University of Kansas: Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice (William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Kansas: Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice (William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Overview

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for an assistant/associate professor of practice in integrated marketing communications and journalism, expected to begin January 1, 2017.  This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment for a three-year term with possible renewal upon satisfactory reviews.  Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in strategic communications, journalism, mass communications or a closely related field and experience teaching at the university level.

Candidates also should have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, diverse and collaborative environment.  Professional and teaching experience in strategic communications, journalism or mass communications is required.  Workshop development and teaching experience in online courses will be an advantage. We seek an individual qualified to teach courses including but not limited to: entrepreneurial and innovative media, social media development and monitoring, database management, research, writing, marketing, crisis communications, and capstone courses in strategic communication. This position will require travel among the KU campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City and Leavenworth.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

The KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications employs more than 25 full-time faculty members and offers two track of studies: news and information, and strategic communications—at the undergraduate level. It has research-oriented Master’s and Ph.D. programs, a Master’s program in Integrated Marketing Communications on its Kansas City (Edwards) campus, and an online Master’s program in Digital Content Strategy. 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.

Responsibilities

80% Teaching

  • Teach courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs to meet the needs of the School
  • Participate in career advising for graduate and undergraduate students
  • Hold regular office hours
  • Develop marketing and communication workshops for professional audiences

 

20% Service

  • Participate in the regular academic activities of the School and Edwards campus, including committee assignments and School functions
  • Assist in developing IMC program marketing and recruitment
  • Provide general service to the School and University
  • Professional service in academic and/or media organizations


Qualifications

Required qualifications for assistant professor of the practice:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field
  • Evidence of ability to teach effectively and work collegially in a university setting
  • Experience in developing and assessing marketing strategies
  • Seven years professional experience in strategic communications, journalism, marketing, or mass communications for appointment as assistant professor of the practice.

 

Required qualifications for associate professor of the practice:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field
  • Evidence of ability to teach effectively and work collegially in a university setting
  • Experience in developing and assessing marketing strategies
  • Twelve or more years professional experience in strategic communications, journalism, marketing, or mass communications for appointment as associate professor of the practice.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of potential contribution to the diversity of the School, such as experience working with a diverse population
  • Experience teaching at the university level in graduate programs
  • Evidence of working with social media and/or data management
  • The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs.

 

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Apply online here.

A complete online application will include:

  1. Online application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter addressing how you meet or exceed the required and preferred qualifications
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Names and contact information for three professional/academic references

Review of applications begins on November 18, 2016 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply by November 17, 2016.

 

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

 

Kerry O'Connor

kerryoconnorpr@gmail.com
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