Georgia College

Assistant Professor in Mass Communication/Strategic Communication

Georgia College, the Public Liberal Arts University for the State of Georgia, is seeking a tenure track, assistant professor specializing in strategic communication with an emphasis in advertising in the Department of Mass Communication. The ten-month appointment begins August 1, 2018. Courses in writing, planning, management, and campaigns constitute the primary teaching responsibilities. Other teaching responsibilities may include research, special topics, and/or introductory mass communication. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum. University teaching experience is desired. Terminal degree (PhD preferred) is required; ABD will be considered, but a completed terminal degree is required to be considered for promotion and/or tenure at Georgia College. We seek a highly trained professional who is committed to liberal arts education, who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, as well as evidence of an agenda in scholarship and/or creative works addressing any area of strategic communication including campaign communication, media effects, audience analysis, and emerging technologies.

Ideal candidates will participate in the development of online courses and community engagement. The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Review of application will continue until position is filled. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. Apply online at

The Department of Mass Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and digital media communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of channels. The department has almost 400 majors and oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student newspaper, a SPJ chapter, a student-operated radio station, video production club, and a weekly cable news program. A research lab furnished as a living room and equipped with eye tracking instrumentation is also a part of the department.

Strengthened by diversity Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (478) 445-5596. Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.

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