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Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Company name
The University of Memphis

Location
Memphis, TN

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Full-Time Faculty

Department

Journalism

Position Summary

The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position in public relations. The position is open to two types of candidates: 1) those with a doctorate in mass communication or a related field (

ABD

considered with a record of publication demonstrating research capacity and Ph.D. completion within a year of starting date) and professional experience or 2) those who have a master’s degree in a relevant field,

APR

certification, and substantial, full-time public relations professional experience. College or university teaching experience is a plus. Any area of public relations specialization will be considered.

The successful candidate will have a robust public relations research agenda and teach public relations courses as well as core journalism and strategic media graduate classes in an

ACEJMC

-accredited department serving 400 undergraduate and 35 master’s students, enrolled in both on-campus and online programs. In addition, faculty members advise students and engage in professional development activities; this position will include advising the student chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Superior teaching and communication skills are required for a program emphasizing balance in teaching, research and service. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Minimum Position Qualifications

The position is open to two types of candidates: 1) those with a doctorate in mass communication or a related field (

ABD

considered with a record of publication demonstrating research capacity and Ph.D. completion within a year of starting date) and professional experience or 2) those who have a master’s degree in a relevant field,

APR

certification, and substantial, full-time public relations professional experience. College or university teaching experience is a plus.

Special Conditions

Screening will begin January 31, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at workforum.memphis.edu. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Janoske, 901-678-2853 or mljnoske@memphis.edu.

Posting Date

01/10/2018

Closing Date

Open Until Screening Begins

No

Hiring Range

Competitive

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time: Benefits Eligible

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening will begin January 31, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at workforum.memphis.edu. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Janoske, 901-678-2853 or mljnoske@memphis.edu.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references

Is this posting for UofM employees only?

No

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About Apply Now Plan a Visit About the University of Memphis It doesn't take long to see what people love about the University of Memphis. This is a university filled with joy. You can hear it in the roar of Tiger fans at every game. You notice it in the warm smiles you pass on campus. You can feel it when our students get recognized nationally for their successes. And you see it when another UofM discovery happens in our research labs. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. With 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

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