The Department of Communication seeks a non-tenure track faculty member in Public Relations, to join the department in Fall 2019. The rank of the appointment will be commensurate with experience.
This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Communication and will:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations
Support recruitment and mentoring of part-time lecturers for the department's public relations courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level
Liaise with stakeholders within and outside of the School of Communication and Information (SC&I), including the PRSSA student organization, faculty with interests in public relations and organizational communication, public relations agencies, associations (e.g. PRSA NJ), SC&I alumni in public relations practice, and public relations professionals.
Support student public relations immersion experiences including the solicitation of student public relations internship opportunities
Support development of the public relations graduate track and undergraduate specialization through participation in activities initiated by the program directors such as curriculum development, student organization development, and co-curricular activities.
We look forward to welcoming a new colleague who will contribute to our thriving undergraduate and master's programs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
We seek applicants who:
Have at least a master's degree in communication, public relations, or a related field
Have 5-10 years of significant direct professional public relations experience
Have at least two years of college teaching experience (prefer both undergraduate and graduate teaching experience)
Have experience in industry
Have experience in academic program development
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
We prefer applicants who:
Have published in public relations industry and scholarly journals and/or who have a record of participation in scholarly and/or professional conferences for public relations
Posting Number: 18FA0586
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 76442
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