Lecturer

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Speech & Rhetoric, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details



Posting Details

Posting Number F0891P Working Title Lecturer Department Grady-Advertising & PR About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 05/17/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Application received prior to June 18th, 2021 will be fully considered. In their cover letter, applicants should address how their teaching, service and work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the public relations industry. Applicants who may not yet have had that experience should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to inclusion. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Michael Cacciatore, search committee chair, at mcacciat@uga.edu.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).


Position Details

Classification Title Lecturer FLSA Faculty Rank Lecturer Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Lecturer, to begin in August 2021. The primary responsibility of the person hired for this position will be teaching multiple sections of our required writing course, Public Relations Communication, with the possibility of teaching other undergraduate core courses as needed. The goal of this course is to teach students to communicate effectively via multiple communication platforms with an array of stakeholders and audiences at the local, national, and international levels. Students should leave with an understanding of how to strategically create relevant messages for diverse audiences and for a variety of purposes: media relations, social, and in-house channels. This position is eligible for reappointment and is primarily a teaching position with a 4/4 load.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must have either a terminal degree (PhD or master of fine arts) in mass communication or a related field or discipline. Candidates with a degree that is not considered terminal will be considered, but will require terminal degree exception prior to appointment. Any applicants without a terminal degree are required to have a minimum of three to five years of recent industry experience, including writing for multiple platforms, and/or recent university teaching experience in addition to a nonterminal degree. Learn more about the UGA Lecturer rank and guidelines at https://provost.uga.edu/policies/appointment-promotion-and-tenure/guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-of-lecturers

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or student mentoring is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to work with students of all backgrounds and with students holding a range of worldviews is valued.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the person hired for this position will be teaching multiple sections of our required writing course, Public Relations Communication, with the possibility of teaching other undergraduate core courses as needed. The goal of this course is to teach students to communicate effectively via multiple communication platforms with an array of stakeholders and audiences at the local, national, and international levels. Students should leave with an understanding of how to strategically create relevant messages for diverse audiences and for a variety of purposes: media relations, social, and in-house channels.

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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