The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic and creative public relations professor to join a productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues beginning in August 2012. The ideal candidate will embrace a global perspective, cultural diversity, and an understanding of the new digital age of communication. The ideal candidate will be one that reaches across academic disciplines and institutions to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities. We seek a candidate who can teach, conduct research, and advise students in an integrated communication environment. Teaching responsibilities include courses in principles, advanced writing, and campaigns.
Public Relations is one of six concentrations in the Department of Communication along with advertising, journalism, electronic media, organizational communication, and sports communication. The Department of Communication is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility with digital audio and video editing facilities, universal videoconferencing technology in every classroom, high-end multimedia equipped classrooms and labs, and Internet2 connectivity.
A Ph.D. in communication or related field required for tenure-track appointment. (ABD applicants will be considered, but are only eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the terminal degree). Relevant professional background is also required. Teaching experience, record of scholarship, ability to teach communication theory and/or research methods are preferred.
Qualified candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, resume/curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation and tangible evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student and/or peer evaluations) to:
Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.
Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6,000 students, 5,000 in undergraduate programs. Founded in 1897, it is among the finest universities in the Midwest. Bradley combines the advantages of larger research universities with those of smaller liberal arts colleges.
The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university with more than 500 students. Concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, electronic media. organizational communication and sports communication are offered. The department is located in the Caterpillar Global Communication Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility. The facility includes multi-media computer labs, a videoconference center, Internet2 connectivity, digital audio and video editing bays, and high-end multimedia equipped and videoconferencing enabled classrooms.
Peoria is a metropolitan area of 350,000 located midway between Chicago and St. Louis and is home to major medical facilities and companies with international operations. A locally active arts community includes ballet, opera, symphony, and theatre. The region supports two daily and several weekly newspapers, a number of television and radio stations, and satellite cable companies.
Visit Bradley University at: www.bradley.edu or Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts at: http://slane.bradley.edu for additional information.
Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.