of Communication at DePaul University invites applications
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in
public relations to begin in August 2024. We seek a
dynamic, innovative, and dedicated teacher/scholar who will
contribute to our award winning program in public relations
2022 Outstanding Education Program; PRWeek
2023 Second Place Outstanding Education Program).
The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate
and graduate-level courses in public relations and offer expertise
in one or more of the following areas: Research, Data and Insights,
PR Campaigns, Crisis Communication Management, Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion (DEI), Communication Campaigns for Social Changes,
Foundations of Public Relations (graduate level), and Non-Profit
Public Relations. The successful candidate will become part of a
vibrant faculty who lead and support our progressive B.A. and M.A.
degree programs in public relations and advertising. There may also
be opportunities to teach courses in affiliated College programs
like professional communication and sports communication.
The candidate will have the opportunity to get involved with
Engagement Research Lab and the Center
for Communication Engagement. We seek individuals with a strong
commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and the
drive to further elevate DePaul’s national profile in public
relations and advertising education. Applications are strongly
encouraged from people with demonstrated success in working with
diverse student bodies.
The College of Communication believes in promoting the values
and equity of opportunity for all faculty, staff, and
students. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity and respect
for diversity. Community members promote transparency,
accountability, fairness, and integrity. We also will engage in the
ongoing work of identifying and interrogating prejudice, injustice,
and institutional bias in all forms.
Our location in the heart of Chicago, the nation’s third largest
media market and a cultural hub, provides an unparalleled
opportunity to forge strong working relationships with key industry
professionals and to offer students cutting-edge, pre-professional
training. The city of Chicago serves as both our classroom and
DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of
its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants with
experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and
students who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged
to identify their experiences in these areas in their application
material. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups
are especially encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission, which
follows the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul, DePaul University is
the nation’s largest Catholic institution of higher education and
also the largest private university in the Midwest. Anchored in the
global city of Chicago, the university is committed to outstanding
teaching, academic excellence, real world experience, community
engagement, and systemic change. DePaul prepares graduates to be
successful in their chosen fields and agents of transformation
throughout their lives.
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and
professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all
members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community.
Through education and research, the university addresses the great
questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable
solutions to social and environmental challenges. Since its
founding in 1898, DePaul University has remained dedicated to
making education accessible to all, with special attention to
including underserved and underrepresented communities.
A Carnegie doctoral/research institution, DePaul serves nearly
22,000 full- and part-time students. DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian,
and urban character distinguishes it from other universities. Its
863 fulltime and 1,679 adjunct faculty members pursue the
preservation, enrichment, and transmission of knowledge and culture
across a broad scope of academic disciplines. With one campus in
the heart of Chicago’s business district and another in the Lincoln
Park neighborhood, the university’s location in a world-class city
offers extensive learning and service opportunities for students,
faculty, and staff. About 64 percent of DePaul’s 181,000 living
alumni reside in the Chicago metropolitan area.
- A Ph.D. in Public Relations, Mass Communication, or a closely
related field (ABD candidates may be considered with the
expectation of degree completion by the start date).
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Professional industry experience is highly desirable.
Interested applicants should submit:
- A cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in
- A current Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy (optional)
- Statement of research interests and goals (optional)
- Proof of teaching effectiveness (unedited teaching
- Examples of published research
- Contact information for three references
To apply, please visit the following link to complete the
application form: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu
Consideration of completed applications will begin on October 1,
2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information about the position or the application
process, please email the chair of the search committee: Dr. Nur
DePaul University is committed to and accountable for
advancing diversity, equality, and inclusion in all forms. We
embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive
excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity
initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of
diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age,
martial status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran
status, genetic information or any other legally protected status,
in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO
Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:
A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information
Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The
report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and
public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report
includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual
assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics,
fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A
copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime
Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public
Safety website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu .
Title IX Statement:
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and
universities make known the contact information for the person
responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX
responsibilities. At DePaul University, the Title IX
Coordinator is Kathryn Statz. Her office is located in
Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N.
Sheffield Avenue. She can be reached at 312-362-8970,
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a
background check. Only final candidates who are extended an
offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse &
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university,
you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated
Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter
is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline
whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a
child known to them in their professional or official
capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information,
please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act