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Assistant/Associate Professor, Communications

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Work type: Faculty 9-month
Location: Jacksonville (School of Business & Industry Complex)
Categories: Faculty



Requested Start Date: 

August 3, 2020 

Pay Range:  

$58,000.00 - $76,000.00 

Normal Work Schedule: 

Varies depending on department need and class schedule 

Job Summary: 

The Assistant/Associate Professor, Communications is responsible for facilitating student comprehension and application of concepts, skills, and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able and responsible members of society. Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with students and peers. This position exists to provide educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. 

Essential Functions: 


  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate level courses in Advertising, Digital Analytics and Communications from introduction to advanced levels  

  •  Serves as an advisor and mentor for students  

  •  Effective teaching of graduate and undergraduate Communications courses.  

  •  Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students.  

  •  Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS, ACEJMC, SACSCOC and ABET accreditation, and the state of Alabama study and curriculum guides.  

  •  Manages the behaviors of learners in the online and in classroom environments and utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to enhance content & delivery in order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process  

  •  Communicates continually to students (either in writing or verbally) in regards to instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress  

  •  Registers student attendance in accordance with JSU policy  

  •  Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum  

  •  Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service  

  •  Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings, and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned 

  •  Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports in a timely and appropriate fashion  

  •  Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning  

  •  Participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration)  

  •  Participates in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the school, including service on committees  

  •  Fulfills faculty responsibilities as stated by institutional and departmental policy and by administration  

  •  Defines, conducts, and publishes sustained inquiry in one or more areas of communication. This includes, but is not limited to, publication in refereed journals, presentation at professional meetings, submission of research proposals for grants, presentation to faculty groups, and/or development of new curricula, teaching methods, or program  

  •  Performs additional duties as assigned by the department head  



Required Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate (PhD) in Advertising, Digital Communications, or related field to be taught 

  • Accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet requirements of the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications 


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience as a Department Chair or Associate Dean and experience with ACEJMC Accreditation 

  • Professional experience in Advertising, Media Planning, Digital  Advertising Analytics and  Google Analytics 

Required Documents: 

  1. Cover Letter 

  1. Resume 

  1. Transcript 

Additional Information: None 

Supplemental Questions: None 

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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