Faculty position in visual/graphic communication at UGA

The good people at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication are looking for a public relations professor.

Faculty Position in Visual/Graphic Communication, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Georgia

The Grady College of The University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time public relations position, with a strong emphasis in visual communication, to begin August 14, 2015.

Academic Rank/Salary 

Lecturer. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The individual hired for this position will have instructional responsibilities for three courses in the ADPR curriculum each semester, primarily lecture/lab sections in graphic communication. Applicants must be able to instruct students on Apple computers using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Candidates should demonstrate a command of concept development, typography, color theory, layout and implementation across multiple platforms. A minimum of two years’ experience in interactive design and execution as well as an ability to teach writing are required.

As with all faculty in the Department, the hired individual will have some service responsibilities possibly including serving as the faculty advisor of UGA’s vibrant PRSSA chapter, planning career-related events and maintaining contacts with PR professionals both regionally and nationally.


Master’s degree or MFA degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Professional experience and/or university teaching experience is highly desirable. Enthusiasm for working with undergraduates is a must.

Application Deadline 

Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply 

Submit a cover letter, names and contact information for three references, and a resume or curriculum vitae. Package these into a single PDF document with a file name that starts with your last name, and attach to an email message. In the body of the email message, include a URL to a portfolio of representative creative work and/or work done by students in classes taught.

Send message with attachment to the search committee at: adprdept@uga.edu. You’ll receive an email confirmation that your materials have been received.

More about the Grady College and the University of Georgia 

Learn more about the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university. It is a land/sea grant institution located 70 miles from Atlanta in close proximity to major media outlets. Athens is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is known for its many recreational and cultural opportunities, its music scene and college athletics (www.visitathensga.com).

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.​