College/Division: College of Information and Communications
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Advertised Job Summary:
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Information and Communications invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations to join our award-winning faculty in August 2019.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
We value diversity of background, experience and research perspectives. Successful applicants will have earned a Ph.D. in mass communication or a related field and have demonstrated a strong record of, and commitment to, high-quality academic research consistent with SJMC tenure and promotion guidelines. Scholars who can advance a national research agenda are preferred. ABD candidates with a promising research agenda will also be considered.
We are seeking candidates who are dynamic and engaging in the classroom as an instructor of record. Ideal candidates will also have demonstrated professional success as a public relations practitioner.
We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in digital media, multicultural communications and/or global public relations, as well as other areas of interest compatible with our public relations curriculum and school mission (i.e., sport and entertainment communication, social media strategy, nonprofit communication management, crisis communication and public relations ethics). We seek a collaborative and energetic colleague with a record of service to the unit, university and profession.
Candidates should have the demonstrated ability and commitment to contribute to our award-winning undergraduate curriculum in public relations campaigns, writing and management, as well as the ability to further integrate digital communication into our program. Candidates will also have opportunities to teach in our professional master's program as well as contribute to research- and theoretical-based courses in our doctoral program.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 35797
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