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[Commlist] Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Public Relations at the University of Florida
Fri Aug 23 18:34:53 GMT 2019
Assistant Professor of Public Relations, University of Florida, USA
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 2020.
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications 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 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 four full-time
lecturers, for a total of 14 faculty members. It currently serves over
760 undergraduate majors, 26 master’s students, and 11 Ph.D. students.
The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public
relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent
The College of Journalism and Communications (www.jou.ufl.edu
<http://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.
Qualifications: Candidates for the assistant professor of public
relations position must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication or
other relevant field by August 2020 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: 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.
Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online via
https://apply.interfolio.com/66324. The reference number for the vacancy
is 50407. 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
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 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 Dr. Rita Men, Associate Professor, at
(rlmen /at/ jou.ufl.edu) <mailto:(rlmen /at/ jou.ufl.edu)>.
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