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Assistant Professor - School of Media and Communication

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Date posted
Nov 1, 2023

The School of Media and Communication invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, in-person position starting August 2024. The School of Media and Communication (SMC) is one of 17 academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College strives to foster and sustain an engaging culture of discovery, creativity, teaching, learning, and collaboration, enriched by a diversity of experiences and perspectives. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, scholarly/creative work, and/or service, to our efforts to meet the challenge of achieving inclusive excellence in our academic community. The College takes a cohort-based approach to faculty success, providing resources and support within the Dean’s Office and through collaboration with Arts and Sciences departments and schools, leadership teams in other colleges, and university-serving partners such as the Center for Faculty Excellence. Through these connections, we are developing comprehensive programming that supports the professional growth and advancement of faculty across all disciplines, ranks, and career stages. We value and practice shared governance and are committed to maintaining a vibrant and equitable working environment. The SMC is home to 30 full-time faculty with national and international reputations, 460 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. Undergraduates pursue baccalaureate degrees in Advertising, Communication, Journalism and Public Relations, Media Production and Studies, and engage in various student media groups. Graduate students can pursue MA or PhD degrees in Media and Communication. The Ph.D. program has 28 students in 3 emphasis areas: Critical Media and Rhetoric, Interpersonal Communication, Media Audiences and Processes. Our SMC faculty are devoted to student success at all academic levels, embrace multiple methodologies, and work collaboratively. The School of Media and Communication strives to develop individuals who contribute meaningfully to society, support civic engagement, and shape the future as global professionals. 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 and a 300 sq. ft. insert studio, a 900 sq. ft. audio recording studio, two student-managed radio stations, and a convergence lab. For more information see --

As a public university for the public good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research, and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs. Guided by Forward, the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science and engineering fields. For the fourth year in a row, The Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest that students would choose again. BGSU also holds the Wall Street Journal distinction of being the No. 1 university in Ohio – public or private – for student experience. Essential Functions • Teach courses at the undergraduate, master's, or Ph.D. levels in advertising, public relations, or strategic communication • Develop a robust research agenda that leads to publications in high-quality media and communication journals; actively seek external research support as appropriate; • Advise students at all levels, including master’s theses and doctoral dissertations; and • Provide service to the school, college, university, and the profession.

Minimum Qualifications • Ph.D. in mass communication, strategic communication, or a related field (e.g., advertising, public relations). ABDs are eligible to apply, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be met by August 2024; • Record of publication in peer-reviewed research publications or high-quality industry publications; • Experience teaching communication courses at undergraduate level (including teaching assistant experience) in areas of advertising, public relations, and strategic communication on-campus or online modalities; and • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching practices that support students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications • 3 years or more professional experience in strategic communication or related field; • Previous teaching experience at the university level as instructor of record; • Evidence of effective teaching in one or more of the areas: audience analytics and media measurement, social media, programmatic and computational advertising, recommendation algorithms, non-profit strategic communication, organizational communication, and native advertising • Evidence of an active research agenda and publications on the future of strategic communication, such as the impact of technology on the field; • Experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research collaborations; and • Experience in seeking external funding to support research.

Additional Information

Application Materials Required • Cover letter that includes discussions of your research interests and agenda, as well as your commitment to inclusive teaching practices that support students with diverse backgrounds; • Curriculum vitae; • Names and contact information of three professional references; • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and • Digital portfolio of five representative works if the applicant’s specialization is in creative or production of strategic communication work (optional)

Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for those candidates invited for an in-person interview.

Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.

Application Deadline Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by December 1, 2023

Salary & Benefits Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.

Further Information For further questions, applicants can contact Louisa Ha, Search Committee Chair, at

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email





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