The University of St. Thomas

Tenure Track Faculty, Strategic Communication Program

The University of St. Thomas, Department of Emerging Media, seeks applicants for a full-time Communication Tenure Track faculty member at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The position would teach six courses (24 credits) or their equivalent per year in the practice and theory of strategic communication at the undergraduate level, supervise student internships, advise student clubs such as PRSSA and AdFed, coach students for the NSAC. The faculty member is also expected to supervise the student media production and/or the student-led PR/Ad agency Tomm Comm. In addition to teaching, advising and professional engagement, the faculty member is also expected to perform service to the department, university, and community. Candidates with teaching experience in media ethics will be given careful consideration. The ideal candidate will show evidence in a strong teaching record at the undergraduate level, scholarly work and publication, professional experience, and ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the practice of strategic communication.

Ph.D. (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in advertising, public relations, strategic communication, mass communication or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. may be considered (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor). Demonstrated college- or university-level teaching experience is required.

Applicants should apply online at and follow the instructions on the official job listing about what materials to provide in the application.

Review of application materials will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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