Assistant Professor, Public Relations - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in public relations, advertising and mass communication. Applicants must demonstrate high potential to establish and conduct a scholarly research program.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information Sciences is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in our nationally recognized public relations program.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the conceptualization, development, and innovative use of digital and social media in a marketing and/or corporate communication context. A focus of his/her scholarly agenda should be digital media. Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to teach in the department’s curriculum. The ability to help integrate digital media elements and teaching into the APR curriculum is a plus as is the ability to teach PR writing, management, and campaigns. (Note: The department’s one-year professional and two-year traditional thesis-oriented M.A. programs combine advertising and public relations.) Opportunities exist for teaching in the college’s interdisciplinary mass communication curriculum as well as in the college’s doctoral program.

An earned doctorate or other terminal degree in mass communication or related discipline must be completed prior to the start date. Applicants must demonstrate high potential to establish a scholarly research program. Previous successful teaching and/or professional experience is desired.
Salary is open and based on qualifications.
Upload application, resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation at to apply.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but the review process begins September 15, 2016. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Questions regarding the search should be directed to Dr. Bill Gonzenbach ( Search Committee Chair, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172.

Additional Position Information

Desire a start date of 1/1/17, but will consider 8/16/17.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to Dr. William Gonzenbach, Advertising & PR, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172. Questions directed to Dr. William Gonzenbach via email Prior to hiring the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

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  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
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  • Public Relations and Advertising
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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