Oklahoma State University

Assistant Professors of Strategic Communications (Advertising and Public Relations)
Tenure-Track Appointment
Start date: Fall 2017

The School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professors with a focus in advertising and/or public relations. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about developing scholarship and teaching in strategic communications. Both positions begin in August 2017.

Application requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or ABD in an appropriate field. Knowledge of and industry experience with the new media environment is a plus. Candidates with a strong multicultural background or international experience are encouraged to apply.

Advertising Assistant Professor: The candidate will have the ability to teach skills-based and theoretical courses such as copywriting, media planning, campaigns and research methods. The ability to teach graphic design and/or lead student groups in national competitions is a plus.

Public Relations Assistant Professor: The candidate will have the ability to teach skills-based and theoretical courses such as public relations writing, campaigns, research methods and event planning. The ability to teach graphic design and/or lead student groups in national competitions is a plus.

Candidates must have the ability to teach the capstone course; a desire to develop elective courses in his/her areas of interest; a record of or potential for original research in advertising, public relations, strategic communications or a relevant area; the ability to mentor students and support master’s thesis/project committees; and a willingness to engage in school, university, and community-service activities.

About the School of Media and Strategic Communications
The School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University is nationally recognized for producing outstanding practitioners in all mass communications areas and has been continuously accredited by the ACEJMC since 1948. It is one of the largest programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the largest college at OSU.

About Oklahoma State University
OSU is a research-oriented, land grant institution dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge central to a liberal education for all students. It has more than 22,000 students on three campuses and more than 1,500 faculty members.

Application procedure
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To be fully considered for this position, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by Feb. 24, 2017 to:

Melissa Coldiron, Administrative Associate
School of Media and Strategic Communications
206 Paul Miller Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-4053

Applicants may also email materials to melissa.coldiron@okstate.edu.

Position is contingent upon available funding.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.