Public Relations & Strategic Communication Faculty
Division/College: College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $62,847 - $66,544
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, invites applications for the position of professor of Public Relations and Strategic Communications. This is a permanent, full-time, tenure-track faculty position offered at the Assistant Professor level. The School of Journalism and Mass Media is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The School seeks a dynamic and collaborative faculty member to guide and inspire Public Relations majors to success in the strategic communication fields. The successful candidate will be academically prepared and professionally qualified to teach strategic communication principles, research methods, case study and client-based courses at the undergraduate level.
Education: Terminal degree in media, mass communications, strategic communication, or a closely allied field, including Ph.D., M.B.A. or M.F.A. A terminal professional masters degree in a media-related field, defined as a masters degree in an applied media field that is the highest degree offered in that field, recognized by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) and regional university accrediting agencies. Scholarly/creative record that would qualify the candidate at the rank of assistant professor and at least three years of national or regional level professional experience in a full-time strategic communication or public relations position.
Academic Experience: Evidence of at least three years of successful full-time experience teaching with an appropriate scholarly record at the assistant professor level. Evidence of excellence in research. Professional Media and Management Experience: More than three years of professional experience in public relations or strategic communication. Professional media management experience in the role of supervisor or team leader. Demonstrated professional leadership through mentoring, teaching and contributions to improving the professional field; recognitions and awards from national professional organizations. OR, a balance of the academic and professional qualifications above Experience with outreach activities Active participation in professional organizations or associations Experience serving diverse communities or groups traditionally under-represented in academia.
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Posting Number: F000711P
Posting Date: 08/27/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applications received by October 15, 2018 will be given first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.