University of Miami

Department of Strategic Communication (Two Positions)
School of Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Miami is seeking applications for a full time Associate Professor (tenured) and an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Strategic Communication to commence in August 2018.

Associate Professor: This tenured position requires a Ph.D. in mass communication, strategic communication, or a related field. We are seeking applicants with a solid research record and an established reputation in an area(s) relevant to contemporary strategic communication and communication methods. The ideal candidate will have a robust research agenda with the potential for external funding.

Successful applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in at least three of the following areas: public relations principles, advertising principles, strategy development, writing for strategic communication, strategic communication research methods, public relations measurement, international public relations, strategic communication campaigns, crisis communication, social media analytics and corporate communication. The ability to teach graduate-level courses in theory and either qualitative or quantitative research methods is also required. Successful candidates will be prepared to work with and advise both masters and doctoral students in strategic communication, as well as have the ability to mentor and work with junior faculty within the department. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to assist with the development of a new and exciting graduate curriculum in strategic communication. PR and/or advertising industry experience is also a plus.

Assistant Professor: This tenure-track position requires a Ph.D. in mass communication, strategic communication, or a related field. We are seeking applicants with evidence and promise of scholarly research in areas relevant to contemporary public relations and communication methods. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Successful applicants must be able to teach undergraduates and graduate courses in at least three of the following areas: public relations principles, advertising principles, strategy development, writing for strategic communication, graphic design, strategic communication research methods, strategic communication campaigns, crisis communication, social media, and corporate communication. The ability to teach graduate-level courses in theory and qualitative/quantitative research methods is also required. The ideal candidate will have some teaching experience; some PR and/or advertising industry experience is also a plus.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience for both positions. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal Law.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin September 21, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested and qualified candidates should apply online and submit here:
1) a letter summarizing their research agenda;
2) teaching philosophy
3) a current CV and
4) three letters of recommendation

To apply online for the Assistant Professor position, please click on: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-Campus/Asst-Professor_R100017511

To apply online for the Associate Professor position, please click on: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-Campus/Assoc-Professor_R100017514

Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within three months of application.

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