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For the 2008-2009 job search season

This page covers communication studies/communications and mass communication (advertising, journalism, PR).


Positions Open--Please move jobs down the list of categories as you find out information and then delete the outdated information Edit

  • Boston College (research methods)
  • Cal State Chico (rhetoric)
  • Cal State Long Beach (communication theory)
  • Catholic University
  • Central Michigan University (3: new media, PR, visual)
  • Coastal Carolina University (PR)
  • Dominican University (Rhetoric)
  • Duquesne University (broadcast/electronic media)
  • Eastern Illinois University (interpersonal/intercultural)
  • Fort Lewis College (new media/convergence)
  • Gonzaga (2 positions in Communication Arts)
  • Iowa State (human computer interaction)
  • Lehigh University (new media/convergence)
  • Louisiana State (media law/print journalism)
  • Marist College (sports broadcasting)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (3 positions: communication disorders, interpersonal communication, rhetoric)
  • Niagara University (Social Marketing)
  • Northwestern University-Medill (integrated marketing communications)
  • Ohio University (3: health comm, rhetoric/public advocacy, technology)
  • Penn State (2: telecom/"Digital society", interpersonal)
  • Pepperdine (2: interpersonal/intercultural, PR/advertising)
  • Purdue University (PR)
  • Queens College (media historian)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (interpersonal)
  • Salve Regina University (journalism)
  • Seattle University (social interaction)
  • St. Bonaventure (advertising)
  • SUNY Albany (interpersonal and health)
  • SUNY New Paltz (interpersonal)
  • SUNY New Paltz (electronic media)
  • Syracuse University (2: advertising, newpaper journalism)
  • Temple (advertising)
  • Texas A & M (health)
  • Texas Christian University (2: advertising, journalism)
  • Texas State University, San Marcos (organizational rhetoric/rhetorical methods)
  • Texas Tech University (2: advertising, PR)
  • University of Alabama (Interpersonal/ Intercultural) (Organizational)
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (Organizational, Small Group, and/or Interpersonal Communication)
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock (Applied Communication)
  • University of California, San Diego (film/new media)
  • University of Cincinnati (new media)
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (advertising/new media, law*(law is cancelled))
  • University of Colorado-Denver (communication and diversity)
  • University of Denver (intercultural)
  • University of Florida (advertising)
  • University of Illinois (3: 2 advertising, interpersonal)
  • University of Iowa (2: interpersonal and rhetoric)
  • University of Maryland (2: both PR)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2: media and society, quantitative research)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (intercultural/international/global)
  • University of Michigan (political comm)
  • University of Minnesota (3: journalism, history/mass comm, PR)
  • University of Missouri (2: interpersonal, political comm)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (health)
  • University of Puget Sound (comm studies - theory and research)
  • University of San Francisco (interpersonal/social interaction)
  • University of South Carolina (3: health comm (1), mass comm (2)--all open rank)
  • University of Tampa (advertising)
  • University of Tennessee (2: sports journalism/new media journalism)
  • University of Texas-Austin (4: 2 advertising, communication and humanities, health comm)
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison (strat comm)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (intercultural/global)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2: advertising, online publishing)
  • Vanderbilt University (rhetoric/public address)
  • Washington State University (intercultural/international media)
  • West Virginia University (open specialty)


New Positions Announced (Dec 08 onward) Edit

since no one seems to feel comfortable deleting old info, we can at least have a separate section for new info

  • Emerson College (Director of basic comm. course)
  • Mansfield University (Organizational)
  • New York City College of Technology (Speech)
  • Portland State
  • Saginaw Valley State University (interpersonal)
  • Salve Regina University (journalism)
  • University of Portland (2 positions)
    • I can't find either of the U of Portland job listings. Can you tell me where they are listed? They were in the latest CRTNET e-mail.
    • Yes they were -- December 1 "CRTNET: Position Announcements #10659." It's the last job, posted by Jeff Kerssen-Griep.
  • University of Denver (relational/family)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (Mass Comm Generalist)
  • Temple University (Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media)


Requested More Information Edit

  • Catholic University (10/12)
  • Marquette (letters of recommendation)
  • Texas State University, San Marcos (letter rec'd 9/16)
  • Texas State University, San Marcos (Letter rec'd 10/14)
  • UC San Diego (Communication and the Person) Letters of recommendation (1/22)- how did you find this out? My electronic app still says "letter not requested" even though they said letter requests were automatic upon submission of the application...

