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Assistant Professor of Public Relations - Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts

Employer
Middle Georgia State University
Location
MGA Cochran
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Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Public Relations - Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Location: MGA Cochran
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 241869
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses—Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia—and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia’s 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia’s flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region through professional leadership, innovative partnerships and community engagement.

Job Summary

The Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts within the School of Arts & Letters at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations. This position will support a new public relations track in the BA in Media and Communication and the Master of Arts in Public Relations.

Responsibilities

This position involves teaching a 4/4 course load, scholarship, student advisement, and service. Travel between campuses (Cochran, Dublin, Macon, and Warner Robins) will be required as needed. Teaching responsibilities will include day and/or evening classes, online and/or hybrid courses, and video-conference classes.

Required Qualifications
    Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication, Media Communication, Advertising/Public Relations, Public Communication, Strategic Communication, or related field. ABD considered with graduation date prior to fall 2021 semester. Readiness to teach at the collegiate level with commitment to student engagement.Ability to teach upper-level undergraduate courses such as PR strategies, PR campaigns, social media marketing, crisis communication and reputation management, principles of PR, PR theory, digital communication, social media strategy, speechwriting, media relations, etc..Evidence of scholarly promise or achievement (for tenure –track line).
Preferred Qualifications
    Professional experience in the PR/Advertising industry. Prior successful teaching experience.Experience with online and/or hybrid delivery of instruction.Interest in and experience to support development of graduate programming in public relations

Required Documents to Attach
    Letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophyCurriculum vitaeUnofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)Name and contact information for three professional references.
Background Check Offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Other Information Applications accepted until position filled. This position will begin August 1, 2022.

Organization

One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.

 

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