The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for a Lecturer in Public Relations to begin August 2015.
Ph.D, MFA, or other terminal degree required.
Ideal candidates will bring a combination of academic and professional experience that evidences a high degree of knowledge of the public relations and corporate communication sectors.
Candidates will mainly teach courses in the Department of Communication’s journalism/PR sequences (e.g., PR Writing, Problems in PR, Corporate Communication, International PR).
Lecturers are eligible for annual renewal that may lead to promotion to rank of Senior Lecturer, and then, given a promotable track record, to rank of Principle Senior Lecturer. The position does not require an ongoing research program, but is centered on teaching and a departmental service assignment, which in this case would center on building programs of mentorship for PR-interested students.
The lecturer hired will co-advise the GSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, coach the yearly PRSA Bateman Team, and integrate the current student-run firm into the Department of Communication. GSU’s location provides rich opportunities for partnership with leading PR and advertising/marketing firms, with industry professionals (Georgia’s PRSA chapter is among the nation’s largest), and many opportunities to promote and mentor diverse student pathways to career success.
Application Procedure: Applications should include a letter of application and CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Review of applications to begin November 30, 2014.
Address applications to Dr. Natalie Tindall, Search Chair, Departement of Communication, Georgia State University, 25 Park Place, NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30302.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.