At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.
Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.
Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra's location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.
Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Relations
School/Division: School of Communication
Office: Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
The Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication seeks qualifies candidates for the tenure-track, full-time position of assistant or associate professor to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public relations beginning fall 2024. The anticipated position is open rank, depending on qualifications.
We seek candidates who are resourceful, responsive, teacher-practitioners, including non-traditional candidates, who are knowledgeable about best practices and current tools for public relations and strategic communication, and whose background includes professional experience in public relations. The candidate should be capable of teaching public relations fundamentals, writing, research methods and analytics, media relations, digital communication, integrated communication, and campaigns. Additional courses may include courses found within major concentrations offered in entertainment and sports, as well as graduate courses in international public relations, business communication, and reputation and crisis management.
The successful candidate will have earned a master's or doctorate degree and have prior teaching experience or be prepared to demonstrate teaching ability. The candidate will have a body of academic work including a record of scholarship and a research agenda, and/or have professional credentials. Candidates should also have an understanding of the ethical, economic, and technological challenges facing the changing media landscape and demonstrate innovative approaches to addressing them in an undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Candidates must be committed to reflecting diversity and inclusion in their syllabi and working with a diverse student population, faculty, and staff.
Tenure-track appointees are expected to establish a successful record of academic scholarship and/or industry-related professional output as well as participate in service and committee work for the Department, the School, and the University.
Terminal degree or doctorate in communication, public relations or a related area of study
Professional experience in public relations
College-level teaching experience
Excellent digital communication and writing skills
Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.