Faculty Positions Available
The School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University of Kentucky seeks four full-time faculty members to join our programs beginning Fall 2014. Three of the positions are tenure-track, assistant professors; the fourth is a full-time lecturer position. All are nine month appointments.
Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication, digital/interactive/new media emphasis (SM549710). Candidates should have demonstrated scholarly interest and teaching expertise in digital/interactive/new media from the perspective of strategic communication. Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and student advising, conducting scholarly research and service on departmental and college committees. A Ph.D. in a related field is required; ABD will be considered.
The preferred candidate will demonstrate 1) the ability to teach digital/interactive/new media strategic communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) a record of scholarly productivity; 3) teaching effectiveness; and 4) professional experience with digital/interactive/social media technologies.
For more information, and to apply for this position, go to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=246738.
Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication, creative emphasis (SM549708). Key responsibilities will be to teach three courses per semester in creative advertising strategy and execution across traditional and new media. Topical areas include copywriting, developing objectives and strategies, creative decision-making, and creative execution for multichannel integrated campaigns. Ability to teach Adobe Creative Suite skills alongside creative theory a plus. A PhD or terminal degree is preferred or master’s degree plus 10 years relevant professional experience in advertising or strategic communication. ABD will also be considered.
The preferred candidate will 1) demonstrate teaching effectiveness in advertising and integrated communication at the undergraduate level; 2) possess a record of creative or scholarly activity appropriate to area of expertise; 3) be an experienced ISC industry professional with an ongoing commitment to professional development in the fast-changing strategic communications industry 4) be willing to teach in other areas of the ISC curriculum such as social issues & diversity and integrated campaigns. In addition to teaching, the position includes responsibility for undergraduate student advising, departmental and university service, and creative or scholarly activity relevant to the candidate’s area of expertise.
For more information, and to apply for this position, go to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=246850.
Assistant Professor in Media Arts and Studies (SM549709). Our growing program focuses on digital media management, social and cultural impact, and content production. The preferred candidate will have primary teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: 1) organizational study of digital production and marketing, 2) analysis of digital content, or 3) scholarly approaches to digital media consumption and usage. A secondary emphasis in social media and/or mobile communication would also be welcomed. The chosen candidate will assume primary responsibility for teaching a Media Organizations course.
Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and student advising, conducting scholarly research and service on departmental and college committees. We encourage applications from candidates with the potential to secure external funding for their research projects. Candidates for this position must have completed the Ph.D. in communication or a related field by August 2014.
For more information, and to apply for this position, go to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=246854.
Lecturer in Integrated Strategic Communication and Media Arts and Studies SM549707). The preferred candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in multimedia production and graphic design. Topics to be taught include use of sound, animation, graphics and video to produce multimedia projects. Candidates should be proficient in teaching the most up-to-date version of Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in digital advertising design and production a plus.
Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester and service on school-level committees. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred; significant professional experience required.
For more information, and to apply for this position, go to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=246957.
The School of Journalism and Telecommunications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). It offers majors in integrated strategic communication (ISC), journalism, and media arts and studies. As part of the College of Communication and Information, the school participates in a college-wide graduate program with master’s and doctoral candidates. For the three tenure-track positions, the possibility of graduate-level teaching and mentoring is available for candidates who hold a PhD and qualify for graduate faculty.
Lexington is an historic, sophisticated, and culturally rich city that is the hub of the lush Bluegrass horse country of Kentucky, the nationally renowned Kentucky Horse Park, and the Keeneland Race Track. The university is at the heart of the community, but a diversity of social, recreation, and entertainment opportunities abound for individuals and families.
For all positions, you will be asked to upload a letter of application, resume or vita, and contact information for three references.
Screening of applications will begin January 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an AA/EOE employer. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for all positions must undergo a national background check, as required by University of Kentucky Human Resource policy.
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