Assistant Professorship in Mass Communication

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Assistant Professorship in Mass Communication
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Department of Communication & Journalism, University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA
November 30, 2016


Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism (id: 37106)


Communication & Journalism

Bargaining Unit:



The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, academic-year tenure track Assistant Professor to conduct research and teach in the area of mass communication effective August 28, 2017.  The successful candidate will have expertise in theory and research methods and complement a Department that includes faculty with diverse research and teaching interests including Journalism, Media History, Environmental Communication, Health Communication, and Cultural Studies.  Experience teaching courses related to social media, entertainment media, and/or quantitative methods is desirable.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include a 2-2 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate courses in mass communication and developing a program of scholarship.  Duties also include graduate student advising and department, college, university, and professional service.  Collaboration with faculty in the department and across disciplines and in pursuit of extramural grants is encouraged.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

Completed Ph.D. required in Mass Communication, Communication, Media Studies or related field by date of hire.  Evidence of research productivity or research potential is required.  Documentation of high quality teaching at the college level is required.  Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills required.

Located in beautiful central Maine, the University of Maine, Orono, is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state.  It is the state's land grant and sea grant university, enrolling 11,000 students.  The University affords many opportunities for collaborative work, including with the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, and Humanities Center, among others.  The Department offers BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.  Further information about the Department can be found at  The greater Bangor-Orono area offers access to a wealth of outdoor activities and a thriving cultural scene and is close to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Portland.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, submit a letter of application, complete vitae, research sample, teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.  All application materials with the exception of letters of recommendation must be submitted via HireTouch (, "Apply for Position."  You will need to create a profile and application.  The three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by their authors or a dossier service to the chair of the search committee:  Michael Socolow,

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016.  Candidates with complete applications by this date will receive full consideration.  

The University of Maine is an EE0/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Sample, Teaching Portfolio