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"Moody-Ramirez, Mia" <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 7 Sep 2018 21:04:38 +0000
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Hello MAC members:

The MAC division often receives several announcements a week. Rather than share them individually, we will share them in one consolidated email.

Below are announcements from the last two weeks.

Thank you.

The School of Communication Studies at Ohio University is looking for a School Director (chair) to commence prior to the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year

Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory. Enrollment at the Athens campus is approximately 21,000 students with more than 7,500 additional students on the regional campuses. First-year undergraduate students average in the top 25% nationally in GPA and standardized test scores. Students from all 50 states and 104 countries are enrolled in OU. To learn more about Ohio University and the surrounding region, please see and

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates should apply by January 2, 2019. Applicants should formally apply for this position at The application should include: (1) a cover letter that specifies qualifications and administrative philosophy, fit with the job description, and fit with the School; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research interests; (4) teaching philosophy together with evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., scores and student comments); and, (5) contact information for three references who may be contacted after the committee’s initial screening of applications. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Roger Aden ([log in to unmask]), Search Committee Chair, School of Communication Studies, 429 Schoonover Center for Communication, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979.

Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. OU offers benefits to same sex and opposite sex domestic partners, some of which could be considered taxable. Preferred candidates would contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, including a broad range of scholarly approaches. The University community strives to create an educational environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

Ben LaPoe, Ph.D.

Political Communication Certificate Director

Schoonover 408

1 Ohio University

Athens OH 45701-2979

T: 740.856.2484

F: 740.593.0459



Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Communication

Position Summary:

The Assistant Professor, Communication, is responsible for facilitating student comprehension and application of concepts, skills, and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able and responsible members of society. This position exists to provide educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening.

Required Qualifications:

• Doctorate in a field specific to discipline to be taught required
• Accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications
• Experience in Web Design and Multi Media Production.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to teach Mass Communication Law and Newswriting is a plus

Deadline/How to apply:       Position is open until filled. For detailed information about this position, please go to<>

Kingsley O. Harbor, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Communication
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Ph: (256) 782-5083
Fax: (256) 782-8175
Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>


The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

The University of North Texas invites applications and nominations for a dynamic and visionary leader to be the next Dean of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.

About the University

Located in Denton, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, The University of North Texas is a Carnegie Tier One Research University educating more than 38,000 students in 103 bachelors, 86 master’s and 38 doctoral degree programs.  UNT seeks to create a caring and creative community that prepares students for careers in a rapidly changing world.  As one of the most comprehensive public research universities in Texas, UNT provides a top quality education in one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic regions. UNT is celebrated for its academics, arts and athletics.  UNT strives to be a diverse and inclusive institution creating knowledge and innovations that will shape the future, while cultivating excellence in the next generation of scholars and leaders for the global community.

About the School

Founded in 1945, first as a Department in the College of Liberal Arts and now as the School of Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Mayborn School enrolls 1,200 plus journalism undergraduate and graduate students.  The School is home to a legacy of excellence with notable alumni, including 14 Pulitzer Prize winners or finalists and the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism which houses the only nationally accredited professional master’s degree program in the state of Texas.  Students of the School receive access to internships in the fifth largest media market in the country, courses taught by national award-winning journalists and opportunities to gain hands-on experience in writing, advertising, broadcasting, photojournalism and digital media.

About the Position

Reporting to the Executive Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Dean advances the teaching and research mission and is responsible for providing innovative, effective, dynamic and transformational leadership for the School.  The Dean will support the University’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access in all academic and personnel matters.  The Dean will adhere to and foster high standards of ethical conduct, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, appropriate financial oversights and controls, as well as safety, security, and confidentiality related to the position.

Related responsibilities include providing entrepreneurial leadership to enhance the School’s national and international impact, encouraging and rewarding faculty excellence in research, teaching and service, developing and maintaining strong connections with a broad network of alumni, industry and supporters of the School, and exploring innovative approaches to enhance student educational experiences.  UNT aspires to elevate the excellence of journalism, media arts and communications.  The University seeks a highly collaborative leader that can work across the University to foster interdisciplinary opportunities.

It is preferred the ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline of the School’s programs or appropriate professional experience and will have to meet the standards for appointment at full professor rank.  Additional preferred qualifications include:

•       A record of successful senior leadership experience in the academy or industry;

•       A record of accomplishments that demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual distinction and an appreciation of the varied disciplines and functions that compose the rich academic tapestry of the School;

•       Ability to develop a bold vision for the future consistent with the University’s strategic plan to promote the continued academic excellence and innovation in both graduate and undergraduate education;

•       Experience with media-related industry and research such as newspapers, broadcast, online/multimedia, digital media, public relations, advertising and strategic communications;

•       A track record of successful fundraising with a talent for identifying, cultivating and leveraging industry partnerships;

•       Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and sustaining innovative programs that foster and value excellence in teaching, research, service and entrepreneurship;

•       A history of transparent and collaborative leadership practices; and the expertise to guide organizational development and to creatively address issues on the forefront of journalism;

•       Capacity to identify, recruit and retain strong leadership, faculty and staff within the School;

•       Commitment to the diversity of students, faculty and staff and to advancing an inclusive climate that stimulates excellence;

•       Budget and personnel management experience necessary to administer the affairs of the School and interact effectively with other University administrative officers;

•       Ability to connect and integrate the School with important areas of teaching and research across the University;

•       A demonstrated commitment to student success and retention.

Application Process

 The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University.  It is preferred that all nominations and applications be submitted no later than October 1, 2018 to:

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President

Erin Raines, Principal

Parker Executive Search

770-804-1996 ext. 109

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Dear administrators and professors:

ONA-U 18<> is a mini-conference on Sept. 12 geared toward journalism majors and young professionals looking for practical career advice. This year’s conference, held at the Belo Center for New Media on the UT-Austin campus, focuses on the importance of product management in the newsroom and in your career. The sessions will bring attendees together for a few hours of learning, training and networking the day before the main ONA conference starts. Registration is $5 and includes lunch and afternoon snacks.

I know it’s in the middle of your school week, but if you have interested students, please have them register<>. And please share this email with other professors and schools. Space is limited – we have about 30 spots left.

ONAU18 begins at 12 and ends at 4:30. An hour later, Ramon Escobar, CNN’s chief recruiter, will give a career talk. His event is free and open to students and young professionals.

ONA-U 18 is sponsored by the School of Journalism and Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin<> and by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University<> and supported by the TEGNA Foundation<>. It is planned in coordination with the Online News Association<> in advance of ONA18<>.

Feel free to contact me or Cindy Royal<> at Texas State ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) if you have any questions or comments. Hope your students and/or recent grads in the Austin area can attend!

Kathleen McElroy

Director, School of Journalism<>

Moody College of Communication<>

Office: 512-471-3132