Visiting Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising)

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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising)




Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time


College of Arts & Media


Dept of Mass Communication

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Katharine Hubbard


Assistant Professor
Mass Communication Dept.
Box 2207
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching Public Relations and/or Advertising. Online teaching experience is highly desirable and professional industry experience is also an asset. Teaching load will be four classes per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate level courses in Public Relations and Advertising at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston) and at The Woodlands Campus (40 miles south of Huntsville). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses such as Principles of Public Relations, Campaigns and Promotions, and Writing for PR and Advertising, as well as Writing for Mass Media. Given Covid-protocols, the finalists will all be interviewed on Zoom.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Applicants must have earned ABD in Public Relations required; PhD preferred in Mass Communication or related field.

Experience Required for the Position:

An outstanding candidate for the position will bring: several years of professional experience with PR and/or Advertising; strong letters of recommendation and should also demonstrate outstanding potential in research and/or creative activity.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Evidence of scholarly research/creative works.

Special Instructions Summary:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience and interest in the position, a current CV, and contact information for three references, addressed to: Katharine Hubbard

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time