A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty
position requiring a strong educational background specifically in
more than one area of public relations .
The candidate shall be positioned to inspire future public
relations professionals through their teaching, research, and
mentorship. Candidate shall have a strong record of research and
teaching in public relations and the capability to teach core
undergraduate courses, including Public Relations Campaign, Public
Relations Case Studies, and Publications Design.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Teach a variety of undergraduate public relations courses. Mode
of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any
- Develop curriculum and advance the Public Relations
- Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees and
participating in other campus activities.
- Serve as the faculty advisor to the FMU chapter of the Public
Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
- Participate in activities of the Arts and Humanities
department, School of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the
community as needed.
- Offer both introductory and advanced courses directly related
to scheduled instruction, including lecture, laboratory, clinical,
performance and coaching assignments; preparation for instruction;
and student assessment activities.
- Develop and utilize a course syllabus for each course,
following established institutional guidelines.
- Be accountable for collaborative and applied research in
various disciplines, including assistance with grant applications
and data analysis on funded grants.
- Perform teaching, scholarship, service, professional
development, and program assessment for accreditation.
- Advise students for both academic and career fields. Other
qualifications include cultural competency to work with diverse
student and/or staff population.
- A thorough understanding of technology, learning management
systems, and computer applications is essential (i.e. Blackboard,
Canvas, Powercampus, Jenzabar, LinkedIn Learning).
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or deemed
appropriate to the accomplishments of the responsibilities and
functions of the Department of Arts and Humanities.
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
department head from assigning tasks that logically relate to the
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be able to maintain collaborative relationships with faculty
- A passion for teaching and engaging with students.
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills.
- Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and
time management skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse
- Proficient in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Proficient in using data in assessment and decision
- Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and
- Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship,
service, and professional development.
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,
resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- An earned doctoral/terminal degree in communications, with a
concentration in Public Relations required and 18 graduate credits
hours in communications.
- The ability to provide quality instruction in the academic
- The potential for peer reviewed research, scholarly and/or
creative accomplishment by representing the University in the
- The potential to have a positive impact through service that
represents the University on campus and within the greater
- A successful record in teaching Public Relations, scholarly
research, professional, and service activities at
- Two or more years of professional experience in public
- APR certification by the Public Relations Society of America,
and experience in grant writing and fundraising are preferred.
- Experience teaching in higher education.
- Familiarity with the Jenzabar technology suite for higher
- Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
- Strong research background in music production field.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background-check
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity