The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Relations. The primary responsibilities for the position include teaching undergraduate level courses, conducting research and grant writing, student advising, student mentoring and recruitment, curriculum development, conducting scholarly activities and all other activities required for tenure. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in accreditation procedures, program assessment and service to the department, College and University as needed.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate students (in-person & virtual formats).
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours (in-person and virtual) to advise and assist students.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Also, develop and write grant proposals to support research.
Collaborate with members of the business community as needed to improve programs, to develop new programs, and to provide student access to learning opportunities such as internships.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
Develop and maintain course websites.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Participate in campus and community events.
Act as advisor to student organizations.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in multimedia journalism, mass media production, and public relations, which are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The Department has 550 majors and intends to propose a graduate degree program in in the near future. Detailed information about the Department is available online http://www.ncat.edu/academics/schools-colleges1/cas/academic-departments/jomc/index.html.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences houses the Departments of Criminal Justice, English, History and Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. CAHSS is an academic unit that reports to the Office of the Provost/Division of Academic Affairs and enrolls more than 1,950 students and has more than 130 faculty members.
With an award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, and community-focused initiatives, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation's largest historically black university with an enrollment of more than 13,000 students. NC A&T is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System. NC A&T has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. The university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, and the arts and humanities. NC A&T offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.
Internal job number: 001120
Ph.D. in mass communication, mass media, public relations, advertising or a closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline from an accredited institution.
A successful record in teaching public relations, scholarly research, professional, and service activities at college/university level, two or more years of professional experience in public relations, APR certification by the Public Relations Society of America, and experience in grant writing and fundraising are preferred.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!