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Professor of Practice Public Relations

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising
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Professor of Practice Public Relations

Job no: 529907
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Journalism/Communication, Instruction

Department: Journalism
Rank: Professor of Practice
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins

September 15, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment. The position will remain open until filled, with the first review date of September 15, 2022. Ideally, employment will begin the term immediately following the position being filled.. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching portfolio (link to online is fine) and upload two professional pieces.
Department Summary

The only comprehensive accredited journalism program in the Pacific Northwest, the SOJC offers majors in advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations; Honors Program; and media studies minor; and supports UO's interdisciplinary Cinema Studies major and Multimedia and Native American Studies minors. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Media Studies and professional master's degrees in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication. The school supports an innovative undergraduate curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities both in Eugene and Portland. With more than 2,200 students, SOJC is one of six professional schools at UO. The UO is a Research I member of the American Association of Universities.
Position Summary

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a Professor of Practice to join our thriving undergraduate public relations program. The ideal candidate will be able to teach across the public relations curriculum—(1) being able to speak to current trends in PR related to areas such as food and beverage, travel, or internal communication, or (2) complement one of our established areas of expertise outlined in the below list. The successful candidate also will be able to contribute to our professional master's programs including our Master's in Strategic Communication, Master's in Advertising and Brand Responsibility, and our new Master's in Immersive Media. Ultimately, we seek someone who will help build our program, work collaboratively with our faculty and students, help keep our curriculum innovative, and collaborate across the School and majors. An advanced degree is preferred.

Candidates who can complement our established areas of expertise are encouraged to apply:
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Sports PR
  • Science, Risk and/or Health Communication
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Immersive media

    Beyond our curriculum, the public relations program emphasizes professional development for our approximately 450 students in our major, through professional site visits, interviewing and networking workshops, portfolio development and required portfolio reviews before graduation. The successful candidate, therefore, will also be someone who can contribute to this important aspect of the program, help mentor students in their professional journey, and participate more broadly in professionally focused opportunities across the School.

    We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment.
    Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in a relevant field. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
    Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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

    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 or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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