Assistant Professor of Public Relations - Pepperdine University in Malibu California

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Pepperdine University

Malibu, California CA

United States


Detailed Job Description

Communication Division

Public Relations - Assistant Professor

The Communication Division invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in public relations. The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in public relations or a related discipline by the effective date of employment, August 1, 2016. Documented research interest, teaching experience, and professional experience in public relations are required. Specialization is open, but candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of courses (introductory, public relations writing, strategies and tactics, strategic campaigns, media research and digital media strategy), advise students, and participate in advising the Waves’ PRSSA chapter.  An opportunity to teach in our new graduate program in strategic communication is also a possibility.

Applicants should fill out the application forms contained on our Interfolio account. Additional materials will be requested as needed. The position is open until filled. 

Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.


Dr. Denise P. Ferguson
Public Relations Program Director
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-7446      

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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