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Limited Term Faculty Lecturer - Communications/Public Relations

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Valdosta State University
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Valdosta State University

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Limited Term Faculty Lecturer - Communications/Public Relations
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 270931
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities' rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University, as stated in the Blazer Creed and reflected in our commitment to the University System of Georgia's Core Values.

Blazer Creed

Valdosta State University is a learning environment based on trust and mutual respect in which open dialogue, vigorous debate, and the free exchange of ideas are welcome. The University is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity, and citizenship. As members of this community, and proud Blazers, we will strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Civility - A Blazer shows courtesy and compassion as well as respect for the dignity of every human being.

Integrity - Each Blazer is responsible for his or her own actions, and our community is stronger when we contemplate the context of our decisions and uphold the principles of trust and honesty.

Citizenship - Every Blazer has an interest in the well-being of the community, and, therefore, a duty to stay informed, to make positive contributions, and to offer support to those who need help.

As a Blazer, we pledge to uphold the core principles of Civility, Integrity, and Citizenship.

University System of Georgia (USG) Statement of Core Values

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

  1. Integrity - We will be honest, fair, impartial, and unbiased in our dealings both with and on behalf of the USG.

  2. Excellence - We will perform our duties to foster a culture of excellence and high quality in everything we do.

  3. Accountability - We firmly believe that education in the form of scholarship, research, teaching, service, and developing others is a public trust. We will live up to this trust through safeguarding our resources and being good stewards of the human, intellectual, physical, and fiscal resources given to our care.

  4. Respect - We recognize the inherent dignity and rights of every person, and we will do our utmost to fulfill our resulting responsibility to treat each person with fairness, compassion, and decency.

Job Summary

The Department of Communication Arts seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position for the 2024-2025 Academic Year beginning August 1, 2024, and ending May 12, 2025. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate's area of expertise and provide service to the department, college, and university.

The College of the Arts includes the Department of Art & Design, the Department of Music, and the Department of Communication Arts (Communication, Mass Media, Theatre & Dance, and MAIC). The College of the Arts is also home to the award-winning Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Peach State Summer Theatre, designated as the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia. VSU is accredited by NASAD, NASM, and NAST. With ~80 faculty/staff members and approximately 700 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information on the College visit https://www.valdosta.edu/coa.

Review of applications will begin April 29, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Sarah Wildes Arnett, Interim Department Head, via email swarnett@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5820.

Responsibilities

Position is responsible for teaching a 5/5 course load (fall/spring) in the communication and public relations program and providing service that will make substantive contributions to the department as well as the College and University. Courses taught may include communication technology, public relations writing, and digital media for public relations while other courses may be assigned based upon qualifications, interests, and department needs. Courses may be delivered in traditional, online, hybrid, and off-campus formats.

Typical Allocation of Duties

Teaching and Service - 100%
Teaches classes and meets assigned service obligations.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Communications, Public Relations, or closely related field completed by appointment date 8/1/2024

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting


Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Communication, Public Relations, or closely related field

  • Preference will be given to those applicants that have experience in Public Relations and are APR certified or show a willingness to earn APR certification

  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant's career stage

  • A record of mentoring students

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Conditions of Employment

Applicant Requirements & Conditions of Employment

Applicants are required to provide:

  • cover letter
  • professional references with current contact information (3-5)

  • documentation of academic credentials (unofficial transcripts)

  • employment history

Please note that during the search process, VSU reserves the right to:

    ask candidates who will serve in Positions of Trust to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment,

    view social media outlets, and

    remove job postings without additional notification.

Employment is contingent upon:

    successful completion of a background check investigation, including a criminal background check

    reference checks

Employment may also be contingent upon the job-based requirements if applicable for your position:

    satisfactory credit check

    successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)

    pre-employment drug testing

    confirmation of credentials

After initial hiring, employees will be required to successfully complete all of the following training:

    New employee orientation

    VSU's Annual Compliance Training:

    USG Cybersecurity Training (required twice yearly)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. It is not the intent of the institution to discriminate against any applicant for admission or any student or employee of the institution based on the age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation of the individual.

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