A: One of my letter writers told me, and then I confirmed by chkng the online application. (2/2)

--Follow up Q: Does anyone know if the recruiting dept at UCSD has to activate the recommendation letter request? I'm in the same boat: status reads "letter not requested" but I thought letters were automatically requested by the application system. If the dept has to take action that would both explain long delay between app deadline and website update as well as explain why some people's status never changes from "letter not requested"--i.e., those folks didn't make the next cut. Anyone know? --I was told not to read anything into the letter requested/not requested status. Haven't seen where they've scheduled phone/on campus interviews, so maybe we're all still in the game.

-- what is the norm in Communication? to ask for all letters or, like in anthropology, to only ask the long-list? why was someone advised not to read too much into some people being asked, and other not. Seems like a long=list cut to me!

--on campus scheduled 2/6


Phone Interview Edit

  • Augustana (rhetoric/forensics)
  • Ball State University (rhetoric)
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • Catholic University (12/9)
  • College of Charleston
  • Colgate University
  • Fairfield University (digital journalism), 09-10, 2008
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Fordham Univesity
  • Hiram College (rhetoric): emailed 12/4
  • Hofstra
  • Iowa State (PR): scheduled for 10/10
  • James Madision University (Digital Journalism): Mid Nov.
  • Lewis and Clark (forensics)
  • Memphis (rhetoric of medicine, health communication)
  • Michigan Technological University (which position?)
    • Comm & Cultural Studies--Humanities Dept
  • Middle Tennessee State University (rhetoric)
  • Millersville University
  • Ohio University (rhetoric)
  • Pepperdine (communication)
  • South Dakota State University (rhetoric)
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY New Paltz (electronic media)
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage (journalism)
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Missouri (Pol Com)
  • University of North Texas (Feminist Rhetoric)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
  • Wayne State

Meeting at NCA Edit

  • James Madison University (Conflict position)
  • Dartmouth
  • Fairfield University
  • Syracuse University (critical/cultural studies & rhetoric)
  • Ball State University (rhetoric)
  • University of Illinois (interpersonal)
  • Dominican University (contacted on 11/11) (rhetoric)
  • SUNY New Paltz (interpersonal)
  • Gustavus Adolphus
  • Willamette
  • Lewis and Clark (rhetoric/forensics)
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • SIU-Edwardsville
  • Northeastern (rhetoric) -- contacted via email 11/15
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln (rhetoric) -- contacted via email 11/15
  • Cal State Long Beach (comm theory)
  • University of North Texas (rhetoric) contacted 11/18 via email
  • St. Mary's College (media, technologies & culture) contacted 11/1 via email, schedule finalized 11/18.
  • NCA gossip reports that Vanderbilt is doing interviews at NCA, although emails suggest that applications will not be reviewed until 1/1/09
*I would not trust this gossip.* -- why? 
     Vandy did interviews at NCA 
      As I understand it, they did not do "interviews" at all, but the most preliminary of informal, non-committal conversations  
      with some members of the applicant pool who were unknown to them. These are clearly not interviews in the traditional sense  
      and probably should not be interpreted as such. 
   Certainly.  That should be said/assumed for many of the NCA interviews.  I think the point is that they seem to have gone through the selection process for at least the first cut.  They met with candidates but not ALL candidates.
  • Saginaw Valley State University


Rejection Letter Received Edit

  • Albion College, 12/17
  • Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania - letter dated Nov 10 but arrived on Dec 1.
  • Arizona State University, 12/2
  • Babson College 01/09- They already select candidates for campus interviews.
  • Boston College (research methods) 11/24
  • Catholic University of America
  • Central College (commmunication studies/media studies) 12/05 - letter triumphantly states they already have done on-campus interviews and had top candidate accept.
  • College of New Jersey (journalism) January
  • Concordia College (basic course director position) 10/22
  • Dartmouth (speech position, November 7th)
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University (Interpersonal/Relational), 12/21
  • DePaul University (Media)
  • Fairfield University (Digital Journalism), 12/10
  • Frankline Pierce (Media Studies) (01/30)
  • Hiram College (email 12/19)
  • Indiana University -- Journalism (letter late January)
  • Lehigh University (new media) December
  • Macalester College (Theory and Practice of New Media) 12/10
  • Massey University (New Zealand, Media Studies) e-mail, 11/26
  • Merrimack College (Mass Communication)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (rhetoric position), email, 1/8
  • Middle Tennessee State University (interpersonal)
  • Millersville University (snail-mail, 3/30)
  • Northeastern (rhetoric)
  • Northwestern (Medill school, 11/1)
  • Northwestern (MTS, 12/17) Was it an e-mail rejection or a regular letter? -snail mail letter.
  • Pace Univ - (3/10) snail mail, addressed to generic applicant and photocopied; some search committees are just plain classy
  • Portland State University (136 applicants, they've made the medium-short-list cut down to 12 for 2 positions) -- snailmail letter 2/5
  • Seattle University - letter received 2/2
  • Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville--letter arrived 3/13
  • Southwestern University--letter arrived 1/24
  • SUNY Albany (e-mail rejection note on Dec 18)
  • Syracuse University (CCS/rhetoric)- email 12/5
  • Texas Christian University (TV Studies)- letter 12/19
  • Texas A&M (Health Comm Position)
  • Texas A&M (int'l comm/global media & systems) - letter rec'd 1/8; they have selected small group of candidates for on-campus interviews.
  • Texas State University--San Marcos, letter rec'd 12/19, notes they interviewed two candidates and one accepted the offer
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Denver -- letter arrived 12/22 via mail, indicated interviews completed and candidate accepted position.
  • University of Colorado Denver (Diversity) Sweetest rejection email ever, 12/03
  • University of Iowa (rhetoric), email 1/12
  • University of North Texas, letter stating that the position has ben filled 3/24
  • University of Puget Sound (snail-mail letter, received 3/9)
  • University of South Carolina (snail-mailed letter dated Dec 11)
  • University of Southern California (Annenberg, race/ethnicity) -- after a campus interview; email said job was offered to someone else, who presumably accepted
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Intercultural) -- letter arrived 12/22 by mail, indicated that position has been filled.
  • University of Wisconsin - Richland (Communication) -- rejection letter received 2/19 by mail.
  • Vanderbilt (rhetoric) -- email arrived 1/13, said position was offered to Paul Stob
  • Willamette - due to budget constraints, the position was reduced to a temporary 1 year, so the dept decided to go in a

"different direction." Has applied for a tenure track line for '10

Scheduled On-Campus Interviews Edit

  • Appalachian State University
  • Augustana (Debate/Rhetoric)
  • Ball State University (Rhetoric)
  • Ball State University (Basic Course)
  • Butler University
  • Cleveland State (Health Comm)
  • Colorado State University (conflict)
  • Colgate University (Rhetoric Postdoc)
  • Columbia College (cultural studies)
  • Dartmouth
  • Denison (intercultural)
  • DePaul University (media studies)
  • Dominican (Rhetoric)
  • Eastern IL University (Basic Course)
  • Fairfield University (Digital journalism)
  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)
  • Georgia State University
  • Gonzaga University (Comm Arts)
  • Gustavus Adolphus
  • Iowa State (speech communication)
  • Keene State College (NH) (journalism and new media)
  • King's College (journalism)
  • Lewis and Clark (Rhetoric/Forensics)
  • Mary Washington U. (journalism/new media)
  • Michigan Technological University (Humanities Dept)
  • Millersville University
  • Northeastern (rhetoric)
  • Northwestern (pub spkg)
  • Ohio State (social influence)
  • Ohio State (health comm)
  • Penn State (interpersonal)
  • Point Park U. (digital) journalism
  • Roger Williams (online journalism)
  • Rutgers (global media/democracy, social networks)--also still reviewing apps (date? deadline was 11/30 but I think they started scheduling interviews before that, have not heard from them since I sent my application) … 12/19 (media search for SCILS) email saying they are still reviewing over 200 apps, will tell candidates more at the end of January....2/10- anyone heard from Rutgers? 2/21- Really poor communication on this search- after e-mail stating they will tell candidates more at the end of Jan, no communication.
  • Rutgers (health)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (interpersonal)
  • Southern IL University-Edwardsville (Generalist)
  • Southwestern University (race/transnational media)
  • Syracuse University (advertising)
  • Syracuse University (rhetoric & critical/cultural)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Arkansas (Org, Small Group, and/or Interpersonal)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Applied)
  • University of California, San Diego, Communication and the Person, 2/6/09
  • University of Cincinnati (communication and race/ethnicity)
  • University of Colorado Denver (Diversity)
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois (advertising)
  • University of Iowa (rhetoric and interpersonal)
  • University of Minnesota (strategic communication)
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of North Texas (Feminist & Critical/Cultural)
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
  • University of Southern California (race/ethnicity)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (media/cultural studies)
  • West Virginia University
  • Willamette

