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The KU School of Journalism currently has four openings.

Lecturer/Executive Director of Kansas Scholastic Press Association

University of Kansas

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

The School of Journalism is known nationally for its leadership in providing a multidisciplinary cross-platform curriculum that reflects the realities of the 21st century workplace. The School of Journalism empowers its students to be successful leaders in the ever-changing field of journalism. If you are passionate about journalism and want to teach the next generation of Jayhawk Journalists, please consider joining us at the KU School of Journalism.

Job Description:  Lecturer to serve as executive director of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, teach university journalism courses and direct the Summer Kansas Journalism Institute.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Start Date: August 18, 2014

Required qualifications:  Master’s degree in journalism or related field; three years of experience teaching high school journalism, advising high school media or comparable high school advising; two years of experience in budget management; and two years of experience in planning workshops, events or programs.

Preferred qualifications:  Professional media experience; experience in fundraising; university-level teaching experience; and supervisory experience.

Application Instructions:  Please attach a resume, a cover letter addressing how you meet or exceed the required and preferred qualifications and a list of three professional references to the online application. First consideration will be given to complete applications received by the review date.

For complete position description and to apply click here

Contact Information for Applicants click here.

Review of applications begins 12/1/2013. EOE M/F/D/V



The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is a leader in media convergence, employs more than 20 full-time faculty members and offers two tracks of studies: news/information and strategic communications – at the undergraduate level. It has research oriented Master’s and Ph.D. programs on its Lawrence campus, and a Master’s program in marketing communication on its Kansas City (Edwards) Campus. It is one of several independent professional schools in a Research 1 university. We offer the opportunity to work with award-winning students and nationally recognized faculty in a collegial, collaborative and energetic environment. Candidates should have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, diverse and collaborative environment.

The University of Kansas is focused on four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.

Media Studies Professor – Open Rank

Successful candidates will have a doctorate or another terminal degree in journalism, mass communications, law or a closely related field. Advanced assistant professors eligible for tenure and promotion are encouraged to apply.

For complete position description and to apply click here. Select Search Faculty Jobs, search with keyword “media.”

Strategic Communication Professor – Assistant

Successful candidates who are ABD or have a doctorate or another terminal degree in journalism, mass communications, law or a closely related field are encouraged to apply.

For complete position description and to apply click here. Select Search Faculty Jobs, search with keyword “strategic.”

Contact Information for Applicants: journalismsearch@ku.edu.

Review of applications begins 11/15/2013. EOE M/F/D/V

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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study