Oakland University

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our new public relations and strategic communication major. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.

The position is designed to cultivate the new major. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of public relations and strategic communication, maintain an active research agenda, and provide leadership and service within the department, college, and university.

Teaching responsibilities would include teaching quantitative methods and basic courses in public relations and strategic communication. Professional experience in the PR field is desirable. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing curriculum by developing new courses in one or more of the following areas: social media, health communication, media technologies and strategic communication.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment; experience teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication and demonstrated activity in scholarly arenas, such as conference presentations, publications, or similar, with an articulated research agenda.

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references to the following website: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/11474

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15, 2017 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (shreve@oakland.edu).

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Michigan State University

The Michigan State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations, a leader in education, research and outreach, invites nominations and applications for a dynamic, visionary leader to be the Chairperson. For more than 60 years, the department has set the global pace in research excellence and achievement while also maintaining an award-winning undergraduate program. These remain the department’s core values. The college and the university remain fully committed to providing resources to ensure that the department continues its cutting edge approach.

Our next chairperson will be a globally recognized scholar who has the foresight and leadership to balance the department’s research initiatives and creative activity with our teaching mission. This person will be a researcher, teacher and mentor who can lead our faculty and students, both undergraduate and graduate, to be competitive and successful in a rapidly changing marketplace.

The department’s 16 tenure system faculty and 29 professors of practice maintain a diverse portfolio of research interests, creative enterprise, and teaching excellence. Our top-ranked interdisciplinary doctoral program and applied master’s program attract students from across the globe. With over 1,500 undergraduate majors, we are one of the largest academic advertising programs in the world and our alumni hold top-level positions in advertising agencies, corporate settings, NGOs and governments worldwide.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in advertising, public relations, strategic communication or a related discipline, a track record of distinguished scholarship including grant activity, administrative and organizational skills, and intellectual curiosity. Preferred candidates will be effective communicators who have a demonstrated ability to facilitate interdepartmental, college and university collaborations. The successful candidate will be a catalyst and dynamic leader who articulates a vision for the department and the drive to achieve it. Having experience in forging collaborative relationships with industry partners is a plus.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials. The successful candidate will be empowered to develop an integrated departmental leadership team to support implementation of the vision. Starting date for the position is negotiable. Candidates should submit a statement of purpose and vision for the department, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants by Sept. 1, 2017. Recruiting and evaluation will continue until an exceptional candidate is selected.

Letters of nomination or questions about the position may be directed to Esther Thorson, email ethorson@msu.edu; phone 573-864-4521. Electronic submission of applications through MSU’s Careers site (http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/#/job/496082/chairpersonmanagement) are required.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is housed in MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Established in 1955, as the first of its kind in the country, “ComArtSci” is now one of the largest and most respected colleges of Communication in the world. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and to influence the professional practice of communication globally. For additional information, visit adv.msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.

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