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The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The HSJMC is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500
companies. This allows the HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching. The HSJMC is also strongly committed to community engagement and advancing an understanding of cultural and individual diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status).

Please click on the opportunities below to see the full job description.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication - Public Relations

The Hubbard of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of strategic communication, to begin fall semester 2020 (August 31, 2020). We are seeking an outstanding scholar with research and teaching interests in public relations.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Candidates for the position must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication, mass communication, or another relevant field by August 2020 and a record of original scholarly research. Candidates at all experience levels (including ABD candidates and advanced assistant professor candidates) will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who complement existing Hubbard School faculty with demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: advocacy/social change communication, corporate/nonprofit communication, ethics, international/multicultural communication, media analytics, public diplomacy, risk or crisis communication, social influence and networks, social
media, and other areas relevant to public relations.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work and relevance to the position in public relations, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations. Meaningful professional experience and the capacity to contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of a rapidly evolving curriculum in strategic communication are desirable.

About the Job
Depending on their background and interests, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the School’s core undergraduate program curriculum in addition to courses in the strategic communication BA, professional MA and/or academic MA/PhD program in their area of expertise.

Faculty in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of the appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.

See the Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts.

We are committed to attracting candidates from historically under-represented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a base for innovation.

For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu, or call the School at 612.625.1338.

About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.

Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system.

Search for Job ID 333018 or search by title: Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication – Public Relations.

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research program and its influence on the field, and your teaching experience and interests in courses in the HSJMC curricula, (2) your curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references as an additional document through your “My Activities” page. No references will be contacted before the search committee chair notifies candidates.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

For position description questions or specific questions related to the search, contact Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Amy O'Connor, by email: amyoc@umn.edu

Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Grants Consultant

Grants Professional II

WORK HOURS: 40 hours/week – 100%
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. HSJMC supports the continued professional development of its staff.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA/BS plus at least 2 years of relevant experience, or a combination of related education and experience to equal 6 years.

• Demonstrated track record of successful grant development and awards

• Excellent writing and editing skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Demonstrated successful track record of managing multiple projects with competing deadlines

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaborative teams

• Demonstrated experience of working with a diverse group of people, such as faculty, staff, and community partners


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Familiarity with a broad range of research and teaching fields within the Hubbard School (journalism, advertising, public relations, media management/economics, health and/or political communication, media law, media ethics and related policy)

• Experience with community partnerships and community-engaged grants

• Experience with gift solicitation and donor development


About the Job
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) seeks a Grants Consultant. The Grants Consultant will manage all stages of grants and other funding opportunities for the School to develop proposals. We seek someone with experience in prospect development and proposal writing who can expand the range of internal and external awards for the HSJMC, who is interested in external relations to support the school, and who is interested in continuing their own professional development.

The Grants Consultant is responsible for managing all stages of grants, contracts, and donated fund opportunities for the HSJMC, from initial prospecting through project management and final reporting. This position is responsible for supporting the research and professional development activity of 31 departmental faculty and instructional staff.

This is a full time, 12-months continuing Civil Services position (classification Grants/Contracts Professional 2). Initial appointment will be for 2 years, continuation beyond that will depend on future funding.

Job Duties
Initiate and oversee the development of budget and narrative proposals and written material in support of specific funding initiatives. Complete sponsor budgets and other forms for all new/renewal proposals in preparation for collegiate submission. Manage aspects of the award setup and management, including submission of Just in Time information and interim and financial progress reports. Gather and prepare materials for submission to CLA, including editing and finalizing narratives, budgets, and appendices. Prepare proposals and institutional documents to CLA for submission to UM Sponsored Projects Administration or UM Foundation (30%)

Serve as the School grant/contract expert and consultant. Assist CLA grants personnel and departments, university centers, and departments/colleges, as needed. Provide guidance on policy, systems, and procedures for researchers and peers. Work with HSJMC Director and staff on HSJMC and interdisciplinary CLA programmatic research initiatives as they are developed. Support HSJMC Fellows, collaboratives, and affiliates in grant seeking, by offering consultations and support for prospecting. Offer periodic presentations on grant seeking to HSJMC affiliates. Assist with submissions. (20%).

Provide identification of, and guidance with, proposals for HSJMC faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities can include notification of agency or foundation announcements. Research and identify external and internal funding opportunities for the HSJMC. With guidance from the HSJMC Director, explore potential new areas of funding to support HSJMC operations and special projects (20%)

Monitor pre-and post- award compliance issues including FOI, RCR, sponsor’s access policies, other support documentation, use of human subjects. Keep accounting personnel informed about issues relevant to awards, including initial set-up and award, monitoring grant/donor activity, correspondence and interim reporting. Write or assist in writing final reports. Prepare and manage all materials for submission as required by funder, CLA, UM SPA or UM Foundation (10%)

Coordinate, monitor, and maintain all phases of subcontracts. Communicate with subcontractor PIs and institution staff regarding reporting, amendments, and invoicing. Advise PI of subcontractor balances and problems (based on information provided from HSJMC accountant). Recommend subcontractor future funding levels. Communicate contract terms and funding amounts from CLA accounting to grant team. (10%)

Review Notice of Award for funding amount and terms. Notify Principal Investigator (PI) of any concerns or award changes. Assure the department receives or creates child accounts, if needed, and that F&A sharing agreement terms are met. (5%)

Complete annual reporting, including effort and publication reporting. Determine future year budget and calculate potential unobligated balances through analysis and forecasting. Assure timely submission and provide assistance as needed. (5%)


About the Department
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.

The HSJMC is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the HSJMC to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.


How To Apply
Please see the University of Minnesota Employment system.

Job ID: 332217

Applications must be submitted online. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.