Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Advertising, Public Relations, and Social Media
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment has earned FSU five Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we were the only public institution in Massachusetts to be recognized in 2019. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle…truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Department of Communication, Media, and Performance at Framingham State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Advertising, Public Relations, and Social Media at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall Semester of 2021.
The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in Advertising, Public Relations, Social Media, Organizational Communication, and Leadership Communication, have an interest in developing other courses in emerging media at the intersection of public relations, organizations, and civics, and have a commitment to the pedagogy of diversity and underrepresented communities.
Full-time faculty are expected to serve on university committees, advise students, and participate in departmental administration and curriculum development, while contributing to the vibrancy of the intellectual and creative community of the university.
- Ph.D in a field related to Communication Studies (in hand by August 1, 2021)
- Familiarity with both critical and applied scholarship in the field
- Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, advising, and academic service
- Experience with or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/)
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- cover letter,
- copies of unofficial graduate transcripts,
- statement of teaching philosophy,
- statement of research interest,
- diversity statement*,
- samples of course syllabi and recent student evaluations, and
- the names and contact information for three current professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.
*A diversity statement is a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The diversity statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Diversity statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Review of applications is ongoing through December 15, 2020. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.