Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Cheryl Bacon
Abilene, Texas
Dec 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Abilene Christian University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join six colleagues in an ACEJMC-accredited program in a state-of-the-art facility on a beautiful campus in West Texas that is home to about 5,000 students. About 150 of them are enrolled in advertising/public relations, convergence journalism or multimedia majors within the department or in an interdisciplinary graphic design/advertising major. Students in the advertising/PR major spend two semesters working at Morris+Mitchell, a student-run ad/PR agency.

The ideal candidate will have academic credentials and professional experience for teaching public relations courses in the ad/PR major. Though not required, applicants who bring a second area of interest in sports communication, social media or film are particularly encouraged to apply. A terminal degree is strongly preferred, but applicants who are ABD will be considered. Research and service expectations support the university’s status as a premier comprehensive university. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. ACU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Faculty are professing Christians who support the mission of the university. Start date is August 1, 2018.

Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest, (2) an essay that addresses a philosophy of teaching, the integration of faith and learning, and the role of research and professional development in the life of a professor, (3) three letters of recommendation with the recommenders’ contact information, (4) a current curriculum vitae or resume, and (5) transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work: Dr. Cheryl Mann Bacon at [email protected]