The Department of Public Relations & Advertising welcomes
applications for a full-time (10-month), tenure-track
assistant/associate/full professor to join the department on
September 1, 2024.
The Department seeks a strategic communicator who can teach on both
the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses may include Graduate
Strategic Communication Overview, Online Public Relations, Brand
Reputation, Case Studies & Planning, Advertising Campaigns and
graduate or undergraduate writing. The individual should be able to
conduct cross-disciplinary research and contribute to a department
that looks favorably on a multidisciplinary approach to strategic
This tenure-track position carries an expectation of successful
scholarly research or creative activity and publication along with
efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the successful
candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and
university through service including curriculum development,
graduate advisory board, and advisement of department student
organizations such as PRSSA, Ad Club or the department’s student
The Department of Public Relations & Advertising houses majors
in public relations and advertising as well as a minor and master’s
degree in strategic communication. We also support PRSSA and Ad
Club (a division of AAF), student organizations that garner
numerous awards each year. Both our undergraduate and master’s
programs are Certified Educator in Public Relations programs, the
former one of only 40+ in the nation and the latter one of five
certified graduate programs.
The Department of Public Relations & Advertising is one of six
departments in the Ric Edelman College of Communication &
Creative Arts that also includes Art, Communication Studies,
Journalism, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts. Edelman
CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists,
critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly
1900 majors through eleven B.A.s, two B.F.A.s, and three M.A.s.
Additionally, we house first-year writing, public speaking and the
Rowan Writing Center, which serve all Rowan students. We are also
home to the Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan Radio WGLS 89.7-FM,
the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, and the
Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact.
The successful candidate will
possess a Ph.D. in strategic communication or related discipline
with a conferral date no later than July 1, 2024, and demonstrate
evidence of effective teaching at the collegiate level.
Professional experience is desirable.
Interested candidates must apply
through our online application system at www.rowan.edu/jobs
by January 10, 2024.
Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing
• A 2-3 page cover letter/statement addressing:
- Teaching philosophy demonstrating a commitment toward promoting
and enhancing diversity
- A description of how you apply this philosophy through specific
examples of teaching practices (such as course/assignment design,
assigned readings, and class activities)
- The classes you feel most equipped to teach and how your
background or interests complement our departmental offerings
- Detailed research agenda
• C.V. or resume
• One set of recent student evaluations
• Names and contact information of three references
For more information, please contact search chair, Dr. Joseph
Basso, at firstname.lastname@example.org
see the department’s official webpage here
Rowan University is diverse by design.
Open positions within
the Ric Edelman College of
Communication & Creative Arts
are an invitation to join our
diverse, dynamic, nationally ranked university driven by inclusive,
agile, and responsive scholars/educators who recognize themselves
in these values. Our
further outlines a vision for successful and
equitable student learning outcomes, research excellence, and
service to Rowan and the broader community.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.