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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.