Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Public Relations

NC State University
September 25, 2020
2301 Hillsborough St, Wn 201 U - Campus Box 8104, Raleigh, NC
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The Department of Communication seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in public relations, beginning in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will teach public relations courses in our undergraduate public relations program and potentially provide other service such as advising a student organization. Courses may include Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Case Studies, Public Relations Campaigns and/or Digital and Social Media in Public Relations.
A master’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Media or a related field is required for the Lecturer position. A PhD in Communication, Journalism, Media or a related field is required for the Assistant Teaching Professor position. Teaching experience, professional public relations experience, and expertise in new technologies are desired. While open to candidates representing the broad spectrum of public relations, the committee will give special consideration to candidates with demonstrated capabilities in the application of digital communication, social media and/or data analytics in public relations.
The Department of Communication serves approximately 700 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. Public Relations is one of three concentrations in the undergraduate program, which boasts an active PRSSA chapter. The department also offers a master’s degree in Communication and an interdisciplinary doctorate in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media in collaboration with the Department of English.
NC State is a research-extensive, land-grant institution with U.S. and international students and faculty. The university’s research park, Centennial Campus, is the site of 170 start- up company launches and hosts more than 130 companies and institutes engaged in university research partnerships. Located in North Carolina’s capital city, NC State anchors one corner of the Research Triangle Park, which houses more than 300 companies, agencies and nonprofits.
Raleigh’s highly educated workforce is frequently lauded, and the city is listed regularly among the best urban centers for careers. The university’s setting provides a plethora of opportunities for student internships and jobs for graduates.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply to this position, please go to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/136295 and enter Posting # 00108198. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit. For more information, contact Dr. Jessica Jameson, Department Head and Search Committee Chair, jameson@ncsu.edu.

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