The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with teaching and research expertise in public relations.
Requirements: PhD in Public Relations, Communication, Mass Communication, Strategic Communication, or closely related field, and should have demonstrated potential for scholarly publication and demonstrated success with university-level teaching. Work experience in public relations is required. ABD applicants will be considered, but PhD must be completed by August 2015 for contract renewal.
The English Department at UMass Dartmouth houses the studies of communication within its developing Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications track and a minor in Communications. The candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in PR and mass or strategic communications and additional areas of communications such as journalism, speech communications, intercultural communications, new/social media, etc. Research interests should reflect contemporary PR issues, theory and practice. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing integration of social and new media. Teaching expectations are three courses per semester.
Candidates should submit online Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, three letters of recommendation, and significant writing sample (25-30 pp) http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.
An official transcript confirming award of terminal degree will also be required for consideration for contract renewal (prior to September 1, 2015).
Completion of the search is contingent on the availability of funding. Formal review of applications begins November 22, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Chicago in January 2014.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.
UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.