87th Annual Convention

April 5-9, 2017

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Sheraton Downtown

Nashville, TN

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April 3-7, 2019

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa 

Montgomery, AL

 

Position Announcements

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Limited-Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Search #30094

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Communication Arts

The Department invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Department of Communication Arts is among the largest departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and is home to five majors: Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, Multimedia Film and Production, Public Relations, and Theatre. It is a vibrant, innovative department that stresses faculty collaboration and cross-disciplinary instruction. The department occupies a newly renovated building with studio, editing/lab, classroom and office spaces. Rigorous classroom instruction is complemented by experiential activities that encourage students to both learn about and apply class concepts. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, especially in the area of general education assessment of the public speaking course.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the limited-term instructor or assistant professor requires a specific focus on the public speaking course (COMM 1110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking) as well as supporting the assessment of that course as part of meeting university general education outcomes. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one-year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or terminal degree in communication, or a closely related discipline with at least 18 graduate semester hours in communication by August 1, 2016
  • Teaching experience, or professional public speaking or speech writing experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching foundational communication courses in higher education

Screening of applications begins June 27, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Pamela G. Bourland-Davis, Search Chair, Search #30094
Communication Arts
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8091
Statesboro GA 30460-8091
Electronic mail: pamelagb@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5138

 

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/commarts/ . Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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Limited-Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism

Search #30095

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Communication Arts

The Department invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Department of Communication Arts is among the largest departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and is home to five majors: Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, Multimedia Film and Production, Public Relations, and Theatre. It is a vibrant, innovative department that stresses faculty collaboration and cross-disciplinary instruction. The department occupies a newly renovated building with studio, editing/lab, classroom and office spaces. Rigorous classroom instruction is complemented by experiential activities that encourage students to both learn about and apply class concepts. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, especially in the area of the University’s Quality Enhancement Program’s focus on writing.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the regular, limited-term instructor/assistant professor will teach required courses predominantly in journalism as well as related courses in the area of converged news production curriculum. The program has an active Multimedia Communication advisory board, and an involved, applied-learning curriculum.

All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one-year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or terminal degree in mass communication, journalism, or a closely related discipline with at least 18 graduate semester hours in journalism
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
  • Experience in the field or in teaching journalism at the college level
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and/or professional service
  • A demonstrated ability to teach news courses such as introduction to journalism, news reporting and writing, and copy editing and beginning design. The converged nature of the program means the candidate also should have a demonstrated ability to teach basic news creation across multiple platforms such as print, online, video and audio
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated ability to teach additional journalism courses such as sports journalism, feature writing, magazine writing and editing, opinion journalism, and/or media and society.

Screening of applications begins June 27, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Pamela G. Bourland-Davis, Search Chair, Search #30095
 Communication Arts
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8091
Statesboro GA 30460-8091
Electronic mail: pamelagb@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5138

 

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/commarts/ . Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS 

The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis seeks to fill a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of film and video production beginning in August 2017.  The candidate should have a terminal degree in the field, a record of teaching production, and the ability to teach courses in film studies and documentary or narrative writing. The candidate should also have a record of ongoing creative achievement. 

The Department of Communication offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Please see the Department's website at www.memphis.edu/communication for more information. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, work samples, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references online at workforum.memphis.edu. Review of applications will begin October 14 and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Prof. David Appleby, Search Committee chair, at dappleby@memphis.edu

 
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