Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Communication and Public Relations

Tennessee Tech University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tennessee Technological University’s Communication Department is seeking candidates for a 9-month, full-time, position in Public Relations and Strategic Communication. A lecturer position is non tenure-track but contract is renewable in three-year increments based on satisfactory performance. An assistant professor position is tenure-track. Candidate will teach a variety of courses in the Communication Department, especially in public relations, strategic communication, and event planning. Candidate would also fulfill duties related to academic, student media, and club advising. This person would also help monitor the curriculum areas of public relations and strategic communication and create course content where deficiencies exist. Commitment to the continued improvement of teaching using research-based practices is expected.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in communication, mass communication, or a related field with an emphasis in journalism; Master’s degree is required for the Lecturer position but not eligible for tenure-track; Ph.D. required in field for Assistant Professor tenure-track position. Ability to use and teach the use of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop required. Willingness to teach online is required.

Teaching experience and/or professional experience in journalism or public relations with use of social media and media analytics is preferred.

The teaching load is 4/4.  Additional responsibilities include academic advisement and committee assignments.

Applicants must apply online at www.tntech.edu/jobs and will be required to upload electronically a cover letter that addresses their teaching philosophy and research plan as well as their ability to meet the essential functions and the qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and names and email addresses of three individuals who can attest to effectiveness in teaching and potential for research.  Applicants should also include student evaluations and a teaching portfolio if available. An application without all required material is incomplete and will not be considered. Screening begins 10/19/2020.  The position is open until filled. 

Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race color religion ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.