Asst, Assoc, or Full Professor of the Practice-Strategic Communication - 10023BR

Asst, Assoc, or Full Professor of the Practice-Strategic Communication

Department: 
Journalism
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an experienced and accomplished professional to teach courses that guide students in how to best develop relevant strategic communication plans for audiences. The successful candidate will know how to start, build, and sustain a strategic campaign. She or he will bring energy and knowledge of the best current professional practices to the classroom.

The successful candidate also should demonstrate abilities related to consumer and business insights; project and client development and management; social media and other digital strategies, including programmatic advertising; and group organization. We seek a candidate who can develop and maintain connections with industry professionals in local and national markets. The professor of the practice also will demonstrate knowledge of and experience in working with diverse audiences. An ideal candidate will have university-level teaching experience or demonstrated ability as a mentor, connector, coach, or adviser in a professional setting; the ability to develop and teach online courses; and experience working with media metrics and data analysis.

The chosen candidate will bring distinction to the School in a professional capacity and will receive an appointment as a professor of the practice. Rank will be assigned at the time of hire based upon the recommendation of the Dean and approval of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development. The appointment is for three years. Subsequent appointments may be offered based on a comprehensive review in the third year of the appointment.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of under representative groups. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the School of Journalism including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of 100,000 residents, hosts of a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is a Top 10 entry in compilations of the nation’s top college towns. Kansas City, with its own thriving arts, dining, and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description

80%: Teach strategic communications courses, including the capstone campaigns course. Develop appropriate course materials.

20%: Advise the dean, track chairs, and others on industry best practices. Serve as a liaison to industry professionals and trade organizations. Serve as adviser to strategic communication student groups. Other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications

Evaluation of these requirements will be made through (1) letter of application describing experience and accomplishments; (2) record of productivity in teaching, research and service as noted in CV; (3) research statement and supplemental materials (e.g., publications); (4) teaching statement and supplemental materials (teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations); (5) information provided by three professional references.
  1. PhD, JD, MD or other post-graduate doctoral degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field or ABD (with a firm completion date no later than six months after appointment), and two years of professional experience related to the subject or scholarly research or creative work suitable to the subject taught OR
  2. Those with a relevant Master’s degree may be certified to teach if they have at least five years’ service in the media, creative or representative profession with publications or work products demonstrating:
    a. Executive or management experience, and/or
    b. Research, analysis and creative experience, and/or
    c. Supervisory experience, and/or
    d. A documented record of successful teaching at the post-secondary level OR
  3. Those without a relevant Master’s degree may be certified to teach a specific course in the Journalism School if they have at least seven years’ service in the media, creative or representative profession, with expertise specific to the course taught, documented with publications or work products demonstrating:
    a. Executive or management experience, and/or
    b. Research, analysis and creative experience, and/or
    c. Supervisory experience, and/or
    d. A documented record of successful teaching at the post-secondary level.
  4. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, digital media skills, and presentation skills, as evidenced by application materials and interview.
  5. Documented experience in strategic planning.
  6. Experience working with teams, handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines, as evidenced by application materials.
  7. Evidence of potential contribution to the diversity of the School, such as experience marketing and presenting to diverse audiences.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes a cover letter, a résumé with contact information for three professional references, and a statement of teaching or strategy-implementation philosophy.

Review of applications begins October 30, 2017, and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

30-Oct-2017

Anticipated Start Date

01-Jan-2018

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Posting ID:
10023BR
Department:
Journalism
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
30-Oct-2017
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