Assistant Professor, Communication

Job Details

Job no: 495538
Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Public Relations and Advertising Tenure-Track Faculty Position

About Jacksonville State University

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, AL., whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,000 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths.

JSU, which has been referred to as “the friendliest campus in the South” and offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, among undergraduate, graduate and certificate offerings, including more than 40 online programs

Department

The Department of Communication, housed in the School of Business and Industry, currently houses approximately 200 students. We currently offer an ACEJMC accredited Bachelor of the Arts program in Communication, with tracks in Public Relations and Advertising, Broadcast, and Digital Journalism. The department is rapidly approaching reaccreditation in 2023, and will be focused on development and refinement of its curriculum and offerings in student organizations. We also house a student media program that includes a student-run newspaper (The Chanticleer) and a student-run FM radio station (WLJS 91.9). Students also have the opportunity to join our Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Zeta Phi Eta.

Job Summary

The Department of Communication invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication, with specializations in Public Relations and/or Advertising. This tenure-track position entails a 3:4 teaching load and approximately 9 months of full-time service beginning August 2022. Further, the position is for teaching undergraduate Communication courses and requires teaching competencies in public relations, advertising, and mass communication. Special consideration will be given to those focused on digital, technological, and disciplinary integration, those focusing on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion in public relations and advertising, leadership, and quantitative research methods.

Courses are offered through various delivery formats including face-to-face, hybrid/blended, and 100% on-line. JSU also serves a robust population of nontraditional and first-generation learners. Quality teaching will be the successful candidate’s primary responsibility, but advising, in balance with service to the department supporting our PRSSA chapter, student media, and contributing to the ongoing development and innovation in our curriculum as we approach re-accreditation in 2023.

Qualifications

Required

  • All applicants must have a PhD. in Mass Communication or a related field to the job description (ABDs will be considered, given timing of post).

Preferred

  • 3-5 years of industry experience in public relations and/or advertising.
  • Evidence of quality prior teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Expertise in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues in public relations and advertising.
  • Scholarly interest in leadership and management in public relations or advertising.
  • Philosophical commitment to digital, technological, and disciplinary integration.
  • Quantitative research proficiency.

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https://clerycenter.org/policy-resources/the-clery-act/ the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at: http://jsu.edu/police/docs/CleryAnnualReport.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Dec 03 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Organization

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to http://www.jsu.edu/president/strategic_planning.html

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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