SIUE University Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication and Public Relations (FY18-024) in Edwardsville, Illinois

August 29, 2017

Position Title Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication and Public Relations

Hiring Unit Department of Applied Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Job Description/Responsibilities The Department of Applied Communication Studies at SIUE seeks a candidate for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to teach Strategic Communication and Public Relations coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels beginning fall 2018.

Preference will be given to candidates with practical public relations, marketing, or organizational communication experience and a demonstrable record of culturally responsive teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and publish, and to perform appropriate service activities in the department, college, university, community and professionally.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Practical and/or teaching experience in Strategic Communication (public relations with secondary interest in organizational communication, social media, persuasion, communication campaigns, etc.)

  • Ph.D. in Public Relations, Organizational Communication, or related field required at the time of employment, beginning August 2018. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements (ABD) by the beginning of the contract period may be considered for a one-year term interim appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Terms of Appointment Continuing tenure-track position for nine months. Beginning date of appointment is August 16, 2018.

Source of Funds State

Salary Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.

Application Process Applications must include a (a) letter of application that includes teaching interests/philosophy and research interests; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) transcripts (unofficial is fine unless otherwise requested); and (d) names and contact information for three references. Please send application materials to:

Jean Nasello, Office Support Specialist (preferred submission method) OR Department of Applied Communication Studies Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Campus Box 1772 Edwardsville, Illinois 62026 618/650-3090 phone 618/650-2038 fax

Application Deadline For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by September 29, 2017. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

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