The Media Department in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University is seeking collegial candidates for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Relations, to begin in August 2020.
The primary responsibility of the position will be teaching a range of courses pertaining to Media and Public Relations, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate’s field of interest, upper-division courses in PR strategies, PR campaigns, media research methods, social media marketing, and lower-division courses in Public Relations and PR writing. Candidates with backgrounds in big data analytics, non-profit PR and special events planning are of particular interest. All applicants must be able and willing to teach and work with MFA students. In addition to teaching, high-quality scholarly activity in the areas of the candidate’s active research agenda will be required. Mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, and student organizations will also be expected.
The Media Department is among the largest in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and prepares students to become thoughtful, effective and civic-minded media professionals across a wide range of media disciplines. The department offers majors in Multiplatform Journalism, Strategic Public Relations and Advertising, Sports Information and Media, and Digital Media, with seven tenured, tenure-track or equivalent faculty serving 174 students. The department also offers an MFA degree in Media Arts and Technology. The department is academically rigorous and intellectually diverse. Its faculty meld professional experience in their respective media fields, theoretical knowledge and scholarship, and a commitment to teaching that enables students to cultivate a wide range of skills and knowledge. Our alumni include a recent Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and occupy prominent positions at NPR, Edelman Worldwide, UPMC, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and a host of other major media enterprises.
The University and College:
Founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to “serving God by serving students – through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world.”
The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts prepares students for productive and creative lives of service in a rapidly changing world. The College teaches students to think, write and speak clearly and critically so they can seek truth about God, themselves and society and contribute to their families, communities, businesses and professions.
An earned Ph.D. degree in communication, media communication, advertising/public relations, strategic communication or another related academic field is preferred. Completion of the degree is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates should also have professional experience in the field of public relations, advertising or marketing.
Duquesne University deems excellence in teaching or scholarship necessary for both tenure and promotion. Therefore, candidates should demonstrate effectiveness and potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship in their application materials, including their ability to teach in higher education, and publish in prestigious academic journals.
Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we are seeking applications from members of underrepresented groups and will help support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/). We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement.
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Application materials should include:
A letter of application,
A Curriculum Vitae with demonstration of academic and professional experience,
A teaching philosophy with demonstration of teaching effectiveness,
A well-defined research agenda with demonstration of scholarly publications,
At least three references with their names, addresses, email and phone numbers.
For immediate consideration, please submit your application documents to: http://apply.interfolio.com/69300. References and other additional materials will be requested for candidates selected for first-round interviews. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the chair of the committee, Dr. Zeynep Tanes Ehle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 412-396-6456.
Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.
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