Faculty in Communication and Graduate Program Director (F006)
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.
Position Title: Associate/Full Professor in Communication and Graduate Program Director
Position Tracking Number: F006
School/College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Communication Studies
Location: Azusa Campus
Description: The Azusa Pacific University Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a Director of the new MA in Strategic Communication, which will launch in Fall 2019, and graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her area of specialization, across the public relations, communication studies, and journalism programs. Position begins Fall 2019 (with potential of Spring or Summer 2019 start).
The department houses three majors - public relations, journalism, and communication studies - 12 full-time faculty, nearly 25 part-time/adjunct faculty, and approximately 400 major and minor undergraduates. The department engages a nationally competitive forensics team, a national honors society (Lambda Pi Eta), the APU PRSSA chapter, and a student-run PR agency. As part of the journalism program, the department supports a convergent/integrated media environment. "ZuMedia" includes a digital and traditional student newspaper, digital and traditional magazine, a television/online studio, and an online radio station.
Specialization: Specialization in Strategic Communication and/or Public Relations
Level: Associate or Full Professor
Workload: Full-time. Responsible for 24 units in the Fall-Spring semesters, which includes 18 units of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level and 6 units of program administration. Summer responsibilities include program administration, including recruitment, advising, and student project supervision.
Hire Date: Position begins Fall 2019, with an option of an early start in Spring or Summer 2019. Review of applications to begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until position is filled.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Application Procedure: To review the complete description and to apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.