ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR, COMMUNICATION (3 POSITIONS)

Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

 

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, ARCHITECTURE + THE ARTS

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC. Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

FIU’s Department of Communication is searching for three (3) full-time, non-tenure earning teaching positions in communication. The Department of Communication is housed in the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts (CARTA), and is located in the School of Communication and Journalism (SCJ), an ACEJMC accredited institution. We offer three degrees: A Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with specialization in Public Relations and Advertising; a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with tracks in Organizational Communication, Art and Performance Studies, or Design Studies; and a Master of Science in Global Strategic Communications. We have over 4,000 students majoring in Communication, and making a difference in their fields.

 

Our department invites new colleagues to join our professional and scholarly community in an exciting college, dynamic university, and vibrant city. Candidates with professional and academic experience in various communication specializations are encouraged to apply and should possess the ability to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching and working with diverse groups to apply.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Assistant Teaching Professors are full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-earning faculty positions. Successful applicants must be able to teach courses offered in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid delivery methods. One of these positions will have the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus as a primary work location and the other two will have the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus as the primary work location.  However, teaching on any of the university campuses may be necessary.  We seek candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including the following areas of communication:

  • PR Writing
  • Principles of Advertising and/or Public Relations
  • Communication Leadership
  • Creative Concepts
  • Business Communication
  • Global Strategic Communications
  • Social Media Strategy, Management, and Measurement

These positions may also have the added responsibilities of serving as the faculty advisor for the FIU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the student-run communication agency, BOLD, or working closely with College centers such as the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications include the Master of Arts or a Master of Science Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Advertising or related fields from an accredited university. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.

 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at facultycareers.fiu.edu to Job Opening ID 522679 and provide the following:

  • Letter of application or cover letter addressing specific qualifications for the position.
  • Names and contact information of at least three references, whom the search committee will contact after finalists are selected.
  • Curriculum vitae reflecting relevant experiences.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and/or teaching materials developed by the candidate.

Please direct questions to Search Committee Chair, Davina Clarke (daclarke@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by January 25, 2021.  Reviews will continue until the position is filled.

 FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.