Shippensburg University

The Department of Communication/Journalism is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Relations, effective August 2018.

Professionally focused faculty in an ACEJMC-accredited program seek an engaged public relations colleague who thrives on teaching in a high-impact learning environment. We are a small school with an active student-centered faculty. We seek a candidate who is a scholar with substantial professional experience in public relations and/or strategic communication.

The candidate will be expected to: (1) teach a 4-4 load of public relations courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (2) take an active role in the department by pursuing professional, creative and/or scholarly activity; developing new curricula; advising students; serving on departmental and university committees; and assisting student media organizations. Other duties, including summer and winter term teaching, may be determined relative to the skills and interests of the applicant and the needs of the department. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Requirements for the on-campus interview include a presentation of recent research and/or a professional portfolio, a teaching demonstration and evidence of a commitment to understanding diverse populations. We strive to enhance the diversity of our department and the university community, and encourage applicants who exemplify multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and global perspectives.

A terminal degree from an accredited institution is required for tenure.

Minimum qualifications:
– MS/MA in public relations or related field
– Professional experience in strategic communication – public relations
– College-level teaching experience
– Demonstrated research and creative agenda in PR

The candidate should be proficient in the areas of integrating social media, corporate social responsibility (CSR), reputation management, and online research applications. The candidate should have 2 or more years of teaching experience in public relations and should be comfortable teaching concepts and skills across the communication/journalism discipline.

As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.

Preferred qualifications:
– Ph.D. (or ABD) in public relations or related field
– Active professional involvement in PRSA and/or APR or other public relations
– Professional experience with design software like Adobe Creative Cloud
– PR managerial experience

Additional info:
All candidates must apply online at Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on-campus interview) and a portfolio of work samples.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prof. James Lohrey, Search Committee Chair
Communication/Journalism Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 7174771525

Applications received by December 8, 2017, will be given first consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check as well as sufficient course enrollment and budget allocations. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The university provides additional off-load opportunities and scholarship support through summer and winter term online/on campus teaching and CFEST (

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Communication Studies
Video and Media Production Faculty Position Search
Job Announcement

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communication Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2018.  We are seeking candidates who have the ability to teach courses and conduct research in video and new media production.  Candidates with substantial professional experience are encouraged to apply. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will involve teaching courses within our media emphasis area including, but not limited to: Introduction to Video Production; Media Technology; Media Production; Advanced Video Production. In addition, we are interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to teach and develop courses in one of the following concentrations: Culture, Production or Strategic Communication.

Successful candidates for these positions must: Successful candidates for these positions must:  (1) Possess a terminal degree (MFA or PhD in communication or closely related field) or an MA in Communication Studies/Media with significant professional experience. Candidates who are ABD may be considered with anticipated completion date prior to May 2019. Candidates with an MA must have a minimum of 10 credit hours completed toward a terminal degree by the time of hire. (2) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach courses in the primary media production emphasis area; (3) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach courses in one or more of the three concentrations listed above; (4) Articulate a scholarly agenda that complements department needs; and (5) Exhibit the potential to meet Department, College and University requirements for tenure & promotion.

The Department of Communication Studies values faculty who combine excellent teaching with active scholarship and a commitment to service. We seek individuals who like to teach, who are comfortable with communication technology, and who value a collegial atmosphere.

Candidates should apply online at Along with a completed application, candidates should include a letter of application, current vita, a list of at least three references with contact information, graduate transcripts, and sample teaching evaluations.  Finalists for this position must successfully complete an on-campus interview including a teaching/research demonstration. Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Edward Lordan at Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2017.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 17,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia. Libraries, museums and hospitals are nearby, as are New York City, Washington D.C.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.  All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

Temple University

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track assistant professor of instruction in public relations to join the Department of Advertising and Public Relations beginning Summer 2018:

For more information go to:

Please submit materials electronically to Gregg Feistman, at or by mail to:

Gregg Feistman, Search Committee Chair
c/o Department of Advertising & Public Relations
300 Annenberg Hall
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-0532

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

MASS COMMUNICATIONS: Assistant Professor of Public Relations/Emergent Media with Social Media emphasis

Department of Mass Communications – AA# 27-7-079: Tenure-track position beginning Fall 2018. Requirements: Earned doctorate or ABD with anticipation of degree completion by August 17, 2018, is required; Professional experience in public relations, website, and image design/development and/or other relevant forms of digital media work required. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 27, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. For a full position description, including application procedures, visit AA/EEO Employer