Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful,
residential setting — just minutes from Boston,
Position Overview: The Department of Communication and Media
invites applications to teach one COM3401 Principles of Public
Relations course for the fall 2022 semester.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or a related
discipline preferred; applicants with an MA and at least 2 years of
college teaching experience considered.
To Apply: Applications should include: resume, cover letter,
one communication course syllabus, and up to three sets of teaching
evaluations (need not be for a public relations course).
The adjunct instructor should be available to teach one course
meeting Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:15pm. This course meets on
the ground at Merrimack College. The fall 2022 semester starts on
August 29th and runs through December 17th (which includes the
mandatory finals exam period).
Principles of Public Relations Course Overview : This course
presents an overview of basic public relations principles,
concepts, and relation of theory and practice. Students will
explore the field of professional public relations covering the
role, origin and trends affecting the future of the practice.
Special emphasis will be placed on problem solving and the tools
and techniques of the trade as applied to real-life situations. The
scope of the course will also examine the foundations of public
relations as a communications discipline as understood historically
in the role of society, public opinion, effective strategy and
tactics, process, identification of public, publicity techniques,
and effective use of media. Moreover, the course will address
ethical and legal implications of the profession.
Merrimack College is committed to building a culturally and
racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity,
equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from
members of historically underrepresented groups. Candidates should
describe in their application previous experience related to
equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage
in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive
excellence at Merrimack College.
Statement on Our Mission
Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher
education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse
community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and
empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the
Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and
Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can
contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and
advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We
strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented
groups. All candidates should describe in their application
previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as
well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports
our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of
diversity, equity and inclusion.
Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:
Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This
is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in
order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience
for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has
a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are
required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
About Merrimack College
The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in
New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent,
coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and
graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises
schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences,
education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre
campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover
and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges &
Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is
one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country
and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking
of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the
Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also
listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th
for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.