Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies (PR & Stategic Communications)

Waleska, Georgia
Jan 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reinhardt University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in

Communication and Media Studies with an emphasis in Strategic Communication, to begin in August, 2017. Our Communication and Media Studies program, serving approx. 60 student majors, reflects a philosophy of digital storytelling across media within an intercultural context. Classes are generally small (10-20) and interactive, with close ties between student and professor.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field, as well as a strong commitment to teaching excellence in the liberal arts and a promising scholarly agenda. Experience in undergraduate-level teaching and professional activity in strategic communication (including advertising, public relations, and/or journalism) are desired.

We seek an active and dynamic teacher well versed in both media theory and practice who possesses the ability to integrate the professional aspects of digital media storytelling within a liberal arts context, teaching in a core that emphasizes integrated writing, design, research and professional skills rooted in knowledge of history, theory, industry practices and global awareness. In addition to providing core courses for all CMS majors (including students in an interdisciplinary Digital Media Arts B.F.A. program), the candidate might also serve as the primary faculty member guiding the  PR/Advertising concentration (B.A.), coordinator for Internships; and/or advisor to the student online news site. The ability to work as part of a team to cover the needs of a growing and transforming department at a small university is essential.

The candidate should be able to teach a broad range of courses in areas such as: media writing and journalism, public communication, public relations, advertising, research methods, social media theory, media law & ethics, organizational communication, transmedia strategies, integrated multimedia storytelling. Curriculum needs shift over time as opportunities for new courses arise and courses are on rotations.

In addition to teaching 12 credit hours (4 courses) per semester, all faculty members at Reinhardt advise students; engage in creative and/or scholarly activities; and provide service to the department, campus, and community.

Review of applications will begin February 9, 2016; position will remain open until filled. Applications must include the following:

  • A letter indicating the applicant's interest in the position and the way in which the applicant meets the qualifications
  • Curriculum vita
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations)
  • Evidence of creative activity and/or scholarly research
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial transcripts from institutions granting post-secondary degrees to applicant
  • At least three letters of recommendation from professional references

Please forward application materials via email to Dr. Pamela Wilson, Search

Committee Chair at or via US Mail to:

Reinhardt University

Office of Human Resources

Attn: Dr. Pamela Wilson, Search Committee Chair

7300 Reinhardt Circle

Waleska, GA 30183

With a pastoral campus of 510 acres nestled in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian mountains about 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, Reinhardt University, established in 1884, offers faculty and students access to a variety of environments, lifestyles, events and cultural activities. The educational program emphasizes the study of the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies within the University's historic commitment to the United Methodist faith and tradition. The University affirms that learning is best facilitated through a partnership between faculty members and students, and it is committed to students who desire a small, caring community dedicated to personalized attention.

Reinhardt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/V/H/V.

Reinhardt University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of

Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award associates, baccalaureate and master's degree programs.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-

679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Reinhardt University.

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