University of Memphis

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public Relations
University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media

The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position in public relations. The position is open to two types of candidates: 1) those with a doctorate in mass communication or a related field (ABD considered with a record of publication demonstrating research capacity and Ph.D. completion within a year of starting date) and professional experience or 2) those who have a master’s degree in a relevant field, APR certification, and substantial, full-time public relations professional experience.  College or university teaching experience is a plus. Any area of public relations specialization will be considered.

The successful candidate will have a robust public relations research agenda and teach public relations courses as well as core journalism and strategic media graduate classes in an ACEJMC-accredited department serving 400 undergraduate and 35 master’s students, enrolled in both on-campus and online programs. In addition, faculty members advise students and engage in professional development activities; this position will include advising the student chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Superior teaching and communication skills are required for a program emphasizing balance in teaching, research and service. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Screening will begin January 31, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2018.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Janoske, 901-678-2853 or

University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media
We are a dynamic, ACEJMC-accredited department of journalism and strategic media that works hard to offer our students cutting-edge knowledge and skills for the changing media landscape, while retaining a strong focus on the core values of quality journalism. Undergraduate majors include Public Relations, Journalism, Creative Mass Media, and Advertising.  The Public Relations major is one of the few programs in the country that boasts both ACEJMC accreditation and PRSA certification. In 1995 we pioneered the first online journalism/mass communication master’s program in the nation and continue to offer our M.A. and public relations B.A. online as well as on campus. Home to award-winning campus newspaper The Daily Helmsman, the student-run strategic communication agency Meeman 901, an active PRSSA chapter, and multiple international exchange programs, the department will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2018. Journalism and Strategic Media is one of six departments in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is at the center of America’s heartland, a commercial and transportation hub made famous by the Mississippi River, by railroads and by FedEx. It is also a crossroads at the cusp of the Delta, a mixture of urban and rural, black and white, country and soul, gospel and secular. Not surprisingly, it is the birthplace of rock n’ roll and the home of the blues. Memphis boasts a diverse population of nearly 700,000, in a metro area of more than 1 million, thriving arts and music scenes, nationally recognized parks and libraries, and—oh, yes—world-famous barbecue.

The University of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio


Advanced Assistant or Associate
Professor of Communication

The Department of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2018. Specialization sought is open, with preferred areas including Journalism, Mass Communication, or Public Relations.

The Communication Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio offers a relevant, skills-oriented course of study responsive to today’s fast-changing media landscape. We emphasize the fundamentals of journalism and public relations, along with contemporary topics such as social media and entrepreneurship. Our students annually earn regional and national distinction, competing for and winning awards, scholarships, grants and professional development opportunities. Since the launch of the academic program in 2010, our students have received scholarships from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Google, the Online News Association (ONA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ), the San Antonio Professional Chapter of Women in Communications, as well as awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), the Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Communication.
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • University teaching experience commensurate with the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
  • Broad training in Communication with particular expertise in Journalism, Mass Communication, or Public Relations.
  • Familiarity with the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body.
  • Familiarity with high-impact educational practices such as cooperative education, service learning, and undergraduate research.
  • Experience with contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.

The full job notice, along with the online application portal, may be viewed at:

The priority date for applications is January 26, 2018. The position is open until filled.
Please direct any questions to Dr. William S. Bush at

The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Mass Communication invites applications for an assistant professor of mass communication. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position is to begin Sept. 1, 2018.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes. An ideal candidate will teach required courses predominately in multimedia journalism such as media writing, multimedia production, and convergence reporting. The ability to teach courses in social media and future technology and other related areas of mass communication is highly desired. Being able to teach photojournalism is a plus. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. The ability to teach quantitative research methods would be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to serve as the faculty advisor to the department’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) student chapter and promote and guide external student competition in this role, teach courses in the unit’s master’s degree in mass communication and maintain an active research agenda that contributes new knowledge to the discipline and to the graduate program.

The preferred candidate would hold a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline; ABDs will be considered, but the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the degree will be completed within the first year of employment. MFAs will be considered. Professional experience as a journalist is a plus. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to maintaining an active scholarly agenda and participate in advising, recruitment, service and committee work at the department and university level.

To apply, submit your application online at along with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarly work, copies of all transcripts and five references with complete contact information. Questions may be directed to Dr. John Hendricks at (936) 468-4001. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Southern Methodist University

Executive-in-Residence: Advertising
Position Number 00053287

The Temerlin Advertising Institute (TAI) at SMU is seeking to fill a faculty position as an Executive-in-Residence.

