Faculty Openings

Chair of Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The Communication Department has four concentrations: Communication Studies, Digital Cinema and TV, Multi-media and Broadcast Journalism, and Strategic Communication. The Department also offers a Master’s degree in Communication, focusing on Strategic Communication. The Department Chair is responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative needs of the Department and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication or a related field and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Specialization is open. Other requirements for consideration include a strong research and publication record, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated administrative experience.

 

The start date for this position is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. While the search will remain open until the position is filled, applicants should send materials as soon as possible. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement that outlines a strategic vision for leading and developing a research department, and letters from three references https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Upon request, applicants will arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Steven Trout, at HUMB 240, 5991 USA Dr N, Mobile, AL 36688-0002.

 

Additional information regarding this position, the Communication Department, and the University of South Alabama is available here:  http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/communication/.

 

Questions may be addressed to Professor Steven Trout at strout@southalabama.edu.

 

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 

TV News Instructor

The University of South Alabama is seeking candidates for a temporary full-time position to teach TV news courses.  Requirements: a Master’s degree in journalism or a related field and experience as a TV journalist. Review of applications will begin immediately.  The position begins on August 15, 2017, and ends on December 15, 2017. 

 

To apply, send resume and arrange to have three letters of reference and all official college transcripts sent to Dr. Jim Aucoin, Chair, Department of Communication, 6021 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688. If you have questions, email  Jim Aucoin:  jimaucoin@southalabama.edu.

 

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Strategic Communication/Advertising

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applicants for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Strategic Communication/Advertising to begin August 15, 2018. The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a field related to strategic communication, specializing in advertising, particularly digital message strategy, and have teaching experience in advertising or public relations. Agency experience is preferred.

ABD candidates nearing completion will be considered, but an earned Ph.D. in Strategic Communication or a closely related field is required at the time of the appointment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong research agenda, seek external funding for research and program support, work collaboratively with current faculty, and advise strategic communication students.  

The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with four concentrations: Communication Studies, Digital Cinema and Television, Journalism (Multi-Media and Broadcast), and Strategic Communication, along with a graduate program in Communication that focuses on strategic communication.

To apply, send a letter of interest, vita, and three letters of reference to:

James Aucoin, Chair,
Department of Communication,
6021 USA Drive South,
University of South Alabama 36688.

Additionally, applicants must arrange for official transcripts (from all universities attended) to be sent to James Aucoin.  

Materials must be received by October 30, 2017, to receive full consideration. For more information, call 251-380-2806 or email jaucoin@southalabama.edu.

Questions related to the position or application process should be directed to: James Aucoin, Department Chair, at 251-380-2806 or Patricia Mark, Search Committee Chair, at 251-380-2802.

The University of South Alabama is located in the growing and cosmopolitan city of Mobile on beautiful Mobile Bay.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Journalism Part-Time Instructor

The USA Department of Communication seeks a part-time instructor in introductory media writing. The successful candidate will teach up to two sections of CA 220 with 16 students per section. The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in communication, journalism, or public relations and at least two years’ experience in the field. The position begins August 15, 2017. In addition to sending your resume, have three referees mail original letters of recommendation, and arrange to have original transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended mailed by July 21, 2017, to: James Aucoin, Chair, Department of Communication, 6021 USA Drive South, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688. Emails accepted at jaucoin@southalabama.edu.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


General Information 

Since its founding in 1963, the University of South Alabama has offered a superb, well-rounded educational experience with high academic standards.

The University is located on the upper Gulf Coast, in Mobile, Alabama in the growing and cosmopolitan area on the beautiful Mobile Bay (www.mobile.org). Mobile is a major business, cultural, and recreational center, located approximately 150 miles from New Orleans and 50 miles from the Florida Panhandle.

With the planned Airbus assembly plant in Mobile, the city is poised to experience an economic boom within the next two to five years; The University is poised for growth.

The University's five-year strategic plan calls for growing enrollments to 20,000 students. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers concentrations in Broadcast & Multi-media Journalism, Communication Studies, Digital Cinema & Television, and  Strategic Communication. The department's facilities offer state-of-the art equipment, computer labs, and student media.