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Assistant Professor in Public Relations

The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Miami’s School of Communication
Miami, Florida
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2023

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The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Miami’s School of Communication is seeking applications for tenure-track assistant professor in public relations to begin in the Fall 2024 Semester. This position requires a Ph.D. in communication, strategic communication, public relations, or a related field. We are seeking applicants with evidence and promise of scholarly research in areas relevant to contemporary public relations and/or strategic communication.


Successful applicants must be able to teach one or more core undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, including PR principles, strategy development, writing, research, and campaigns, as well as elective courses in public relations and strategic communication. The department is committed to continually offering courses in new and evolving areas that will best prepare our students to transition to the PR industry.


We are seeking candidates who will be able to help the department with graduate programs in public relations and strategic communication. The ideal candidate also will have the ability to teach school-wide communication theory and research courses at the graduate level, and actively contribute to the School of Communication’s doctoral program. And finally, the ideal candidate will have some teaching experience. Some public relations industry experience is also a plus but is not required.


The School of Communication is invested in promoting interdisciplinary, collaborative research and creative activities that serve the community and promote social change, encourage diversity, and promote cross-cultural communication and understanding. The School is situated on a vibrant, multicultural campus that is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, promoting mutual appreciation and respect.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested and qualified candidates should apply online and submit the following three documents:


1) a letter summarizing their research agenda;


2) a teaching philosophy, as well as a discussion of how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated in their courses;


3) a current CV.




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Letters of recommendation will be requested from candidates who are short-listed for the position. Applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful if they are not invited for an interview within three months of application.


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