Come join a highly productive faculty in building and delivering undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Temerlin Advertising Institute inspires the creation of ideas to solve business problems. Operating with a growing $10 million endowment, the Institute is the hub for professional development in the 4th largest media market in the U.S.

The TAI faculty is seeking to understand a broad range of issues related to responsibility such as: agency accountability, positive messaging strategies, sustainability, cause-related marketing, ethical issues, regulation, societal education, metrics, and globalization, among others. We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in media (traditional, interactive, social, etc.), consumer engagement, management, planning or social responsibility.

SMU offers generous benefits, summer teaching support, and provides for numerous professional development opportunities. The Institute services approximately 150 undergraduate and 40 graduate students.

Dallas is the headquarters for major advertising agencies, national and global corporations and large U.S. media corporations. TAI enjoys an excellent relationship with these companies, affording students and faculty direct communication with industry contacts. Travel is easy from DFW to most parts of the country and many parts of the world.

SMU: SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. More information about SMU is available at Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in Dallas, a culturally rich arts and global business center (see

DUTIES: Teaching introductory, advanced, and graduate courses related to digital advertising; serving as faculty advisor to our National Student Advertising Campaigns team. Assigned courses may include: Digital Media Landscapes, undergraduate and graduate Advertising Campaigns; Strategic Brand Management; and Professional Seminars.

QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in advertising, marketing, or related fields, and a significant career in a top, national market; currency with the professional specialization and fluency in digital practice; ability to work closely with the professional community to provide students both theoretical and practical exposure to advertising. Experience with teaching or training preferred. SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. STARTING DATE: August 2018.

APPLICATIONS: The committee will begin its review of applications February 1, 2018. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants will be notified of employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita (expanded resume), and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references using Interfolio at the following link:

Dr. Carrie La Ferle, Chair of Search Committee
Temerlin Advertising Institute

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

Texas Christian University

Instructor Position in Strategic Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites application for a full-time instructor position in the area of public relations and/or advertising to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. For full job posting and qualifications, click:

Applications must include a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.” The system is not compatible with the Safari browser. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to or 817-257-7790.

TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourage all to apply.

The University of Texas at Austin

Moody College of Communication: Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations
Assistant or Associate Professor – Public Relations

The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2018. We are seeking an outstanding scholar and with relevant expertise and interest in public relations. Salary is competitive.

In the Stan Richards School, our faculty is our best asset. We have 18 graduate faculty, 3 emeritus professors, 8 full-time lecturers and 12 part-time lecturers. Our unique mix of research expertise covers five main areas: pro-social persuasion, health and science communication, brand and identity, new technology, and sports media and marketing. Across those areas, our faculty members draw from qualitative and quantitative methods and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams across campus.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, organizational communication, telecommunication, mass communication, strategic communication, marketing, or a related field, or be a candidate near completion of the Ph.D., with evidence of outstanding research, teaching, service, and grant potential in the area of public relations.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of references, representative scholarly publications, statement of research interests, and a teaching statement by visiting Three confidential letters of recommendation are also requested. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lee Ann Kahlor at:

The Richards School offers undergraduate degrees in advertising and public relations and masters and Ph.D. degrees in Advertising. For more information about our programs visit The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit Moody College of Communication:

The Stan Richards School is emerging as a leader on campus in our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive home for students. Please see

The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

Apply Here:


Midwestern State University

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mass Communication – Public Relations/Advertising

The Department of Mass Communication at Midwestern State University invites applications for a faculty position in public relations and advertising to begin August 2018. Midwestern State University is the only Texas public institution that is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The department offers a variety of courses across the discipline leading to a broad mass communication degree with specialized minors in public relations/advertising, digital media, broadcasting and journalism. We are highly student-oriented, and faculty are expected to be accessible to the students.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in mass communication or a related field, and relevant professional experience with public relations or advertising, is required for the rank of instructor on non-tenure track. A doctorate or terminal degree in mass communication or a related field is required for the rank of assistant professor on tenure track. In all cases, teaching experience is a plus.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach a range of advertising and public relations courses and may be assigned to teach other courses in the major as needed. The successful candidate will also serve as an academic adviser; lead students to participate in extracurricular activities such as AAF and PRSSA; maintain a record of scholarly activities commensurate with rank; actively recruit; engage in departmental, university and community service; develop relationships with area professionals; be a positive representative of the department both on and off campus; and perform other duties as assigned.

Process: Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, submit materials by January 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mitzi Lewis, Chair of Search Committee:

This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.