Search Cancelled Edit

  • Arcadia University - "postponed because of uncertain economic situation" (received letter dated 12/18)
  • Arizona State University (2: rhetoric and sexuality or ethnicity; rhetoric and critical cultural studies) - cancelled as of 12/17
  • Austin College - Rhetoric/Critical
  • Colorado State University - Pop Culture - letter 1/26/09
  • Clemson University - Organizational - letter 1/15/09
  • Fordham University
  • Hofstra (rhetoric) (received letter 1/14)
  • Northern Arizona University (received letter 12/23)
  • Ithaca College (Intercultural Communication)
  • Ohio University (Rhetoric and Public Culture)- email 1/14
  • Penn State - telecom/"Digital society" (e-mail sent out Nov 4, 2008)
  • Seton Hall (journalism)
  • South Carolina - Rhetoric
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • University of Colorado Denver (comm and diversity) - as of 1/21, "not 'frozen' but on pause for now because the economy's in the tank" ... this is after all campus interviews were completed
  • University of Idaho
  • UMass Amherst - International/Global
  • UMass Amherst - News and Society
  • UMass Amherst - Qualitative
  • UMass Amherst - Quantitative
  • UMinnesota-Twin Cities - Journalism History
  • Muhlenberg College
  • USC-Aiken - generalist and PR
  • University of San Francisco- Public Speaking
  • Villanova University - Rhetoric
  • Villanova University - Performance Studies
  • U Mizzou - Political Communication
  • University of Washington Tacoma - New Media and Media Writing: "frozen" indefinitely
  • Washington State - Strategic Communication "frozen" until at least 1/1
    • Has anyone heard from Washington State about other positions? Are all 7 positions frozen?
      • My email said the freeze was University wide, but they re-posted the call for a chair on the NCA site. Not sure what to think.
  • Whitman College - Film Studies (letter dated 12/17 but received 1/21)
  • Governors State University (Illinois)
  • Lake Erie College (Ohio)


Position Accepted Edit

  • Appalachian State University
  • Ball State University (Rhetoric)
  • Ball State University (Basic Course)
  • Butler University (Critical Media)

-Are you the one who accepted the job at Butler or are you answering on behalf of someone else? If it is you, congratulations!

  • Cal State Chico (Rhetoric)
  • Cal State Long Beach (Com Theory)
  • Colorado State University (Conflict)
  • Elizabethtown College (New Media and Humanities) 12/8
  • Northeastern (rhetoric)
  • Ohio State (Social Influence)
  • Southwestern University (Race/Ethnicity and Media)
  • Susquehanna University (broadcast/new media, convergence journalism)
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Arkansas (Org/Small Group/Interpersonal)
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Digital Journalism)
  • University of Alabama (Org. Comm)
  • University of Alabama (Intercultural)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (Org. Comm).
  • University of Memphis (Rhetoric)
  • University of Nebraska (Rhetoric)
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Vanderbilt University (Rhetoric)

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