Faculty Openings: The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Assistant or Associate Professor – Tenured or Tenure-Track


The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston invites applicants for a junior or mid-level tenure-track/tenured position in Strategic Integrated Communication with a cognate area in digital communication for the 2014-15 academic year. A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and strong digital skills. Experience in the production of content for new media as well as a familiarity with current digital technology is preferred. The candidate needs to have demonstrated teaching excellence and a promising or substantive record of research. Courses the candidate could teach may include: principles of integrated communication, integrated communication campaigns, social media, principles of public relations, digital communication, principles of advertising, case studies/creative strategy, or organizational communication. In addition, the candidate may teach graduate courses in these areas.

Nearly half of the 1,932 majors specialize in integrated communication, public relations, advertising, or corporate communication. Graduate students seeking a master's degree may choose a concentration in mass communication, public relations, speech communication or health communication. The Valenti School prides itself for its role in working with a diverse student population.  Our student majors are 35 percent Caucasian, 33 percent Latino, 21 percent African-American, 9 percent Asian-American and 3 percent international.  The University of Houston strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues. Therefore, we welcome candidates who may contribute to the diversity in the Valenti School and the University of Houston.

Candidates may obtain additional information about the Valenti School at www.valenti.uh.edu/

The University of Houston is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls 50,000 students in a vibrant city which has multi-national industries, commercial centers, a world-class Medical Center, a robust arts community, professional spo1ts, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies--especially biotechnology--and is a world capital for petroleum exploration. The Chronicle of Higher Education named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and US. News & World Report listed UH as the No. 2 most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin 10/01/13. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to:

Beth Olson, Ph.D.
Director, Valenti School of Communication
l01 Communication Building
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3002

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.