The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our new public relations and strategic communication major. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.
The position is designed to cultivate the new major. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of public relations and strategic communication, maintain an active research agenda, and provide leadership and service within the department, college, and university.
Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment; experience teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication and demonstrated activity in scholarly arenas, such as conference presentations, publications, or similar, with an articulated research agenda.
Teaching responsibilities would include teaching quantitative methods and basic courses in public relations and strategic communication. Professional experience in the PR field is desirable. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing curriculum by developing new courses in one or more of the following areas: social media, health communication, media technologies and strategic communication.
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public se...rvice. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.