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Teaching Specialist/Lecturer | Media Design/Data Visualization

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for a full-time, nine-month instructional position in media design and data visualization. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the practice, and have knowledge in the history and theory of media design, which is using typography, data, graphics, illustration, sound, animation, user experience, and a marriage of words and images to create the overall look of storytelling across platforms. The school is especially interested in reviewing applications from individuals willing and able to teach three courses each term in intermediate and advanced journalism and strategic communication skills courses.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins Fall semester 2019 (08/20/2019). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. Salary is competitive.

Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise.

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications: B.A. journalism or communication, or closely related field, with an expertise in design is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. Ph.D. or terminal degree (M.F.A., Professional M.A.) is required for appointment as a lecturer. Demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching in journalism, communication, or closely related field with an emphasis in design; and/or demonstrated successful professional work experience in graphic design, data visualization or similar professional work.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum five (5) years of full-time successful professional experience in journalism strongly preferred. Two years of undergraduate teaching in graphic design, data visualization and/or journalism. Knowledge of CSS, HTML, javascript. Some coding experience ideal. Experience teaching animation and motion design a plus.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online by applying to posting #327052 through the University of Minnesota’s employment system: employment.umn.edu. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2019. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Office Manager

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hiring an Office Mangaer. 
Please visit employment.umn.edu and search for Job #327604.

Required Qualifications
-BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four (4) years.
-Strong written and oral communication skills.
-Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite. 
-Experience and skill with independent decision making and problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications
-Supervisory experience including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, disciplining, discharging, assigning work and training.
-Office operational and administrative experience in a post-secondary institution.
-Evidence and experience in working with highly sensitive and confidential data and information.
-Demonstrated ability and experience to interpret and maintain administrative policies and procedures. Experience serving as a liaison (with other units and/or the general public) for requests, policy/procedural questions, and/or problem resolution.
-Experience and skill working with diverse populations including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

About the Job
Human Resources Support (25%)
Part-time faculty oversight: hiring documents, first point of contact, orientation. Processing and tracking of Person of Interest (POI) requests, I-9 requests, background check requests, etc. Other human resources support including position management updates, Intersections entry for adjunct instructional staff, on-boarding process for new adjunct and faculty hires. Prepare, maintain and disseminate resource manual and see that it is also kept up on the HSJMC intranet. Prepare postings in University’s employment system, place ads, coordinate and manage search meetings, keep accurate records, track recruitment efforts, make arrangements for candidate visits, set agendas, and host candidates. Prepare continuous posting requisitions for teaching specialists, lecturers, fellows, senior fellows, and term faculty. Monitor applicant materials and track internal review of submissions. Research policy and update working documents to meet University and college requirements. Other duties and opportunities as assigned.

Curriculum Coordinator (25%)
Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) entry; class scheduling; course and room assignments and changes; collect electronic syllabi; textbook requests; desk copy requests for adjuncts; track and post office hours; proxy for grade entry. Work with associate director for student services to ensure that all the necessary classes are offered, assigned appropriate rooms and at times that eliminate conflicts with other required classes, while also considering faculty preferences for teaching times, etc. Assign appropriate classrooms to each class, both in our own departmental rooms as well as General Purpose Classrooms in Murphy Hall and across the east and west bank campuses.

Part-time P&A Instructor Coordinator (20%)
Communicate with the part time P&A instructors to include notifications, reminders, and alerts. In short, whatever is needed to make them feel they are seen as a vital, functioning and important addition to the HSJMC. Also handle all HR needs for part-time P/A instructors as stated below.

Office Management and Supervision (20%)
Oversight and supervision of the Office Assistant position. Back-up first point of contact, answer main line, respond to phone and email inquiries and refer as appropriate, greet visitors, receive packages, sort mail, assist faculty, adjuncts, and graduate students with printing and copying needs, troubleshoot as necessary. Management of supplies and equipment, including SE&E purchasing and budgeting, maintenance contracts, etc. Support for administrative projects, including redesign of shared drive internal workflows.

Physical Plant & Facilities (10%)
Primary department facilities representative for Murphy Hall. Responsible for physical facility, equipment, keys, telephones, signage, access.  May schedule rooms within and outside of Murphy Hall for events and meetings. Point of contact and oversight of any building projects

About the Department
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States. The school is located in Murphy Hall on the East Bank and currently has 800 Undergraduate and 100 Graduate students. 

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please visit employment.umn.edu and search for Job #327604. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Raymond O. Mithun Land Grant Chair/Associate Professor in Advertising

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for the Raymond O. Mithun Land Grant Chair and Associate Professor in Advertising.

About the Position
This position is the second of two Mithun Land Grant Chair positions at Minnesota. It includes a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with indefinite tenure, and a separate term appointment to the Raymond O. Mithun Land-Grant Chair in Advertising position. The faculty appointment is 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). The initial term of appointment to the Mithun Chair position is four years, 2019/20 to 2022/23, with renewal possible for additional four-year terms. This position begins fall semester 2019 (8/26/2019).

The holder of the Mithun Chair will have a wonderful opportunity to lead an innovative program of research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the School's strategic communication curriculum, advise both M.A. and Ph.D. students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.

