#highered job: APR Tenure-Track Faculty Position, University of Alabama

APR Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding faculty member for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a potential start date of August 2016.


Research: An earned doctorate in advertising, integrated marketing communication or related field is required by date of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to “shape the future of global advertising and public relations,” we welcome diverse research perspectives, an understanding of the changing media environment, and entrepreneurial, leadership-focused thinking.


Teaching: UA is a student-centered research university, thus it is preferred that candidates have prior teaching experience and be able to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team.


An understanding of the strategic foundation of advertising is necessary, and applicants with professional experience in this area will be particularly strong candidates. Primary teaching assignment will include advertising strategy courses, such as research methods, consumer insights, advertising account planning and media planning. Secondary teaching assignment could include creative advertising development courses, dependent upon department’s needs and candidate’s skills.  The APR department houses a master’s program and participates in a college-wide doctoral program.


The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is nationally recognized with more than 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Student work has been exhibited during The One Club for Art & Copy’s Creative Week in New York.  The department is a frequent finalist in PRWeek’s Education Program of the Year.  The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


To apply: Upload an application, resume and cover letter athttps://facultyjobs.ua.edu and mail three letters of recommendation to:

APR Search Committee

Attn: Dr. Lance Kinney

University of Alabama

Box 870172

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172


Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding the search should be directed to kinney@apr.ua.edu.

Job Opportunity: Assistant professor, Public Relations at Wayne State University

Assistant professor, public relations at Wayne State University

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts of Wayne State University seeks a qualified candidate for appointment as Assistant  Professor in the Department of Communication, full-time, tenure track, beginning no later than August 18, 2016. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as develop graduate or undergraduate courses in his or her specialty; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; pursue an active program of scholarship and publish in high-quality venues; contribute to the intellectual life of the department; and provide appropriate professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD completed by August 2016.  We seek a scholar in  public relations and are open to different areas of specialization in topics, methodologies, and interests.  Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of the potential for establishing a national reputation through an active program of scholarship and should also have a strong record of teaching, an interest in both undergraduate and graduate education, a willingness to mentor graduate students, and experience with diverse populations. We are especially interested in candidates who also have professional experience in public relations or strategic communication, and faculty members are encouraged to contribute to course development in their specialties. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION: The Department offers programs leading to the BA, MA, and PhD in Communication with majors in film arts, media studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, dispute resolution, and communication studies. The faculty comprises about 30 full-time and 30 part-time members who serve a student body of about 600 undergraduates and 175 graduate students. The Department’s facilities include specialized student computer labs, quantitative and qualitative research labs, oral communication labs, broadcast-quality video studios, and digital video and audio editing suites. Students in the Department participate in professional internships with nationally affiliated
broadcast media, national advertising and public relations firms, and major daily newspapers. The Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and Wayne State’s nationally ranked and recognized Forensics program are housed in the Department. For further information about the Department of Communication at WSU, see http://www.comm.wayne.edu

THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Communication is one of four departments in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; the other constituent units are the Departments of Art and Art History, Music, and Theatre and Dance. The college offers degrees ranging from the BA and various undergraduate professional degrees
through MA, MMus, and MFA degrees to a PhD in Communication. Wayne State
University is a research-intensive, urban institution enrolling about
25,000 students in 400 undergraduate and graduate programs offered
through the university’s 13 schools and colleges. The campus is located
in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, and recent construction on the
campus includes three new undergraduate dormitories, the University
Bookstore and Welcome Center, a new student center, and the Danto
Engineering Development Center. Additional information about the College
is available at http://www.cfpca.wayne.edu. Information on partner
benefits can be found at

Wayne State’s neighbors in the Midtown Cultural Center include the
Detroit Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science
Center, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art-Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, and Michigan Opera Theatre. The nearby New Center
and Downtown areas are also home to active theaters, galleries,
professional sports stadiums and entertainment venues ranging from the
Hard Rock Cafe to the Detroit Artist Market and the Fox and Fisher

APPLICATIONS: The position is pending final budgetary approval. Once it
is approved, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and
contact information for three references, writing sample, and teaching
portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence
of teaching effectiveness must be submitted electronically as
attachments through the WSU Online Hiring System
(http://jobs.wayne.edu). Please do not submit transcripts or other
supporting material at this time.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Dr. Jane Fitzgibbon-Dermidoff or Dr. Fred Vultee
Public Relations search co-chairs
Department of Communication
585 Manoogian Hall
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University

Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University

COMMUNICATION STUDIES – Full-time Lecturer in the Communication Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 14, 2015. One year appointment with the possibility of extension to a second year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include teaching basic oral communication courses and/or basic courses in argumentation, as well as other courses as needed. M.A. in Communication required, A.B.D. or Ph.D. in Communication preferred. Applicants should also have a successful teaching record in oral communication courses.

For consideration, complete the online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORGand submit it to Requisition #103728. Please attach to your electronic application a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample. Transcript copy showing highest degree and any other documents that cannot be attached to the online application may be mailed to Bernard K. Duffy, Chair, Communication Studies Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0330 (specifiy Requisition # 103728 on all documents mailed). Official transcripts will be required at appointment.

REVIEW BEGIN DATE: July 20, 2015. For full consideration, letters of recommendation must be requested and all other applicant materials, except final transcripts, must be received by Review Begin Date.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners

Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism at Oakland University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism at Oakland University

The Department of Communication and Journalism is seeking a visiting assistant professor in journalism for a non-tenure track appointment. This is a one-year contract beginning August 15, 2015. The teaching obligation will be introductory courses in public relations and journalism. The teaching load is three courses per semester. In addition, service to the department is required. To be considered, a candidate must hold a B.A. degree in communication, journalism, or related area and have multiple years of experience in their professional field, such as public relations, advertising, or journalism. Applicants will be expected to maintain exposure to current trends and facilitate their application to the curriculum. Applicants with graduate degrees in communication, journalism, or similar areas and experience teaching undergraduate courses are preferred.

To apply, please submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter and evidence of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references electronically at: https://jobs.oakland.edu by July 15, 2015, for full consideration.

Inquiries should be directed to Mr. Garry Gilbert, Department of Communication and Journalism, Oakland University, 316 Wilson Hall, Rochester, MI 48309 or via email at:gjgilber@oakland.edu.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners