College of Communication & Creative Arts: Department of Public Relations & Advertising
Position: Full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Relations & Advertising, College of Communication & Creative Arts, Rowan University.
Description: The Department of Public Relations & Advertising welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor to join the department September 1, 2020.
The Department seeks a strategic communicator who can teach public relations/advertising, with a focus on sports public relations/advertising. The individual should have demonstrated experience with online media and digital platforms and a record of successful teaching. The individual should be able to conduct cross-disciplinary research and contribute to a department that looks favorably on a multidisciplinary approach to strategic communication. The candidate will assist in implementing a new undergraduate, interdisciplinary Sports Communication & Media degree program within the College of Communication & Creative Arts and teach undergraduate courses. See here for more information: https://ccca.rowan.edu/departments/sportscam/index.html.
This tenure-track position carries an expectation of successful scholarly research or creative activity and publication with efforts to seek external funding. The candidate should have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development and advisement of department student organizations such as PRSSA or its student PR agency.
The Department of Public Relations & Advertising is one of six departments in the College of Communication & Creative Arts. The department houses majors in public relations and advertising as well as a minor and master’s degree in strategic communication. It also supports PRSSA and Ad Club (a division of AAF), student organizations that garner numerous awards each year. We are a CEPR department (Certified Educator in Public Relations), one of only 40+ in the nation. Our graduate program also holds CEPR certification.
The College of Communication & Creative Arts houses the following departments: Art, Communication Studies, Journalism, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts. CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly 1900 majors through ten BAs, two BFAs, and two M.A.s. The college is seeing unprecedented growth, having hired 40% of its full-time faculty over the past two years as well as doubling the number of entering freshmen. Additionally, we house first-year writing and public speaking, which serve all Rowan students.
Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in strategic communication or related discipline with experience teaching at the collegiate level. ABD candidates with dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Starting Date: September 1, 2020
Application Process: Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at www.rowan.edu/jobs.
Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing
letter of application
statement of teaching philosophy
description of research agenda
Three current letters of recommendation, and other relevant material should be sent directly to:
Dr. Suzanne FitzGerald, Search Committee Chair
Department of Public Relations & Advertising
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
For more information, please contact search chair Suzanne Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, OEE@rowan.edu, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Internal Number: 494090
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