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Assistant Director for Finance, Grants, & External Relations

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for the position of assistant director for budget planning and financial management, grant development and administration, and external relations and development (Job Code 8223P3: Financial Professional 3). This is a 100%-time continuing civil service position beginning February 2018 (or as soon as possible).

This position reports to the Director of the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This position is a strategic partner to the director, the directors of graduate and undergraduate studies, academic program directors, the associate director for student services, and the administrative manager. This position provides senior-level professional support in the areas of budget planning and financial management, grant development and administration (pre- and post-award grants management), and external relations and development. This position works closely with CLA Fiscal Administration, with CLA’s Office of Research and Graduate Programs, University Sponsored Projects Administration, and CLA’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

Required Qualifications. B.A./B.S. degree plus at least four (4) years of full-time professional work experience in budget planning and financial management, grant development and administration (pre- and post-award grants management), and external relations and development; or a combination of related education and/or professional work experience to equal eight (8) or more years.  

Preferred Qualifications. M.B.A. degree plus at least five (5) years of full-time professional work experience in budget planning and financial management, grant development and administration (pre- and post-award grants management), and external relations and development; or a combination of related education and/or professional work experience to equal ten (10) or more years. At least five (5) years of demonstrated successful professional experience in sponsored project proposal development and grant management, and/or in higher education financial administration is strongly preferred.

Key Skills & Attributes. Evidence of excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills; financial systems awareness and expertise (EFS, DMS, STAR, etc); self-motivation, initiative, and the ability to work as part of a team. Excellent problem-solving, analytical, technical, IT, and mathematical abilities are crucial. A successful candidate will have the ability to understand, interpret, and research complex and varied policies, regulations, and laws; think critically and work collegially in order to successfully resolve questions and issues for faculty, staff, and colleagues; communicate timely and professionally to a diverse range of individuals; multitask and prioritize effectively; demonstrate strong attention to detail; and be a lifelong learner.

Budget & Financial Management (40% effort). This position leads and directs the financial activities of the HSJMC, including budget development and analysis; financial administration; expenditure and income forecasting; long-range financial planning, contracts and grant applications and management, endowment projections, and year-end reports, etc. This position provides the director and the administrative manager with budget analysis and strategic financial planning advice to enable the unit to manage its financial resources effectively.

Prepare and interpret reports, budgets, and forecasts; monitor accounts, documentation, and financial statements; undertake research into donor relationships and planned giving; advise on strategic planning involving use of donated funds; develop and manage financial systems/models for undergraduate and graduate scholarships, fellowships, and research and travel award administration; and monitor effectiveness of internal controls and accounting.

Assists the director and the administrative manager in the fiscal administration, budget development, and strategic financial planning in the unit; researches and prepares recommendations for major purchasing and contracting decisions; provides reports and budget analyses to director and administrative manager to support their financial decision-making; develops customized queries, using financial system reporting tools, to compile, analyze, interpret and summarize financial data, at the request of the director, administrative manager, faculty, principal investigators, and other account holders, to complete specialized reports and to inform fiscal planning in the unit.

Facilitates financial policy orientation for newly-hired faculty and new graduate students in the unit; provide guidance about contracts for professional services, allowability of business expenses and documentation requirements, hosting visitors, and hiring and managing student workers; train and mentor staff involved in procurement and employee payment processes; advises and assists staff in the application of financial policies and procedures. Serves as the unit’s primary liaison to the Financial Service Team and College Fiscal Administration; reviews and acts as Departmental Approver on financial transaction documents.

Grants Development & Administration (40%). This position supports sponsored and non-sponsored grant proposal development for faculty and graduate students, and provides budgetary management for grant recipients. This position studies internal and external funding announcements, requirements and proposal guidelines; coordinates sponsored project orientation opportunities for new researchers; and collaborates with the director of graduate studies and graduate faculty on presentations about proposal development and grant management. This position serves as liaison between principal investigators (PIs) and Sponsored Project Administration (SPA); coordinates grant proposal activity with CLA’s grants writers and grants management staff; and facilitates award budgets in consultation with unit accountant and CLA Fiscal Administration.

This position consults with faculty and graduate students to define research objectives; prepares cost projections and develops budgets and budget narratives based on project scope, timeline and deliverables; advises on proposal preparation, submission processes, and grant management requirements; and works with new researchers to access University and sponsored funding systems. This position consults with grant recipients on matters such as award terms, sponsor and funding guidelines, effort, cost-sharing, and reporting requirements; monitors timelines to facilitate timely completion of extension requests, invoices and reports; and identifies and resolves issues with proposals and budgets.

This position coordinates sponsored projects and sub-awards with collaborating institutions prior to proposal submission and post-award; determines collaborating institution’s requirements, rates, and procedures; obtains budget approvals and letters of intent as needed; and interprets grant and contract regulations and guidelines. This position applies certified approver knowledge to plan research activity; prepares proposal submissions adhering to complex administrative and regulatory requirements; and reviews research expenditures to ensure regulatory compliance and adherence to award terms and University policy.

