Assistant Professor - Strategic Communication - (FAC001498)
The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach courses in strategic communication beginning in Fall of 2021.
The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of research, or the potential thereof. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication with a potential focus on advertising and expertise with innovative technologies in one or more of the following areas: social media analytics, search engine marketing and optimization, web-scraping/data mining, digital and mobile advertising, and others. Candidates with professional experiences are preferred.
Approximately half of our 1,800 undergraduate majors specialize in strategic communication, and it is the largest concentration at the graduate level. In addition to our state-of-the-art media production and communication technology facilities, Valenti has 16 tenure-line and 8 instructional faculty, and faculty enjoy a steady stream of internal and external grants.
The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We are interested in bringing in a diverse pool of candidates who reflect groups previously underrepresented in academia, and/or candidates who are committed to teaching and researching issues and solutions around social injustice.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A Ph.D. is required. Candidates with professional experiences are preferred.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.