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Conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the newly merging department of Journalism and Telecommunication and Film. Teaching in at least one of the following areas: entrepreneurship, media management, media strategy, web analytics, and/or data analytics.
The College of Communication and Information Sciences seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor for a newly merging department of Journalism and Telecommunication & Film. The position begins August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in at least one of the following areas: entrepreneurship, media management, media strategy, web analytics, and/or data analytics. The ideal candidate’s scholarship should focus on empirical, social scientific research and show potential for future funding. Collaboration with other College units will be encouraged, including the School of Library and Information Sciences and the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets. Candidates should have earned a doctorate in communication or a closely related area before the start date. Candidates should demonstrate potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching and for developing a program of scholarship suitable for tenure consideration. Salary is competitive.
This newly merged department will house approximately 900 students seeking undergraduate or master’s degrees in Journalism or Telecommunication and Film. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program, and the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis and focus group facilities, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College’s Digital Media Center houses the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market. The College’s School of Library and Information Sciences offers an MLIS degree and an MFA in Book Arts.
The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 37,100 students, including 5,140 graduate students in more than 120 master’s and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 40th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.cis.ua.edu. Questions may be directed to search committee co-chairs Dr. Chris Roberts (205-348-7155 – firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Glenda Cantrell (205-348-6350 – email@example.com ). Inquiries are welcome.
To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.
Screening of applications begins November 20; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Attach the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to “Other Document 1”.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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