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Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Responsible for teaching courses in media and public relations including PR writing, PR campaigns, tactics, and planning, teaching big-data usage and research methods for journalism majors. Works with graduate students and develops online content.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Teaches twelve credit hours per semester, teach primarily courses in public relations, digital media, multimedia storytelling, big-data and journalism fundamentals. Additional teaching responsibilities may include communication courses needed by the School of Communication.
  • Integrates utilization of statistical knowledge and big-data analysis in connection with research and social media analysis.
  • Serves as undergraduate academic advisor, mentor students and advise student organizations.
  • Serves as an active and collegial member of the department, university and community.
  • Active participation in scholarly/creative projects and professional organizations.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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Hiring Range:

$48,884.00 - $67,215.00


Ph.D. in Mass Communication or related Communication field (preferably Journalism), in hand by day of appointment.

Required Licensing/Certification:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and measuring digital media campaigns.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective customer service.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional, community, and/or university service.
  • Experienced in teaching undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Work with a diverse student population.

Work Experience:

At least two (2) years of teaching experience is required. Teaching at the university level is strongly desired, especially using experiential learning methods and/or teaching online.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Prolonged standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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