University of Kansas — Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications
Filed in Faculty on September 14, 2016
Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications
University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or another appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment.
Candidates should have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, diverse and collaborative environment. An active research program, teaching experience and professional experience will distinguish applicants. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: audience research, strategy and message development, media planning and management, principles of strategic communication, entrepreneurial media, and strategic campaigns. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Research in issues related to diversity, experience in working with a diverse population, or success in receiving external research grants is preferred but not required.
The KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications employs more than 25 full time faculty members and offers two track of studies: news information and strategic communications—at the undergraduate level. It has research-oriented Master’s and Ph.D. programs, an online Master’s program in Digital Content Strategy on its Lawrence campus, and a Master’s program in Integrated Marketing Communications on its Kansas City (Edwards) campus. It is one of nine independent professional schools in a Research I university. We offer the opportunity to work with award-winning students and nationally recognized faculty in a collegial, collaborative and energetic environment. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world.
This is a full time, faculty, tenure-track position beginning August 18, 2017.
- Teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate program to meet the needs of the School
- Participate in career advising for undergraduate and graduate students
- Hold regular office hours
- Demonstrate sustained productivity through publications, papers and presentations for national and international academic and professional audiences
- Develop and maintain a national profile of research activity
- Participate in the regular academic activities of the School, including committee assignments and major School functions
- Provide general service to the School and University
- Serve on and chair graduate committees
- Professional service in academic and/or media organizations
- D. or another appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field OR ABD (with a firm completion date no later than six months after appointment).
- Evidence of ability to teach effectively and work collegially in a university setting.
- Evidence of research success and continued productivity.
- Qualification to teach strategic communication courses including but not limited to: strategy and message development, principles of strategic communication, entrepreneurial media, media management, and strategic campaigns. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World: (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.
Application procedures: Submit an application, resume, a cover letter addressing how you meet or exceed the required and preferred qualifications, a list of three professional/academic references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests online at http://employment.ku.edu/academic/7123BR. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by November 14 to ensure consideration.
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