Salary is competitive and will depend on the candidate's qualifications and rank, consistent with school, college, and university policy. The position is eligible for the University of Minnesota’s standard benefits package available to benefits-eligible faculty and academic staff. Generous research and travel support for professional development is provided by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

This position is subject to the Board of Regents Policy: Faculty Tenure, the Administrative Procedure: Procedures for Reviewing Candidates for Tenure and/or Promotion: Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty, and additional policies and procedures, available at: https://policy.umn.edu/

All candidates must meet and exceed the minimum standards for tenure and rank review in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as required by Section 7.12 of the Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure for the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/jour.pdf

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

Required/Preferred Qualifications
A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in Mass Communication, Advertising, or a closely related field is required. Candidates must have an established record of scholarly research, teaching and advising, and service appropriate to the rank of associate professor that exceeds the criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

Successful candidates must be preeminent academic leaders in the field of advertising and, through their scholarly reputation, will in turn enhance the reputation of the School. Candidates must have attained national or international recognition based on the high quality of their scholarly contributions to advertising; they must be distinguished through the quality, substance, and high standards of their teaching and advising, and continued effective service to the advertising discipline and profession. Candidates must demonstrate a sustained, high level of achievement in all three areas, as measured by the distinction, significance, and impact of the research, teaching, and service.

About the Mithun Land Grant Chair
In 1987, major gifts from the Mithun Family Foundation and Raymond O. Mithun established the Raymond O. Mithun Land Grant Chair in Advertising. The endowment supports teaching and research in advertising, building upon the strengths of the University’s advertising program. The chair position is the only chair in a Carnegie Research Extensive university named for an advertising agency founder. The growth of the endowment has allowed the Hubbard School to support a second chair.

Mithun received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1930. He co-founded the Campbell-Mithun advertising agency in 1933 at age 24 with $1,500 of borrowed money; within 10 years the firm was one of the largest advertising agencies in the Twin Cities. Mithun was widely regarded as an advertising statesman, a leading articulator of how advertising and advertising agencies bring value to their clients and to consumers.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication and five-year B.A. to M.A. program in health communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

The HSJMC is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of-the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms; a 145-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.

The operating budget for HSJMC is approximately $7 million, and the school has a $38 million endowment supporting its 30 full-time faculty (including 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty). Faculty and students enjoy the support of 13 staff who professionally manage the school’s information technology, media studios, accounting, and communication needs.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Many of these organizations operate in the health domain, including health marketing, health advocacy, clinical care, health insurance, health policy, and minority health, among many others. This has allowed the HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between community partners and academe in both research and teaching.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education: https://cla.umn.edu

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.  

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online by applying to posting #325563 through the University of Minnesota’s employment system: employment.umn.edu.
To be considered for this position, please click the APPLY button and follow the instructions.

Materials that must be attached to the online application include: (1) a cover letter describing their interest in the position and qualifications and experience, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) narrative statements on research and teaching (please combine each statement into one .pdf), and (4) names and addresses of five references. No references will be contacted before the search committee chair notifies candidates.

All applications will be considered confidential; the search process will be closed until the campus interview stage and at that time will be limited to members of the campus community. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date. Additional documents can be attached after the initial application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome. For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Professor and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jisu Huh, by email: jhuh@umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with major news organizations, world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Associate Professor of Health Communication

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for a senior, tenured faculty position in health communication at the rank of associate professor. The Hubbard School seeks faculty whose unique research expertise will complement current faculty members’ strengths in health communication.

About the Position
This is a tenured faculty position at the rank of tenured associate professor. The position is a 100%-time position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) beginning fall semester 2019 (8/26/2019).

This position is subject to the Board of Regents Policy: Faculty Tenure, the Administrative Procedure: Procedures for Reviewing Candidates for Tenure and/or Promotion: Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty, and additional policies and procedures, available at: https://policy.umn.edu/

All candidates must meet and exceed the minimum standards for tenure and rank review in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as required by Section 7.12 of the Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure for the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/jour.pdf

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

Required/Preferred Qualifications
A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in Mass Communication, Strategic Communication, Public Health, or a closely related field is required. Candidates must have an established record of scholarly research, teaching and advising, and service appropriate to the rank of associate professor that meets the criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

Successful candidates must be leaders in the field of health communication and, through their scholarly reputation, will in turn enhance the reputation of the School. Candidates must have attained national or international recognition based on the high quality of their scholarly contributions to health communication; they must be distinguished through the quality, substance, and high standards of their teaching and advising, and continued effective service to
the health communication discipline and profession. Candidates must demonstrate a sustained, high level of achievement in all three areas, as measured by the distinction, significance, and impact of the research, teaching, and service.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication and five-year B.A. to M.A. program in health communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

The HSJMC is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of-the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms; a 145-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.

The operating budget for HSJMC is approximately $7 million, and the school has a $38 million endowment supporting its 30 full-time faculty (including 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty). Faculty and students enjoy the support of 13 staff who professionally manage the school’s information technology, media studios, accounting, and communication needs.

The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Many of these organizations operate in the health domain, including health marketing, health advocacy, clinical care, health insurance, health policy, and minority health, among many others. This has allowed the HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between community partners and academe in both research and teaching.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education: https://cla.umn.edu

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.  

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online by applying to posting # 325568 through the University of Minnesota’s employment system: employment.umn.edu. The University of Minnesota requires that a competitive pool be established and qualified for consideration before positions are reviewed. To be considered for this position, please click the APPLY button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research program and its influence on the field, and your teaching experience and interests in courses in the HSJMC curricula, (2) your curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of five references as an additional document through your “My Activities” page. No references will be contacted before the search committee chair notifies candidates.

All applications will be considered confidential; the search process will be closed until the campus interview stage and at that time will be limited to members of the campus community. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date. Additional documents can be attached after the initial application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome. For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Professor and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Marco Yzer, by email: mcyzer@umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with major news organizations, world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.