Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication to teach in the public relations major beginning August of 2021. Candidates should feel at home teaching all levels of undergraduate PR courses, including public relations writing, social media, case studies and more. Successful candidates will be familiar with the history of public relations. There will be opportunities to teach in the mass communication core as well, including mass communication theory and research methods. The teaching load for junior faculty on the tenure track is 4/3. Summers are optional for extra compensation.
The department has an active PRSSA chapter, and an interest in involvement with PRSSA is highly desired. While the emphasis of this position is on teaching, pursuit of a research agenda or creative activity in our field is required. Advising undergraduates for registration each semester and university service is required.
About the Department of Mass Communication: The Department of Mass Communication is a liberal arts program offering tracks in Broadcasting, Journalism, and Public Relations. The department employs a balance of theory and practice in the study of the dynamic field of mass communication. Students have opportunities for hands-on learning through The Pine Needle campus newspaper, WNCP-TV cable channel, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. Graduates from the program are prepared to pursue professional careers in their chosen field or to pursue graduate studies in the discipline. The faculty and staff of the department enjoy a tight-knit relationship and are seeking an energetic team member to be part of a student-centered, hands-on department that is highly engaged on campus. Learn more here: https://www.uncp.edu/departments/mass-communication.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: Ph.D. in mass communication or closely related field. Teaching experience required. Professional media employment experience required. Knowledge of InDesign and ability to teach layout and publishing is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Attach a letter of interest that demonstrates knowledge of the position, department, and location; resume or curriculum vitae; three letters of reference.
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.