Strategic Communications, Mass Communication - Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor/Instructor

3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-4598
# of Openings
1
Category
Faculty
Org Number
010081
Department
Mass Communication
Division
Provost Vice President
Job Type
Faculty
US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and credentials
Targeted Job Start Date
8/1/2018
Hours Per Week
Varies
Weeks Per Year
Varies
Regular Workdays/Hours
Varies
Preference Date
12/10/2017

College/Department Overview

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at: http://www.uco.edu/la

Position Overview

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Faculty are expected to support & facilitate the department/school/college academic and university missions, visions, & long-term goals.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The position calls for teaching at the undergraduate level.  Candidates should have strong evidence of professional experience and professional connections beneficial to students, and knowledge and training across the integrated disciplines of Advertising/Brand Communications and Public Relations.  Desirable experience includes digital sophistication, media production knowledge, professional social media expertise, and a commitment to the concept of integration and convergence across the disciplines.

Qualifications/Experience Required

A candidate for promotion to the rank of associate professor must meet the following minimum criteria: An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Have earned a total of 60 graduate semester hours in the teaching field as part of an approved program from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. Have been employed by the University of Central Oklahoma for five (5) or more academic years (summers excluded). The earliest the promotion process may begin is in the fall of the fifth year of service. Faculty hired prior to January 2011 must have held the rank of assistant professor for at least four (4) academic years at the University of Central Oklahoma. Faculty hired after January 2011 must have held the rank of assistant professor for five (5) academic years at UCO. Either hold tenure or be eligible for tenure review.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

A Masters in Strategic Communications or related field required; ABD or terminal degree preferred.  A minimum of 3 years full-time professional experience in strategic communications is required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

The successful candidate will be expected to work on departmental, college and university committees, participate in professional activities, and actively pursue of a substantive agenda for scholarly/creative work.  The candidate should be prepared at the time of the interview to screen recent examples of their professional work.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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