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Last year's page: Communication and Media Studies 2016-2017

Other relevant pages: Film Studies 2017-2018, Rhetoric/Composition 2018 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2018

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Communication and Media Studies Jobs for Academic Year 2018-2019Edit

Arizona State University (AZ)Edit

  • The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is seeking two assistant professors to teach and conduct research in digital media and audience engagement. Required qualifications for the assistant professor positions are a Ph.D. with an emphasis on traditional and emerging quantitative and qualitative research techniques, multivariate statistical analysis, analytics tools and software.
  • Application deadline: September 15, 2017, or if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
  • Please go to https://cronkite.asu.edu/jjobs to read the full announcement.
  • Link to Ad: [1]
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Auburn University (AL)Edit

  • The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Journalism beginning fall semester, Aug. 16, 2018.
  • Responsibilities: The candidate’s primary teaching assignments will involve teaching multimedia, design and data visualization. Candidates should be proficient in teaching the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Applicants may offer other areas of teaching and/or research specialization in journalism, such as international, sport, political, business, photojournalism or media law. The successful candidate will have taught or have an interest in developing online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities.
  • Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication and more than three years of professional television news experience. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for an ABD candidate requires the earned doctorate by the Aug. 16, 2018 start date. If the candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2019. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching collegiate-level journalism courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.
  • Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/
  • Review of applications will begin Sept. 8, 2017, and continue until a candidate is selected.
  • Link to Ad: [2]
  • List Updates Here:

Carleton College (MN)Edit

  • Assistant Professor - Women's & Gender Studies and Cinema & Media Studies
  • The Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGST) and Cinema and Media Studies department (CAMS) at Carleton College invites applications for a joint tenure-track position in LGBTQ Studies, starting September 1, 2018. The teaching load is five courses over three ten-week terms—three courses in WGST and two courses in CAMS. We are particularly interested in applicants who will strengthen the departments’ commitments to students from underrepresented groups.
  • To apply, please visit the Carleton College web site at jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and contact information for three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2017.  In your letter of application, please describe your preparation for teaching WGST 112 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies as well as additional courses in WGST and CAMS you would like to propose, and your experience advising undergraduate students developing advanced research or analysis papers and projects.
  • Link to Ad: [3]
  • List Updates Here:

San Diego State University (CA)Edit

  • The School of Communication at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Communication, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall of 2018.
  • The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching the senior Capstone course in Communication and other upper-division courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as directing graduate student theses. The required senior Capstone course emphasizes competencies in the primary learning outcomes across both the generalist communication and health communication majors in the School.
  • Preferred candidates will exhibit a strong record of, or the potential for, grants, publication and teaching in their chosen areas of communication. All methodological approaches to research will be considered.
  • A Ph.D. by date of hire is required; a doctorate in communication is preferred (related degrees or areas of study considered). Salary is competitive.
  • Application screening will begin September 4, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Submission of application materials before September 4 is recommended to assure consideration in the first round of screening applications.
  • Additional information and full application guidelines are available at interfolio link: http://apply.interfolio.com/42647
  • Link to Ad: [4]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Alabama (AL)Edit

  • The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of digital media technology. The position begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will pursue research and teaching with a focus on new platforms and technologies in a changing media landscape.
  • Research areas include, but are not limited to, social, mobile and interactive media, and emerging media and identity. Relevant teaching areas include core skills for media technology, and emerging skills and concepts for social media, mobile media, and data and analytics. Collaboration with other College units will be encouraged, including the School of Library and Information Studies and the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets.
  • Candidates should have earned a doctorate in communication or a closely related area before the start date.
  • To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.
  • Screening of applications begins August 21; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed.
  • Link to Ad: [5]
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University of Delaware (DE)Edit

  • The University of Delaware invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Communication.
  • The effective start date is September 1, 2018. The Chair is appointed for a renewable five-year term.
  • The ideal candidate should have Ph.D., a strong record of scholarship commensurate with that of a tenured full professor, as well as extensive teaching, and professional service; demonstrated evidence of academic leadership at the department, college, or university level; faculty level experience with graduate studies; a well-developed commitment to diversity; and the desire to play a senior leadership role in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Using the Interfolio® online system at UD (https://apply.interfolio.com/38593), applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position and relevant administrative experience; a statement of one's research, teaching and administrative philosophy; and a current CV including evidence of an academic record that qualifies for appointment of a named university professor. Letters of recommendation may be requested later.
  • Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Please email questions, but not application materials, to the attention of John Ernest, Chair of the Search Committee (jrernest@udel.edu).
  • Link to Ad: [6]
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University of Memphis (TN)Edit

