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Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice-Strategic Communication

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is seeking exceptional candidates for an assistant/associate professor of practice in strategic communication, expected to begin August 18, 2018. This is a nine-month non-tenure track faculty appointment for a three-year term with possible renewal upon satisfactory reviews. The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in strategic communication, journalism, mass communication or a closely related field, (such as advertising or public relations), professional experience in media planning and buying, and experience teaching at the university level.

The successful candidate will be able to work in an interdisciplinary, diverse and collaborative environment. Teaching experience in online courses will be an advantage. We seek an individual qualified to teach courses including but not limited to: digital and social media planning and buying, social media development and monitoring, principles of strategic communication, research and writing, crisis communications, and capstone courses in strategic communication. This position will require travel among the KU campuses in Lawrence and Kansas City.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

The KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications employs more than 25 full-time faculty members and offers two tracks of studies: news and information, and strategic communications—at the undergraduate level. It has research-oriented master’s and Ph.D. programs, a master’s program in Integrated Marketing Communications on its Kansas City (Edwards) campus, and an online master’s program in Digital Content Strategy. It is one of nine independent professional schools in a Research I university. We offer the opportunity to work with award-winning students and nationally recognized faculty in a collegial, collaborative and energetic environment. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

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