Assistant Professor – Tenure Track Public Relations Department of Mass Media
Teach undergraduate courses in public relations and the department’s mass communication core
Advise a student-run public relations firm
Advise and mentor students
Maintain a schedule of office hours
Serve on department, college, and university committees
Ph.D. or Doctorate or ABD (Degree completed by August 2018) in Mass Communications or closely related discipline (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Demonstrated ability to teach assigned courses in the public relations option including Public Relations Design and Production with the Adobe Creative Suite and Public Relations Campaigns
Demonstrated ability to teach assigned courses in the department’s mass communication core such as Mass Communication Theory and Research, Diversity in Media, and/or History and Philosophy of American Mass Media
Experience teaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
Willingness and demonstrated ability to teach both in face-to-face and online modes
Demonstrated potential active research agenda and associated peer-reviewed professional productivity
Demonstrated commitment to the teacher/scholar model
Experience in the practicing profession of public relations
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 2018, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2017.
Letter of interest addressing position required qualifications
Current curriculum vita
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses of three current professional references
Department Information: Information regarding the Department of Mass Media can be found at http://www.semo.edu/massmedia. The Department has 10 full-time faculty and nearly 400 undergraduate majors. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and has earned Certification in Education in Public Relations (CEPR) within the public relations option.
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the Univ...ersity supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.