Job no: 527274
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Instruction
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
April 27, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Please e-mail search chairs, Autumn Shafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Courtney Munther (email@example.com) with questions.
The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA, MS, and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The school also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, over 50 graduate employees as well as roughly 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.
Opening this academic year is our Experience HUB, which will provide new production facilities for social media, VR/AR, podcasting, and broadcasting.
The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.
The University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication is looking for an experienced and innovative public relations instructor. Our PRSA-certified program emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social justice and diversity/inclusion.
Our public relations sequence is rapidly growing, with more than 500 majors and pre-majors. Instructors teach 2-3 courses per term (8 courses per school year in media relations and writing, strategic use of social media, campaigns, and special topics classes). This person also will help advise an active PRSSA chapter. This faculty member may also have opportunities to teach in the Strategic Communication master's program in Portland.
This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month, position at 1.0 FTE. Career Instructors are eligible for promotion to Senior Instructor after 18 terms of teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $55,000-$60,000, and the University of Oregon offers a competitive benefits package.
This position is based in Eugene.
- Master's degree in Public Relations or related field
- Three years of professional experience in public
- Experience teaching at the university level and an interest in
one of our growing cognate areas—sports communication, data
analytics, game studies and immersive media, or science/health
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527274/pr-instructor