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Department of Journalism and Public Relations, Assistant Professor job opening

Department of Journalism and Public Relations
School of Media and Communication
Assistant Professor

Details: The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2016.  We continue developing and implementing coursework to respond to industry demands and the state’s desire for graduates who are skilled in converged media technology and new media journalistic content production. We seek a visionary colleague who can contribute to these efforts and bring imaginative approaches to teaching and research. He or she should approach teaching and research with a focus on the vital issues of the day concerning the evolution of journalism. We desire to attract candidates who are studying emerging media and its relationship to journalism, citizenship, and public affairs.

The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience producing journalistic content for multiple platforms and the ability to teach students the technologies necessary to succeed in a converged media environment. He or she must have the ability and enthusiasm to teach core journalism skills classes. He or she will have the expertise to teach multimedia reporting classes and/or web design and data visualization. The candidate will be familiar with strategies needed to produce online news content use of web and the use of media analytics for mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. Familiarity with the full range of Adobe products is desirable.

Additionally, experience teaching law, diversity, feature writing, or still photography classes would be a plus.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for the position must have Ph.D. in journalism or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The preferred candidate will have university teaching experience, professional journalism experience, and an interest in professional community involvement.

Application: A completed application must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation. The application cover letter and CV (including references names and contact information) must be received by September 15, 2015, and may be sent on paper or electronically as a Word document or pdf to crosend@bgsu.edu.  Recommendation letters must be on paper and received September 15, 2015. Finalists must provide transcript evidence of highest degree. Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Carman Kinney, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233. Inquiries can be made of Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Chair of the Search Committee, at kabrads@bgsu.edu.

The School of Media and Communication at BGSU seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions



The School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University (http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/media-and-communication.html) seeks applicants for possible, part-time, adjunct teaching positions. Graduate teaching assignments will be in the area of public relations or humanistic research methods.  Successful applicants must have recent, relevant industry experience to teach courses for the department as needed for a semester.

Starting dates are either August 2015 or January 2016. Candidates must have a master’s degree and professional industry experience public relations if teaching public relations courses. Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current, original, signed letters of reference that include the writer’s name, address and phone number.  Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 

Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

The Department of Telecommunications seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions



The Department of Telecommunications at Bowling Green State University (http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/media-and communication/telecommunications.html) seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments in the areas of video production, strategic communication, and media policy and industry.  Successful applicants will teach introductory courses in these areas. Starting date is August 2015 or January 2016.  Candidates must have a master’s degree in telecommunications or media-related fields or a bachelor’s degree with ten years or more professional experience in those areas.  Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants should submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current original letters of reference signed and includes; name, address and phone number.   Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

The Department of Communication seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions



The Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University (http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/comm/) seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments for the 2015-16 academic year.  Potential teaching assignments at the undergraduate level are in the areas of interpersonal communication, rhetorical criticism, organizational communication, and political communication.  Starting date is August 2015 or January 2016. Candidates with a master’s degree in communication preferred but those with a graduate degree in a communication-related field will be considered. Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants should submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current original letters of reference signed and includes; name, address and phone number.   Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions



The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University (http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/journalism/) seeks applicants for possible, part-time, adjunct teaching positions. Undergraduate student, adjunct teaching assignments could include multiplatform journalism, broadcast journalism or public relations. Successful applicants must have recent, relevant industry experience to teach courses for the department as needed for a semester.

Starting dates are either August 2015 or January 2016. Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree and professional industry experience in journalism or public relations. Candidates with at least 10 years of industry experience and a bachelor’s degree will be considered. Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current, original, signed letters of reference that include the writer’s name, address and phone number.  Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists will also be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

COMM student Drew Ashby-King receives the Board of Trustees’ Leadership Scholarship

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Drew Ashby-King, an Honors student who is majoring in communication, was selected to receive one of the 2015-2016 Board of Trustees’ Leadership Scholarships. This highly competitive award recognizes students with a strong record of academic excellence, leadership, and professionalism. From his work on the BG4Unity Service-Learning Project to his leadership roles as a member of the Department of Communication, the Honors College, BGSU’s nationally ranked Cheerleading Team, and BGSU’s Residence Life staff, Drew is an engaged and active member of BGSU’s community.

SMC Ph.D. alumna Joy (Chin-Chung) Chao received tenure and promotion at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and two university research grants

Dr. Joy (Chin-Chung) Chao, a BGSU SMC Ph.D. alumna, received tenure and promotion to associate professor in the School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha this spring.  She is also the only faculty in the history of her school to receive two research grants at her university in the same year.

Dr. Chao’s research proposal, “From Professionals to First Ladies: The Role of Liyuan Peng and Michelle Obama in the Media’s Portrayal” has been awarded for Faculty Research International (FRI) grant award in the amount of $5,000.

In Fall 2014, she was awarded a 2015 UCRCA grant for her proposal titled, “I Am in the Homeless Home or I Am always on the Way Home: Formatting Identity and Imagined Community through Ethnic Media Use.”

Previously, she received a FRI grant award in 2013-2014 for $5,000, which led to the publication: Chao, C. C., & Tian, D. (2014). Disputes over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands: Communication tactics and grand strategies. Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy, 2(2), 19-47.

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