External Relations & Development (20%). Strategizes with the director on managing donor external relations; guides the development and execution of the HSJMC’s capital campaign strategic plan; acts as HSJMC’s staff liaison to CLA’s Office of Institutional Advancement; manages complex donor relationships and handles all correspondence and external relations related to the capital campaign; administers department’s donated funds in Donor Management System; partners with director to develop long-range, sustainable financial plans for the use of endowed funds; consults with director of graduate studies and develops spending plans for donated funds intended for graduate student support, including fellowships and scholarships, and research and travel support; consults with director of undergraduate studies and develops spending plans for donated funds intended for undergraduate student support, including scholarships, funding for research and travel expenses, and funding for registered student organizations; and enters stewardship plans in STAR.

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 Hubbard 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 Hubbard School 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 150-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. 

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for the position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website, at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs.

  • Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs

  • Search for Job Opening ID: 321743

  • Search for Jobs Posted Within: Anytime


Please refer to the job posting for a complete position description and application instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications and experience; and (2) a current resume. Additional materials, including names and contact information for professional references will be requested from select candidates at a later date.

Review of applications will begin January 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication may be directed to Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, at ecohen@umn.edu or 612-625-1338. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates are welcome and may be sent to John Blair, Administrative Manager, at j-blai@umn.edu or 612-625-5598.

 

CLOSED: Teaching Specialist/Lecturer: Documentary Journalism/Visual Communication

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 documentary journalism/visual communication. This is a 100 percent-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins spring semester 2018 (01/11/2018) or fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). 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.

About the Position
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.

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks an outstanding instructor with teaching expertise in documentary journalism/visual communication and/or a practicing professional in the field of documentary journalism/visual communication. The School is especially interested in reviewing applications from individuals willing and able to teach three courses each term in the following areas: documentary journalism, history of the documentary, history of the mass media and popular culture, visual communication. This position will be responsible for teaching six semester courses per academic year (3/3 distribution) in these areas. 

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and additional policies and procedures.

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

Preferred Qualifications: three years of full-time successful undergraduate teaching in documentary journalism/visual communication and/or three years of full-time successful professional experience in documentary journalism/visual communication.

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 Hubbard School 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 150-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.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources website.

  • Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs

  • Search for:

    • Job Opening ID: 320175

    • Job Opening Title: Teaching Specialist/Lecturer, Documentary Journalism/Visual Communication

  • Click the Apply button and follow the prompts

You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your experience teaching undergraduate courses in documentary journalism and/or your professional work experience; and (2) your curriculum vitae/resume.

The University of Minnesota requires that a competitive pool be established and qualified for consideration before positions are filled. 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, including names and contact information for references may be requested from select candidates at a future date.

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome and may be sent to Gayle Golden, at ggolden@umn.edu.

For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the SJMC at 612-625-1338. 

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.

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 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. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

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. Learn more about diversity at the U at:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email employ@umn.edu or call 612-624-8647.

 
CLOSED: Teaching Specialist/Lecturer: Strategic Communication/Advertising

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 strategic communication/advertising. This is a 100 percent-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins spring semester 2018 (01/11/2018) or fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). 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.

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks an outstanding instructor with expertise in strategic communication and/or a practicing professional in the field of strategic communication. The School is especially interested in reviewing applications from individuals willing and able to teach three courses each term in the following areas: digital marketing communication, campaigns, digital strategy, cases in strategic communication, or public relations writing. This position
will be responsible for teaching six semester courses per academic year (3/3 distribution) in these areas. 

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and additional policies and procedures.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications: B.A. in strategic communication, journalism, or closely related field with an emphasis in strategic communication is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. Ph.D. or terminal degree (M.F.A., Professional M.A.) with an emphasis in strategic communication/advertising is required for appointment as a lecturer. Demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching in strategic communication, and/or demonstrated successful professional work experience in corporate
communications, public relations, or similar professional work experience in strategic communication is required.

Preferred Qualifications: two years of full-time successful undergraduate teaching in strategic communication/advertising and/or three years of full-time successful professional experience in strategic communication/advertising is preferred.

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 150-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.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources website:

Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs.

Search for:

  • Job Opening ID: 319107
  • Job Opening Title: Teaching Specialist/Lecturer, Strategic Communication/Advertising

You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your experience teaching undergraduate courses in strategic communication, and/or your professional work experience; and (2) your curriculum vitae/resume.

The University of Minnesota requires that a competitive pool be established and qualified for consideration before positions are filled. 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, including names and contact information for references may be requested from select candidates at a future date.

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome and may be sent to Professor Stacey Kanihan, Search Committee Chair, at skanihan@umn.edu.  

For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the SJMC at 612-625-1338. 

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.

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 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. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

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. Learn more about diversity at the U. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call 612-624-8647.

CLOSED: Associate Professor/Professor of Journalism/Media

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 one senior, tenured faculty position in journalism/media. The Hubbard School seeks faculty with unique research expertise complementing current faculty members’ strengths in branding, corporate and non-profit communication, data/analytics, ethics, law, health, international/cross-cultural communication, political communication, science communication, or the sociology of news. Additional expertise addressing ethical problems in journalism, media or strategic communication with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, stereotyping, bias or minority representation is desirable.