  • The University of Memphis Department of Communication is seeking a Department Chair beginning August, 2018. With focus areas including rhetoric and media studies, health and relational communication, and film and video production, the department seeks an applicant with a national reputation who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
  • The Chair is responsible for leading the department in strategic planning and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, external funding efforts, community engagement, supervision and evaluating faculty and staff, and stewarding on-site campus locations, including online programming. The Chair will teach two courses per academic year and serve on graduate committees, including directing PhD dissertations. The Chair represents the Department in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the University, and the Memphis community and is charged with leading processes that shape the curriculum and articulate the departmental and college mission to internal and external constituencies.
  • Minimum Position Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD in Communication or a related field appropriate to the Department’s profile, have a strong record of scholarship, experience teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide clear evidence of administrative experience in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum development and assessment, budgeting, external funding, recruitment, personnel and external relations. Demonstrated achievement and national distinction in the candidate’s area of specialty must be sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.
  • Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2017. Skype interviews with short listed candidates are anticipated to take place between October 7-15, and on-site interviews willl be held during the week of October 29th. Appointment begins August 2018.
  • Link to Ad: [7]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Pennsylvania (PA)Edit

  • The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill one tenured (Associate Professor or Full Professor) and one tenure track (Assistant Professor) faculty position in the area of “communication and culture.”
  • Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching include innovative approaches to the study of gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity, as well as those whose work includes a global, transnational, or comparative dimension. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to algorithmic culture and platform studies; mobility and migration; technology and identity; and digital culture production. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative methods.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (in Communication or a related field or discipline) and have a strong record of teaching and research. Responsibilities include conducting a program of research and publication, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including supervising doctoral dissertations), and contributing service to the school and university.
  • Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and up to three articles, chapters or other research to Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Walter H. Annenberg Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220 via https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1147.
  • To receive full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 4, 2017.
  • Link to Ad: [8]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Tulsa (OK)Edit

  • The University of Tulsa’s Department of Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies, commencing August 2018. Ph.D. is required.
  • We seek a candidate who specializes in information in a globally mediated context and someone who is able to teach our students how to think about a 21st century world lit up by technology and buffeted by the constant movement of information. Broadly interpreted, this would mean a familiarity with quantitative methodologies and/or interest in data and the study of modern culture and the world. Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, information flows, transnational media, digital data infrastructures, critical economic development studies, digital currencies, the use of algorithms in the construction of social identity, creative and cultural industries, and global cultures and identities, as well as regional area interests in Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, or the Russian Commonwealth. We especially welcome candidates capable of articulating their own distinct vision for media studies at TU.
  • The Department of Media Studies is part of the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, one of five colleges at The University of Tulsa (TU). TU, one of the oldest private educational institutions in Oklahoma, had an enrollment in fall 2016 of 4,671 students. The U.S. News and World Report ranks TU in the top 50 private schools in the United States. Information about TU and the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences programs may be found at http://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu
  • Tulsa, nestled in the rolling green hills of northeastern Oklahoma, is one of the most livable and affordable cities in the United States with a lively arts and cultural scene; a metropolitan population of over 930,000; and a cost of living index of 85% of the national average.
  • Review of applications will begin August 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 
  • Please submit the following documents as a single pdf in the order listed to media-studies@utulsa.edu: (1) a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests and plans (three pages maximum), (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names and complete contact information for at least three references. Additional portfolio materials may be requested.
  • Send email inquiries to Dr. Ben Peters, Search Committee Chair, at ben-peters@utulsa.edu. 
  • Link to Ad: [9]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Tulsa (OK)Edit

