Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Job description

The Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication seeks qualified candidates for the tenure-track, full-time position of assistant professor to teach face-to-face and online graduate and undergraduate courses in public relations beginning fall 2019. Applications must be received by February 1, 2019.

Successful candidates must have professional or academic experience, and proficiency in and comfort with teaching both classroom and online courses is a plus. The candidate should be capable of teaching public relations fundamentals, writing, research, media relations, digital communication, and campaigns. The individual hired will take a major role in the development of an online graduate program in public relations or similar field of study.

We are seeking high-energy, accomplished candidates able to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, Saturday and online courses. In addition, full-time faculty are required to provide academic advisement and supervise internships, serve on department, School and University committees, and become active members of the Hofstra community.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in communication, public relations or a related area of study
  • Professional experience in public relations
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Willingness to teach online courses
  • Excellent digital communication and writing skills
  • Ability to manage faculty, graduate assistants and multiple roles

Compensation and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with excellent benefits.

Application Process: To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vita or resume to:

Department Personnel Committee

Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations

111 Hofstra University

322 The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Hempstead, N.Y. 11549

Email: [email protected]

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative, staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Job No: 897060
Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 2/2/2019
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