The School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University invites applicants for a tenured (associate or full) professor. Candidates should have an established reputation as a researcher and will contribute to the school’s doctoral program in Media and Communication. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in journalism or public relations as well as graduate courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will serve as the undergraduate program coordinator for the journalism/public relations major, providing oversight of academic programs in Journalism/Public Relations and overseeing ACEJMC accreditation and other activities associated with developing and delivering innovative programs in journalism and public relations that prepare students for successful careers
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Teach undergraduate journalism, public relations, advertising or media courses
• Teach graduate courses in media and communication
• Engage in a successful program of research that yields scholarly publications
• Provide oversight to the journalism and public relations major
• Guide accreditation and assessment of the journalism program
• Provide additional service to the school, university, college and discipline
For an application to be considered complete submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of contributions or commitment to diversity in higher education, names and contact information of three professional referees who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference, and copies of graduate transcripts showing highest degree earned.
Background check and official transcripts are required for employment.
Information about the University and the Program BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu.
The School of Media and Communication is one of 17 academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The School currently has 31 full-time faculty with national and/or international reputations, and 600 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. Undergraduates pursue baccalaureate degrees in Communication, Media Production and Studies, Advertising and Journalism and engage in a variety of student media groups including: The BG News, the student newspaper; BG-24 News, a live television newscast; WBGU-FM, a radio station that broadcasts throughout NW Ohio; and The Obsidian, a quarterly publication featuring diversity issues. Graduate students can pursue MA or PhD degrees in Media and Communication.
The School of Media and Communication is housed in the Kuhlin Center. The Kuhlin Center is a unique production facility that sets a standard for education in a production control room environment. Production spaces include a 1,740 sq. ft. studio equipped with an Electronic Theatre Control board, LED lighting and green cyc. There are multiple Grass Valley studio cameras, some of which are equipped for robotic operation. The 600 sq. ft. Production Control room is furnished with a Grass Valley Karrera switcher, Ross Trackless Studio with Virtual Sets for news, sports, weather and talk show applications. The Kuhlin Center also has a 300 sq. ft. Insert Studio, a 900 sq. ft. Audio Recording Studio, two student managed Radio Stations, and a Convergence Lab all which are patchable to the Production Control Room for diverse applications. For more information about the School, visit our web site: https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/media-and-communication.html. For information about the tenure and promotion requirements, see https://www.bgsu.edu/content/dam/BGSU/provost/faculty-affairs/documents/rtp-policies/approved-CBA-2-rpt-smc.pdf
For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. Application deadline is February 3, 2020. Background check and official transcripts are required for employment.
BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
• A terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D.) in Journalism/Mass Communication/Public Relations or closely related field such as advertising, communication or media
• College-level teaching experience as instructor of record in journalism, public relations, advertising or a related area (e.g., video production, digital media)
• Demonstrated teaching or research experience with emergent media such as data-driven journalism, social network analysis, interactive journalism, web development or digital story-telling
• Demonstrated scholarly activity (e.g., published journal articles in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, scholarly books) sufficient to meet the requirements of a tenured associate or full professor
• Graduate level teaching experience in face-to-face environments • Teaching and research interests in Sport/Entertainment Journalism or Public Relations • Professional experience in emergent media such as data-driven journalism, social network analysis, interactive journalism, web development or digital story-telling • Experience as faculty member or administrator with an ACEJMC accredited unit • Experience in curriculum assessment
About Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.