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Communication and Journalism: Assistant/Associate Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Job ID: #16666
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Communication and Journalism: Assistant/Associate Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication

Tenure-track position in Integrated Strategic Communication. Ability to teach hands-on, experiential courses incorporating media technologies such as Strategic Media Planning, Message Strategy, Campaign Design and Evaluation, and Account Management essential. Ability to design and develop instruction and learning experiences that address emerging trends in the field essential. Ability to provide service in the introductory Communication course, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, diversity courses or journalism a plus. The successful applicant will be able to strengthen relationships with external constituencies in industry. Commitment to and ability to contribute to campus EDI initiatives, a plus. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2021/2022 academic year, August 23, 2021.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Mass Communication, Integrated Strategic Communications or related field.  MBA or MFA in appropriate discipline also considered.  ABD applicants considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2022.  Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Minimum of three years of professional experience required. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of ability to design and develop instruction and learning experiences that address emerging trends in the field essential. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. 

DUTIES: Teach hands-on experiential courses in the Department of Communication and Journalism based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; [develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda;] provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University and profession. 

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Communication and Journalism consists of 15 full-time faculty and academic staff committed to a philosophy emphasizing the development, integration and practical application of theories, knowledge and skills related to communication and journalism. Communication and journalism are crucial to a democratic society. Both require citizens to share and challenge information.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Communication and Journalism: Assistant/Associate Professor of Integrated Strategic Communication position (Job ID # 16666) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references. 

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Kristine Knutson,

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Oct. 30, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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