Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication invites applications for two tenure-track positions in public relations at the rank of assistant professor to begin August of 2019. A terminal degree in communication or a related field is required for tenure-track appointment. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Duties include teaching a 3/3 course load, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, advising students, and participating in departmental, university, and professional service. The candidates hired for this position will be able to teach PR Writing, PR Campaigns, and departmental core courses as needed. Additional opportunities include PRSSA leadership. Special consideration will be given to those with professional experience.
To apply, e-mail a single PDF file containing a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts, sample of scholarship, recent teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references including address, email, and phone number to Scott Welsh, Public Relations Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. In lieu of letters of recommendation, references will be called. Review of complete applications will begin October 25, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Communication offers majors in advertising, communication studies, electronic media/broadcasting, journalism, and public relations. The department employs 38 full-time faculty members dedicated to teaching more than 900 communication majors. The department is also home to the campus radio station, television station, and newspaper. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, the university has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education and online programs. Additional information about the Department of Communication is located at https://communication.appstate.edu/.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Scott Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7430.
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.