Requisition Number: 0808157
Position Summary: 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.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: 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 communication or related discipline must be complete prior to the start date. Applicants must demonstrate high potential to establish a scholarly research program. Previous successful teaching and/or professional experience desired. Salary is open and based on qualifications. The department is one of five academic units in the College of Communication & Information Sciences, which has 2,457 undergraduate and 404 graduate students, and 76 full-time faculty members. The department has more than 1,100 undergraduate and M.A. students. The Ph.D. program has 59 students. Facilities, including The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, are among the best in the country. University, college and departments are fully accredited. Located in the historic city of Tuscaloosa, the University is more than 175 years old and one of two comprehensive universities in Alabama. The University of Alabama is known for its attractive residential setting. Enrollment: 33,602 for fall 2012 (about 28,026 undergraduate and 5,576 graduate). Upload application, resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu to apply. Applications accepted until position is filled, but review process begins September 15, 2013. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Dr. Bill Gonzenbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) Search Committee Chair, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172.
Special Instructions: Send three letters of recommendations to Dr. William Gonzenbach, Advertising & PR, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172. Questions directed to Dr. William Gonzenbach via email email@example.com. Prior to hiring the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.