Department:School of Journalism & Communication Rank:Assistant Professor Annual Basis:9 Month
Application Deadline October 2, 2017; position open until filled
Required Application Materials Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references.
Position Announcement The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with professional experience in public relations/advertising/strategic communication to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.
Social media have transformed communication, from creating online communities, to empowering consumers to make demands of corporations, to enabling the spread of social causes and movements. Social media analysts and digital strategists use data to track issues, gain consumer insights, determine social media spheres of influence, create visualizations, examine source credibility, and the like. The ideal candidate should be poised to help position the SOJC at the forefront of research in this field.
Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will have scholarly expertise in the areas discussed above, offering the ability to research, teach, create, and lead in an innovative fashion.
The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in social media strategy, data analytics, and others in our public relations and/or advertising undergraduate areas. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs in Media Studies, the new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility that launches in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.
Candidates with psychophysiological experience and quantitative data analysis skills are encouraged to apply.
We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.
Department or Program Summary The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.
Minimum Requirements Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.
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