The Journal of Public Relations Research invites submissions for a special issue on public relations in the Middle East. Although origins of public relations can be traced to ancient times in regions across the world, its academic study has been associated with twentieth century U.S.A. Ethnocentricity characterizes much of public relations theorizing, which does not capture the broader gamut of the global enactment of public relations.
From the tower of London to Westminster Abbey’s soaring arches, this London-based seminar offers students the opportunity to live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities while interacting with and learning from international public relations practitioners.
The seminar will be held May 31–June 26, 2015 at Regent’s University in London. Dr. Ashli Q. Stokes, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and co-author of Global Public Relations: Spanning Borders, Spanning Cultures will lead this year’s seminar. The Public Relations in the United Kingdom program is designed to acquaint students with the complexities of public relations practice in an international setting. In addition to classes led by Dr. Stokes, students will attend lectures led by some of Europe’s leading practitioners and educators, work on internationally-themed projects, and take part in field trips to public relations firms and other relevant organizations throughout the greater London area.
Students will attend classes directed by Dr. Stokes during the week at Regent’s University London, located in the heart of central London just a short distance from Buckingham Palace and world-famous shopping on Oxford Street. Classroom coursework will be supplemented by visits to various international public relations and related organizations.
Space is limited to 18 students and spots are already being filled. Past attendees have come from schools all over the nation. Don’t miss your chance to study PR in London!
Interested students may also contact Dr. Ashli Stokes for more information.
Asst/Assoc/Full Prof: PR/Strategic Comm, Broadcasting, or Digital Media
Gulf University for Science and Technology
The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business—including an MBA.
The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) at GUST invites applications for four full-time positions beginning in Fall 2015 in the following areas:
Public relations or strategic communication (x2): Professional experience and expertise in international/intercultural public relations, advertising, political communication, or rhetoric are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in PR and advertising, integrated marketing communication, strategic/political communication, and persuasive writing.
Broadcasting (x1): Experience with audio/video production and broadcast copywriting are expected. Expertise in media law, media theory, journalism, or digital media are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in radio and TV production, video and sound editing, media packages, news gathering, public speaking, media theory, and writing for mass media.
Digital or social media (x1): Teaching duties include courses in digital/social media, web design, digital animation, graphic design, visual communication, or visual culture depending on the faculty’s areas of specialization.
Additional duties for all positions include advising students, engaging in scholarship, and providing institutional service.
Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in one of these areas or a related degree in communication by the time of appointment, have evidence of quality teaching, and demonstrated scholarly potential. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The MCM Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. The department hosts approximately 500 majors in a university of over 3,500 students.
GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including a housing allowance, educational allowances for dependents, medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter, complete CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the subject of the email please state “Position applied for: Public Relations.” Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business-including an MBA.
The Department of Mass Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at GUST invites applications for full-time positions in Public Relations or Strategic Communication. The Department offers a B.A. Degree with concentrations in Public Relations and Advertising, Visual Communication, and Radio/TV broadcasting. There are approximately 400 majors overall with the largest majority concentrating in PR.
Applicants with a Ph.D. in Communication and professional public relations experience are preferred; Applicants with expertise in international public relations, advertising or strategic communication, social media, or rhetoric/persuasion are highly desirable.
Duties may include teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and advertising, strategic communication, integrated marketing communication, as well as general courses in persuasive writing, communication theory and methods. Additional duties include advising PR students, engaging in scholarship, and institutional service.
Candidates are required to have completed all requirements for their doctorate at the time of appointment. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the positions are filled. GUST offers competitive salaries and an excellent package, including a housing allowance, educational allowances for dependents, medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country.
Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter, complete CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CASHR@gust.edu.kw. In the subject of the email please state “Position applied for: Public Relations.” Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This institution chooses not to disclose its domestic partner benefits policy.
The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin August 2012. Ph.D. in communication or mass communication required by time of appointment.
This position requires a specialty in strategic communication or public relations. Applicants with expertise in international or global public relations and/or ethics are especially welcome. All methodological perspectives will be considered. Teaching assignments depend on the expertise of the successful applicant but will include basic, capstone and writing intensive courses in strategic communication and mass media. Qualified candidates will be expected to contribute at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Research active faculty carry a 3-2 teaching load.
Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, examples of student work, student evaluations), a description of your commitment to the most recent pedagogical and technological advances, and evidence of scholarly or creative potential (e.g., samples of previous work) are required.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent electronically (preferred) or by regular mail to the search committee:
Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424
Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should arrive by October 1, 2011 to assure full consideration.
This collegial department has over 20 full-time faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate majors, and a master’s program. To learn more about the department and the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and located in the historic downtown area, visit our Web site at http://www.cofc.edu/communication. A description of our world class Advisory Council can be found at http://communication.cofc.edu/advisorycouncil/index.php. The College of Charleston has adopted a strategic plan emphasizing interdisciplinary research and teaching and placing a high priority on international initiatives.
The College of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. The College of Charleston is committed to creating a diverse community.