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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 Hubbard School 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 Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching. The Hubbard School 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).

Teaching Specialist - Strategic Communication

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month instructional position in strategic communication with a focus on digital strategy. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses a year (three in fall semester, three in spring semester) and continued contribution to the field of strategic communication, including professional development by broadening knowledge and expertise.

Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to have the requisite professional experience required to teach strategic communication courses, including Public Relations Writing, Digital Strategy and Campaigns. Interest in and willingness to supervise internship experiences and/or support students’ career development is expected. 

The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about training students to be strategic communicators who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who is both deeply analytical and conversant in digital planning and strategy; who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should have demonstrated interest and success in teaching others strategic communication, digital strategy and analysis skills. Adaptability to teaching and training students these skills to meet public health requirements during COVID-19 and in the university’s hybrid and remote learning environment is required.

Required Qualifications: B.A. in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, or closely related field with an emphasis in strategic communication is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. MA or Ph.D. with an emphasis in strategic communication is required for appointment as a lecturer. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 4 years of successful professional experience in public relations, digital strategy, or strategic communication is preferred. Demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching experience in digital strategy and/or demonstrated successful professional work experience public relations, digital strategy, or marketing similar professional work experience in strategic communication is preferred.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2020 (08/30/2021). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. The salary range for this position as a strategic communication teaching specialist will be $56,000 - $66,000 depending on qualifications. Additional teaching opportunities during the summer term may be available.

Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise. 

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.

About the School
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 Hubbard School 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 Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.
Job opening ID: 338255

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system and find Job ID #338255. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae or resume, 3) a document including names and contact information for three professional references, which can be accessed after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

References will not be contacted until finalists for the position are identified. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date. Questions may be directed to sjmc@umn.edu. The priority deadline for application materials is January 15, 2021. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled, with interviews anticipated by Zoom in late February.

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.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Teaching Specialist -  Journalism

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, professional instructional staff position in journalism with an emphasis on accountability reporting, writing, and data literacy. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses a year (three in fall semester, three in spring semester) and continued contribution to the field of journalism, including staying current in the field by broadening knowledge and expertise.

Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to have the requisite professional experience required to teach reporting courses, including News Reporting and Writing, Intermediate News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, and courses on media ethics that reflect the issues facing a rapidly changing journalism field and media environment. Interest in and willingness to supervise capstone experiences and/or support students’ career development is expected. 

The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about training students to be journalists who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who is both deeply skilled in accountability journalism and accustomed to the needs of the modern newsroom; who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should have demonstrated interest and success in cultivating others’ reporting and written communication and analysis skills. Adaptability to teaching and training students these skills to meet public health requirements during COVID-19 and in the university’s hybrid and remote learning environment is required.

Required Qualifications: B.A. in communication, journalism, or closely related field is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. A professional M.A. or PhD in journalism or mass communication or related field is required for appointment as a lecturer. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 4 years of full-time successful professional experience or similar professional work experience in a regionally and/or nationally recognized news organization is preferred. Demonstrated success as a reporter and/or editor in a regionally and/or nationally recognized news organization is preferred.

This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2021 (08/30/2021). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. The salary for this position as a journalism teaching specialist will range from $56,000 to $66,000 depending on qualifications. Additional teaching opportunities during the summer term may be available.

Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise.

This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.

About the School
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 Hubbard School 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 Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.  
Job opening ID: 338257

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system and find Job ID #338257. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have 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.

Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled, with interviews anticipated by Zoom in late February.

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.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Public Relations

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota extends this invitation for applications for a 9-month, non-renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Public Relations position beginning fall semester 2021. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the academic year (late-August 2021–May 2022). This position begins fall semester 2021 (8/30/2021) with the probability to also teach a class during the summer of 2022.

About the Position
At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses in public relations and/or mass communication. Candidates are expected to identify research interests shared with existing faculty in the School. Our faculty have research interests in strategic organizational communication, public relations theory and research, corporate social responsibility, and digital strategy. They also use many methods of inquiry including ethnographic fieldwork, quantitative approaches like experiments and surveys, and network analysis.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach some of the following public relations and mass communication-related courses in existing undergraduate curricula are preferred: Media in a Changing World, Information for Mass Communication; Principles of Strategic Communication, Professional Writing for Strategic Communication, Administrative Law and Policy, Strategic Communication Campaigns, Media Ethics Strategic Communication Case Analysis, Media Planning, Account Planning, or Administrative Law and Regulation for Strategic communication. The position requires expertise in public relations research and evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education settings.

Applicants with teaching and research experience in the field of public relations or strategic communication will be preferred.

About the School
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 Hubbard School 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 Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.
Job Opening ID: 338074

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system and find Job ID #338074. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button on the HR page and follow the instructions. You will have 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.

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.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Advertising

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota extends this invitation for applications for a 9-month, non-renewable Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position beginning fall semester 2021 (8/30/2021) with the possibility of renewal. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the academic year (late-August 2021–May 2022) with the probability to also teach a class summer of 2022.

About the Position
At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses in advertising and strategic communication. Candidates are expected to identify research interests shared with existing faculty in the School in digital advertising, personalized advertising, media multitasking (attention), social media advertising, or computational approaches to advertising. Successful candidates also must demonstrate the potential to teach some of the following advertising-related courses in existing undergraduate curricula are preferred: digital advertising, advertising in society, digital content for brand communication, account planning, or media planning. The position requires expertise in advertising and evidence of excellence in teaching and research in higher education settings.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses over the nine-month academic year as part of the 9-month academic appointment. The incumbent will also engage in training and research development activities, as determined in consultation with a faculty mentor.  Additional summer salary may be available from teaching one course over the following summer, depending on enrollment, funding and performance.

About the School
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 Hubbard School 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 Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.
Job Opening ID: 338071

For further details or to apply please go to the University of Minnesota’s employment system and find Job ID #338071. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have 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.

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.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.