Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only academic positions in Communication and Media Studies that begin in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

Last year's page: Communication and Media Studies 2017-2018

Other relevant pages: Film Studies 2018-2019, Rhetoric/Composition 2019 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2019


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

American University (DC)Edit

  • The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2019. Applicants should have a PhD in Communication, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, or a related field.
  • Our ideal candidate will be an established thought-leader in the field of Communication or related fields, with a strong record of scholarly publication and/or funding. We are interested in candidates whose research focuses on impact of media or communication on fundamental rights, particularly with regard to marginalized, disenfranchised and traditionally under-represented groups. Furthermore, our ideal candidate will have experience serving as a bridge between these groups and the decisionmakers whose actions affect their lives, using rigorous research to explore existing policies and systems and to advance solutions for some of the many challenges that arise from today's complex, multifaceted media and communications landscape. We view these issues in the broadest possible terms; candidates may have expertise in subjects such as-but not limited to-internet governance, privacy, accessibility issues, children's media, migrant or stateless populations, racial and ethnic identity, and LGBTQ communities.
  • This position is located within the Communication Studies division at SOC, which houses our highly competitive doctoral program, as well as a research-focused undergraduate program and our Masters in Global Media. This position will be vital to advising, mentoring and teaching students within our undergraduate and graduate programs, and will also be integral to the leadership of our graduate programs. Previous experience running a doctoral program or research-intensive masters program is preferred.
  • Salary and benefits are competitive.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Aisha Green, Faculty Coordinator, 202-885-2133 or if you have any questions.
  • Link to Ad:[1]
  • List Updates Here: 20 June 2018: Position posting deleted 

Kennesaw State University (GA)Edit

  • Kennesaw State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Journalism and Emerging Media in the School of Communication and Media. The selected candidate will teach News Reporting and Writing, Advanced Media Writing, Media Law, Multi-media Visions of Community (the capstone course) and other journalism courses as needed. Teaching graduate courses is also an option. Responsibilities include: teaching required and elective journalism courses, an active research agenda, and performing service duties. Collegiality and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary School of Communication and Media are essential.
  • The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Investigative Reporting and have a teaching or research interest in data journalism techniques. At least three years of professional experience in journalism (print and/or broadcast) is highly desired. The ideal candidate should be able to teach courses using a variety of instructional methods, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
  • Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): An earned doctorate degree in communication, mass communication, journalism, or a related field, or the foreign equivalent or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience.
  • Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2018
  • Link to Ad: [2]
  • List Updates Here:

Lehigh University (PA)Edit

  • The Department of Journalism & Communication and the Africana Studies Program invite applications for a joint appointment as professor of practice dedicated to teaching and advising in these two thriving programs.
  • The professor will teach three courses each semester in areas of interest to students in Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies. Coursework might include subjects such as race, representation and media; news, politics and race; media and multicultural discourse and others.
  • An ability to teach professional classes in reporting, editing or visual communication is required. The candidate should have relevant professional experience. The Professor of Practice will also serve as student adviser to majors in Journalism & Communication and Africana Studies.
  • A relevant Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required by appointment start date. This non-tenure-track position has an initial appointment of three years and is renewable upon completion. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The Department of Journalism & Communication has offered an undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927. Alumni are in the top ranks of American journalism. It has eight full-time faculty. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, the department enrolls about 100 majors and minors. More information can be found at:
  • Coursework in Africana Studies has been offered since the 1970s and the dedicated program was inaugurated in 1990. The growing program offers a major, minor and graduate certificate. Interdisciplinary in orientation, Africana’s participating faculty are drawn from throughout the college and offer more than 30 classes each year to hundreds of Lehigh students from every discipline. More information can be found at:
  • Applicants should apply at this site, Academic Jobs Online.
  • Required materials are cover letter, vita, statement on teaching and three letters of reference.
  • Review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to search committee chairs: Professor Kathy Olson, Journalism & Communication,, and/or Professor Kwame Essien, Africana Studies,
  • Link to Ad: [3]
  • List Updates Here:

