Columbus, Georgia
Aug 17, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Communication at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication to support curriculum in the public relations and integrated media concentrations. This candidate will be expected to teach courses that support our curriculum, primarily our advertising campaigns, public relations principles, and public relations management. The candidate will also be expected to expand course offerings in advertising beyond the campaigns course, over time. Ability to teach media writing, public relations writing, and courses in social and digital media are preferred. The position is to begin August 2018.

This selected candidate will be expected to teach courses that support our curriculum, including but not limited to: advertising campaigns, public relations principles, public relations management, public relations campaigns, social/digital media, strategic media writing, and digital media production. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose skill sets include non-profit organizations, corporate communication, and research in media and strategic communication. The successful candidate will maintain a 4:4 teaching load per semester. Summer teaching is often available. An active program of research and/or creative projects is expected for tenure. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our recruiting efforts, our student organizations, and support our Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia:  the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed prior to August 2018. Demonstrated strategic use of social and digital media is expected.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Other document 1: Recent sample of scholarship/creative work

Other Required Documents

Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from references, university placement services or other professional services (e.g., Interfolio) to (Attn: Dr. Chris McCollough) or mail to: Columbus State University, Attn: Dr. Chris McCollough, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chris McCollough, Communication Faculty Search Committee, Department of Communication, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907 or e-mail to