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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication ~ Show Information

Strategic Communication Department
College of Communication
Butler University
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in
Strategic Communication
Fall 2014

The Strategic Communication Department in the College of Communication, Butler University, invites applications for a new tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will support our strong undergraduate major and proposed online master's degree program; both emphasize the merger of theory and practice as well as social responsibility.
Requirements: Ph.D. in communication-related field expected by contract start date (but an advanced ABD will be considered), evidence of teaching excellence, an ability to build connections within the professional community, and a record or promise of published scholarship. 
Ideal candidates will be effective teacher-scholars of public relations writing in multiple contexts and media platforms, but also should be able to teach a range of introductory to advanced courses in public relations and advertising, including courses in theory, research methods, campaigns, and courses related to the candidate's area of specialization. An interest and experience in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues will enhance the application.
Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis, and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university supports six colleges and 4400 students.  Tenure-track faculty have a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester.  Butler offers generous financial support for research and innovative curricular development, and travel to present at conferences here and abroad.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all college transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted for screening), current teaching evaluations, a representative research manuscript, and three faculty letters of recommendation, to:   

Rose Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Re: Strategic Communication Search
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485
Review of applications will begin December 3 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.

Adjunct Instructor of Sports Journalism (Non-Tenure Track) ~ Show Information

Adjunct Instructor of Sports Journalism (Non-Tenure Track)
Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism, Butler University

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for an adjunct instructor to teach one course in sports journalism beginning fall 2014. 
Qualifications: significant professional experience in sports journalism and the use of social media and other digital tools to report on sports events, issues and personalities. Must have an advanced degree (master's or doctorate) in journalism or closely related field. Teaching experience at a four-year university is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, and samples of published work to Dr. Nancy Whitmore, director, Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208 or Review of applications will begin April 30 and continue until the position is filled.


Created in 2010, the College of Communication brought together longstanding departments and courses that include: Organizational Communication and Leadership; Strategic Communication; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Media, Rhetoric and Culture; Creative Media and Entertainment; plus the School of Journalism. 

Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors.  Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service and global awareness.  For further information visit the Butler website at

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff.  In addition hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria.  It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.