is affiliated on campus with the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. Our faculty includes a uniquely-talented group of scholars, writers, and award-winning filmmakers. Our alumni have become successful industry professionals with distinctions that include Emmys, a student Academy Award, and various film festival awards. We award the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Masters of Arts degrees. Visit the Meadows School and the Division’s web site for detailed information http://smu.edu/meadows/



SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields. Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary programs, sciences, engineering, business and medicine.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work;
  • hold appointments as a Lecturers in a department and/or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellows in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track;
  • teach one course each of the second and third academic years;
  • are in residence for the fall, winter and spring terms, and during one of two summer terms;
  • receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL);
  • off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave.
  • are not asked to teach basic language courses;
  • have access to college resources such as the library and computing center;
  • do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space.

Stipend and resources
Society Fellowships normally run for up to 34 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on June 30th of the final year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $4,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs.

Applicants for the 2016 – 2019 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016, should supply a letter from their home institution indicated that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before November 1, 2016.

Application and process
Applications are accepted through Interfolio [apply.interfolio.com/30641] and must be received on or before October 15, 2015. Applicants are expected to consult with a relevant colleague at Dartmouth before submitting their application. A complete application packet consists of the following:

  • a personal statement (of no longer than 1,500 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy,
  • a statement answering the question “What can Dartmouth do for me?” (250 word limit),
  • a statement: “I think I can contribute to Dartmouth in the following ways” (250 word limit),
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • three confidential letters of recommendation, and
  • relevant academic transcripts.

Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.

Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Society of Fellow’s Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations for appointments to the Provost.


2016 Conference- International Society for Media, Religion and Culture

The conference of the International Society for Media Religion and Culture will be held in Seoul, Korea in August 2016.  The deadline for conference submissions will be in December 2015.




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