Pennsylvania State University (PA)Edit

  • The Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications is expanding its programs in Science Communication and seeks 1 or 2 Assistant Professors with proven experience and/or strong interest in building collaborative research teams focused on the science of science communication (candidates with exceptional experience and credentials will be considered at higher rank).
  • The College is a national leader in undergraduate and graduate communication education, and in theory-driven research faculty productivity. A new $30 million gift naming the college from Donald P. Bellisario will support even more ambitious and cutting-edge student and faculty investment in the years ahead. In addition to our Media Effects Research Lab, the College provides faculty with graduate student support and numerous opportunities for internal and external funding. More broadly, Penn State is a world leader in multiple disciplines now at the center of urgent public communications and policy discussions—energy, agricultural biotechnology, engineering, medicine and climatology, to name just a few. Building and supporting collaborative research teams with strong social science components is a top priority for the University, and the Bellisario College of Communications is uniquely positioned to play a central role in these initiatives.
  • Preferred candidates will teach in one or more of the departments in the College (Advertising/Public Relations, Film/Video and Media Studies, Telecommunications, or Journalism) and have strong ability or interest in exploring multi-disciplinary research opportunities across the University.
  • Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and three or more references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant). For questions or additional information, please contact Jessica Myrick, Associate Professor of Media Studies, at
  • Review of applications will begin on September 10, 2018, and continue until filled.
  • Apply online at
  • Link to Ad: [4]
  • List Updates Here:

Temple University (PA)Edit

  • The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for the position of full professor or associate professor (advanced), to begin January 2019 or July 2019. We seek an established scholar in communication, marketing or related areas who studies and teaches advertising and/or public relations. This individual should have qualifications suitable for appointment with tenure at a research one (R1) university.
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent and extensive experience in the academy are required, as well as a commitment and ability to actively mentor faculty as they prepare for promotion. Strongly preferred is a scholar who possesses the dedication, vision, and leadership to help guide the department’s research mission alongside our quantitative and qualitative and creative tenure-track and tenured faculty.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong research and teaching profile and the experience and interests to complement departmental offerings and strengths (;
  • Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and teaching interests; (4) a sample of recent scholarly work, such as a journal article or book chapter; and (5) the names and contact information of at least three references. For best consideration please apply by September 1, 2018. However, we may continue to review applications until the ideal candidate is found.
  • Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged. Please submit materials at, or by mail to: Dr. Jessica Castonguay, Search Committee Chair, Department of Advertising & Public Relations, 300 Annenberg Hall, Temple University, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Phone: 215-204-4268.
  • Link to Ad: [5]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Alabama (AL)Edit

  • The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in our nationally recognized public relations program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to “shape the future of global public relations and advertising,” we welcome diverse research perspectives and leadership-focused thinking.
  • Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to teach in the department’s curriculum. UA is a student-centered research university. Thus, it is preferred that candidates have prior teaching experience and are able to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team.
  • The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate by the time of appointment, the ability to teach PR writing, management, and campaigns, and expertise in one or more areas of the following areas: digital communication management, nonprofit communication management, crisis communication, sports and entertainment communication management. A focus of his/her scholarly agenda should be digital media. The ability to help integrate digital media elements and teaching into the APR curriculum is a plus as is the ability to teach PR writing, management, and campaigns. Opportunities exist for teaching in the department’s integrated M.A. program, the college’s interdisciplinary mass communication curriculum, as well as in the college’s doctoral program.
  • An earned doctorate or other terminal degree in mass communication or related discipline should be completed prior to the start date. Applicants must demonstrate high potential to establish a scholarly research program, as well as success in teaching and/or as a professional public relations practitioner.
  • Salary is open and based on qualifications. The position is on the Tuscaloosa, AL campus.
  • Upload application, resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation at to apply.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the review process begins September 1, 2018.
  • Link to Ad: [6]
  • List Updates Here:

University of California, San Diego CA)Edit

  • The Department of Communication ( within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2019 in the following area: Media and Popular Culture.
  • Areas of specialization are open but might include film, television, music, video games, streaming video, social media, fashion, or cross-platform content. Successful applicants will present a research agenda that builds on one or more of the department's distinctive, interdisciplinary strengths in visual culture, material cultural, consumer culture, cultural memory, political economy, and the sociology of media and culture while also demonstrating strong methodological skills that include or combine critical theory, industrial or archival research, ethnography, and/or textual and discourse analysis.
  • Candidates will have (or will have obtained by the July 1, 2019 start-date) a PhD in communication or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.
  • To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by September 15, 2018 at the following link:
  • Link to Ad: [7]
  • List Updates Here:

University of Maryland (MD)Edit

  • The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking an accomplished journalist, ready for a new career challenge. The successful candidate will be a leader in the field, with significant newsroom experience in creating world-leading journalism.
  • The successful candidate will join Merrill College’s full-time faculty as a tenured or tenure-track professor. She/he will train future generations of journalists in today’s challenging and changing environment.
  • We are looking for a journalist from any area of news today who will commit to a hands-on presence at the university. We want someone who can bring passion and energy to journalism education — in teaching undergraduate and graduate journalism courses, working collaboratively with other faculty members and students on projects to be published on the college’s Capital News Service platform, mentoring student journalists, networking with the University of Maryland’s other colleges and actively contributing service to the university and news profession.
  • The successful candidate will have a clear vision about the role of journalism in the United States and globally. We want someone who has demonstrated the ability to adapt and learn new skills throughout her or his career and is willing to continue to actively update these skills. He/she will understand the changes transforming the media and news industries and the need to educate students in media innovation, as well as teach the core skills and principles of journalism.
  • Advanced degrees and/or university-level teaching experience are preferred but not required. Newsroom leadership or mentoring experience are also preferred.
  • Apply Here:
  • Please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references. For best consideration, please apply by September 30; however, the position will remain open until filled.
  • Link to Ad: [8]
  • List Updates Here:

University of West Georgia (GA)Edit

  • The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Mass Communications to begin July 1, 2019.
  • The chair will serve as a member of the College of Social Sciences Administrative Council and be responsible for administrative leadership including budgetary management of a department with 23 full-time faculty, 5 full-time staff, and over 600 undergraduates.
  • The successful candidate will be a teacher of excellence and accomplished scholar with experience in academic administration; hold a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion; possess excellent communication, mentoring, and organizational skills; demonstrate the ability to lead an expanding, diverse department that houses several academic concentrations, including Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and Public Relations, as well as a growing Communication Studies curriculum. The department is home to cutting-edge experiential learning labs, including bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian newspaper, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV. The Department of Mass Communications was awarded University System of Georgia Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the department partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.
  • Faculty appointment may be at associate or full professor; the chair position is a renewable 12-month contract. A terminal degree in mass communications or a closely related field and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership are required.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, contact information for five references, and a statement on leadership philosophy to Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled.
  • Link to Ad: [9]
  • List Updates Here:


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, not defending soon: 
  • ABD, intending to defend by May '19: 2
  • ABD, intending to defend by Aug '19: 1
  • ABD, intending to defend by Dec '18: 1
  • 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: 1
  • Ph.D. in hand, in NTT academic position, seeking both TT and postdocs:
  • Ph.D in hand, not currently in an academic position:
  • Full Professor looking to move:
  • Member of a Search Committee:
  • Just browsing:
  • Invested Significant Other:

Specialty Edit

  • Advertising:
  • African Media Studies and Popular Culture: 1
  • Big data:
  • CMC/Mediated Comm/Social Media:
  • Comparative media systems:
  • Critical/Cultural (General):
  • Culture/Intercultural:
  • Comm and Disability
  • Emerging Media:
  • Environmental Comm:
  • Ethics and Comm:
  • Generalist:
  • Health comm:
  • Instructional Comm:
  • Interpersonal:
  • Interpersonal/CMC
  • Journalism: 1
  • Journalism / New Media: 1
  • LSI:
  • 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: 1
  • Risk and crisis:
  • Performance Studies:
  • Political Communication:
  • PR:
  • Marketing:
  • Sub-Specialty, Television Studies:
  • Sports Comm:
  • Strategic Communication:
  • Social network analysis:
  • Tech Comm and Medical Rhetoric:
  • Visual Comm: 2

How many applications have you sent out this year? Edit

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- 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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