  • The University of Tulsa’s Department of Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Media Studies conversant with rhetoric and persuasion, advertising, and strategic communication, commencing August 2018. Ph.D. is required.
  • The department seeks a candidate who can complement the strengths of the scholarly faculty who have specializations in digital studies, screen cultures and identities, political communication, journalism, and media and social thought. Given that the Department of Media Studies encompasses media history, criticism, and theory, with an emphasis on social, political, and cultural contexts, the successful candidate should have an interest in critical and historically informed questions concerning persuasion, broadly understood, in the modern media environment.
  • Responsibilities include developing and shaping a curriculum that both critically approaches and contributes to our nationally-recognized advertising program. Related interests may include (but are by no means limited to) propaganda, rhetoric, narrative, storytelling, new media, data analytics, science and technology studies, strategic health communication, and neuroscience. Ability to teach quantitative or qualitative research methods is also welcomed. We especially encourage candidates capable of articulating critical approaches to teaching advertising at TU. 
  • The Department of Media Studies is part of the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, one of five colleges at The University of Tulsa (TU). TU, one of the oldest private educational institutions in Oklahoma, had an enrollment in fall 2016 of 4,671 students. The U.S. News and World Report ranks TU in the top 50 private schools in the United States. Information about TU and the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences programs may be found at http://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu
  • Tulsa, nestled in the rolling green hills of northeastern Oklahoma, is one of the most livable and affordable cities in the United States with a lively arts and cultural scene; a metropolitan population of over 930,000; and a cost of living index of 85% of the national average.
  • Review of applications will begin August 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 
  • Please submit the following documents as a single pdf in the order listed to media-studies@utulsa.edu: (1) a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests and plans (three pages maximum), (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names and complete contact information for at least three references. Additional portfolio materials may be requested.
  • Send email inquiries to Dr. Mark Brewin, Search Committee Chair, at mark-brewin@utulsa.edu 
  • Link to Ad: [10]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Utah (UT)Edit

  • The University of Utah Film & Media Arts Department invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a specialization in Media Arts Production, to begin July 2018.
  • The successful candidate’s creative work and teaching will address media production across a variety of platforms and modes of storytelling. These may include, but are not limited to, animation; games; virtual reality; or interactive, mobile, social, or trans- media. The successful candidate will play a role in revising and developing curriculum that addresses multiple platforms and approaches to storytelling. Applicants should have a terminal degree and/or a significant record of achievement in their field, a body of creative work and experience teaching at the college level. We especially welcome applicants who teach critical concepts in their production courses.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of interest addressing creative work and teaching, including specific courses they are prepared to teach; a CV; 3-5 examples of recent creative works in a pdf with embedded links; and three letters of recommendation . Questions about the position are welcome, and can be directed to Sterling Van Wagenen, Search Committee Chair, Sterling.vanwagenen@utah.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 (eight weeks from first ad), and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Link to Ad: [11]
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)Edit

  • The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for three full-time faculty positions.
  • Position (A) – Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Advertising Strategy (commencing August 16, 2018): This tenure-track position requires a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in mass communications or a related field (ABD, with expected completion by August 15, 2018, is considered). Ideal candidates should have college-level teaching experience in advertising strategy with a track record of inspiring others to reach their full potential and an established research agenda or professional focus in advertising strategy (including consumer research, data analytics, competitive analysis, and marketing strategy) with the expectation of continued productivity at a high level. Expertise in one of the School’s existing focus areas (such as health communications, innovative digital media, or international media) or experience in producing award-winning advertising work is desirable.
  • Position (B) – Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor in Public Relations (commencing August 16, 2018): This tenure-track position requires a Ph.D. in mass communications or a related field (ABD, with expected completion by August 15, 2018, is considered for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level). The ideal candidate should have college/university-level teaching experience and professional experience and teach courses in digital media, research, writing, graphic design, campaigns, international public relations, and/or strategic public relations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For consideration for an appointment at the Associate Professor level, a candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external grant funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the School. For consideration for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, a candidate will be required to have an established research agenda, clear potential for external funding and traditional research or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the School.
  • Position (C) – Full-time, non-tenure-track Instructor in Public Relations (commencing January 16, 2018): Candidates for this term position must have: (1) a master’s degree in public relations or in a related field; (2) a proven track record of inspiring, guiding, and mentoring others to reach their full potential; and (3) high expectations for students. Successful college teaching experience is highly preferred. Course content will include (but is not limited to) PR graphics and production. Other courses could include digital media, research, writing, campaigns, international public relations, and/or strategic public relations. Candidates should have significant professional experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop as well as expertise in the areas of photographic composition, electronic newsletter design and distribution, website production, and video storytelling.
  • Apply online at https://www.vcujobs.com/. For full consideration, application must be completed by September 15, 2017; position remains open until filled.
  • Link to Ad: [12]
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA)Edit

