Employment Opportunities

Strategic Communications Instructor
Journalism and Communications
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The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications invites nominations and applications for strategic communications instructor of beginning August 20, 2018. Candidate will teach public relations and other media communication courses appropriate to the candidate’s background, and graduate courses on topics such as strategic communication and crisis communication.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution. 

Founded in 2002, the Scripps Howard School of Journalism (SHSJC) and Communications emphasizes excellence and innovation in its fully (ACEJMC) accredited undergraduate program.    

"Give light and the people will find their own way.” This motto, coined by the Scripps Howard Foundation, has been the guiding inspiration of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications since its inception in 2002. Uniquely designed as a modern, symbolic lighthouse, the Scripps Howard School was built with a vision to produce ethical and competitive leaders equipped to practice excellence and innovation in multimedia technology while adhering to the core principles of journalism and communications.

The Scripps Howard School is equipped with:

  • A professional television studio and control room where student newscasts and magazine programs are produced.
  • A live, FM radio station (WHOV 88.1 MHz) with digital streaming to the Internet.
  • Five media labs (including two Mac labs)
  • High-tech classrooms equipped with built-in LCD projectors
  • Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • A stadium-style, media auditorium 

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications has earned a reputation of excellence and achievement among various academic and professional communities. Students and graduates have held internships and started careers with top-ranked organizations such as Google, NPR, Radio One, St. Petersburg Times, The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, Time Magazine, ESPN, USA Today, Bloomberg News, Ogilvy, Burson-Marsteller, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and many more.




Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. To meet these responsibilities, faculty must remain knowledgeable about advances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and in pedagogy.

Applicants are expected to utilize best practices and innovation, maintain high standards of competence in the discipline and teaching methodologies, the ability to retain students and work with a diverse student population and have strong communication skills. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.




Duties and Responsibilities




  • Create a positive learning environment for students using diverse teaching methods to support and enhance student success;
  • Develop and provide class syllabi to students
  • Assess, monitor and document student performance
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Participate in national and/or international scholarly networks and organizations
  • Service is a large part of the workload. We want someone who will conduct outreach to high schools, mentor current students, and develop enrichment programming (e.g. guest speakers, symposia, etc.
  • Faculty meeting participation on departmental and university-wide committees, events and programs
  • Perform traditional faculty duties in the areas of teaching, scholarship, fundraising and service to SHSJC and the institution





  • An earned Ph.D. preferred; master's degree is required.

  • Teaching experience on the college or university level and professional experience in the news and/or public relations industry.

  • Commitment to using new and evolving teaching technologies

  •  Demonstrated ability and desire to actively mentor and work with students from all journalism areas required

  • Demonstrated potential for creating and strengthening collaborative relationships with media corporations. 

  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: 

  • Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty

  • Supplemental Application Questionnaire

  • Cover Letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work;

  • Resume or Curricula Vitae

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation on company letterhead

  • Digital Portfolio or Work Samples (Recommended)

Submit all Inquiries to: 

B. Da’Vida Plummer, Dean

Attn: Gwendolyn McCollum

The Scripps Howard School

546 E. Queen Street

Hampton, VA 23668



(757) 727-5405 office

(757) 728-6011 fax


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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