Wayne State University
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
The Department of Communication in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Public Relations beginning no later than August 19, 2013. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Minimum qualifications are a completed PhD in Communication or related discipline by August 19, 2013.
We seek a colleague with a program of research in public relations with emphasis in social media, crisis communication, international contexts, or campaign metrics and evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience in public relations. Candidates must present clear evidence of the potential for establishing a national reputation through an active program of research, an interest in seeking external funding, a strong record of teaching, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate (MA and PhD) education, a willingness to mentor graduate students, and experience with diverse populations. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations; mentoring undergraduate and graduate (MA and PhD) students; pursuing an active program of research and publishing in high-quality venues; seeking external research funding; contributing to the intellectual life of the department; and providing appropriate professional service.
All applicants must use the Wayne State Online Hiring System, referring to posting #038969. The application packet must include a letter of application, curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, a representative sample of research, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Faxed or email applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit transcripts or other supporting material at this time.
Inquiries about the positions may be directed to: Pradeep Sopory, Chair, Public Relations Search Committee, Department of Communication, 585 Manoogian Hall, Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48201 (psopory AT wayne.edu). Applications remain open until the position is filled; the search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 21, 2012. Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.