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Assistant Professor of Communication (Public Relations & Integrated Media)

Columbus State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Department of Communication at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication to support curriculum in the public relations and integrated media concentrations. The position is to begin August 2022.


This candidate will be expected to teach courses that support our curriculum, primarily our public relations (principles, management, campaigns), advertising campaigns, social / digital media writing, and strategic media writing courses. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose skill sets include non-profit organizations, grassroots communication campaigns, strategic communication and / or crisis management. An active program of research, and/or creative projects is expected for tenure. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our recruiting efforts, our student organizations, and to support our Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center. The successful candidate will maintain a 4:4 teaching load each semester. Summer teaching is often available. An active program of research, and/or creative projects is expected for tenure.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications include a PhD or MFA completed prior to August 2022. Demonstrated professional production experience and strategic use of social and digital media is expected.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Link to Demo Reel
  • Sample of Scholarly/Creative work
  • Current contact information (emails and telephone numbers) for three (3) professional references willing to provide recommendation letters.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bruce Getz, Department of Communication, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. E-mail may be directed to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

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