JOB: Assistant Professor of Communications; Public Relations

November 27, 2017  |  Job Postings

The Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Public Relations faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should be able to teach Public Relations principles, writing, case studies, management, and campaigns. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to teach courses involving visual communications, digital social media, and special topics. Experience with online instruction or willingness to learn about online instruction is a plus. Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud programs and familiarity with emerging social media trends is a plus and should be specifically noted. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Public Relations, Mass Communication, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Three or more years of professional public relations experience is preferred. The successful candidate will teach four undergraduate classes per semester and will be expected to mentor students, advise majors, provide service to the university community, and engage in scholarly activities. The Department’s Mass Communication program is accredited through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The Public Relations concentration has 100-plus undergraduates and is home to UNA PRide, an award-winning PRCA/PRSSA-affiliated student chapter, which was awarded the Public Relations Council of Alabama’s Student Chapter of the Year award for 2015. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Beth Garfrerick (bagarfrerick@una.edu), search chair. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

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