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  • Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice
    Journalism
    University of Kansas

    Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice
    Journalism

    Position 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 strategic communication, expected to begin August 18, 2018. This is a nine-month non-tenure track faculty appointment for a three-year term with possible renewal upon satisfactory reviews. The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in strategic communication, journalism, mass communication or a closely related field, (such as advertising or public relations), professional experience in media planning and buying, and experience teaching at the university level.

    The successful candidate will be able to work in an interdisciplinary, diverse and collaborative environment. Teaching experience in online courses will be an advantage. We seek an individual qualified to teach courses including but not limited to: digital and social media planning and buying, social media development and monitoring, principles of strategic communication, research and writing, crisis communications, and capstone courses in strategic communication. This position will require travel among the KU campuses in Lawrence and Kansas City.

    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 tracks 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. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    Job Description

    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
    Provide general service to the School and University
    Professional service in academic and/or media organizations

    Required Qualifications

    Required qualifications for Assistant Professor of the Practice:
    Master’s or Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field
    Professional experience in traditional, digital, and social media planning and buying
    Professional experience in social media development and monitoring
    A minimum of four years professional experience in strategic communications, journalism, marketing, or mass communications
    Required qualifications for Associate Professor of the Practice:
    Master’s or Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or a closely related field
    Professional experience in traditional, digital, and social media planning and buying
    Professional experience in social media development and monitoring
    Eight or more years professional experience in strategic communications, journalism, marketing, or mass communications

    Preferred Qualifications

    Evidence of potential contribution to the diversity of the School, such as experience working with a diverse population
    Evidence of ability to teach effectively and work collegially in a university setting
    Experience teaching at the university level
    The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Tien-Tsung Lee, ttlee@ku.edu

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application will include:

    Online application
    Resume
    Cover letter addressing how you meet or exceed the required and preferred qualifications
    A statement of teaching philosophy
    Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample syllabi and/or course evaluations
    Names and contact information for three professional or academic references

    Review of applications begins on May 14, 2018 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply by May 14, 2018.
 
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