Non-tenure track professor (Specialized Faculty) position in Public Relations

Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The School of Communication in the College of Communication & Information at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time (nine-month) specialized faculty (non-tenure track) appointment at the rank of Teaching Faculty I in Public Relations, to begin August 2021.  

This Teaching Faculty I position carries an expectation of excellent teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4-4 course load, which will include a combination of the following undergraduate courses: Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Techniques, Crisis Communication, and Public Relations Campaigns. 

Additionally, the candidate will be expected to supervise the student chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach special topics courses as needs arise.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School, College, and University through service, which includes developing curriculum and serving on committees. 



The successful candidate will have an academic doctorate or highest level terminal degree from an accredited institution in Communication or a related field or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties, with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching. Experience in digital content creation will be favorably evaluated.

A PhD and significant professional experience in public relations/marketing/strategic communication are preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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Other Information

Florida State University is No. 19 among national public universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The School of Communication at Florida State University provides students with a unique, broad-based set of intellectual and communication skills that prepare them for careers in the dynamic fields of communication, media, and technology.

Understanding the complex and ever-changing nature of communication’s vital role in a democratic society, the School of Communication recognizes the need to examine the field from a multitude of theoretical, practical, and creative approaches. We prepare students to be versatile communication practitioners and engaged global citizens through innovative and experiential learning experiences, research and creative scholarship, and service to the discipline, university, and community.

The School of Communication defines diversity as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. We are committed to embracing the full spectrum of human and social identities. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly, respectfully, and valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives to maximize the potential of all School of Communication employees and the communities with whom we interact.


How to apply

If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at (search job ID 48195). Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) teaching evaluation (if any); and (5) names and contact information for at least three references.

A review of applicants will begin January 6, 2021 and will remain open until the position is filled. The starting date will be August 2021.

For additional information about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Laura Arpan, at


Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-811.


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