Assistant Professor of Communication

Employer
Columbus State University
Location
Columbus
Closing date
Jul 20, 2033

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Assistant Professor of Communication

Job ID: 230523
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary
The Department of Communication at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication to support curriculum in the public relations and integrated media concentrations. The position is to begin August 2022.

Responsibilities
This candidate will be expected to teach courses that support our curriculum, primarily our public relations (principles, management, campaigns), advertising campaigns, social / digital media writing, and strategic media writing courses. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose skill sets include non-profit organizations, grassroots communication campaigns, strategic communication and / or crisis management. An active program of research, and/or creative projects is expected for tenure. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our recruiting efforts, our student organizations, and to support our Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center. The successful candidate will maintain a 4:4 teaching load each semester. Summer teaching is often available. An active program of research, and/or creative projects is expected for tenure.

Required Qualifications
Required qualifications include a PhD or MFA completed prior to August 2022. Demonstrated professional production experience and strategic use of social and digital media is expected.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Link to Demo Reel
  • Sample of Scholarly/Creative work
  • Current contact information (emails and telephone numbers) for three (3) professional references willing to provide recommendation letters.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bruce Getz, Department of Communication, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. E-mail may be directed to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Special Applicant Instructions
Review of applications will begin March 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.


To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=230523&PostingSeq=1






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Organization

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at visitcolumbusga.com.

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan (www.columbusstate.edu/strategicplan) and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
For additional information, visit www.ColumbusState.edu .

Find Us
Telephone
706.507.8920
Location
4225 University Avenue
Columbus
Georgia
31907
US

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