Assistant Professor - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in public relations at the assistant professor level, in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2015. We invite applications from teacher-scholars who focus on the theory and practice of public relations.

Duties include a 2-2 teaching load that will include a variety of public relations courses in the department's advertising and public relations concentration and occasional courses in the department's core undergraduate and graduate curricula, serving as the faculty advisor to the PRSSA chapter, and developing a record of scholarly research.

Requirements: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2015, documented teaching experience and excellence, an ability to build networks within the professional community, and record or promise of published scholarly research. Additional consideration will be given to individuals who also have a record of professional experience.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with about 200 undergraduate majors, 35 minors, 16 M.A. students, and 18 full-time faculty members. The department is committed to engaging in ethically and culturally centered communication research, teaching and service. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within five different concentrations: advertising/public relations; journalism and media studies; leadership, organizing, and relating; communication, culture, and community; and communication studies. Our masters' program emphasizes three areas of shared interest: culture and public dialogue, media studies, and organizational communication. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

All applications must be made online at Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement and a research statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references. For additional information, contact Dr. April Trees,, Search Chair. Review of applications will begin on October 7 and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities.

Recruiting Range

commensurate with experience  

Keyword Phrases

  • Communication
  • Assistant Professor
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Public Relations and Advertising
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter