Assistant Professor in PR/Advertising Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Kent State University School Journalism and Mass Communication—Assistant Professor in Public Relations/Advertising

The Kent State University School Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a faculty member to help lead our graduate and undergraduate Public Relations and Advertising programs.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field by August 2014.

We are seeking dynamic, engaged candidates with both academic and professional credentials, ready to teach the theory and practice of public relations, advertising, and integrated marketing communications. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and/or professional experience focuses on topics relating to social media and digital communications, including an emphasis on diverse audiences.

In addition to teaching, a successful candidate will be expected to actively mentor graduate students at both the masters and doctoral levels. Preference will be given to those with expertise in quantitative research. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining an active research and publishing agenda.

In just the past year, students in our ACEJMC-accredited school have won national awards across all of our majors, including second place nationally in the Bateman Case Study Competition (public relations), a top-five finish in the student Effie awards (advertising), a top-ten finish in the Hearst Competition (journalism), and numerous awards at the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival (digital media production). We are in the midst of a substantial fundraising push, including the creation of twelve new Promising Scholar Awards to attract top students to JMC. Our graduate program has grown exponentially, with over 300 students now earning master’s degrees either face-to-face or online as well as the College of Communication and Information’s interdisciplinary doctoral program.

Kent State University is an EEO/AA employer and actively encourages applications from minorities and women. The school is interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Candidates are invited to visit our web site for more information about Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication at

 www.kent.edu/jmc.

Questions may be directed to Danielle Sarver Coombs, Undergraduate Coordinator and Search Committee Chair. Visit 

http://jobs.kent.edu (position number 997005) to submit an application. Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014, will continue until the position is filled.

 

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2014 Advertising Teaching Award

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Strategic Advertising/Public Relations Journalism Instructor at the University of Arkansas Position # 5060

The Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas seeks a strategic advertising and public relations journalism instructor. This is a nine-month appointment, beginning August 2014. The ideal candidate would teach Media Planning, Public Relations Writing, Advertising Principles and Public Relations Principles, and have college teaching experience.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Advertising, Public Relations or related field; and professional experience in advertising and public relations.

The Lemke Department of Journalism is an accredited program with nearly 800 majors in the following areas: News Editorial, Advertising/Public Relations, and Broadcast Journalism.

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae or resume, and the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact information for three references. All materials and queries can be submitted by PDF or Word to Dr. Jan LeBlanc Wicks and Ms. Marti Thomas at:

Dr. Jan LeBlanc Wicks, jwicks@uark.edu
Professor of Journalism and Search Committee Chair,
Strategic Advertising/Public Relations Journalism Instructor Search Committee
Lemke Journalism Department, 116 Kimpel Hall, 280 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Ms. Marti Thomas, mhatta@uark.edu
Lemke Journalism Department Office Manager

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, veteran status or sexual orientation. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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