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Visiting Assistant Professor/Professional Lecturer in Public Relations

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 23, 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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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor/Professional Lecturer in Public Relations


School of Communications and the Arts

Job Summary:

The School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College invites applications for a one-year visiting position, beginning August 2021, as a Visiting Assistant Professor/Professional Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in Public Relations. The successful applicant will join a communication department and a school characterized by a strong sense of collaboration and community in which students are the central focus and faculty are both accessible and approachable. Applications should be submitted by July 31, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in the teaching discipline or a closely aligned field
  • Significant professional experience in public relations
  • Ability to teach effectively.

Essential Functions:

  • Integrate profession-based learning experiences into courses via field experiences, guest speakers, or projects that will lead to accomplishing course objectives
  • Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate
  • Teach undergraduate courses, especially the lower-level Public Relations foundation classes and/or upper-level courses in their area of expertise or the department’s introductory course in Mass Communication
  • Aid the Department Chair with program assessment and other projects that enhance the environment for students and colleagues.
  • Engage in a variety of service duties, including school and college committee service, curriculum development and assessment, admissions, and community/industry outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher in public relations, media & communication, or a related field of study
  • Five years professional experience in public relations
  • Three or more years of teaching at the collegiate level with evidence of effective teaching

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, Three Professional Letters of References, & Statement of Teaching Philosophy with an eye toward diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist pedagogies.

About the Department and School:

The mission of the Marist College Communication program is to provide a high-quality professional education with a strong liberal arts foundation that will prepare students for careers in the ever-changing mass communication industry. The program is designed to encourage creativity, foster critical and analytical thinking and model practical, real-world experience in order to develop ethical communication innovators that courageously shape our world. The Communication Program features a comprehensive curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Students may choose from 5 concentrations — Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations and Sports Communication.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:

Full-time, temporary



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching.


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Number of Positions Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: July 21, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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