[Air-L] University of Minnesota seeking assistant professor of strategic communication

Seth Lewis sclewis at umn.edu
Wed Sep 15 17:42:44 PDT 2010


Please spread the word about this tenure-track opening in strategic
communication / advertising at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities

*University of Minnesota*

*College of Liberal Arts*

Job Title:  Assistant Professor

Department Name:  School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Appointment Start Date: August 29, 2011

Job Description:  The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is seeking
two outstanding colleagues in strategic communication.  These are 100%-time,
nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant
professor, beginning August 29, 2011.  We are seeking quantitative social
scientists in the following areas:

*Strategic Communication:*  A quantitative social scientist working in areas
central to the study of strategic communication (advertising, public
relations, or social marketing/health campaign communications).

*Advertising*:  A quantitative social scientist working in areas central to
advertising and/or consumer behavior.

Successful candidates will demonstrate promise for developing a strong
program of empirical research and publication in leading peer-reviewed
journals; promise of excellence in teaching both at the graduate and
undergraduate levels; a capacity for, and commitment to, establishing
linkages with the profession and related academic departments.  Ongoing
outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is
expected.  Salary will depend on the successful candidate's qualifications,
consistent with collegiate and university policies.

Qualifications:  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mass Communication,
Advertising, Public Relations Marketing or a very closely related discipline
by the date of appointment.  Advanced ABD’s may be considered for
appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor with the stipulation that
the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of the appointment.  Professional
experience in advertising or strategic communications is highly desirable.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 25th, 2010, and will be
accepted until the positions are filled.  To apply, submit a cover letter
describing interest in the position and a curriculum vitae online at:
www.sjmc.umn.edu.  Please have letters of recommendation from three
references mailed directly:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Minnesota

111 Murphy Hall/206 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, MN 55455-0418

Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.  Nominations
of outstanding potential candidates for this position are also welcome.

*The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.*

Seth C. Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of New Media Journalism
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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