The Division of Mass Communication in the Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John's University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Public Relations, commencing September 1, 2022.
St. John's 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.
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 The Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 3600 students in 29 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs. For more information about CCPS, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/ccps.
Responsibilities This is a teaching focused position (9-12 credit hours per semester) with opportunities for research reductions. Research productivity is important, along with teaching excellence and a strong commitment to student engagement. The prospective candidate will likely have opportunities to teach in the Division's graduate programs including International Communication (MS), Integrated Advertising Communication (MS), and Multi-Sector Communication (PhD), and as such must have relevant qualifications (see Qualifications below). Division faculty are expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, and other student engagement activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, professional experience in public relations practice and active research agenda, 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, big data, digital analytics, corporate communication, and social media strategies or a related field. The St. John's University's Public Relations program is one of 42 certified by the Public Relations Society of America, and we seek individuals with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, ongoing academic research, meaningful service, and visionary program building.
Application Process Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest and CV online. 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.