Assistant/Associate Professor, PR, Advertising or Multimedia Storytelling (Birmingham, AL)

Samford University 

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Assistant/Associate Professor, Public Relations, Advertising or Multimedia Storytelling


Samford University’s Journalism and Mass Communication Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in public relations, advertising or multimedia storytelling.


Samford University is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has more than 300 full-time faculty and more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students.


Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in mass communication or a related field required. Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank. Two years of professional experience in public relations, advertising or multimedia storytelling is required. Candidates should be willing to support the university’s Christian mission.


Duties: The candidate should be able to teach skills courses in public relations and advertising or multimedia storytelling. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in classroom teaching, research/creativity productivity and service to the university.


Salary: The university offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.


Department: The JMC department has seven full-time faculty positions, a part-time adjunct, and 175 majors. It houses Samford’s sports-media minor and interdisciplinary film-production minor. The department features award-winning student media, a lecture series in cooperation with The Washington Post and a variety of study-abroad opportunities.


Screening of applications will begin March 21 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin August 2016.


Send letter of application, curriculum vita with references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. Bernie Ankney and Dr. Betsy Emmons, Search Committee Chairs, JMC Department, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229. Telephone: (205) 726-2948; fax. (205) 726-2586. Email:


Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.