Description: Johnson University educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the Kingdom of God among all nations. Johnson University is associated with the churches of the Stone-Campbell Restoration movement and operates campuses in Tennessee, Florida, and online, with extensions in central Knoxville, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis, Indiana.
The School of Communication and Creative Arts at Johnson University is inviting applications for the full-time position of Professor of Communication — Public Relations/Journalism. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate sufficient academic qualifications and practice in the field, must be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in public relations, strategic communication, and preferably also in journalism and production.
Responsibilities: The position will call for teaching mass communication classes, mainly focused on public relations, but also in other mass communication areas, advising students, working with other members of the faculty of School of Communication and Creative Arts in the development and continuation of curriculum and accreditation, and contributing to campus life and student development. The position reports to the Dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Communication or a relevant discipline by time of appointment, with significant experience in the public relations field, whether in an agency, corporate, in-house, non-profit, consulting or similar capacity. Background and experience with social media and emerging technologies. The abilities to: teach a wide range of public relations courses and other mass media courses; contribute to the development of curriculum; and work with a team of colleagues in diverse environments is required. Candidates must be able to sign and adhere to the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior professional experience in media production and journalism; evidence of successful teaching of courses related to public relations; experience with accrediting bodies such as SACSCOC and AEJMC; membership and involvement in leading public relations associations; contacts with industry leaders; and ability to expand university partnerships.
Proposed Starting Date: July 1, 2018, is the effective contract date; August 1, 2018, is the reporting date.
Application Procedure: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, salary requirements, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two professional and two personal references to:
Dr. Matthew Broaddus
Dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts
7900 Johnson Drive
Knoxville TN 37998
Additional Salary Information: Rank and Salary: These will be commensurate with educational level and experience.
Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally responsible universities. Johnson is listed on Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges” (2nd among CCCU member and affiliate institutions), USA Today’s “Least Expensive Colleges to Get Your Degree,” (1st among SACSCOC accredited schools), and Niche’s “Top Christian Colleges,”... (15th among CCCU institutions.) The university offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in Knoxville, Florida, and online. Johnson faculty strive to prepare promising students for excellence in Christian ministry and other strategic vocations through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education.