Qualifications
Candidates for this position will demonstrate expertise from a social scientific orientation, and provide evidence of excellence in teaching, research and publication credentials commensurate with schools at doctoral-granting research extensive universities. All candidates must have a terminal degree in media, journalism, communication or a relevant related field. Meaningful journalistic, media and strategic communication professional experience or a strong history of engaged research in media industry-related corporate or non-profit settings is highly desirable.

Successful candidates will demonstrate national or international recognition and a program of high-quality empirical research; teaching excellence both at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a commitment to establishing linkages with the profession and related academic departments. Ongoing outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is expected. Candidates with experience or potential to secure research support from private foundations and federal agencies (such as the Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health) should note this in their application.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the relevance of their research to the department’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, the quality of that research, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher/mentor, and interest in establishing relationships with the professional community, and strength of references. All candidates must meet and exceed the minimum standards for tenure and rank review at an AAU member university also classified by the Carnegie Foundation among those with “Highest Research” productivity.

About the Position
This advanced, tenured faculty position the Hubbard School will hire during the 2017/18 fiscal year. Candidates who join the School will be expected to continue to demonstrate a sustained, upward commitment to a high-quality program of empirical research published in internationally recognized, high-impact journals and/or university presses and scholarly publishers; demonstrate excellence in graduate-level teaching and advising (both M.A. and Ph.D.); and teach courses in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful candidates will also engage in institutional and professional service, including mentoring untenured faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Both positions are 100%-time position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) beginning fall semester 2018.

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. An appointment will be made at the ranks of tenured professor or tenured associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. 

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. 

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure for the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication are available to you.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available to you.

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 150-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 $41 million endowment supporting its 27 full-time faculty (including 18 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. This allows HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and academe in both research and teaching.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website:
1. Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs
2. Search for Jobs Posted Within: Anytime
3. Search for:
Job Opening ID: 318605 
OR
Job Posting Title: Associate Professor/Professor of Journalism/Media 

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.

The University of Minnesota requires that a competitive pool be established and qualified for consideration before positions are reviewed. 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 2, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome. For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the SJMC at 612.625.1338. 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.

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.

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 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. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

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. Learn more about diversity at the U.
CLOSED: Associate Professor/Professor of Strategic 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 one senior, tenured faculty position in strategic communication. The Hubbard School seeks faculty with unique research expertise complementing current faculty members’ strengths in branding, corporate and non-profit communication, data/analytics, ethics, law, health, international/cross-cultural communication, political communication, science communication, or the sociology of news. Additional expertise addressing ethical problems in journalism, media or strategic communication with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, stereotyping, bias or minority representation is desirable.

Qualifications
Candidates for this position will demonstrate expertise from a social scientific orientation, and provide evidence of excellence in teaching, research and publication credentials commensurate with schools at doctoral-granting research extensive universities. All candidates must have a terminal degree in media, journalism, communication or a relevant related field. Meaningful journalistic, media and strategic communication professional experience or a strong history of engaged research in media industry-related corporate or non-profit settings is highly desirable.

Successful candidates will demonstrate national or international recognition and a program of high-quality empirical research; teaching excellence both at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a commitment to establishing linkages with the profession and related academic departments. Ongoing outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is expected. Candidates with experience or potential to secure research support from private foundations and federal agencies (such as the Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health) should note this in their application.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the relevance of their research to the department’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, the quality of that research, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher/mentor, and interest in establishing relationships with the professional community, and strength of references. All candidates must meet and exceed the minimum standards for tenure and rank review at an AAU member university also classified by the Carnegie Foundation among those with “Highest Research” productivity.

About the Position
This is an advanced, tenured faculty position the Hubbard School will hire during the 2017/18 fiscal year. Candidates who join the School will be expected to continue to demonstrate a sustained, upward commitment to a high-quality program of empirical research published in internationally recognized, high-impact journals and/or university presses and scholarly publishers; demonstrate excellence in graduate-level teaching and advising (both M.A. and Ph.D.); and teach courses in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful candidates will also engage in institutional and professional service, including mentoring untenured faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

This position is 100%-time position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) beginning fall semester 2018.

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. An appointment will be made at the ranks of tenured professor or tenured associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. 

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. 

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure for the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication are available to you.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available to you.

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 150-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 $41 million endowment supporting its 27 full-time faculty (including 18 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. This allows HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and academe in both research and teaching.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website:
1. Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs
2. Search for Jobs Posted Within: Anytime
3. Search for:
Job Opening ID: 318607 
OR
Job Posting Title: Associate Professor/Professor of Strategic Communication

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.

The University of Minnesota requires that a competitive pool be established and qualified for consideration before positions are reviewed. 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 2, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for this position are welcome. For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the SJMC at 612.625.1338. 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.

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.

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 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. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

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. Learn more about diversity at the U.