  • Assistant Professor - Communications and Media
  • The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks applications from scholars and teachers in the field of Communications and Media. Appointee will teach, conduct research, and develop creative projects with colleagues across the Institute, and within the Department’s program in Media, Communication, and Culture Studies.
  • Applied Digital Communication: Applicants should demonstrate creative, digital approaches to teaching in areas such as organizational, cross-cultural, business/professional communication, game theory, or other practical applications.
  • Open until filled. Review of applications will begin in Fall 2017.
  • Link to Ad: [13]
  • List Updates Here:

DemographicsEdit

Visitor Type Edit

  • PhD student, not even near ABD yet but wants to know what the job market's like:
  • PhD student, close to ABD:
  • ABD, defense summer (?) 2018:
  • ABD, not defending soon:
  • ABD, defending within 4-6 months/have a set defense date:
  • ABD, intending to defend by May '18: 2
  • ABD, intending to defend by Aug '18: 1
  • ABD, intending to defend by Dec '17:
  • ABD, no defense at my U:
  • ABD, working fulltime in an academic position:
  • MFA in hand, no job currently:
  • MFA in hand, in NTT academic position:
  • Ph.D. in hand, no job currently:
  • Ph.D. in hand, in NTT academic position, seeking TT position: 2
  • Ph.D. in hand; in NTT academic position, seeking both TT and NTT positions:
  • Ph.D. in hand, in TT academic position, seeking another TT position: 2
  • Ph.D. in hand, in NTT academic position, seeking both TT and postdocs:
  • Ph.D in hand, not currently in an academic position:
  • Postdoc:
  • Research Scientist:
  • Lecturer: 1
  • Associate Researcher:
  • Visiting Assistant Professor:
  • Clinical Professor:
  • Assistant Professor: 3
  • Assistant Professor (CLA, NTT):
  • Associate Professor:
  • Assistant Professor, just morbidly curious:
  • Full Professor looking to move:
  • Member of a Search Committee: (surely there are more?):
  • Just browsing:
  • Pessimistic, jobless and apparently f* cked:
  • Invested Significant Other:
  • TT Political scientist considering move to communications/J-school:
  • Working journalist/adjunct prof looking into full-time academia:
  • Looking for jobs for my friend whose job sucks:
  • Ph.D. in hand, no jay oh be. 

Specialty Edit

  • Advertising:
  • African Media Studies and Popular Culture:
  • Big data:
  • CMC/Mediated Comm/Social Media: 1
  • Comparative media systems:
  • Critical/Cultural (General): 1
  • Culture/Intercultural:
  • Emerging Media:
  • Environmental Comm:
  • Ethics and Comm:
  • Generalist:
  • Health comm:
  • Instructional Comm:
  • Interpersonal:
  • Interpersonal/CMC:
  • Journalism:
  • Journalism / New Media:
  • LSI: 1
  • Mass media:
  • Media effects:
  • Media History and Political economy:
  • Media policy and economics:
  • Methods:
  • New Media:
  • Neuro:
  • Org. Comm:
  • Pedagogy/Critical Communication Pedagogy:
  • Production Video, Film:
  • Rhetoric:
  • Risk and crisis:
  • Performance Studies: 1
  • Political Communication:
  • PR:
  • Marketing:
  • Sub-Specialty, Television Studies:
  • Sports Comm:
  • Strategic Communication:
  • Social network analysis:
  • Tech Comm and Medical Rhetoric:
  • Visual Comm:

How many applications have you sent out this year? Edit

Note: If you have already posted a number here and you change your number to the next category up, make sure to decrease the lower one as well to prevent inflation!

- Just browsing, I'll be on the job market soon enough:
- Just browsing, currently employed, but am always looking for new opportunities:
- Thank $deity, I got a job last year, but am still addicted to this wiki:
- I got a non-academic job, but the Wiki was my life last year, so I'm back:
- I got a non-academic job, but curious how my buddies are doing:
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Q & A: General Discussion & AdviceEdit

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