Associate Professor of Strategic Communication
Ball State University
The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in Strategic Communication available August 2023.
Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the strategic communication advertising and public relations majors; publishing peer-reviewed scholarship, and providing service to the college and university.
The successful incumbent may have the opportunity to seek an appointment as the Marilyn Weaver Faculty Fellow. The fellowship, which may be renewed for up to three years, offers a supplementary salary stipend and additional financial support for scholarship and/or projects.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication, publishing peer-reviewed scholarship, and providing service to the college and university.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in advertising, public relations, journalism, mass communications, or closely related field from an accredited institution within one year of appointment.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of peer-reviewed publications; evidence of teaching effectiveness; two years of full-time professional experience in strategic communication (e.g., advertising and/or public relations); a professional or academic emphasis in digital, analytics, sports, health, or international strategic communication. Experience or certification in change management and/or project management.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34148. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Grace Park. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 12/1/2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.