The Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 15, 2021. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. CJC is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding new lecturer and faculty positions. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the U.S. News and World Report’s top-10 public research universities in the United States.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in public relations. The faculty member will teach and supervise graduate students. He or she will mentor undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other service activities, and demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity, and the internationalization of the college and university. The candidate will also be expected to conduct scholarly or creative research.
The Department of Public Relations is one of the top public relations programs in the country, with nine tenure-track faculty members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and five full-time lecturers, for a total of 15 faculty members. It currently serves almost 700 undergraduate majors, 17 master’s students, and 14 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent international reputation.
The College of Journalism and Communications (www.jou.ufl.edu) has 74 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College also houses a full-service communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students. The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission's top tier of research universities. UF’s more than 52,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The College of Journalism and Communications students are diverse, different and real, and they are looking for You! Please click on the link to learn more about our students: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/.
Candidates for the assistant professor of public relations position must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication or other relevant field by August 2021 and a record of original scholarly research. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: data analytics, corporate communication, social media, health communication, public interest/social change communication, fundraising, ethics, international/multicultural communication, and other areas relevant to public relations. Other qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, a publication record, potential to secure grant funding, and productivity and effectiveness in contributing to a collegial environment.
Applications must be submitted online via http://apply.interfolio.com/83457. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.
Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earning from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
Review of applications will begin February 27, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The search is conducted under Florida’s open records laws, and all documents are open for public inspection. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO employer. Questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair Jay Hmielowski firstname.lastname@example.org.
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