Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Indiana State University Department of Communication
Terre Haute, Indiana
Commensurate with experience
Feb 05, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Communication at Indiana State University is pleased to invite applications for the position of full-time tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2019, with the possibility of a second hire at the same rank. Review of applications will continue until position is filled, but for full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019. We invite applicants from qualified candidates in Communication, with emphasis in Public Relations; (candidates for the second position will have expertise in media production).   Indiana State University tenure track faculty are expected to conduct research/creative activity and provide service to the university and profession in addition to teaching duties. Teaching duties will include face to face class assignments and may include online course delivery. The department is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and enrolls nearly 400 undergraduate majors and a growing number of graduate students. The communication major requires a common core, a concentration, and a set of electives. Concentrations include: Media Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, and Communication and Culture. We anticipate additional curricula in Health Communication and Sports Communication. The Department has a strong relationship with the University Student Media program, where students contribute to professional practices in radio (WZIS, WISU, and ESPN3), video production (Sycamore Video), Digital Media (SycCreations), and newspaper and yearbook (the Indiana Statesman and The Sycamore).

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Please note that the references you provide on your online application will be receiving notification request for a recommendation letter.

University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Successful candidates can expect to teach undergraduate PR classes, including some combination of introductory and advanced public relations, public campaigns and related courses in the PR concentration.  This faculty member will also serve as faculty sponsor or co-sponsor of the campus chapter of PRSSA.

Successful candidates for the second position should expect to contribute as well to media production course sequence.