The following employment opportunity was posted on Friday, February 7, 2014

The Kent State University School Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a faculty member to help lead our graduate and undergraduate Public Relations and Advertising programs. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field by August 2014.

We are seeking dynamic, engaged candidates with both academic and professional credentials, ready to teach the theory and practice of public relations, advertising, and integrated marketing communications. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and/or professional experience focuses on topics relating to social media and digital communications, including an emphasis on diverse audiences.

In addition to teaching, a successful candidate will be expected to actively mentor graduate students at both the masters and doctoral levels. Preference will be given to those with expertise in quantitative research. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining an active research and publishing agenda.

In just the past year, students in our ACEJMC-accredited school have won national awards across all of our majors, including second place nationally in the Bateman Case Study Competition (public relations), a top-five finish in the student Effie awards (advertising), a top-ten finish in the Hearst Competition (journalism), and numerous awards at the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival (digital media production). We are in the midst of a substantial fundraising push, including the creation of twelve new Promising Scholar Awards to attract top students to JMC. Our graduate program has grown exponentially, with over 300 students now earning master’s degrees either face-to-face or online as well as the College of Communication and Information’s interdisciplinary doctoral program.

Kent State University is an EEO/AA employer and actively encourages applications from minorities and women. The school is interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Candidates are invited to visit our web site for more information about Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication at

Questitons may be directed to Danielle Sarver Coombs, Undergraduate Coordinator and Search Committee Chair. Visit (position number 997005) to submit an application. Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014, will continue until the position is filled.