Sports Communication

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Jan 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810537

Position Summary: Serve as Assistant Director for the Alabama Program in Sports Communication (APSC), facilitating student groups, coordinating student internships, promoting diversity and underrepresented populations, and pursuing APSC partnerships with the local community. Additionally, candidates should be able to serve and teach in at least one of three departments comprising the college: Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Journalism & Creative Media.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama seeks an individual to fill a full-time, 3-year renewable contract faculty teaching position (renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, funding, etc.), in the area of sports communication. Applicants must possess at least a Master's degree in a communication-related field. The position begins August 16, 2017. Salary is nationally competitive. The successful candidate will serve as the Assistant Director for the Alabama Program in Sports Communication (APSC), facilitating student groups, coordinating student internships, promoting diversity and underrepresented populations, and pursuing APSC partnerships with the local community. Information on that program can be found at: https://sportscom.ua.edu. Additionally, candidates should be able to serve and teach in at least one of three departments comprising the college: Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Journalism & Creative Media. The successful candidate will have a proven track record--professionally or in academia--in one or more of the following areas: sport journalism, sport broadcasting, sport and new media, sport and society/culture, sports advertising, and sports public relations. Preference will be given to candidates who can ably teach in more than one of the aforementioned areas. Collaboration with other College units is encouraged, including the College's Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets--the professional production facilities of the state's Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market. The College of Communication and Information Sciences is one of the largest AEJMC-accredited communication colleges in the nation, with over 3,000 students and plentiful offerings at the Masters and Doctoral levels. More information on the college can be found at: https://cis.ua.edu The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 37,000 students, including around 5,000 graduate students in more than 120 master's and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of "Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive." Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation's 45th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.cis.ua.edu. Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Andrew C. Billings (acbillings@ua.edu). To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an (a) application letter; (b) vita/resume, (c) evidence of engagement in sports communication, and (d) names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Screening of applications begins March 1, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions: In Other Document 1, attach evidence of engagement in sports communication. In Other Document 2, attach names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf