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Associate/Assistant Professor of Communication


Posting Number: F141P




The Tim Russert Department of Communication seeks a candidate for a full-time tenure track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level to teach in the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) track both at the undergraduate and Master’s levels.


John Carroll University is a Catholic, Jesuit university with approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. John Carroll is primarily an undergraduate institution that values excellence in teaching. We offer a major in Communication with concentrations in Digital Media, and Integrated Marketing Communication and a new graduate program in Digital Marketing & Communication Strategy.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Our preferred candidate will demonstrate a blend of theory and praxis in student teaching; experience teaching at the college level is preferred. The candidate should have a record of demonstrated teaching effectiveness, and experience teaching in multiple modes, including online. Graduate courses are taught online using Canvas as the LMS. The successful candidate will need to show potential for conducting academic scholarship that will position them as a recognized expert in the field.


Our IMC concentration includes core courses in Integrated Marketing Communication, Media Writing, and a Public Relations/Advertising Seminar. Electives include Communication in Sales & Marketing, Social Media Strategy & Analytics, Branding, Sports Promotion and Fan Engagement, IMC Campaigns, Non-Profit Marketing, and Event Planning. Candidates should expect to include the three primary courses in their normal rotation, and be able to contribute within the elective course rotation as well.


The candidate will also be expected to teach within out interdisciplinary M.S. degree which features collaboration between our department and the Boler School of Business. We offer three certificates (Digital Advertising & Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing & Communication Strategy, and Digital Media Analytics), which can be combined with a capstone to complete an M.S.


In addition to the teaching duties described above, this faculty member will serve as an advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as part of JCU’s Blue Streak Media, which coordinates the department’s/campus’ student media organizations. This includes overseeing an inhouse student PR firm. Additional responsibilities include student academic advising, service on department and/or university committees, research, and continuing professional development. A demonstrated track record of working with students, colleagues, and community members that contributes to diverse cultural perspectives related to integrated marketing is expected.


Required Qualifications:


The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Public Relations, or related field; professional experience and strong foundation in digital analytics; experience in teaching courses in analytics, social media, digital media, PR writing and graphic design, and/or other subjects in the candidate’s area of specialty; knowledge and expertise in utilizing technology in marketing technology (content management, SEO, social media management, customer relationship management, marketing analytics, and/or UX).


Applicants should have active research agendas and teaching expertise in Integrated Marketing Communication. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates who are also able to contribute to related emphasis areas in health communication, sports communication, or crisis communication. Methodological specialization is open; however, candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in research methods in addition to their areas of specialization. Candidates will be expected to contribute to graduate education. In addition to a Ph.D., the associate-level position requires at least 7 years of previous teaching experience at the college/ university level.


Preferred Qualifications:


Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrable record of culturally-responsive teaching.


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About John Carroll University:


John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing people with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business, which both include graduate programs. The University offers 39 Academic Programs in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master’s level.The University enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 30 consecutive years.


EEO Statement:


John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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