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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, 2012Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Department of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication
The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma invites applications from teachers/scholars in intercultural communication whose interest may intersect organizational or international contexts. Appointment begins in August 2012 and will be at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure-track).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, have established a record of scholarly research, show evidence of effective teaching, and demonstrate the ability and willingness to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serve on advisory committees, and have potential to pursue external funding.

The Department of Communication is strongly committed to providing quality instruction and research in communication theory and research.  The Department is a member of the Division of Social Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department currently includes 18 FTE faculty and 30-plus graduate teaching and research assistants. We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees to over 50 graduate students and about 300 undergraduate majors.  Department members collaborate with faculty, residents, and graduate students at the Norman campus, the Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, and the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.

Norman, OK, a community of over 110,000, has been rated as one of top 100 communities to live in by various magazines. It offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, leisure, and recreational opportunities. In addition, it is conveniently located near a major airport and all of the opportunities of a major metropolitan area, Oklahoma City (over 1.2 million).

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Salary for the position will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Start-up funds and relocation expenses may be available.  Initial screening will begin no later than November 22, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Young Y. Kim, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, 610 Elm Avenue, Room 101, Norman, OK 73019-2081; Department phone: (405) 325-1578; FAX: (405) 325-7625; E-mail youngkim@ou.edu.  Informal inquiries are invited and welcome.