Assistant or Associate Professor of Mass Communication Specializing in Public Relations - Tenure Track
Tracking Code TF21-49
COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT
DIVISION OF MASS COMMUNICATION
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MASS COMMUNICATION
SPECIALIZING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Division of Mass Communication is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Mass Communication, specifically to support the B.S. in Public Relations program, commencing September 1, 2020.
St. John's University, established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. For more information about St. John's University, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu
Commitment to Inclusion
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 4000 students in 28 undergraduate and 9 graduate level programs. For more information about CPS, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/cps
The Division of Mass Communication delivers undergraduate and graduate programs in Advertising Communication, Communication Arts, Journalism, Public Relations, and Television and Film. Students learn from an outstanding faculty with extensive professional experience. For more information about the Division, please visit https://www.stjohns.edu/resources/places/mass-communication
This is a teaching-intensive position (9-12 credit hours per semester) with opportunities for research reductions. Research productivity is important, but secondary to teaching excellence and a strong commitment to student engagement. Division faculty are expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, academic assessment, and other activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, professional experience in public relations practice and research, ties to the professional community, and demonstrated teaching ability in a variety of public relations courses. Candidates must also display a consistent record of scholarship in public relations or a related field. Special consideration will be given to candidates specializing in social/new media, content marketing, data analytics application in public relations, environmental communication. At the Assistant Professor level, the ideal candidate should possess university teaching experience and a well-developed research agenda. At the Associate Professor level, extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a dynamic research agenda with evidence of a strong publication record, and well-developed liaisons to the professional community are expected. The St. John's University's public relations program certified by the Public Relations Student Society of America, and we seek individuals with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, ongoing academic research, meaningful service, and visionary program building.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest and CV via the apply button below. Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruitment process. Questions about the position may be directed via email to Dr. Basilio Monteiro, Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Mass Communication.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.