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New York University School of Professional Studies
New York City, New York
$75,000 - $145,000
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2023

New York University School of Professional Studies
Division of Programs in Business

The NYU School of Professional Studies seeks an Academic Director and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Relations and Corporate Communication for the Division of Programs in Business.

The Academic Director will oversee the Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communication (PRCC). S/he will be responsible for the management and development of academic curriculum, hiring, oversight, and on-going communication with adjunct faculty, management of student services and concerns.  Additionally, the Academic Director will teach within the graduate program.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Division of Programs in Business, the Academic Director will lead the PRCC faculty and draw support from the field to advance the academic mission of this graduate program. S/he will work closely with the Department Chair to implement the vision for the graduate programs and to increase their profiles and visibility. 

This full-time position is a nine-month appointment with a two-year renewable faculty contract; the Academic Director role is an eleven-month administrative appointment that runs concurrently with the faculty role.  The rank of the position is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $145,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

The successful candidate will be a committed educator, with evidence of meaningful contributions in industry and/or academia. S/he will possess advanced academic credentials (Ph.D., or other advanced terminal degree), and a minimum of five years of substantial direct experience. Expertise and familiarity with the fields of public relations are required. We seek an individual with professional experience who can oversee academic content and delivery in alignment with current industry needs and emerging trends in the field. Candidates should have experience working with a diverse base of professionals and teaching a diverse population of students. Prior teaching experience or evidence of the potential for success in teaching is required. 

About the Division of Programs in Business
The NYU Division of Programs in Business provides applied, professional education for students interested in becoming leaders in the functional areas of a business: marketing, human resources, management and technology, and finance.  Students from around the world are immersed in highly relevant curricular and co-curricular experiences that combine academic theory and the rich professional expertise of industry practitioners from New York City’s business community.  This creates a dynamic teaching and learning environment in which students gain and apply practical skills to solve complex, real-world problems of business and society.

The Public Relations and Corporate Communication degree is one of two degree programs in the Integrated Marketing and Communication department with more than 200 adjunct faculty members.  The program prepares approximately 1200 graduate students per year to become innovative and socially responsible leaders in their chosen fields. 

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Founded in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) offers a broad range of degree and noncredit programs that are professionally oriented, integrate theory with real-world practice, and are taught by faculty members who are leaders and innovators in their fields. The School plays a critical role in workforce development in emerging and evolving sectors of industry in New York City and around the globe including: real estate; marketing and PR; technology and project management; global affairs; hospitality, travel, and tourism; human capital management; sports business; communication/media; publishing; professional writing; translation; and the arts, among others. NYUSPS has grown to become the third-largest graduate school of NYU, attracting students from around the world. The School also serves the undergraduate market with traditional, four-year degrees in real estate, hotel and tourism management, and sports management in addition to programs for post-traditional students. Working professionals and adult learners can enhance their careers and/or enrich their intellect through more than 1,500 continuing education courses, certificates, and diploma programs, as well as through world-renowned industry conferences, seminars, and events. NYUSPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.  

Application Instructions
To apply go to:  Please submit a cover letter and CV; sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if applicable. While not required upon initial application, finalists will be asked to submit references. The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

For best consideration, please submit materials by February 15, 2023.  The search will continue until the ideal candidate is identified.  (Note: applications will still be considered after the priority deadline.)

NYU appreciates all applications but can only respond to qualified candidates selected for advancement in the interview process.

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